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Reviews 410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You are not pressured into smoking or drinking. There is a lot of cigarette smoking.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some halls are better than others. I don't know the selection process for which housing someone gets, but the better housing in the newer building, Leake Hall, should cost more to students who are willing to pay more. There are no elevators so hauling art supplies up four flights of stairs can be difficult, but I do not really find this to be too problematic. I find it hard to get to know other people on my floor.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: There are no organized sports which makes sense because this is an art school, however, there are some organized sports that are for fun. The gym also allows students to stay healthy and exercise.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Crime on campus is constantly occurring. Students would receive emails and alerts often because of an incident that happened on or near campus. While campus police officers are stationed around campus during the day, I wish that there were more at night, especially since students have to walk to their dorms or classes. The campus does a good job in alerting students of incidents rather quickly which helps all of us stay alert on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: You shouldn't wander around late at night by yourself. There have been several cases of students being robbed either on the edge of campus, or right outside campus borders walking around the neighborhood at night. Try to walk with a group or at least a friend when walking home from a late night class, especially if you are straying from Mt. Royal street. Personally, I haven't been in a situation where I've felt unsafe, and I walk home at night relatively often, but I stay on the main campus paths. I know Campus Safety is currently making an effort to up security and campus patrol.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far, as per foundation year requirements, I've taken Drawing I, Painting I, Sculptural Forms, Art Matters (an intro to art history), and Elements of Visual Thinking. I'd rate my experience so far as pretty great. I've liked all of my professors, and I thought all of them have been helpful in the area that they teach. For Art Matters, it seems like a hit or miss class after talking to a lot of my peers. Some people love it and their professor, and some people hate it and really don't like their professor. It really depends on which teacher you have and what kind of class environment/teaching style you like.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: MICA dorms are apartment-style which is pretty nice, because you get a tiny kitchen and a common area. You also get 3 walls in the dorm that are homasote board that you're allowed to do anything to (at least in freshman housing in Founder's Green). But because the dorms are apartment-style it becomes a lot more of a responsibility for you and your roommates (who are usually random keep in mind). So if you have bad roommates, you will likely have a lot of trouble getting them to do their part for important things like doing the dishes, taking out the trash, general clean up stuff. I had several bad experiences with mold my first semester.... Another thing about freshman housing is that living in Founder's Green means you have no elevators. I live on the fourth floor and it is absolute hell every day walking up those stairs multiple times, usually carrying very heavy art projects. Founder's Green also has outdoor halls, so it's not very social on your floor usually since no one leaves their door open. You might be lucky however, and get assigned to Leake Hall which is a newer building behind Founder's Green, completely enclosed and they have elevators! Leake Hall seems to have better facilities in general and everyone who lives there is friends with each other practically, since they just leave their doors open and stuff. Seems nice!

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: MICA doesn't have any sort of Greek Life so it can't be commented on.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: MICA doesn't have any sports teams. There are sports clubs like volleyball and soccer, but as far as facilities go, we have a fitness center gym with exercise equipment and several weekly fitness classes (yoga, zumba, etc.) I've only ever used the dance room (used for the fitness classes) for my personal training. The room is open for any use as long as a class isn't going on, and they have a barre if you need one for dance like I do.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm a foundation student, going into my second semester at MICA. So far, I like it a lot, mostly because I've never been in a place so concentrated in the arts before. The school seems to really emphasize diversity in what arts you learn and also collaboration. I like that MICA has a foundation year that makes you take core classes like drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. It gives you time to explore yourself as an artist and get used to being at an art school before getting into your major.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: RAs establish drugs are bad and can get you kicked out at the beginning of the year, but they literally don't even care since everyone can get away with doing drugs and drinking

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Students are obnoxious and loud, invite each other over without asking their roommates, drink, smoke, all that jazz...can't really go out anywhere past sundown without the chance of getting assaulted or robbed at gunpoint

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Strong diversity in ethnicity, gender, etc.

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2 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers either don't take things seriously or take things way too seriously, teachers grade based upon who kisses their ass in class on the first day

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The area is BAD, crimes happening to students on campus about once per week (usually robberies and assaults)

alcohol and substance abuse is equally bad, no one monitors this stuff

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Don't have enough space to explain :)

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kids that copy from Adventure Time and Steven Universe usually get jobs faster than kids with actual talent :)

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Horrible education, teachers are selective when grading, extremely expensive, crime is high on campus, teachers and students are immature, unfriendly atmosphere, I could go on all day...

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had a really good experience with MICA. It's wildly expensive, but I do find that there are plenty of opportunities here if you know how to pursue them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a load of work but well worth the efforts. The Networking and career advising they give are great.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience at college so far has been fun, challenging and life changing. What I have taken most from my experience is the overwhelming support of the faculty and professors and the life challenges that my community has given me. I would like to elaborate more on the life challenges part of my time for its somthing I find most valueble. These challenges push me to question idenity of myself and understand others with their point of view. By talking to my piers I have come to understand a deeper feeling of life experience that is so different than my own. Lives that I knew existed but never been exposed to. By being open to these new experiences I feel I have grown as a person and am better suited for an outer community than my singular one.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my classes and they have very interesting and entertaining events on campus. I also like being able to experience the city life since my school is in downtown Baltimore.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: While the classes i am taking as a freshman are mandatory, I am learning a lot of new information. I was hoping to have placed out of painting I since I have been painting for a while, and have already figured out how I paint best and how to use oil paint. However, I like having the opportunity to get an idea all the way around before choosing a major. On the social aspect, I am finding, slowly but surely that it takes time to make friends with people other than who live in the apartment with you. Financially, however, it is a huge burden. Tuition is very expensive, and while job opportunities on campus can provide students with some form of monetary payment and there are ample scholarship opportunities for students, it is a lot of money. It is expensive enough just to live on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I knew MICA was the school for me as soon as we finished the tour. Once I arrived at the school and began classes I was very satisfied and pleased with the abundance of resources and the friendly and helpful faculty and staff. I found all my professors to show genuine interest in seeing me personally grow as an artist and always offered themselves as someone to talk to if we were in any need of help. MICA's powerful student voice is something I would consider unique to the school since the faculty and staff will often do what they can to let us have what we want as students. I would definitely choose MICA all over again if I could for the strong sense of community. It feels like we are all one big family that only want to inspire each other and help each other grow not only as artists, but as people.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: MICA is an amazing community and is full of opportunities to grow personally, academically, and professionally. I have learned so much about myself, about art, and about the world by attending MICA.

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