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| If you are a transfer student I would seriously consider not going to MICA (that is, unless you like being completely isolated) The school takes more freshmen each year and there is little dorm space for anyone else. I was told a |
month before school that I would have to find my own apartment in the surrounding area, and Baltimore is sketchy to say the least.
Students form cliques very quickly, and the amount of drama was astounding. Although MICA has a reputation for great artists I found that many of the students were simply not very good, but they were extremely pretentious. Competition amoung students is fierce; in my second week there people were already talking about who may get a Fulbright grant.Overall, not the creative, open, and challenging atmosphere I hoped MICA to be.
|Jul 18 2007|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| If you come in as a transfer student, living off-campus, it will generally be difficult to fit in, meet people, and be involved in the social and party scenes. Even if you're outgoing. MICA students bond really fast and create a very insular community amongst themselves, which the school encourages, that if you aren't in on in the beginning, is very hard to get in on later. There also are very few resources for commuting students, all of campus life, classes and any other types of scheduling (snow days, etc) are planned based on people living within walking distance of the school. It's a good school, just not really a fun school. Which I know well since I went a couple other places before going there. |
|Jul 16 2006|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2005 |