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Reviews 472 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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1 College Senior

Overall Experience: MICA does not care about students who are sexually assaulted, abused, or harassed—*especially* when the perpetrator is someone who is favored by Administrators, VPs and Provosts. Administration will ultimately do anything to protect the reputation of the college and those accused of such crimes in order to protect their "pristine" reputation and to keep the money flowing in. Students who press the college to take their complaints seriously will be retaliated against.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Any time you have a high concentration of humans in a certain square mileage, it's going to have proportional crime. I have not felt unsafe, but I also keep my wits about me. There is always a chance of some freak accident or incident, but that's true of anywhere you go in the world. Don't be stupid, be smart. Be safe.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: My lack of financial stability can't justify the price, but I was fortunate to stay in the best facilities both years on campus.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of issues between administration, departments, professors and students when it comes to institutional communication (though that's true for every school).

MICA offers unique placement in Baltimore's artistic hub, as well as central to the East Coast Art Belt. Diverse in students and voices- this school has connections to every corner of the world. The MICA network is really what you're paying to gain access. Play your cards right, you'll get a job on top of invaluable experience.

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2 College Sophomore

Academics: I didn't realize how little variety there would be at this school. Almost no focus on academics were present at all. A lot of my classmates were also practically illiterate.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you are not gay/black/poor/liberal they hate you and they target you. Unless you are a "social justice warrior" the students AND staff will oppress you and treat you unfairly.

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1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: No one cares. Almost everyone parties every single night. They are loud, obnoxious, and they leave evidence everywhere. Still, no one gets into trouble.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school I just wish it wasn't so expensive so I didn't have soapily to so many scholarships to stay there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its hard to be an artist.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People are very serious about everyones health and safety.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing was great I just hated living with other people.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school doesn't have any athletic teams but the students tend to make their own clubs and teams.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This is literally the best education I've ever received.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall I've enjoyed a lot of my classes even if my foundation year forced me to take many classes I didn't want to take.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People have a chance at actual jobs in the industry and branch out in many directions post-graduation.

2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: People get mugged all the time on campus by outside people.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: MICA has some of the most spacious dorms I've seen at any art school and for that reason alone I'm satisfied.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school's been really great for my creative progress so far!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have a good variety of courses. That's pretty great. Not always happy with painting courses; I feel painting department lack skill/technique/material-based courses. Pretty happy with graphic design courses, we have a good variety. Wish there are higher level typography classes than Type III. I feel that our academic requirement of two academics per semester is a little much, they often get in the way of my studios. That is not to say that I'm not interested in any of the academics I'm taking. I just feel that the studio courses here are more important to me as an artist, especially for students who have a minor or double majors.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Our career center is great. They are very helpful and on top of the game. I wish Career Fair could be longer than a few hours per year. I don't think the degree means too much but that is just art school in general.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is pretty good except for Founders Green, not including Leake.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are some great experiences at MICA. I have a part time job at school so I am grateful. The graphic design department is great. I feel like I have learned a lot just by minoring in graphic design, because the faculty is excellent, the courses have variety, students receive newsletters containing job/internship opportunities, current events, alums accomplishment, etc. Painting department however has been a bit disappointing, at least compare to graphic design. We hadn't have a SVA for a while--we didn't have an effective way of communicating between students and the department. The classes are largely concept-cased, I feel like I haven't learned nearly as much as I would like in terms of materials, techniques, and process. Recently our new department chair has been making positive changes/addressing issues above, but I wish this happened sooner, not when I'm about to graduate.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have no regrets attending MICA! I'd do it all over again.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school actively tries to find jobs and internships for you.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are many resources to use for health and safety.

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