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The Maryland Institute College of Art

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at MICA/MIA

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentC
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB

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Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

Maryland Institute College of Art
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Average of schools in class

Rhode Island School of Design
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Pratt Institute
Harvard University

Surrounding City

... baltimore is a rough city though, but it's pretty amazing ...Read full comment
They really want you to succeed in life as an artist, and they provide you with the resources to get there. There is some healthy competition but more...Read full comment
... Baltimore isn't the greatest city ...Read full comment
... MICA is awweessooommmee the community is great do not stay all cooped up in your room get out and do stuff there is so much to do not just at MI...Read full comment
... Also, Baltimore has a great music scene and there is a quiet buzz beneath the city ...Read full comment
... As a side not, Baltimore is a truly amazing city ...Read full comment
... Baltimore is a dangerous city, it is the modern version of the Wild West, and honestly, and until recently MICA has not had enough money to make...Read full comment
... It's a city campus so parties are extremely rare and if there are any they'll be in a tiny dorm in Leake Hall with no music and probably a total ...Read full comment
... I'm not sure why all the negative vibes about the city and safety because I've always felt safe and have had nothing but positive experiences her...Read full comment
... Overall, the city doesn't feel very safe for a 19-year-old girl ...Read full comment
... I am a heterosexual male and yes many of the women at this school are gay as well but there is an ENTIRE city surrounding the school that is FULL...Read full comment
... I was prepared for shitty weather and a high crime city ...Read full comment
... If you plan to commute to the campus from out of Baltimore city I suggest you get a car that can take a beating since you will be carrying wet pai...Read full comment
... The city of Baltimore is active and fun ...Read full comment
... My first year at MICA was a difficult adjustment- Baltimore is a hard place to get used to when you come from such a stimulating city as I did .....Read full comment
... You just have to be careful and aware of your surroundings, like in any city ...Read full comment
... One of the worst part is the city and you really have to keep your wits about you, and there isn't much to do aside from house parties, and a fe...Read full comment
... Just beware of the crappy city that surrounds you and carry pepper spray ...Read full comment
... it became exceedingly clear what a dump Charm City was ...Read full comment
If you are a transfer student I would seriously consider not going to MICA (that is, unless you like being completely isolated) The school takes more ...Read full comment
... This school doesn't get as much publicity as the schools in NYC, this has actually helped the school, browsing art schools I found that many of t...Read full comment
... Baltimore is a good sized city too ...Read full comment
... Baltimore is a great city to have a good time in, but most MICA students don't venture any further afield than the Bolton Hill/Mt Vernon/Charles ...Read full comment
... Go here if you can handle condescending hipsters in a scary ass city ...Read full comment
... Overall, the city doesn't feel very safe for a 19-year-old girl ...Read full comment
The Maryland Institute College of Art

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