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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive and the reality fees should be illegal. We are expected to pay at least 4 moths rent up front. My rent is 1400 for a chappy one bedroom 4 miles from my school. The only way to live on mission hill is with other college students. I am older and I don't want to live with 20 year Olds. There needs to be affordable housing and the owners should pay the reality fee.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's pricy but at least I can find SOMETHING vegetarian unlike the school.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think it's a little much with tearing down installations but all and all its ok.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I make too much money although it's barely above 16,000 so they keep taking aid away from me. I am up to my ears in debt. And I am always "randomly" selected for extra verification, every year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are never enough vegetarian options. And if there is it is never good. They give the same soup options everyday. And it's very unsanitary. I never get the grill option because they will grab chicken then raw beef then over to the cheese and then grab my veggie burger without changing gloves. I do think that most of the workers are very nice though.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It's an art school. There are no sports. We share a gym with Wentworth. So you can run and lift weights if you'd like.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: All the apartments are right up Mission Hill which is about a 10-15 minute walk depending on how fast you walk uphill. Prices are pretty good through MassArt.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I mean you're paying city prices, cost is gonna be higher. But everything is nearby and within walking distance, which is good because delivery takes forever.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Honestly if you're not stupid, and I mean really stupid, then you won't be caught breaking any rules, not that you should. I'm just saying though, getting things in and out of dorms is easy, and finding to a place to use those things is easy too. Just don't act like an idiot. Plus, it's not about getting caught or catching rule breakers that this school is trying to do. The school focuses more on people who have messed up so bad that they need help. Sure, they'll catch you, but its because you are so messed up that you need to recover and school wants you to be safe.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There's a lot more than you think. Especially when 50% of the school is made up of commuters. You just have to know the right people, which isn't hard if you're willing to say "Hi"

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They only give it to people who try their best. You HAVE to show them they you want it. If you do that, you'll get it.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is just bad. You get used to it, but you shouldn't have to. Little variety. Deep fried. Preservatives. Not expensive though and it's placed conveniently. Tastes good. Just... Not healthy.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorming here is great. The rules are perfect because they aren't terribly strict and there are enough for people to behave. Once you're a sophomore you get your own kitchen. All students dorming have their own bathroom and sink and shower. The cost is pretty low for an art school assuming you're in state. The campus is very tight and compact, easy to get around. A bit confusing at first but nothing to worry about til you're in your major. Applying for housing is very easy, actually applying for anything here is very easy.

The best thing about this school are the teachers and the convenience of location. The professors are very casual and they care about the students and don't mind taking time out of their day to talk to you or help when you need it.

The worst is the food... It sucks here... But meal plans aren't necessarily required.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's ridiculously over priced, there are a variety of options but they're the same every single night. Bridgewater gives you swipes and you fill your tray with whatever you want for one swipe, i like that system a lot better.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i wouldn't know i have never tried and live off campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there is lost to chose from and you can get anywhere by the t

4 College Freshman

Administration: personally i don't mid having a ridged set of rules its nice

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: i remember having a hard time getting what i needed to actually go

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: the dorms have strict rules on drugs and alcohol (which i don't mind) but people still have a good time just chilling in small groups with eachother

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: the food tends to make my stomach hurt

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the dorms are great, they are clean and open. the community is super accepting. some of the buildings are falling apart but there is still a wonderful atmosphere about them.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: You never get all you want in your college experience. Its mostly what you make of it. Taking advantage of all the opportunities they have to offer will get you far into accomplishing your career goal.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: plenty of different ethnic cusine

3 College Student

Party Scene: I do not go to private parties unless they are put on by the college

3 College Student

Campus Food: The dining is design to let people gather around without interfering with in and out traffic. Simple menus with varieties.

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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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