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Reviews 508 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: For my first semester at college, I attended Brigham Young University- Hawaii campus. I absolutely loathed it there. I chose that school because I didn't know what I wanted in a school and I was afraid to apply to art schools that I actually wanted to attend. In addition, I chose it because it was very inexpensive. I hated going there because it is a religious school and I felt like I didn't fit in. It also lacked the type of education, classes, and degrees that I am interested in pursuing. For this reason, I am transferring in the fall.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Extremely helpful with admissions, financial aid, class enrollment and pretty much every other department. The school reaches out to the student with deadlines and making sure every part of the process is done correctly and efficiently. Very passionate about their students and providing them with the best experience.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Some places have good rent, just have to look hard.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: College parties usually suck and students are immature. Going to bars/clubs is more professional.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Pret is my favorite place to go, they need more places that give student discounts tho.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: The burger is my favorite

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: I do feel like they could work more with students like myself who are struggling to pay to off an outstanding balancing so that an enrollment hold can be lifted to at least be given the chance to complete the degree.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Its great that theres studio space on the top floor of the dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene at SAIC is a little different than most colleges. While there is no greek life plenty of people host parties off campus in their dorms and other schools like Depaul always have parties.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being in the downtown area of Chicago, there are plenty of places to eat. Everything from fast food like Panda Express or Chipotle to nice restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing option is getting your own space in Chicago. The school will not help you, it is your responsibility.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Overall the school is really interested in keeping everyone safe, but also allowing students to express themselves. While students groups, protests, and alcohol use as long as you are over 21 are all welcomed, visitation is strict with security and if you miss more than three days you automatically fail the class.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Finances at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago can be a real headache. First of all, they automatically put a loan on your account every semester of about $5,000, and the only way to get rid of it is to request that it be removed every single semester. Ugh. Merit scholarships are kind of a hit or miss, some students seem to get full rides with weak portfolios while others get almost nothing with rather strong ones. The upside I would say is the schools online payment options which are very convenient and helpful.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: While the food at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is not horrible, there is definitely room for improvement. First off all it is way overpriced, (like ten dollars for a pb&j), but they do have lots of vegetarian options which is nice. I do enjoy that they offer fresh squeezed orange juice, but sometimes the food is a little greasy. Overall between the multiple cafeterias, fast food and restaurants in Chicago it isn't that hard to get a good bite.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Located in downtown Chicago a couple blocks at most from campus buildings, the housing for The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago is convenient, safe and has an overall social atmosphere. Dorms include a mini kitchen, full bathroom and lots of closet space. The buildings are kept clean by the staff and feature common areas with flatscreen tvs. Also included is a studio space, where students can not only work, but store their artwork.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments near the school or the downtown is pretty highly priced.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They help you with the financial aid and they are pretty passionate about it.

They worry for you.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It was pretty good at first but students got tired of same repeated food or food that most people doesn't go for.

And one of the problem is overpriced food.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I honestly don't really know about the party party.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since it is in downtown, there are variety options of foods.

4 College Freshman

Administration: There are security guards who always check who comes in and out.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Honestly, our school has the best dorms.

First of all it is super clean. I think it is very important to have clean environment to live on and this school has very clean environment. The rooms are pretty big where each of us can have our own area where we don't get interrupt from each other. Also the security systems are good. There are always security guards who always check each floor. And because they are strict about coming into the building, strangers is not possible to come inside. Washing and drying machines are in 2 floors so, there are plenty of them. You don't have waiting time. they are all clean because there is genitor who always cleans them. Heater and air conditioner works well. There is computer room and printer. The printer does not work sometimes which is the worst part. Also there is some room where you can watch movies and spend time with people. And there is lounge every floor which is super nice. The very top of the dorm we have the huge studio. They even have a spray room. Most people do get what dorm they want and it is a easy process.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I personally would not date anyone from this school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Since everything is expensive at SAIC, it's way cheaper for me to live off-campus. It's easy to find a place that's cheaper, trying to find a place that's close to a line may be a little difficult. There are a ton of places to live, so just probably ask around or search places online. It's not hard to find an apartment in the city.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: You're in the city. You've got DePaul, UIC, UChicago, Roosevelt, Loyola, etc. There's also a ton of bars and nightclubs to go too, so take advantage of that!

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