Maryland Institute College of Art Reviews

  • 4 Reviews
  • Baltimore (MD)
  • Annual Tuition: $48,630
100% of 4 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 4 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/10/2021
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"For everyone considering going here, DON'T. RUN FAR, FAR AWAY! The education is subpar and MICA is only relying on it's reputation for coercing young and impressionable adults into it's overpriced programs. There is no kind of networking or help with your career at all and the career development office is a joke. If you get into the fine arts majors, be prepared to make less art and spend more time just talking about art and art history. Oh, and if you prefer figurative art, be prepared to be ignored as there is an intense bias towards abstraction. While most professors are incredibly pretentious, there are some who are good quality. Unfortunately, MICA's administration continues to be more greedy and tries to stuff up classrooms with 20+ students to 1 teacher, diluting the quality of their teaching. Furthermore, most of these students are international students who don't have a good grasp of English, so teachers are wasting their time with these students who aren't comprehending what the professor is saying for the sake of MICA's marketing team to be able to sell their program to the rich families overseas who don't need any kind of financial aid! Oh, and after you graduate, be prepared to either go home and live with your parents like all my friends did. The other alternative is, like me, stay in one of the worst cities in America where there's no hope for you making a career in art."
Marcella Volini
  • Reviewed: 7/29/2019
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"MICA is an extremely unique school, with a nurturing and hands-on approach to learning. As a top art school, the curriculum was extremely demanding and equally rewarding. The approach to learning at MICA is holistic and melds rigorous studio coursework with poignant and often art-related academics. MICA students have the ability to truly study subjects that they are interested in and are given the opportunity to form a curriculum that is completely catered to their specific needs and interests. The faculty at MICA is thoughtful, well-rounded, bright and extremely motivating."
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Fine Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"I am really glad I went to art school even though it didn't necessarily lay out that much of a career path for me. I do wish I had been educated more about the financial aspects of a college education. Just because you are eligible for a loan for $20K a year doesn't mean you should take it!"
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I have had an amazing experience at MICA!!! From the very first relationship forged through the great institution with my admissions counselor I have felt loved. Everything about my application process felt über personal and customized to me. MICA let me know early on that they wanted me as a student and consistently stayed in touch through the application process. This made it very easy for me to pick which school to go to. I mean, why not attend the school that makes you feel special and one that willing to give such a huge scholarship & generous financial aid package? Wouldn't you?! My academic advisor continued the streak of amazing people whom I would meet and come to hold dear to my heart. She helped me figure out what classes and instructors would be best for me based on my passions and learning style. The courses are rigorous and MICA definitely prepares us to be more than just art makers. We leave each class more rounded and able to make a difference in the world. I have met more future world changers at MICA than I thought could possibly exist. I would highly recommend MICA as higher education super house. If one simply takes advantage of all of the resources made available to students and alumni there is no choice but to succeed in ones arts career of choice. I now have artist friends working in their dream jobs all over the world and I can't wait to join them thanks to MICA."