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Reviews 418 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 3 Res halls right across the street from the school, beautiful view from the Treehouse Residence, each suite has good sized bedrooms along with its own bathroom (Usually shared between 4 people, 2 in each bedroom), Maitenance responds quickly to requests or complaints

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school because the professors really care and love what they do and they help me to improve my skills so much. Not only is the school itself great, the area of boston is beautiful and it's easy to travel anywhere i need to go and the dorms are very nice.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Of course, some professors are better than others, just like any school. I'd say there's an even amount of not so great teachers and great teachers, with some mixed in between.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being a black belt in tae kwon do, I generally feel safe anywhere I go. The campus area is probably one of the more safe places I've been to in Boston so far, since it is all college kids. I've walked back from the Mission Hill area extremely late at night and nothing has happened so far.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Cost was way too pricey for what you actually get. Some doubles were bigger than others, yet are the same cost, which wasn't fair. Both my roommate and I had to loft our beds and put our desks underneath them because there was no room for us to be on the floor. Best part is being across the street from classes. Should be a fourth elevator in Treehouse.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It seems fine to me, except things get stolen a lot. That is more the fault of the student for leaving something in the open while they're gone or not taking care of their things. But I've also left a wallet in a classroom and had it returned to public safety also. Other than that, I haven't heard of any recent crimes on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Class sizes are fine. It's a lot of work and sometimes the professors are mean and vague instead of helpful. But most professors are nice and want to see you do better. They want to work with you to find a solution. There is a lot of variety in the courses offered, but not within each major. Fashion has very few electives, and when I try to find liberal arts electives or an elective from another major, none of them interest me.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have to take advantage of the career development center more. Alumni and senior work in fashion is astounding and I don't know how I'm going to get to that level in a year. There seem to be a lot of internship possibilities.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've never lived in a dorm but all my friends that do seem happy. Smith hall is probably the worst one.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: We're an art school so we literally don't care. I think there are some sports with Colleges of the Fenway but I don't even know.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The studio foundation year was a waste of time, unless you were going into a 2D major. I went into fashion, so there was nothing worthwhile from a whole year. But as soon as I got into my major, it's been pretty good. A lot of work, but the professors are usually around to help by giving a nudge. Sometimes they're vague. I love my classmates. I hated fashion illustration, but every other class has helped improved my skills. I don't know whether I would have picked here or somewhere else. I'm definitely getting a good education with what I pay.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In Boston, crime is usual, but Massart police have a twitter to update students, emails and texts when something in the area needs to be known

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: class size is great, professors are helpful and knowledgeable.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've heard it's great, however I don't live on campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The community is friendly, and the faculty are very kind, understanding, and extremely helpful

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Most people coming to campus don't really develop any new habits. If you smoked frequently prior, you'll probably smoke in a smoking area. Same with drinking or any other substance. I've only heard of a handful of people that did any serious stuff or had problems.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: MassArt really does make a strong effort to make Campus safe. Where the Residents are, there's also Wentworth's Public available to any college student, and campus police keep a presence on the road that cuts past Artist Res and Treehouse. Also being on a frequently busy street helps keep shady people and activity on the low. I've walked across Campus at 4am before and didn't feel uncomfortable.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It really varies from person to person. Some find art history or social studies a pain because they chose to go to a nonacademic oriented school, but each professor does have a passion and knowledge for the course they teach. The quality gets better after Foundation Year when you become immersed in your Major.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As a sophomore, I can't give a complete accurate experience for this. If you're trying to look for a job, use the career resource site especially when looking for Work Studies. And of course, it depends on what Major you'll be pursuing when applying for the professional world, but the location of Boston offers many opportunities for people in the Traditional Arts and in Design.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Both Treehouse and Artist Residence are pretty nice. You have access to Wentworth's cafeteria as well as MassArt's in Kennedy. The C-Store, despite its prices, is great because they stay open later than the cafeterias. There's easy access to the main campus, and with the new DMC building, South Hall and Pozen.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We don't have any form of Greek Life currently

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I have no experience in the athletics on campus, as it's an art school. Athletics are available to people searching to participate in them though through intramural programs with neighboring colleges.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Certainly an immersive environment.

The real gem is in the area, where students have unlimited access to the whole of Boston.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: So far there has no problems on my campus, although a few shooting alerts have scared me.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Personally I've just had a few problems, but only on my side.

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 MassArt is a small school. The size of most classes here allows students and teachers to get to know each other and communicate on more personal level. The education in arts here is wonderful; however, MassArt lacks organization. Often they don't give students enough information, when it comes to registering for classes. A lot of times, even for freshman, people at the registrar's office just assume that the students know when and where to get their registration packets with all the requirements. Unfortunately, some students come here because they expect art school to be easy, but soon they realize that this is not the case. Students here probably have a bit more control than other schools over how hard it is, but that doesn't make it easy.  

With all the advantages that art school can offer, the setbacks seem unimportant. MassArt is in a great location, which allows teachers to have classes at the Museum of Fine Arts. Student life here is fun and full or strange and very interesting art projects. Taking risks, thinking outside the box, and exploring the unknown is what students do and enjoy doing here. 

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