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Most Helpful Review for University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Category: In three sentences
  • Review by: Carissa from Sacramento, CA
  • 7 out of 7 people found this review helpful

It has been called the magic hill and I believe it is. Magic is made, created, imagined, seen, and discovered here. YOU WILL WORK HARDER THAN YOU EVER HAVE AND BE MORE EXHAUSTED THAN YOU'VE EVER BEEN AND, HOPEFULLY, THE MOST FULFILLED YOU HAVE EVER BEEN SO FAR.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: in 3 Sentences
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  • Caitlin from Sammamish, WA
  • Apr-14-2014 I am a current student here

    When I first chose to go to film school, UNCSA was the only school that accepted me for film. So, I became hesitant if it was the right choice for me. Last spring I toured and interviewed here and fell in love. I knew that if I did not follow my dreams of being a filmmaker, I would forever regret my decision. Therefore, I enrolled in UNCSA and started college last fall with the excitement of a college freshman, enrolled in classes that I would only have dreamed about in high school, and my hesitation went away.

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  • Leni
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    UNCSA is more of a conservatory of the arts divided into 5 schools (dance, design & production, film, music and drama. Some of this schools have a requirement of crew hours were you work behind the scenes of a film, art department preparing the stage for an upcoming play and many more. Don't think of it as an easy school because it's an art school, there are some days that we work for 12 hours a day and this includes the weekends, but is all worth it at the end.

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  • Julia from Winston-Salem, NC
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is more than just a school, it is a community. It's a place where students are passionate about their majors and work hard in and outside of class. The friends you make here become the connections you keep forever.

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  • Ehinomen from Winston-salem, NC
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Wonderful Faculty and Student Body. Students all share a common passion and drive for their art. Wonderful relationship between the major schools such as between the school of film making and school of drama.

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  • Chloe
  • Jan-10-2014 I am a current student here

    UNCSA is a tight-knit community of truly talented and ambitious artists. The rigorous courses prepare students to be truly immersed into their desired careers. This school may not have as much of a typical college experience, but it definitely is a refreshing approach to education.

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  • Samantha from Burnsville, NC
  • Nov-24-2013 I am a current student here

    This school challenges students in all disciplines. Opportunities are plentiful and teachers are very helpful. But the food is quite terrible.

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  • Nathan from Mooresville, NC
  • Oct-07-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Overall, a quirky campus with a great, fun atmosphere. They take the arts VERY seriously though, it's not all fun and games. Has a fantastic mascot: The Fighting Pickle.

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  • Michael
  • Aug-09-2013 I am a current student here

    The teaching at UNCSA is really the strong point of the school, as the professors all come from storied backgrounds and have plenty of experience. The food is decent but the dorms are cramped, and the maintenance services are slow. The school also provides you plenty of equipment for your major, so your possibilities are what you make of them!

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  • Anthony from Fayetteville, NC
  • Mar-04-2013 I am a current student here

    One of the greatest experiences I've ever had. Faculty is always there for you. The school is small, but enables you to get to know everyone.

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  • Anonymous
  • Jul-29-2012 I am a current student here

    A great small school. It's possibly one of the best film schools on the east coast. Fun and close-knit

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