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8 hours ago, carafed said:

Hey, 

If you had to choose between cornell and rutgers which would you pick and why?? 

Thnx 

what is the funding situation from each like? both great schools, though cornell is ivy. However, living in Ithaca can be rough especially during the winter and rutgers has a great proximity to new york. both great! I'd let the funding decide. 

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So I just received news that I got into RISD off the waitlist. Awesome news, but really throws a wrench into my current plans. Providence would be much, much easier to afford and move to, and RISD's program is obviously phenomenal. The (estimated) scholarship/assistantship/fellowship offer isn't too far off from Pratt's, and RISD is about $10k cheaper than Pratt overall, so off the top of my head I think it would be cheaper to go to RISD. 

Ugh. This experience has been extremely stressful. Not complaining, just venting.

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First Time applying

Applied to 8 schools with sculpture portfolio

Yale-rejected

Bard-rejected

VCU-rejected

UCLA-rejected

Rutgers-rejected

SAIC- interviewed and accepted but declined offer

Hunter-Interviewed and accepted

Columbia University-Interviewed, wait listed and accepted last week

Currently trying to decide between Hunter and Columbia.  Trying to crunch all the numbers and see if it makes sense to go into this kinda of debt for Columbia.  My gut instinct is telling me to go for it.  Hunter seems like good program with good faculty, but the facilities for sculpture seem lacking.  Not for metal working facilities.  Also Hunter seems more geared toward painters.  I was much more interested in the student work I saw at Columbia than the student work at Hunter.  To be fair Hunter's new building is really nice, and the studios seem great, and I really enjoyed the interview, but I'm more excited about Columbia, the mentor week, and the faculty and the peers I'd be working with.  Tough decision to make, but I'm leaning toward Columbia...any advice from Columbia or Hunter people?

 

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Anyone out there hear anything from Tyler School of Art (Temple)? I applied for their Fibers and Materials Studies program (MFA), I was never contacted but I happened to check my application status today and saw that I am on the wait list. Exciting news!! However, I am confused by the complete lack of communication... 

I'm curious to hear other people's experiences with Tyler?

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49 minutes ago, drawing water said:

First Time applying

Applied to 8 schools with sculpture portfolio

Yale-rejected

Bard-rejected

VCU-rejected

UCLA-rejected

Rutgers-rejected

SAIC- interviewed and accepted but declined offer

Hunter-Interviewed and accepted

Columbia University-Interviewed, wait listed and accepted last week

Currently trying to decide between Hunter and Columbia.  Trying to crunch all the numbers and see if it makes sense to go into this kinda of debt for Columbia.  My gut instinct is telling me to go for it.  Hunter seems like good program with good faculty, but the facilities for sculpture seem lacking.  Not for metal working facilities.  Also Hunter seems more geared toward painters.  I was much more interested in the student work I saw at Columbia than the student work at Hunter.  To be fair Hunter's new building is really nice, and the studios seem great, and I really enjoyed the interview, but I'm more excited about Columbia, the mentor week, and the faculty and the peers I'd be working with.  Tough decision to make, but I'm leaning toward Columbia...any advice from Columbia or Hunter people?

 

Go where you are more excited. I was also excited after the interview at Columbia and am now on the waitlist for New Genres. I accepted my offer at Pratt but was torn between there and SVA for similar reasons. The student work at Columbia is what had me the most excited, as well as how they structure their mentor program. 

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52 minutes ago, drawing water said:

First Time applying

Applied to 8 schools with sculpture portfolio

Yale-rejected

Bard-rejected

VCU-rejected

UCLA-rejected

Rutgers-rejected

SAIC- interviewed and accepted but declined offer

Hunter-Interviewed and accepted

Columbia University-Interviewed, wait listed and accepted last week

 Currently trying to decide between Hunter and Columbia.  Trying to crunch all the numbers and see if it makes sense to go into this kinda of debt for Columbia.  My gut instinct is telling me to go for it.  Hunter seems like good program with good faculty, but the facilities for sculpture seem lacking.  Not for metal working facilities.  Also Hunter seems more geared toward painters.  I was much more interested in the student work I saw at Columbia than the student work at Hunter.  To be fair Hunter's new building is really nice, and the studios seem great, and I really enjoyed the interview, but I'm more excited about Columbia, the mentor week, and the faculty and the peers I'd be working with.  Tough decision to make, but I'm leaning toward Columbia...any advice from Columbia or Hunter people?

