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Reviews 570 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it here and I love my department. The problems we experience are met with students and faculty who push to fix them. I wish it cost less or there was more financial aid/scholarship opportunities for out of state people but also by department.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: SAIC has serious name recognition. People like to say they aren't confident in SAIC's ability to land them a job but ultimately it is the student's responsibility to work and look for a job with the help of the school's career services. I've made a lot of connections with professional artists (my professors and otherwise) as well as business people in the city and I'm only two years into school. You have to be working for it. There are hundreds of us at the school. You aren't going to have your future served to you on a silver platter.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our security staff is fantastic and 24 hours. Almost all of them are incredibly friendly and caring. When I was having serious roommate problems I was having a breakdown and one of the women saw how upset I was and went out of her way to comfort me and assure me while we waiting for campus life staff to arrive. I can never forget that and am forever grateful to her.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: When looking strictly at the quality of the residence halls themselves, they're great. They're much more spacious with much more community spaces than most other schools have. No tiny rooms with bunk beds and four or more people. Plenty of room to work in your room or in the studios in the building. But, living with other first years means you're living with some ignorant, racist, close-minded, etc., people. This pretty much negates the good parts of the res halls. I'm glad they're doing more diversity and sensitivity training and offering more support for the communities who have been targeted though. I hope the problem resolves itself.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm very lucky to have most of my classes in a fantastic department with fantastic professors who care about their students and their work. If I wasn't within the fibers department, this school might drive me crazy. There are definitely some elitist people who have always gotten everything they want and thus act entitled. There could be better financial aid and there could be more diversity within the curriculum of all departments. People can be racist, ableist, transphobic, etc., but there are a lot of people fighting to change that and should be changing within the next semester.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of the professors that I have encountered have been very helpful and knowledgable.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't heard much about career prospect regarding the school.

The school prepares you for the industry as long as you are doing the work and exploring yourself.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's definite issues with racism at this school.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There isn't much of a community but the dorm facilities are really great.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While SAIC has it's problem, the institution is doing its best do provide interdisciplinary art education, which is the most desired in current art industry.

The fashion program in the school, which sadly isn't as famous as other fashion programs such as FIT or Parsons, is top notch. The professors will really push you to expand your ideas and construct a unique garment with an unconventional silhouette and sufficiently researched concept.

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.

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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
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