College Junior 2013-12-09T07:11:29Z
While living in the dorms, it is okay to consume alcohol in the privacy of your dorm as a long as your of the legal drinking age and don't supply any alcohol to minors. Drug use in the dorms is prohibited and 'quiet time' in the dorms starts at 10pm. When one has visitors in their dorm, the visitor must sign in and leave their identification with whoever is working the front desk. Also, there is a limit to how many overnight guests one is allowed to have.
College Junior 2013-12-09T07:05:19Z
The food and dining options on campus are quite poor. It's a small cafe that's normally not open that late and has a very limited number of choices. It tends to only serve burritos and not much else. The meal plan at my school is only for one's first year at school. For the rest of the time, one has to pay out-of-pocket when dining at our cafe and it's quite expensive, especially considering what they have to offer.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:59:06Z
Student life on campus is very close-knit. My school isn't involved in any athletics but does have both a library and a digital printing facility where one can print enormous color photographs. In terms of 'green spaces', there is a small, bucolic area next to the painting studies. It serves as a nice, quiet place for one to relax, unwind, or do homework in. There are numerous campus events including, but not limited to, school dances. We also have a large lecture hall where we have a variety of guest lecturers come speak.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:59:06Z
What's unique about my school is the size. Since it's so small, the social scene is very close-knit. It's not only small but the campus is quite gorgeous. It's a small campus that's been around for quite a long time and occasionally serves as a tourist attraction. While one is at my school, they can be witness to quite an outstanding and spectacular view of the city.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:45:55Z
The local atmosphere of the city in which my school is located is charming. It's a bustling, cute city with a few more conveniences than other cities or towns. For example, it's very convenient to get around without a car here. The bus system runs 24-hours and then there's also Bart and CalTrain, the underground subway. Just like any other city, there are always cases of people getting robbed at gunpoint or knifepoint but, at least with my experience living here, it's generally quite safe.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:31:58Z
The off-campus dining near my school includes mainly Italian and Chinese restaurants since my school is close to both Chinatown and North Beach. The cost is either average or slightly too expensive. There are no student discounts to speak of. The best places to check out would be 'House of Nanking' on Kearny St. and 'The Stinking Rose' on Columbus Ave.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:25:41Z
I am currently a painting/photography major. I enjoy it because of the faculty. Some of them, especially, are quite helpful and inspiring. What's unique about my school is the size. It's a very small campus and one gets extremely acquainted with everyone there. There are about four large rooms for the painting students but not everyone gets their own studios to work in. Instead, one has to apply for 'wallspace' and then, once you're a senior, you can apply for your own small studio space. The photography department comes equipped with a dark room and all other necessary equipment involved in developing black-and-white film. One used to be able to develop their color film there but the school got rid of this a few years back because not enough people were utilizing it and they felt it was too much of an expense.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:25:41Z
I have not had an internship through my school because I haven't had time to be a part of one. With my school work, volunteering, and workload, there simply is no time to be involved in an internship. Once I do wish to be involved in one, my school is quite helpful in assisting with this and thus I am not concerned about finding one.
College Junior 2013-12-09T06:14:09Z
I applied for financial aid using FAFSA and received a decent amount of aid through my school and also received loans but I still need a decent amount of assistance in paying for college in the spring of 2014.
College Junior 2013-07-31T00:44:57Z
Getting into my major was quite easy. A representative helped me along the way and made sure that all my questions were answered. Theres always enough space for students to get the classes they need and classes are kept relatively small.
College Junior 2013-07-31T00:41:38Z
San Francisco is a fast moving, creative city that embraces young artist such as myself. There are many galleries and museums that make the college experience even more enjoyable.
College Senior 2013-05-23T17:47:37Z
There isn't a lot of diversity when it comes to ethnicity at the school. Much of the population is white, which can lead to some glazing over of problematic issues in peoples works, but other then this there are a wide range of people coming from different places and doing completely different things. You'll for sure meet some interesting people at SFAI.
