The school pushes you, but with time management it itsn't tough at all. I've improved significantly from when I started... getting your pieces on the wall is a huge achievement, as most classes have room for one or two student works per class to put on the wall so competition is fierce. All the teachers and students agree that Color Theory and 3D design are the worst classes and need some way to make it interesting. 3D design is more challenging than anything, so fair warning to new students... it will make you hate art school. I promise, however, that every class will redeem what you lost through that class. Take IPC during the summer. Its a tough course too. Dorms are wonderful and clean all around, with only roommates themselves causing complaints. You're able to walk to school and to the Square in around 10 minutes or less. Super convenient. Little on the expensive side, but the teachers really care about what their students are putting out.