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Reviews 116 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall: 4/5

Student Body (Friendliness): 5/5 [You will make friends!!]

School Community: 5/5

Creative Environment: 5/5

Exercise/Physical fitness: 3/5 [Off-campus gyms available to add to tuition costs)

Transportation: 4/5 [Free bus/light rail pass]

Online Courses: 3.5 /5 [The online option may be cheaper, but make sure you have the self-discipline to keep up!!]

On-Campus courses: 3/5 [this varies by instructor.]

Professors: 3/5

> [I found that some teachers are ill-equip to teach certain classes due to the recent shift in educational focus. For example, 2D design, a class traditionally taught with paper and scissors, is now taught with Photoshop in order to prepare students for future design courses. This is great, with the exception of the fact that many of my instructors haven't a clue on how to use Photoshop. Because of 8-week courses, there is no time for an instructor to learn a program and then turn around to teach a student.]

> [On the other hand, there are some incredible and extraordinary instructors who I'd pay to learn from even on my own time. It is these teachers that will impact not only your experience at RMCAD, but your future career as well. These instructors are, more often than not, willing to set aside time to teach you what you need to know.]

Financial Aid: 2~3/5

Counseling: 4/5

Diversity: 5/5

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is constantly offering the student body opportunists for internships or paid jobs, however the quantity of opportunities you can take will be limited to your own skill. If there is one thing I can say about RMCAD, it rewards those who are willing to go out of their way to learn.

There are post-graduation programs in place to help students find jobs and careers, however having not graduated myself yet, I cannot say how good or bad these services are.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: RMCAD is a relaxed and accepting school that offers an active and supportive community to all of their students. The councilors on campus are excellent and help students when they are at their lowest. RMCAD does seem to understand that the happiness and safety of their students (physically and psychologically) is a number one priority.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't seen any Greek life on campus either. We are all art and design students in someway or another and we are all united by that continuity. everyone gets along and there is friendly competition between students in terms of skill.

College Sophomore

Athletics: You should probably ignore my ratings here; its not that the athletics and such of the school are poor.... more like they're non-existent.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live with a family member, so i can't totally answer this question. However, I have several friends who have taken advantage of the off-campus housing, and complaints are few and far between.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Because getting around town is pretty easy, you have all of Denver and Lakewood to dine in! There are plenty of options as long as you're willing to look.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: There was a recent shift in administration. If I were to complain about the administration, it would not be on the topics listed above.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid Councillors are willing to work with students when they are available, so the process of getting your aid isn't extraordinarily painful, however because the school utilizes a mix of online and on-campus courses, I have found that most of the time, tuition is roughly and inaccurately calculated.

The school also offers very, very few scholarships for students to take advantage of; many of which do not end up helping the student. For example, I earned an artistic scholarship that is only applied while taking two on-campus courses at a time, and many of the courses I need are ONLY offered online.

(Note: The school functions in 8-week quarters, not 16-week semesters, it is not uncommon to take only 2 classes at a time to total to 4 classes or 12 credits per "semester")

College Freshman

Greek Life: I have not been exposed to "Greek Life"

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: online student who doesnt use drugs

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5 College Freshman

Technology: gearbox for online students provides new macs with technology

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5 College Student

Guys & Girls: The students I've encountered thus far are very diverse in backgrounds, ethnicity and looks. But every one I've met has a passion for art, and since that's what we're there for, that's fairly essential.

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5 College Student

Technology: We received excellent computers loaded with the software required for our courses. Totally worth it, although I've never used a Mac before, so there's a learning curve for me

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5 College Student

Academics: Granted, I haven't gotten very far in my courses yet, but the sheer variety of classes offered in my field are astounding, and the quality of work I've seen from other students makes me very hopeful that I will reach that level one day.

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3 College Student

Campus Quality: Again, attending online, so I don't have a chance to see the facilities. But I am kind of jealous of ground students, because the buildings look comfortable, and like a good place to soak up a learning vibe.

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5 College Student

Campus Quality: RMCAD offered exactly the program I wanted in the format I needed. The counselors were amazingly helpful in getting financial aid set up, and the teachers are easily approachable with questions and concerns. My entire experience has been extremely positive.

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3 College Student

Weather: I attend classes online, so the weather really doesn't affect me a whole lot...unless the wind knocks out our internet.

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College Junior

Health & Safety: I live out of state and do not know about the violence. I don't think there is any though.

College Junior

Diversity: I live in a different state than my school, so I don't get to be around the students

5 College Junior

Academics: Lots of activities involving design.Unfortunately, I live out of state and cannot take advantage of the great things this school has to offer.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Sometimes I don't understand how registration works. Online they somehow automatically enroll you.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: On campus dining is convenient and cost effective for the food you are getting. They offer a variety of choices, including vegetarian and vegan options readily available. They mostly serve sandwhiches, but they are constantly offering new specials and items to their menu including hot choices like flatbread pizzas, and build your own burgers. The service is always amiable and willing to help if your not sure what you want.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple of shady bar/dining halls, but mostly it's fast food for convenience. There is a Jimmy Johns, and Chipotle but eating at those everyday can get expensive.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security is always friendly and walking around surveying the campus, the parking lots and the surrounding streets near campus. If you are on campus late at night you can ask them to escort you to your car. There are also emergency call boxes located near both parking lots. It makes me feel secure.

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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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