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Reviews 486 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's Chicago! You've got all kinds of food, which is probably cheaper than the ridiculous prices of our school cafeterias! Feel free to try all types of food and make friends with people who like to eat what you wouldn't necessarily to eat.

3 College Freshman

Administration: You're in art school, there's going to be hella drugs and alcohol. I've seen some people get busted for it, but not really. Just make sure you don't get too crazy on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I've had to submit the same form to the financial office about three times. The school is a ridiculous amount of money, so be sure to finish your FAFSA and other documents as early as possible because forms may be lost.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food would probably taste better if it weren't so expensive. Why is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich approximately five to six dollars? I was better off buying a cheddar avocado flatbread from the Sharp cafeteria. Columbus had awesome food as well because of their fried rice and pad thai.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is definitely what you make it here because there really is no real campus.The RAs usually hold cool events- just be sure to get there early. I remember that my roommates and I wanted to make gingerbread houses around Christmas time- but by the time we got there, there were none. The location of the dorms are perfect, literally smack dab in the middle of the city with a Red Line right in front. All in all, it's a great place to get to know people- especially for first years!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Great all around, except sports and greek life.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Ton of girls, mostly attractive and friendly. Fewer guys, more of a range of attitudes.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are mostly incredible, classes are interesting.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Athletics: Not great facilities and almost no teams (the few that exist are clubs), but theres virtually no demand because most people don't have time for sports.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The city has lots of options, depending on what you're looking for.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Incredible! Tons of great options, range of prices, and totally convenient!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Rules might be strict, but outside of class you can pretty much do whatever (as long as you're responsible and smart)

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give a lot of students scholarships!

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: No frat parties or anything, but lots of fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Great specials, generally good food.

The food is overpriced, but it'll definitely last you if you're careful.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty big, and super nice. great studio space, laundry, common areas, etc.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Very hectic to deal with, don't always get a straight answer

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5 College Junior

Majors: Each focus has so many tools to get you where you need to, and to explore all the mediums that you can

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options that range in price, and variety depending on what you're looking for

3 College Junior

Party Scene: More social events, and gatherings that parties. Good networking

5 College Student

Academics: Very rigorous and challenging course to follow but it weeds out the good from the bet of potential gifted alumni

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Decent accomadations And clean environment

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