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Reviews 133 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Housing outside of school are fairly cheap in cost and convenience in vicinity in location of the school but also could be a hassle if not having a car considering Cleveland bipolar weather. I haven't looked in to outside housing but I heard allot of pros such as good security, use of internet, parking and distance.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Cost,convenience and cuisine are great in outside off-campus food stores.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Campus strictness is not so strict but subjectively lenient. for example, during orientation day the schools in form us on the policies that we has to follow and if not followed there would consequences. The strictness is put in place but for some reason students are getting away with allot of things such as dorm parties, alcohol and drug usage when in all its supposed to be a dry dorm.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The financial aid process could be a hassle but if you apply early enough you could possibly get the aid you deserve. Scholarships are well distributed and rated on how good your GPA is and also your art portfolio that you submit. Tips on getting any scholarships are: Create great art and build a strong portfolio and also apply for various amounts of scholarships.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I'm not a party person but around University Circle there are allot frat parties i've heard that are really great considering the game of beer pong. In all honesty, I believe this is having a negative impact on the students, one in which they are exposed to unlimited use of alcohol and possibly sex. Creating bad habits and activity in the community.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: A 100 block meal plan, $2000 Case Cash you cant beat that. Being in the center of University Circle, CIA is surrounded by amazing food stores such as Constintenoe's, Chipotle, Dennys, the Melt, Tropical smoothie, etc around its vicinity. Not only that, the Dinning Hall is a great place to relax your day and eat all you can with a single swipe of Case Cash making it really convenient for the typical first year college student or starving artist. And best of all, Case cash allows you to purchase non-food items at Barnes and Nobles. And with a $2000 meal plan that gives you the freedom to purchase school books, t-shirts, headphones, and school supplies.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: To begin with, the Cleveland Institute of Art freshman dorms are very astounding. I live in a 2/2 which is a single dorm with 2 people that share the space. The vicinity inside of the dorms are spacious giving each roommate a chance of privacy. The cleanness and maintenance of the dorms is well kept adding a vigorous atmosphere in its ambiance. All utilities such as the sink, draws, cabinets, refrigerator and etc works well, with an addition of drawing tables also adding onto the convince of the dorm. The worst thing I could say about the dorm is its lack of kitchen stoves but I could only understand why considering our safety of flammable things. The social atmosphere is alright, considering that there is allot of introverts as myself, people tend to be more secluded in the dorms rather to be hanging flamboyantly outside like the extroverts would. Outside the dorms is my cup of tea, CIA is in the center of university circle opening a door to social outsiders and extravagant food stores and museums such as MOCA, CMA, and Constantinoe's. Housing can be expensive, with an estimated cost of $7120 a year $3560 a semester this makes it difficult for students who are struggling financially making the housing process difficult.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The actual dining hall isn't that bad, and the food options off campus are decent.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: It's cheap, but usually pretty disgusting. Most the places are run down, and the decent ones are pretty expensive for a poor college student. A lot of people I know had their places broken into, so be careful where you stay.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Compared to other colleges, it's not that great.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: It's a lot better these days.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Compared to other universities and colleges, I wouldn't say CIA's campus is that great... It claims to provide a lot of shared benefits with CWRU, but it really doesn't. Although they're getting better, it was a pain to deal with not enough lab space, they never cleaned certain bathrooms or any of the computer labs, parking, and many other things.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: The campus is a LOT better than it was in 2010. However, getting to grocery stores can take a long while if you rely on the RTA for transportation (especially up Mayfield).

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It's not a topic that came up at all while enrolled.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: For the cost of going to the school, I think it could be better. Especially with the majors, CIA tends to favor the FineArts department.

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4 College Junior

Local Area: I take public transportation everyday. There are plenty of attractions to go to and events that go on every year.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is plenty of dining options around campus, ranging from chipotle to subway to asian cuisine to ice cream. Mostly everything is good although pricing isn't cheap but it's average. There are some places cheaper and more convenient than others.

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College Junior

Majors: I have yet to have an internship

3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you know the right people, there can be some pretty good parties. The schools Halloween Party itself is pretty good

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life associated with my school

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our campus sits right on the borderline into the not-so-safest areas and some people who commute actually have to walk under an extremely creepy bridge to a train stop to get home everyday. Now when there are classes held until 9 or 10 oclock a night and its dark, no one feels safe walking alone outside even to just their car. I feel there should be some kind of service through the school. There has been crimes that have happened to students close enough to campus that would make anyone nervous to then have to walk anywhere alone.

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are a great network and guide for my academic journey. Workload wise, it seems that some teachers don't even think or care about the fact you may have 5 other projects your working on in your other studio classes so finding a time to do everything can be the struggle. Sometimes people get together in groups to study in the student lounge and I know they do hold a test taking workshop every semester before exams start. The registration process wasn't too bad.

3 College Junior

Administration: I'd say it's pretty basic, I mean it is an art school so they are fairly understanding but they don't force you to attend all events if you don't want to.

4 College Junior

Athletics: My school is an art school so it doesn't have any sports teams but we do have the availability and option to join any sports clubs at a neighboring university.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It depends on what school on campus you are talking about. There is a large array of jocks, nerdy, artsy, sophisticated, classy,laid back, outgoing individuals.

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