Cornish College of the Arts is a private college located in Seattle, Washington. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 650 undergraduate students. The Cornish College of the Arts acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Drama and Theatre Production, Design and Visual Communications, and Dance. Graduating 53% of students, Cornish College of the Arts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,500.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.18 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses
Cornish College of the Arts Reviews
Cornish College of the Arts isn't like other Arts schools, it allows artists to practice their craft and perfect it with fellow artists. The teachers are artists themselves so they know how to teach students in a way that can help them be successful in whatever they want to do. Not to mention, Cornish is in the heart of Seattle, and its buildings are clean; making its student life quite nice! Choosing Cornish was an easy choice when the school and its people are so accepting and welcome you with open arms.
Fine Arts department student here. The top three things that I think Cornish has to offer is student personal studio space , a good grounding in modern and contemporary art history, theory, and critique, and a diversity conscious and accepting student body and faculty. The bottom three things that I think keep me from rating Cornish higher are the Administration's inability to communicate effectively, the often dodgy way in which courses can morph from one thing into another, and a couple of instructors who are not good teachers. That being said, the vast majority of instructors are great; knowledgeable, thoughtful, and engaged in what the students are doing. Over arching this is Cornish's ability to offer a range of disciplines rather than just painting + drawing as is the case with various Universities. All in all, I would recommend Cornish and I'm still here, three years later, and planning on graduating next year.
Overall I have been very satisfied with Cornish College of the Arts! I am in the Visual Arts program and there is such a diverse range of opportunities to complete assignments in your own respective field. The food is alright, there is always a decent salad bar and fresh pizza. This is NOT a party school, check out UW for that one. Dorms are decently sized for 2 people.