The University of the Arts Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about The University of the Arts? Why?


The only bad thing about my school is how much is costs!


I just wish it was more affordable.


The worst thing about the school is the pricing. I am a low income student and I had to take out high price loans to cover what financial aid doesn't cover. It's a lot because I am an out of state student even though the school is only 20 mins away from my house. That is really the only problem I have with the school.


I would like it if there were more practice rooms in the music building. I also do not like the quality of the equipment (desks, some of the pianos) in our music building, I think the school should invest in some newer and higher quality equipment, or at least make sure all of the pianos are tuned all the time.


We all need the money and the expenses are so high once we get the supply lists for our classes. We need very expensive digital cameras, projectors, paints, and so on and it's hard to be able to pay for all of these supplies plus food! I work two jobs and go to school full time. Sometime i don't even have time to eat nor do i have the money. We have a couple of small food areas, one in each building but they only take cash. I wish there were other ways to eat and get supplies.


I think the worst thing about my school is that the students are treated like high schoolers, instead of students serious about the subjects they are preparing their futures around.


The worst thing about the school is the cost of attendance. It is a fine school from start to finish, but paying for the school takes a lot out of your wallet. Financial aid is given to the students who qualify but even with extra help, the overall cost and payment is overbearing. Some students take out loans to help pay for the school and those loans pile up over the years, it becomes stressful to the students and their families making some of them wonder if they made the right choice going to this school.


The worst thing about University of the Arts is it didn?t prepare students for the real world of not making it as an artist. The day to day skills were not tapped on, such as computer skills and taking more academic skills that were much needed for a job in education. My saving grace was, being a dance education major. When I started teaching for the Maryland school system, I had to go back to school and take two reading classes to keep my job. Nor did the University prepare for the PRAXIS EXAM that is needed for certification.




The cultural polarity. Few people seem to be 'normal' but more into their respective cultures, be it based on ethnicity, artistic background (dance, musical theater, etc), or sexual orientation.