College Sophomore 2013-08-29T23:33:08Z
Well, it's essentially either ninety degrees out, or below freezing. Snow falls in september and doesn't go away until April or May. Summers get really hot, though I've only been in Minneapolis for the beginning and end of it. However, since I come from a mild climate, I find the weather super new and interesting! I really love it here, even when it gets below zero (but not when it gets above 100). And don't worry, like everywhere else, there's air conditioning and heating. Besides, the dorms are two minutes away from the school, and there are vans on the weekends to take kids to the grocery store, so it's not like you have to go anywhere. But you should! It's fun. Once people built an igloo. Winter is great.
College Sophomore 2013-08-29T23:26:56Z
It's one of the three colleges in the US that has a BFA in Comics, for one. Also, there's a really good art museum right next door that's free to see, anytime. Because of that, a lot of art classes involve themselves with it. The school is pretty small (something like 800 students) and the entire school, and the dorms, are all on one block. There's a lot of support for pretty much everything--academic, career, emotional, club stuff, whatever. The dorms are really nice too, like mini apartments. And all the technology is really up to date. This is one quality school
College Sophomore 2013-08-29T23:22:54Z
It's really great here, and the teachers are all really smart and accomplished in their fields (even my english teacher is a published author, and don't get me started on the actual art classes). Even the freshman classes for the most part are interesting and teach you a lot of valuable stuff, and it only gets better from there. There's a lot of academic support, especially during finals (the library gives out cocoa, for instance). You learn a whole lot, and no one is mean because you didn't learn stuff yet. It's really awesome here.
College Sophomore 2013-08-29T23:14:53Z
There is a street known as Eat Street two blocks away, which is filled with a range of different restaurants. And, of course, there's the rest of the city. There's just a lot of decent, cheap, nearby places to eat. Just remember to eat at home sometimes. You have a kitchen for a reason!
College Sophomore 2013-07-06T03:09:57Z
Health & Safety:
I practically travel from my dorm to the main and Morrison building without any fear during the nights if I'm working overnight on a project. Campus Feels very safe to me in my opinion of course. especially when it's so small and conveniently placed so that i can take about 5 minutes to walk to my class. If anything around campus goes on, we're immediately notified through text and emails of what exactly happened that way we are aware of certain areas that are unsafe to be around during certain hours.
College Sophomore 2013-07-06T03:04:10Z
We have absolutely no sports teams, no mascots, no gym, or anything of the sort. Just an open grassy field that we can do whatever we want in, whether it be frisbee, volleyball, kick ball, football, etc... All for pure fun.
College Sophomore 2013-07-06T02:58:25Z
If you want to sculpt you can, If you want to carve hey they have that too, you want to spray paint pfft we have multiple spray booths available for use. There is practically a studio, and area for everything and anything you're interested in (art related of course) and everything available is up to date, and well taken care of. This school has almost everything, if you ever feel experimental and want to try out different media.
College Sophomore 2013-06-20T13:36:15Z
The rules keep most people focused except it is an open campus school so homeless people can sometimes wander in.
College Sophomore 2013-06-20T13:34:37Z
Minnesota is awesome!! People love to complain all the time though. Lots of cold and snow anywhere from October to April although due to climate change it's hard to guess now. The spring summer and fall are beautiful everyone is outside doing activities.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T20:32:53Z
You're required to get a MacBook at the beginning of each year, which holds the full Office and Adobe suites, and has so much power and creative capabilities. I rarely use the computer labs, but I hear they are amazing for the animation students.
A few studios house Cintiqs, which are incredible for digital inking, coloring, and various design and illustration.
Printing color and high quality can be costly, but it's better and infinitely more convenient than going to Kinko's.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:15:52Z
The cafeteria serves pretty decent food, and there is always a good variety of choices. Those prices, though... a little steep. No meal plans. I'd always recommend buying your own groceries and cooking your own meals. You have a whole kitchen in your dorms, why not? The cafeteria is great when you have a 20 minute break and need a quick meal. There are some really great places around campus, too, and all within walking distance.
I wish the change machines worked a little better. Everyone always needs ones for their all-nighters in the studio.
Bumped this grade up a bit because there is a darling little donut shop near campus that you can get to and back in less than 15 minutes if you walk briskly.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T19:02:59Z
The dorms here are incredible. Previously converted apartments, MCAD's dorms are cozy yet spacious. They are lovely workspaces for smaller projects, and a great place to come home to after a long studio class.
