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Reviews 469 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: Love the different facilities that are available for students!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing at the Taubman Center is pretty good. You are in the same building as most of your classes, which can be really nice. My main problem is that there is not enough room for people's belongings. They put three people in rooms which were designed for two, and this contributes to the problem. The maintenance and facilities staff for housing are excellent.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: CCS does not have any true athletic teams or facilities. Some students do get together once in a while for fun to play soccer or basketball at a place near by.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College for Creative Studies is a one of a kind school. The professors are excellent and the students who attend the school are devoted to their work. We become prepared for the workforce, with some students getting internships by Sophomore year. Facilities are excellent, but the shuttle service between campuses needs some work. Overall, CCS is the only place to come for an art or design degree, but the cost is insane.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I was very excited to attend this school I always wanted to be an animator and this was my chance. The school was expensive but I took out student loans to pay for it. I regret that. I'm 172,000 in debt and I still don't have my degree, only have 6 (originally 9) credits remaining before I have my degree and those 6 credits are liberal arts electives. This screw up happened because when I went to register for my courses my counselor did not schedule me out correctly and I ended up taking 2 classes that I did not need and do not count towards my degree audit. I'm not willing or able to take out any more private loans as sallie mae (now navient) has been hounding about my payments. Those classes together are a total of $7000, at the moment I'm supporting myself so I can't afford it, and I'm currently paying off a balance that I owe to the school. At the rate that I'm paying it'll be 3 years before I can finally finish. I've had many meetings with counselors, registrars, faculty members etc. faculty did everything they could to help me but as far as the higher ups they just don't want to do it, even though other students have told me that the counselors they have worked with have been great. One told me that one of the counselors was able to find him extra financial aid, and other students have said the same. I'm not sure why they weren't willing to help me I've given them 172,000 in money. I know one thing they are having their review for their accreditation soon I'm not going to give them a positive review.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: ...some great students and teachers. Many instructors have a deep wealth of professional experience. Many projects are designed to train artistic development. The school is handicapped by some second rate equipment and fails by not being able to offer exposure and training on some leading software and hardware like Autodesk Smoke and Fire.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Their are a lot of responsibilities that go into collage. I wish that I could have been spoken to when I was younger about all the decisions I would have to make. However I believe that collage is worth trying, and that everyone should sacrifice a bit of their time to continue their education. Then it's within their every right to choose to continue or to not.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is a great school with amazing opportunities. Teachers are very invested in your success and want to see each student reach their potential. Teachers have always had my back. You won't get much sleep though, very heavy work load.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is a great design school and it is very demanding. You have to be on top of your work at all times or you might fall behind and people are eager to pass you.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school seems to try and help out everyone. While that sounds nice, it makes it difficult for the school to help out the students that really need the additional help.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's about $5,000 for the whole semester.

There's the ACB dorms and the Tubman dorms. There are two types of rooms:

A. 2-3 people

B. 4-6 people

The ACB will be renovated this summer.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not aware of the off campus selection. I am aware that they're are some nice apartments and townhouses around the area.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go out to other places to eat. I normally go home for the weekend.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not a partying type of student, so I don't really know. However I know that they do not take place in the dorm; they are usually located in a hotel or something. The party scene varies on the student and what department they're in. For example, most trans students love to get out because of all the work they do, but they still need to be responsible. So to answer this question, if you like to party you can, but you must remember that you still have work to be done.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness is very average because they see us as responsible adults, but they are not afraid to say something if they feel that its out of place. As for school policies, they don't affect us at all.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid for me came in handy since my mother is a single parent. The scholarship covered a lot and i got several others like the Blue Oval scholarship and the Henry Ford Academy scholarship, which covered a lot. My advice for financial aid is to look into the opportunities out there and to make sure your grades are up to par, since they are necessary on keeping them.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food here! It's delicious to say the least. The Taubman has more variety since there are two cafeterias instead of one on the WB campus. Even though the prices are a little expensive, it comes in handy with students who have meal plans. The interaction is very pleasant and the little side bars that they offer is great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It is very convenient to live on campus. The meal plan allows you to go the grill located on the campus and as far as work rooms, there is plenty of space for students to work on projects. However living in the Taubman Center (TC) building has average room for three roommates to share, while the ACB building is very spacious. The people are kind, yet they keep to themselves. The cost of living on campus is pricey though- at least $550. However if you are lucky to get the College for Creative Studies scholarship, you can live on campus free (something i got). You just need to uphold a 2.8 GPA. Both campuses have 24 hr. computer labs, which is very convenient for late night projects.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: most of the students are at this school as it is one of the best to help you advance in the art career of your choice,they are helpful and friendly.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: very helpful to all students caring and alert to any problem

3 College Student

Greek Life: not sure as I am not greek and do not need to look for a fraternity or housing

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I choose to stay on campus.

3 College Student

Party Scene: don't know have not experienced the party scene, I need to study to get the best education possible for my

life after graduation.

3 College Student

Administration: average and about the same as most colleges, you can see that they care about the students and there

time on the campus. They are fair as long as you respect and follow the rules of the campus.

3 College Student

Scholarships: just starting to find out if I am eligible to apply, the people I spoke with knew how to explain the process to me.

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CCS has something that you just can't get at another college or university. There's this feeling in the air, an energy, that makes you feel you finally belong. For the people who knew they were meant for greatness but never really fit in anywhere else, this is the school for them. Once you step foot on campus, you know that this is it. Your life changes. You're given opportunities that you wouldn't find anywhere else. 

Detroit itself is an eclectic city, and CCS is where the talent flocks to and where people come to look for talent. There are so many different experiences one can have here that it's hard to narrow it down into one description. You find your bliss here. You get to, and are heavily encouraged to, work on art 24/7. Yes, there are some liberal arts classes, but they make you well-rounded, and CCS gears those classes toward art-minded people. It's the best place for an artist or designer to go for their degree. You will see the most return on your investment. CCS graduates are in high demand.

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