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Reviews 85 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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College Senior

Academic Flexibility: This is my first college. I had no credits to transfer, However, I am transferring out of the school and my college now have this rule where the college I am transferring to will take all my credits.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I've been involved with DCAD since 11th grade. My school have given me the best experience of my school years =, I have ever received.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are very helpful. From the 1st day of class, to now, I feel like I have improve a lot.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The value of my degree is very important for the career I am striving for.

College Senior

Online Courses: My school don't provide online courses

4 College Senior

Student Body: The student body have a lot of diversities. There is a lot of gay and lesbian students and staff members. There is six, student resident advisors, and I am one. All of the resident advisors(RA) come are different. We have a handicap RA, a Hispanic Ra, two ginger RAs, Caucasian RA, and me, an African American RA.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The education I receive is worth the tuition. The financial aid office is always available. However, the financial aid officer is not helpful. I've asked for help and guidance on scholarships and she would give me a piece of paper and say this will help, instead of helping through the process and letting me know what I need to do.

3 College Senior

Career Services: My school does not have a career center. However, when there is available positions near school for starbucks or something, student services send an email to everyone about it.

3 College Senior

Academic Experience: My work load is heavy, however my school doesn't offer inters hips or job opportunities for illustrators. Although, my school does offer internships and job opportunities for graphic designers and interior designers.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: My professors can be contacted very easily. The workload is heavy, I'm always working on a project in every class. The class registration process is easy to handle as well. In the pass, I wanted to change classes plenty of times to an earlier time or different date. After asking the lady in charge of class registrations. My classes was changed as soon as possible.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: My college have wifi available on every floor of the school, as well as computers with the programs needed on most of the floors. At DCAD, they have student centers in the residence halls and school building. The library and librarian is very helpful. The librarian, Helena, knows the library like the back of her hand. You can ask her about a topic or subject, and she can find the book very easily or recommend you to a book.

2 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: I don't think that I got my money's worth out of my experience at DCAD, and I almost actively regret going here.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: Downtown Wilmington is a horrible place for DCAD to have their campus at. Because the school relies solely on donations, and it is located in a pricey part of downtown, there is extremely limited resources. That said, DCAD does work well with what's available to them. The library is run by one of the sweetest, kindest person I have ever met. She does her job flawlessly, and will even work with you on overdue library books.

The dorms are also one of DCAD's best pros. The first years get the "new" 707 building; a block away from campus, but also connected to the cafeteria. Rooms are usually spacious with asylum white walls, but you are very lucky if you get even one window. The cafe, by the way, has some of the worst food. DCAD, in general, is extremely cheap, but when they even skimp on the quality of food, it gets to be pretty insulting. Most cafe workers are rude, but there are some gems among the rubble.

The second years are blessed with "The Saville", directly across the street from the class building. It used to be an apartment building in the 60s, and was converted into a dorm building for use of the school, so you can imagine how nice they are. In fact, you will probably never find college dorms this nice. Many graduating classes have come and gone, but they have definitely left their mark. The Saville dorms require constant repairs by the school's on-campus repair man, who is related to the Dean. Convenient? Yes. Cheap? Yes. Does he do his job? Nope. But how can you blame him, when he has over 200 dorm buildings to perform maintenance on?

While both dorm buildings have some space for you and a friend to study together, you're probably better off studying in your own dorm. Oh, and internet? Don't even try to make the school's router work. You're, once again, better off buying one for yourself.

4 Recent Alumnus

Student Body: My graduating class was a lot of fun, and overall, I had a pretty great experience. There were plenty of people I got along with, and plenty people I didn't. Even though it's such a small school, keeping distance from the people I disliked was easy. That said, I don't think my experience would make much difference to an incoming student, because it is only a two year school. The people I met there will be long gone by the time anyone reads this.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: A lot of people call DCAD the baby of The Pratt Institute and Corcoran College of Art, because they're really the only two schools you can easily transfer to. DCAD's curriculum is outdated, and barely applicable anywhere. I have friends from DCAD who had to transfer into Savannah College of Art and Design as 2nd semester SOPHOMORES. That means they had to redo two whole semesters of work that they already completed at DCAD. It is very frustrating. DCAD has very strict course requirements, and I wouldn't ever use the word "flexible" to describe my experience there.

Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: I didn't personally take an online course through DCAD, but I never heard horribly bad things about them.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: Most of the majors at DCAD have a very experienced teacher leading the program, but not for Animation. When the man who founded the major at this school left two years ago, DCAD scrambled to fill the position. They went through at least 6 teachers, sometimes one teacher per semester, and really screwed over the last two graduating classes in this major. Currently, (Fall 2014) there is a seemingly permanent teacher holding the department head position. He has been with the school for quite a while, and I would give him a million stars if I could. He does not have any real degree certifying him in animation, but he is wonderfully bright (in mind and personality), and is willing to do anything to improve the Animation major.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: The academics at DCAD are "eh". It is such a small school, and you truly do not have any options in picking classes. When you are done with classes at the end of the day, and you look at what your workload is, you might want to buckle yourself in. DCAD gives a great amount of work throughout each week, but it is usually not incredibly hard. (Think quantity over quality.) There are no math courses, and most English and Art History homework is just reading. The school itself might be BS, but that doesn't mean you should BS the classes. Pay attention, and all Academics are cake.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I'm taking graphic design, I would love to see my work on websites and on tv all over the world

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The teachers are currently working in the field that they're teaching so that's what makes it unique!

College Junior

Online Courses: They don't have online courses

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition is way cheaper than other schools, and you get a great education

College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Haven't really started yet to judge

College Junior

Student Body: Haven't really started yet but met a few students so far

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Great staff love them all!


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