College Senior 2013-05-23T17:43:23Z
If you're looking for a top notch studio space this is not the place for you. That being said, SFAI is built on the idea of getting things done with what you have and just making art anyway possible. One great thing about the school is the library. Talk to Jeff, the head librarian, and he'll pull out hand made books by famous artists, rare prints, and things you couldn't even imagine. The view from the roof is awe inspiring and the architecture is beautiful. There's a Diego Rivera mural on campus, what more could you need?
College Senior 2013-05-23T17:30:27Z
There are two faculty parking lots that can be used by students after 7 pm, but during the day there is only 2 hour parking, but classes are three hours, so you have to leave in the middle of class to move your car. Tickets are given out frequently in the area so make sure you keep an eye on the time. Overall, having a car in San Francisco in general is a real pain, so I wouldn't really suggest it.
College Sophomore 2013-05-02T20:45:10Z
There are numerous computer labs at my school, as well as computers in the dorms, and laptops you can check out. The DIS is equipped with large, color printers for making photographic prints. And the other labs all have black and white printers as well. The internet connection is always very fast on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-05-02T20:34:47Z
There is a large variety of italian restaurants and coffee shops around the campus because it is located near North Beach. But if you go too far down the street you'll end at the Warf where everything costs 10x as much because its such a tourist destination.
College Sophomore 2013-05-02T20:22:47Z
The policies on campus are very lose, but the dorms are a different situation. Every time you need to enter the building you need to be buzzed in or have your key with you. And if you want to bring over a guest you need to sign them in and stay with them at all times. Another annoyance is the regulations on alcohol and drug use. If you are under 21, you cannot even be in the same room as someone over 21 if they're drinking. And if you are caught breaking this rule you will be kicked out of the dorms for good.
College Senior 2013-01-26T22:29:22Z
The school has a limited number of internships available. Private interships are also available in the city with museums and galleries, publications, etc. I had both a paid and unpaid intership so far. The pay is mimimum but the experience was worth it.
College Senior 2013-01-26T22:26:28Z
San Francisco is a large city with an excellent transportation system. You can get a public transporation card (Clipper card) which makes it even easer to get around without carry the cash. If you choose to have your own vehicle then be prepared to pay a premium for parking. City does have parking permits available for on street parking. The 2 dorm houses do not have onsite parking. The school doesn't either but has a bus stop just down the sidewalk from the front door.
College Senior 2013-01-26T22:21:21Z
The school provides excellent academic support. However, they are very strict once a student starts to struggle. They will pull scholarship support but offer an appeal process. Little counseling is given to the student as far as financial alternatives. Best advise is if you feel you are struggling academically, start working with the school early on to see how to avoid problems. Approach teachers and guidance for assistance. They can only help you if you let them know you need the help. Follow up with their suggestions and check back with them frequently on progress improvement.
College Senior 2013-01-26T22:13:13Z
The student population is made up of a wide variety of religious beliefs, races, sexual preferences, and cultures. Students are from all over the states and a large international population. The atmosphere is very accepting of the diverse student backgrounds.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T20:22:00Z
The library is a great place to be at. The librarians are really friendly, and let you sleep there, and even offer to wake you up for class. The atmosphere is nice, and there is a really interesting collection of books.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T20:17:26Z
It is health food and there are a lot of vegetarian options, but it is way over priced. There is only one place to eat, so you have no other choice but to eat there or go off campus. The advantage is that the location of the campus is near north beach, so there are a lot of great places to eat nearby.
College Sophomore 2013-01-12T20:14:40Z
The school campus is definitely an enjoyable place to be in. A lot of students hang around school to do their projects, and hang out as well. the architecture is beautiful, and gives an nice view of the city, making and perfect spot to both create art and have fun.
College Sophomore 2013-01-09T22:06:02Z
Terrible service and limited selection at high prices.
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