The dorms include kitchen areas, which, although small, pretty much provide everything you need (a fridge, a stovetop oven, a sink, counters, and shelves). Bedrooms are lovely, closets are spacious, and bathrooms are clean. The dorms are really easy to maintain and your RAs will help you with anything you need pertaining to plumbing, cleaning, or even moving out within the school year.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T18:59:56Z
Although I am more comfortable at home (I'm not much of a party animal at all), I have heard from my friends that there are usually some really good parties around the campus at different homes and apartments.
In the dorms, I think you're only allowed to have a max of 11 people hanging out in there (you can fudge the number a bit as long as you don't cause too much attention to yourselves, WINK), and alcohol and pot is forbidden.
Off-campus, make sure you have a safe way to get home. Apparently there is a lot of violence in the cities. Muggings and burglaries and things like that happen within yards of the campus itself. Also, be wary of hard drug users.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T18:56:16Z
Guys & Girls:
There is an insane amount of good-looking people here. The women are anywhere from cute to strikingly beautiful. Same for boys. Girls tend to dress very "art school", which is not only awesome to see, but really different from what I'm used to. Nobody looks the same. As for interests: if you're not appreciative of art, it would be really strange for you to be at this school anyway, because everyone is hardworking, creative, and passionate. It's so easy to make friends here.
There is a lot of LGBTQA students, and 99% of people are open-minded towards various sexualities, gender identities, and sexual preferences!
Although this is an art school, you'll be able to find people of all types here, and if dating (or hooking up, or FWB-ing) is in your interests, I'm sure you'll find someone who will mesh with you quite well. I am biased, however, because I met my current boyfriend here (we're now in a strong, stable, and passionate LDR) and we are incredibly compatible in many ways.
In general, everyone is really cool here. You make a lot of strong friendships really quickly and bond over art, which is always amazing.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T18:48:27Z
I personally don't own a car, and I don't think a lot of fellow students do. There is adequate public transport all over the city, and--if you live in the housing-- the dorms are very close to campus.
College Junior 2013-04-10T16:02:25Z
The professors here are great and very knowledgeable. Our classes consist of fun and learning experiences for the students. I am very satisfied here and never once felt that I was left out of anything because they send everything, such as notice and events through email all the time and if you don't have an appointment with a faculty or professor, you can go in and if they are not busy they are more than happy to help you out.
College Junior 2013-04-10T15:51:03Z
The drug stuff and drinking or alcohol isn't very big at all. Of course we have smokers but no one does any bad drug at school. So far, there haven't been any that I've seen or heard of. Plus everyone here at MCAD are very nice and most of us know common sense and we won't try to say ignorant stuff. Although there may be some fools but majority of us are not like that at all so rest assure we can be your best of friends!!!
College Junior 2013-03-18T21:06:56Z
Everything works as it should and since everyone has their own laptop people are able to work anywhere they want in their own designed workspace.
College Junior 2013-03-18T21:03:14Z
It's Minneapolis! There's great food everywhere. There are a variety of options near campus to explore but the further afield you explore the more there is to find.
College Junior 2013-03-18T21:02:07Z
Guys & Girls:
They're all cool people but everyone gets really caught up with what they're doing there and people bail on plans a lot. Most people are interesting but trying not to drown in work all the time.
College Junior 2013-01-17T19:28:58Z
Very cold in the winter, but the other seasons are fine. Spring and Fall are the best seasons to be on campus.
College Junior 2013-01-17T19:25:12Z
The dorms are average. They have what you need to get through the year and they're close to the actual school, which comes in handy in the winter.
College Junior 2013-01-17T19:22:07Z
At Minneapolis College of Art and Design, I never noticed any drug scene, but it could depend on who people hang out with, then it could vary. And if anything, the only drug scene are some smokers, but they go outside and there's no peer pressure.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T22:27:33Z
There are no athletics. Thank goodness. Here school is about, you know, school. And that's the way I like it.
College Sophomore 2013-01-15T22:24:01Z
Everyone gets their own computer when they come to campus, already loaded with every program they'll need for their foundation classes. There are also computer labs, and a wide variety of printing options, as well as student workers who specialize in helping with these things. There's also a tech help office. If you bring your own computer, you have to buy all the programs, and that can get expensive. The internet's good. You don't need your own printer or anything, unless maybe you live far away. But all the tech is very advanced and smart and nice.
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