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Reviews 384 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There aren't a lot of guys here, compared to the female presence.

There isn't a lot of diversity either, a lot of asians and white people.

There's barely any black or brown people here also (but we do exist)

So. . .um. . .yeah.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I didn't have that much experience with them but they were alright, and helpful when I needed them. Founders needs more security. Leake needs someone at the front desk and we need security cameras, especially in the elevators.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: For Art school the party scene probably isn't as active as a regular and bigger university but you can still have some fun (and be sober as well), and hit up some of the local party scenes like The Crown and The Windup space and Copycat or party on campus.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The closest off campus option is On The Hill. It's so good but so expensive, with healthy options as well and great coffee.

North Charles street is within walking distance but it also has more food options.

You can also take the weekend shuttle to Hampden and Towson to reach other food spots.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meyerhoff is a hit or miss but's a buffet with a salad bar, dessert table, burgers, hot dogs, fries, pizza and new items made each day, The Grill is basically the same everyday (burgers, pizza, fries) with a surprise once in a while, Java is mostly for coffee and snacks, and Doris is the best, they have sandwiches made to order, breakfast in the morning, coffee, lattes, pastries, snacks, and special sandwiches each day. The staff at Doris and The Grill are friendly and have outgoing personalities for the most part.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in Founders is great for Freshman and it's like an enclosed playground for the Freshman, you get The Grill (a place to eat) from 5pm to 12am, Laundry, Vending Machines in Latrobe, personal studios in Glace and Leake, 3 lounges all with tv's and cable, and access to Leake (one of the biggest and newly built buildings on campus for freshman and upperclassman housing) which has nice little perks in it such as elevators, ABOX and the Leake Lecture Hall, personal studios, clean bathrooms and free filtered water. So basically living on Founders is pretty great for Freshman, you get a lot of things right in your own living space. You also have "the green" in the middle of Founders where you can play, lay on the grass, have special events and a basketball net right out front of Latrobe. Founders is quite nice as a whole, you gotta put yourself out there sometimes to gain friends and really enjoy it.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are decent quality, and what's very nice is that most dorms on campus are apartment style, so they include a living area & kitchen along with full bathroom and 3-4 bedrooms. Some furniture and appliances are out-of-date but generally work fine. Facilities Management is a little slow at responding to work orders, even if it's just a bulb that needs replacing. Cleanliness of the dorms relies on the current residents.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of people live off campus here. It's a great freedom, they have great parties and it's pretty close to campus. It maybe unsafe in certain areas of town but for the most part it's a popular choice of living here and it's pretty afforadable

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of mix between mainstream and "you'll only find it in town" type of restaurants. A lot of the places are pretty affordable and really good. A good change from the campus dining

3 College Freshman

Administration: The only thing they're really strict about is attendance to class (3 unexcused and you fail) and they do "enforce" when it comes to drugs and alcohol, but people get away with it here all the time since it's on the down low

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's pretty good, though a lot of kids work on projects so it's kind of hard to have a party scene here and it can be pretty boring so going to a club is a better option

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I will say, this school is SUPER generous when it comes to giving scholarships. However, when you have financial struggles, they're not super helpful

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: For the amount we pay, I wish they would at least have better dining services. There's limited options, and a lot of places only take flex, not meal plan.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: One of the few schools to have apartment style housing. Spacious for artists.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I'm a grad student, and I usually do't party much on campus because I commute from an hour away. I have a family to take care of.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I was offered a merit scholarship upon acceptance to attend the school.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MICA has amazing classes, facilities, and staff. However, it works you really, really hard, to the point where it's not healthy. I strongly believe this will be worth it, but it's tough.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: MICA prides itself on being able to get students internships and jobs, so I think I'll be ok.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't applied myself, but off campus is much, much cheaper than campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you have a car, then grocery shopping is WAY easier. I can't see how anyone can get anything quality or convenient otherwise.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some really great student-friendly places (the Bun Shop os definitely a favorite), and most are within walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The shuttle has ok hours and service area, and I think it's good if you live off campus and have night classes. Some of the staff are nice, but others get grumpy if you don't board immediately. However, they will only drop off to residences and certain non-residential destinations and will not pick you up from said residences.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: MICA is SUPER EXPENSIVE so it always seems like there's never enough.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Sometimes the people working in the print lab can be condescending or grumpy, but the lab offers helpful tech support and great printing (at a cost).

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Flex is probably the best part of the meal plan/student account plan since you can use it almost everywhere (even off-campus restaurants). However the dining hall and the cafes are largely filled with disappointment.

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