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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SAIC is a very good school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: friendly peers and staff, welcoming, creative individuals. If I had to choose the school that I attend now I would because of its diversity and creativity.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They offer a variety of courses, but not all of them are worth the money spent for that credit. By this I mean that they offer yoga classes, and movie watching classes. Not very effective use of time or money. Plus, I doubt anyone would consider this experience for a job.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Well, the amount of effort you put into your work, can dictate your future. Although it also has to do with connections. Being in the art field is a crap shoot, as you are competing against current, former, and future art students for income and a stable career.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have not had any interaction with this, therefore, I can not give an adequate answer on it.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's okay. I don't live on campus, although I do have friends that live there.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has been an amazing experience so far.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses that i've has so far have mostly provided me with many new skills. I've had some awesome professors as well who have been very helpful and attentive to individual questions. The variety of course options is great as well, and there's many i'm eager to take, however some are hard to get into due to small class sizes.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It seems to be that alumni have a lot of career options, and the school definitely makes an effort to educate you on the possibilties for your future.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As far as dorms that i've seen go ours are very very nice at this school. The location is great as well, since it is just a short walk to most classes, and a red line entrance is just outside of 162 N. State, the building that I live in. The security staff is typically friendly and helpful as well, and when lockouts occur they are quick to act. My only complaint would be the cost. For the amount we spend per month it's possible to rent an apartment where the same amount of people that live in a triple could each have their own room. I was willing to pay this for my first year because of the security, location, and proximity to new friends, but it seems like a very unrealistic option for the future if I want to be able to afford this school and the art supplies necessary.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far my experience here has been wonderful. I've found that my teachers are for the most part very educated and easy to interact with and go to for help, and my classes have helped spark many new interests, as well as pushed me to explore mediums I never would've expressed interest in before. The interdisciplinary setup for this school is perfect for me as I have many interests and view my future goals as a mystery as of now, and would be very uncomfortable declaring a major and having to stick to that for my college career. I feel that SAIC is helping me evolve into a more well rounded person with stronger abilities not only in my processes but also my way of thinking, and I would pick this school again 100% of the time if given the choice to start over.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The professors are very knowledgable about art and life

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I'm sure there are lots of places willing to hire a grad from SAIC

3 people found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Admissions made me feel comfortable

4 people found this useful Report
1 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We don't any sports teams but we do have a fitness place

5 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the university, and have definitely grown as an artist, writer, and person.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very safe. You need a keycard to gain access to any of the buildings.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I've learned computer programming from the ground up. Futhermore, I have the freedom to explore various types of art while have advisors and professors that help me grow my practice.

1 College Junior

Athletics: This is an art school, so there are no major athletic teams.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There are a lot of resources for students to ensure they are safe and healthy.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have really loved most of my professors so far and I like the atmosphere of the classrooms. I feel that the professors really care about their students individual success and are always available to help you out with almost anything you are having trouble with. The classes are also all very interesting and diverse.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am still pretty new to the school so I haven't really experienced this part of the school yet but I do know that SAIC is highly respected in the art world and as are their graduates. Alumni are often asked back to the school to share with currents students their experiences and different ways they students could look for employment themselves. We also have a very proactive career services center.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not personally live on campus but from what I hear it is neither the best or worst thing.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: People here do not care whatsoever about "greek" life.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Junior

Athletics: There are student groups for activities such as dancing and yoga but it's an art school. There are no sports teams or facilities.

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