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Major: Interior Design (This Major's Salary over time)
Gender: FemaleThis person cares more about Surrounding City than the average student.
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Extra Curriculars C-
Describes the student body mostly as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty mostly as:

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Excess Competition A+
How this student rated the school:
Educational QualityB- Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessC+ Creativity/InnovationA-
Individual ValueB University Resource UseB+
Campus Aesthetics/BeautyB- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeC
Surrounding CityC Extra CurricularsC-
RISD is a highly competitive art & design school.  If you are not ready to pull weekly almost daily all-nighters, stay in studio to work past midnight everyday, and find yourself listening to 2 hour critiques, and having to endure “constructive criticism” about how you are a bad artist/not creative or that you just suck then DONT even consider coming here.  And for those of you who think art is easy- well RISD will prove you wrong, I don't think i've been this challenged before in terms of academics- and I took 7 APs in hs, was in NHS, and had a part-time job and took a whole bunch of extracurriculars, and thats easy compared to RISD.

People here are all very passionate about art, very arrogant and opinionated and a lil obnoxious.  And as with all other art schools, the majority of the students are a little wacky, to b normal here u rlly have to be abnormal.  Even the professors are very open, whether it be with their sexuality (my english professor read to our class a book she published on masturbation which apparently is based on personal experiences..humm) etc.

90%+ of the student body are girls, and of the 10%, 5% are gay guys.  go to brown if ur looking for a love life.

the entire campus is on a hill, imagine having to carry a toolbox, portfolio, laptop up and down a hill everyday- not so pleasant. 

however, despite my personal dissatisfactions with risd, it is a prestigious art school (#1 in ranking), if u survive RISD you could more or less guarantee urself a good job.

So it really just comes down to your priorities and passion for art.  Good luck!

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