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The Art Center College of Design

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityB+ Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionA+
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseD+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceC- Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Helpful, Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Individual Value than the average student.
Date: Nov 18 2010
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
I've been to a regular university, and if you're looking for the typical college experience go to another school. Art Center is simply a small trade school (a good one); some people don't like to call it that. It is what it is; judge it accordingly. The various offices (records, alumni, etc.) are grossly understaffed, so a lot of responsibility is placed on the students to handle things that an average university would handle for you.

Consider that like any school, Art Center has good departments and poor ones. Look at the major you wish to pursue and ignore comments made specifically about the other departments.

A few thoughts on what I didn't like about the school in general:

The parking situation is absolutely ridiculous (get a beater for school)

Class sizes are getting larger each term

Since I graduated (4 years ago), the cost of tuition has gone up nearly 25%. What are they doing with all of that money?

Overall quality of work has gone down

Extremely rude office staff (they need more people to help out)

What I liked about Art Center:

Prestige (let's be honest that's a biggie)

Great school to make connections… if you want to study transportation design, it's hard to overlook how well the alumni are represented around the world

If you're in a strong class, your fellow students are much more instrumental to your growth than any teacher

Not every teacher is great, but Art Center has a phenomenal faculty in general

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