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Reviews 202 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't utilized it, but I hear good reviews mostly, except that woodglen is kind of sketchy

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's just really bland. Mostly chains and nothing within a mile, so you basically need a car.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: They're fairly lenient but not in a way that is problematic.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I'm not a particularly good source. The parties seem really cool, but It's just totally not my thing.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There simply isn't enough scholarship for the students. Besides that, the tuition goes up considerably every year.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I have food sensitivities, and the food doesn't just taste bad, but makes me sick no matter what I get. The staff isn't helpful in finding things that are safe for me, and this is why I live off campus, and I bring food with me everyday. I buy one or two packaged things at Tatum, but they are often out of the foods I can eat. The labeling of ingredients is incredibly poor.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot of late night options. Quality is good tho.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The administration here is great!

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It really complicated to receive financial aid in my experience I think the process needs to be simplified.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its fun to experience art is a party related a atmosphere.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is seriously so horrible. Sometimes my dinner will not even be cooked properly. Everything at the grill is greasy and sometimes I just need to get off campus to eat some real food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is very convenient. But, the building is very outdated and the bathrooms can get very messy and gross to live in.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a dining hall, not the greatest. I usually bring my breakfast and eat in there when it's quiet. I don't have a meal plan but many students do.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have no complaints about the off-campus dining. There are a number of restaurants around CalArts. Each one just as good as the rest.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: All of the academics at CalArts are pretty much down right amazing. All of the professors have been working in their area of expertise for quite some time. They are all passionate about being there and teaching what they love. The workload is enough and can be extensive, but it's never enough to set me over the edge.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Dancing at CalArts is literally the best decision I have ever made. Yes, I have been dancing my entire life, but the faculty have so much to offer. In the past year I have learned so incredibly much, I can't complain.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The security on campus is pretty good. Sometimes I would like to have an emergency phone on the way back to the dorms or something in case something were to happen, but other than that I feel pretty safe!

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Art school can be a little fishy... By that I mean that a lot of the men are gay so it can be hard to find that relationship everyone wants. I have absolutely nothing against homosexuals so to me it is not a problem. There are a few woman likers out there. For instance, I have found my mr. right! Another thing about art school is that no one judges me. I can wear what I want when I want without having to worry what other people might think of me.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is a big part of CalArts. Many of the students live off campus. Going into my sophomore year, I will be leaving off-campus in an apartment complex right across the street. Apartments vary in price and size, but almost all of them have a fair amount of parking, space, and reliable security.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: CalArts is a perfect match for me! It is everything I imagined and more. The passion and drive all of the students have is amazing. Unlike high school, I want to get up and go to class every morning. I love being able to do what I love 24/7. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: One of the best things that I like about my school, is the fact that almost all of my classes are centered around my major, making me actually want to learn and grow about what I am learning.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: One of the things that definitely sets this school apart from others in the uniqueness and diversity of the campus. It almost seems that everyone when all together enjoy everyone else. I have had very few problems with people over the past year. Another unique thing about CalArts' campus life would be the huge parties that they throw. Since it is an art school, they have the best of the best on set up and crew leaving the rest of the campus in awe.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Cafe Bon Appetit is alright. It isn't the greatest food option, but it does the trick. The one thing I'd like possibly is for it to be open later than 8 pm. I only say that because with my schedule often times I don't get out of rehearsal until way later than 8pm and it would be nice to be able to grab something before I head back to my room. But the meals that the cafe has to offer aren't horrible! They are substantial and pretty delicious.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus has a really great atmosphere that not only is very welcoming, but it strict as well. As far as classes go, we are only allowed to miss 3-4 of each class per semester. Being a dancer that is hard because of all of the intense technique classes, but it is totally worth it because CalArts is making sure we get the best of the best.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Honestly, if you tell them what you need they will do their best and usually come through. I got a pretty sweet scholarship and grant this year.

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