Location
Philadelphia, PA
Undergrads
1,849
Tuition
$34,840
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 347 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most places have vegetarian/vegan options. Some fast food places are better avoided. Just use common sense. Don't buy food from some hole in the wall.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I am much older than my fellow students, so I don't intermingle with them. I see the nightlife myself, outside of school functions and influences.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Laptops are a requirement when registering for classes. You have to have one for school. No one seems to use notepads or spiral notebooks at all, for anything. You MUST have a laptop.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The tall buildings create a wind tunnel when it's cold. The winters are awful for pedestrians. The summers aren't too bad. The city is very walkable.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Other than the buses not running on time, the subway is great. Very convenient location in proximity to the school.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus. I have a house nearby.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't spent too much time on campus, so my ratings are skewed.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Philadelphia isn't for everyone, but there is a lot to see. It's historical. The crime is spotty, but it's ok in the busier spots. Locals can be a bit rude and loud.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is A LOT to do. If I didn't work full time, I would do more stuff. There is always something going on, on or near campus.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is outrageously expensive, even for a short time. Save yourself some money and get a Transpass for public transportation.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There is not fraternity or sorority and even if there were, I would not be interested in that. They are awful.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: I have seen a lot of different kinds of people here. Art schools are where the "weird" kids go after all the jocks and cheerleaders go to preppy schools.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Philadelphia can be gritty, but the campus is ok. There have been reports of assaults nearby and thefts, but that's in any city.

College Freshman

Athletics: The UArts does not have a sports program of any kind. It's an art school. Art nerds come here, not jocks. The closest thing we have to athletics is the dance program. Major in dance if you want to get a workout every day.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a pretty good time. The instructors are laid back and approachable. A very good, art-centric school.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As long as you have roommates. The rent is pretty high near the school and parking is awful. Don't own a car if you come to the UArts in Philly.

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2 College Freshman

Nightlife: The only parties happen in small off campus apartments or other colleges in the city.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: UArts in right in the center of Philadelphia, there is always somewhere to go and something to do as long as you have the money.

College Freshman

Transportation: Philly's public transit is all that's available

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are a wide range of classes available for anyone to take.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are more than enough computer labs on campus, but they aren't always open for us to use. Network and speed could be better but it's not fairly fast and you can get it pretty much anywhere on campus.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never seen drug use on campus, only heard about it once or twice.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Strictness is only apparent when necessary.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: When it's raining or snowing badly, it's a pain to walk to class buildings.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: applying for fafsa is relatively easy and the merit scholarships are given with little work from the student

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