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Reviews 139 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors at this school are experts in their fields. I feel like they are passionate about teaching, and they make all possible effort to aid in your success. I have never been to a school with such great professors until I came to RMCAD. As long as you keep the lines of communication open, put forth your best effort, behave, and show up to class, you will not have any problems.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Almost every day, there is an email about internship opportunities. The school has other programs that bring visiting artists, and industry professionals to the school. At these events, we are able to have our portfolio's reviewed, and information on the current job market. It is nice to talk to business owners about what they are looking for in employees so that you can focus your education on these important skills.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The security guards are diligent and strict. They care deeply about our safety, and they are great at their jobs. I feel they make a strong effort to be familiar with every face on campus.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This is probably the best Art school west of the Mason Dixon line. Every teacher, administrator, and staff has been supportive, and caring. You feel like an individual at this school. They understand when you fall on tough times, and they do a lot for their surrounding community. My experience this far as been phenomenal.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's great! Love the environment and the students are awesome

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love RMCAD! Best instructors and many helpful resources for you that will help you in the long run while you are attending! Best choice I made!

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are every kind of human! Short, tall, wide, thin, purple hair, pink hair, tattoos, no tattoos, hipster, conservative, business, casual...it's Colorado!

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The Campus Security team is lean, but they are charming, alert, and always watching. I'm not sure about the local police activity around campus, but Lakewood is a new arts district with revitalization in progress, so be ready for Colfax Avenue's homeless and vagrancy issues. This is not a shock if you're accustomed to LA, Seattle, Manhattan, or other large cities. The crime is present, as in every large metropolis, but it seems isolated to those participant is illegal acts ON Colfax.

With a larger young, female population, I'm concerned about the lack of lighting in alleyways or general "people presence" at night on Campus, but most students walk with friends, and this is a good practice anywhere. There is an emergency callbox, and the security team have vehicles, patrol regularly, and there are many Vets on campus. The campus is peaceful and hidden away from Colfax, so crime on campus is very low from what I gather. I feel safe.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Challenging without being uninspired. They relate every course to your degree program (where applicable)

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My program is one that is offered in a very small number of schools around the country. They have a diverse variety of degree programs

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the best, brightest professors in the world! Smart, helpful, and always pushing students to be the best artists they can be.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The only thing that upsets me about my school is the administration. They are unsure of themselves, they lack student rapport, they appear to be greedy in an already for-profit program, and student admission numbers seem to take priority over well qualified students. They seem to take anyone without question. It's very sad!

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The admissions department made me feel like an important individual. They were friendly and helpful, they remembered my name when I'd call, and made it seem as though they loved my portfolio. After attending for a few months I discovered they didn't really even care about portfolios and were accepting just about anyone as evident by observing some of my classmates work.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love being apart of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design student body. The resources are endless, classes are small and more intimate than most universities and art schools, and there are always fun activities going on around campus, such as stand-up comedy, guest lectures and workshops, yoga, etc.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The best things about RMCAD are the price and flexibility. I work full time and have a two year old and RMCAD was the only school I found that fit my schedule and budget. The classes are really intense, but I am gaining so much knowledge that I can use in my current position. I would definitely recommend the school to anyone interest in an arts degree and who doesn't want a "generic" college experience. There is a lot of hands on learning which I didn't find in my other online classes at different schools.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a cool art school. It's got accreditation which is really nice for an art school and the campus is really small and chill. The class sizes are really small and the teachers are very knowledgeable.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: when i first started I really didn't mind it, getting help seemed easy and the staff there seemed like they wanted to be there and help out with any kind of confusion that was brought on (being not very good with new online stuff made it super nice). Though they had a huge change in different things so now a year in things started to change a lot! I dont get hardly any help, its as if I'm teaching myself through a 50plus $ book they wanted me to buy. sometimes it seemed like i was buying books that were needed for classes but never used. I had a teacher that was teaching the class but never was a teacher for that certain subject.. and lets just say he had noooo idea what he was talking about. Taking the class was like taking his class which was a subject i needed. So all an all its kind of frustrating.. Rocky mountain college of art and design can be interesting being a student there.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It varies from professor to professor. I am in the Online Graphic Design program so it's a bit different than on-campus. I've had everything from standoff-ish professors to professors who I could text at any time and ask questions about class.

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1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I only rated this section as the worst because parties are non existent. But I'm grateful, I'm not into parties at all and I'm glad they don't happened at school.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is oone student dorm building 15 minutes from campus with a shuttle to and from school. and a few apartments complexes in the schools immediate area but other then that you're on your own. There is no on campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a few places around campus that are a short drive or a decent walking distance. They are mostly chain restaurants and fast food places.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Everyone is pretty chill about things. Everyone is expected to be responsible for themselves. We call the teachers by their first names.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: We have on source for food, the Underground Cafe, it's small and has limited options but everything I've had so far is very good.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The financial advisors are veryhelpful and invested in the students but I am having a hard time finding loans and scholarships.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There is no on campus housing,, I live in dorms that are 15 miles away from campus.

3 people found this useful Report
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The most beautiful and inspirational part of RMCAD is the campus itself, with its hometown feel, squirrel chatter, and fresh colors in the summer and fall. But that's just what you can see right away. Eventually, you delve deeper into the excitement of learning something new and unique about your own personal way of self-expression. There is a great sense of discovery and an energy felt throughout the College. The energy flows through sitting down to mold a piece of clay on a wheel to capturing that well-thought-out shot with the camera to translating your imagination into a drawing. Most of all, students thrive on being able to share all of these things with like-minded peers. Sharing your art and allowing it to be critiqued is what really makes you grow as an artist, as well as a person. Being around peers and faculty that have immersed themselves in their respective fields is truly the most amazing part of RMCAD, making it like no other college. It's not just an institution for learning: it's family.

RMCAD is definitely an experience. Set against the backdrop of downtown Denver, it's the ideal location if you want to get away and not sacrifice convenience. That is not to say that just because you go here that you are on "Easy Street." The classes and workload are challenging for both the mind and body. And just like all establishments, RMCAD has its own share of quirks and problems, but in the end, what you put in is what you get out of it.

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