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The Art Center College of Design

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityB Extra CurricularsF
Describes the student body as:
Broken Spirit

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

Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Educational Quality
Highest Rating
Excess Competition
He cares more about Faculty Accessibility than the average student.
Date: Jan 25 2012
Major: Industrial Design (This Major's Salary over time)
This review is for the undergraduate program only:

Unfortunately, I have to agree with the majority of reviewers here and say that Art Center isn't worth the time or expense. In the 90's Art Center may have been a good school, it may have even been worth the expense. But after graduating and receiving a degree in ID, I have come to the conclusion that my entire education at Art Center was a sham. For all the expense, time and effort, I received what equates to a certificate from an intensive short-term trade program. I did meet a lot of talented students there and we all went through the same disorganized madness. I can say that there are some talented instructors there, who unfortunately have no say in the operations of the school.

Don't go to Art Center. If you're serious about design or illustration, invest your time and money in some training programs/classes. Work hard to be the best by submitting to competitions and looking at the best work you find online and producing work better than that. Believe me, Art Center can't do anything for you that you can't do by yourself. If you want the college experience go to a four year institution and major in something related. Be Warned, Art Center is not a University, it is an overpriced, lengthy, disorganized, training program.

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