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Reviews 282 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are knowlegable in their courses and enjoy teaching.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Mostly populated with students from surrounding schools. Ethnically it's diverse enough but regoinlly not very.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If there are people who do drugs on campus you can't really tell.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The people are nice for the most part and teachers are always there to help but the cost is outrageous and you'd probs have some debt but I get where it goes.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Despite the whole setting up things being a bit confusing it's worth it as far as I can tell. Jobs will defiantly take you seriously graduating from here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Art school is not typically the parting type because you can't art drunk as for other means of drugs I don't really know but I don't think it ever lead to anything sexual.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: They really want to know what your living needs are for the best artistic out put. They spend lots of time figuring it out for you.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: It's defnaintly a great school with lots to do just way over priced with not a lot of options for people who don't have a lot. The applications are confusing for the most part and you will probably have to call the office a lot to ask questions. Most of the steps that would benefit you are obscure and difficult to find but the office people are patient and will walk you through it as many times as it takes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like the school and what it stands for but while some aim to help you others would rather feel better then you. I've never had copatition for being creative but then again I've never had people who knew a lot about art to give me feedback.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties outside of KCAI are typically on the weekends, but you may catch a few during the week every now and then. Clubs and bars are accessible in the plaza district near campus. I've never been to a club or bar in the plaza personally, but I always let people know that it IS nighttime and when nighttime comes around, BE SAFE. Go with trustworthy friends, make sure you keep your personal items in a safe place, be alert for anything suspicious, and if you feel uncomfortable, call the KCAI security and they'll pick you up.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: KCAI offers fun events during the later hours, such as PB&J Night (my personal fave), where you can go to the living center and (usually around 9pm) you can make your own PB&J for free! It's a great event to be apart of (especially if you've run out of nighttime snacks in your dorm room). Parties at KCAI usually are fun, hilarious, and a bit weird but overall, they bring people together. The KCAI nighttime events I've been to usually end with a ton of smiling faces and people laughing their heads off, all in good humor and good vibes.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Being an art institute, you can expect that KCAI students are either very busy or have lots of free time. It's only one or the other, however. The workload can be intense depending on the professor and the class itself. Most instructors are understanding of their students, so if anything seems to be troublesome, you can talk with them. If the instructors are busy, your classmates can also be helpful to talk to (trust me, sometimes they are just as confused as you are). If you need someplace to study, the library, the computer lab, the living center lobby, and the meeting room next to the workout room are perfect places to do so.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: People at KCAI are very diverse, more diverse than some universities sometimes. KCAI students and staff are all unique; there are many people with varying backgrounds, sexual orientations, and religions. Ethnicity is also diverse but not as great as people's beliefs, backgrounds, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not many times while being at KCAI have I seen many people using drugs. In fact, if anything, smoking is seen so much more around campus than people drinking or using any kind of drugs.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Kansas City Art Institute is a great private institution for those like me: open-minded, understanding, artsy, fun-loving, caring, and free-spirited individuals. The amount of art courses offered are immense and diverse, including even liberal arts courses like Art History and Creative Writing. The professors are well-experienced, intelligible, and strive to make amazing artists out of their students. The class sizes are typically small, ranging from 15-25 students per class. Depending on your chosen course, classes can be mostly hands-on; usually, liberal arts classes are the only classes that are textbook, notes and lecture-only. Classes span from 2-D arts, such as Illustration and Painting, to 3-D arts, like Ceramics, and media-based arts, such as Animation and Film.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Determined on the major you choose, some courses aim to prepare you for your artistic career via working with students on finding internships, meeting employers, and improving the quality of their creations. Other courses may prepare students for an independent or studio career in the arts by assisting in documenting their artwork, preparing them for exhibitions in a gallery setting, and giving critiques for what to improve on. With liberal arts majors, assistance on the student's career may vary on what they intend to do with their historical interests or expressive writing capabilities. All courses differ but KCAI will not allow for any of its students to graduate without some sort of career knowledge.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: KCAI Security is available almost anywhere. They can drive you back to campus if you happen to feel unsafe, they are constantly around the KCAI Living Center, they roam around campus, they have a phone number if you need to call them for any reason, and if any crime happens to go on around or near campus, they will send an email to all students and staff. They will also post a message up on the living center bulletin board and other places around campus, if needed.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Kansas City Art Institute is not well-known for its housing. KCAI dormitories are older dormitories and depending on number of roommates per dorm or the roommates' cleanliness, the spaciousness of the dorm be minuscule to slightly larger than average. Amenities to the dorms include heating/cooling AC, a dishwashing sink, washer and dryer, and free WiFi provided by Google Fiber. The "Living Center" itself includes the cafeteria, lobby area, workout center, and a conference room. The heating and cooling system in the dorms can be a bit complicated at times, but typically works via outside temperature. The washer and dryer sets on each floor work pretty efficiently, on average; however, there are times that one dryer on another floor becomes weak and takes two times to dry clothes. The "living center" can be costly to live in; the best option when living in the dorms is to request a "Double/One roommate" or "Triple/Two roommates" room to lower the cost. Living in the dorms my first year, I recognized the most social floors are mainly "Co-ed" floors; I lived on a "same gender" floor and most people only talked to those in their own dorm rooms. KCAI is one of few schools, however, to introduce a survey to their housing process; This survey assists in matching students with roommates that can live together harmoniously. This eases students into moving in with other students in hopes that they can relate to each other, understand each other's living conditions and maybe even become friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Kansas City Art Institute of KC, MO is a small private art school dedicated to fulfilling students' artistic achievements. Both students and professors are open-minded individuals and respect each others' personal lifestyle choices. People, on and off campus, can feel free to talk to administration about any issues with financial aid, classes, or personal problems without the feeling of being judged. The "Green", a large, tree encircled field in the center of KCAI, is a popular hangout spot for playing games, studying, picnics, or sunbathing on the cool grass, taking in the nature that surrounds you. All students that typically go to KCAI come with one similar goal in mind: to become successful in the visual and fine arts world. Although KCAI can have expensive tuition, is underfunded, and contains older dorms and older facilities, it continues to be a well-loved institute for art students and art lovers across the United States. This institute is perfect for free spirits, artsy individuals, and open minds of any kind.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I loved my first year, I had a problem with one teacher but overall I loved my teachers they challenged me and helped me when I needed help

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They try their best to help with career oppertunities they set you up with internships and still keep in contact after school

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: My school isn't in the safest area, they do their best to keep us safe but I always try to travel in a group and if I am alone I walk fast and don't really feel safe if it's at night

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms were fine, showers were gross and the food was gross but other than that I had no other complaints

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have athletics at all, it's an all art school, not focused on anything else

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