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Reviews 191 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is on campus 24/7, and always patrolling the campus. They are very easy to approach, and are more than willing to walk students to their cars or apartments up to a few blocks away from campus if a student feels unsafe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, I'm thoroughly enjoying all the professors and classes. Professors seem to really care about their students' interests and help guide them. They are very encouraging of new methods, new ideas, and ways of improving their students' craft.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Students work very hard to earn their degree. Many of the students who graduate from this school end up in the field they earned their degree in. Career services is very helpful in guiding students to potential job opportunities. Job fairs are held once or twice a semester, with a few occasional single employers.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've heard some pretty interesting roommate stories, but I got really lucky and have awesome roommates. The dorms are a little old, but they're very nice. The apartments are just across the parking lot, so it's nice and easy to get to class. The housing process was very easy and simple.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school has been my dream school. The teachers understand students and their needs, facilities are state-of-the-art, and classes are incredibly interesting. This school will help me get to my dream job in life.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Very diverse LGBTQ community on campus, but many professors do not respect trans students and frequently misgender them despite being frequently corrected. I've noticed there is less racial diversity at the school than there is in the city in general. Just sayin

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is apartment style and each unit has a kitchen, common space, and one or two bedrooms. It's a little cramped but compared to dorms at other schools I've seen, it's much more spacious. There are washer and dryer units in the building as well, which is convenient (even though the laundry room is kind of disgusting).

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great for me. I've been able to meet a lot of great people and I feel like I made the right choice most of the time. So far I've only had the opportunity to take foundation classes and they've all been easy and a little tedious. I have a 4.0 which for me feels like it means I didn't learn anything (in my classes). That said, I'm really stoked for my second semester because I'm taking a class in my major (comic art) and comics are the reason I'm at this school. That said, a lot of students struggling because the school has some ridiculous policies and inadequate mental health services and disability accommodations. This school feels like a good fit for me. If you know what you want to get out of your experience and are motivated and willing to take advantage of opportunities as they come you can thrive here.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is extremely accepting of diversity, especially the transgender community. Students are always pushing for more diversity and acceptance (such as within the classroom lessons) because it is very important to the community

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I wish art schools offered more rigorous and relavent general ed classes, but otherwise the classes here are good. You will learn a lot about art.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, nothing bad has ever happened to me. There is campus security right inside the main building that can help you if you ever need anything.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far my courses have been taught well and have been relavent. If you know exactly what you want, chances are there is a way this school can guide you there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's never easy making a living as an artist, but this school is great at guiding one in the right direction. Job and internship listings are posted on a bulliten board or emailed out. Everyone is required to complete an internship before they graduate. You're also taught how to promote yourself better.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My main to complains is that my apartment doesn't have ceiling lights (we have to use a lot of lamps) and that our kitchen is ridiciously small. Otherwise it's a perfectly adequet living space. Nothing fancy, but fine.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I did two years at public university before coming here. Even though being a transfer student can be tough, I'm glad I did. This school is so much more focused towards my interests than anything the universities had to offer.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Literally the only setback I can think of for MCAD is the price, but to be honest, that goes for any university or private college. Otherwise, I love the small environment that the campus provides. Everything is accessible, including expensive electronic equipment that you can check out in their media center! They even have an art store that has amazing prices. All the teachers and staff love their jobs. They are laid back and are to converse with (which I feel is important to every aspect of academic success). I have only been attending MCAD for half a semester and so far, I have no regrets!

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is great so far. I can't wait to see the studios! :D

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am an Entrepreneurship major with an interest in photography. I plan to pursue a career in traveling photojournalism upon graduating from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. My school experiences have been significantly above my expectations from the distinctive location, creative population and exciting events. While I was researching schools I could not find a degree that offered the two interests I was looking for, but I was thrilled to learn that MCAD offers both a business and art program. If I could do it all over again, I would choose MCAD every time.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: One of the prompts for this question is,"What makes your school unique?". If you have ever seen a college campus before, the second you pull into the MCAD parking lot you will begin to see why my college is so different then any other, why it is unique. If you are an artist, you will fall into a trance of who is that, what's this tool, there's so much art everywhere. The school is honestly a "Hit or Miss" for people,and for the people it hits, it is a fun, challenging, and adultifying experience. This school makes you grow up, if we look like it or not. Being a student at MCAD, I have made more art then I ever have before. I originally went into this school thinking I was going for Graphic Design, but because they encourage you to keep an open mind for the first year and experience all the different paths that art can take you, I decided to follow the path of Furniture Design and I couldn't be more happy. I love my classes, I greatly enjoy my teachers, and I still get to take classes outside of my major. College is not a place you should have the mind set of "I need to get in and out", personally I believe that you should take every opportunity to learn something new, meet new people, make connections because once you're out, you have to find your own way to learn those things, to create an artist community of your own, put yourself on the line to make connections . It is a lot harder outside of campus, so soak it all up now while you're here. MCAD has an amazing assortment of tools for you to utilize to obtain a finished project. This school has more tools and resources then I have ever heard the name of before stepping on campus as a student, and you have access to every single piece of equipment there. MCAD is an establishment that truly wants their students to succeed as artists outside of classes and after graduation. College is a new experience. Do me a favor. Anywhere you go, Just get through your first year. It gets relevant to your interests after that.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Amazing. So many options. Very close to campus.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We have a eat street right next to the campus. It's great. but no student discounts!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't think we have many parties as many as other colleges.

4 College Freshman

Administration: We have public safety, and RA constantly checking on us. Feels pretty safe.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: The best scholarship program ever!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: We don't have meal plan

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