  

columbia is a great program but hunter is also great and less expensive. my goal with my mfa was to graduate debt free. it's great to go to an ivy league school but is 130,000$ of debt worth it? i'm not sure. 

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On 4/19/2018 at 1:13 PM, Hi! said:

I read about that application software change, but I wished that it meant that this year they were going to be able to do it earlier :P I do feel myself going insane XD I'll let you know for sure, good luck to you too!!! :D

I called the department this morning to get an estimate of when they'll send out decisions. The person on the phone said that the department will try to send out decisions during the first two weeks of May. I don't know if that effects your school decision making, but I just wanted to share that information. 

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26 minutes ago, kimala said:

I called the department this morning to get an estimate of when they'll send out decisions. The person on the phone said that the department will try to send out decisions during the first two weeks of May. I don't know if that effects your school decision making, but I just wanted to share that information. 

Thank you very much!!! I do really appreciate this information. I'll try and wait for a little longer but if it's going to take them that long, my advisor might recommend me to take the admission I already got.

What are you going to do? :)

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17 minutes ago, Hi! said:

Thank you very much!!! I do really appreciate this information. I'll try and wait for a little longer but if it's going to take them that long, my advisor might recommend me to take the admission I already got.

What are you going to do? :)

I'm waitlisted for the other school applied to, so I guess I'm just going to have to wait for both schools at the moment. I expected this to happen though, hopefully they'll send out decisions earlier than last year. That's all I can hope for. 

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On 4/23/2018 at 2:12 PM, AngryHarold said:

So I just received news that I got into RISD off the waitlist. Awesome news, but really throws a wrench into my current plans. Providence would be much, much easier to afford and move to, and RISD's program is obviously phenomenal. The (estimated) scholarship/assistantship/fellowship offer isn't too far off from Pratt's, and RISD is about $10k cheaper than Pratt overall, so off the top of my head I think it would be cheaper to go to RISD. 

Ugh. This experience has been extremely stressful. Not complaining, just venting.

Go to RISD, you won't regret it.  Their faculty are AMAZING, Providence is AMAZING to live for 2 years.  Good luck and enjoy!! :)

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1 hour ago, kimala said:

I'm waitlisted for the other school applied to, so I guess I'm just going to have to wait for both schools at the moment. I expected this to happen though, hopefully they'll send out decisions earlier than last year. That's all I can hope for. 

I hope you get good news soon. I wish you the best of the lucks!!!🤞

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7 hours ago, Snoozi said:

Go to RISD, you won't regret it.  Their faculty are AMAZING, Providence is AMAZING to live for 2 years.  Good luck and enjoy!! :)

yea, everything about RISD (besides the price tag, but Pratt is even more) seems great. i'm having a convo with one of the program directors this week, so i'm expecting to get a bit more clarity about what to expect if i decide on RISD. i'd feel awful about turning down Pratt after all of this, but the living expenses in NY just seem to be an irreconcilable hurdle for me. i'll have to see what my financial aid package looks like with RISD before i can make a decision. 

 

did you go to RISD? any info i can get would be welcome. 

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8 hours ago, kimala said:

I'm waitlisted for the other school applied to, so I guess I'm just going to have to wait for both schools at the moment. I expected this to happen though, hopefully they'll send out decisions earlier than last year. That's all I can hope for. 

I guess you have the chance this year! My friend sent a email to them for her decision, then they just rejected her at once.

Best wish for you and also for me TAT

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16 hours ago, anwley said:

I guess you have the chance this year! My friend sent a email to them for her decision, then they just rejected her at once.

Best wish for you and also for me TAT

Thank you for sharing I wish you good luck! Let us know what you find out.

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On 4/24/2018 at 1:38 PM, Hi! said:

I hope you get good news soon. I wish you the best of the lucks!!!🤞

Hi! I just got an email that the department recommended me to be admitted for graduate study. I think that means I got in?? I won't say its a for sure thing until I get the official letter, but at least its an update 😲.

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Hello All, 

I am proud to announce that I found out today I have been accepted off the waitlist!

For those this year and those applying in future years...keep trying! It took me two years and waitlists to be accepted. 

I'm over the moon!

To all those accepted - Congratulations

To all those denied entries or still waiting...keep going. 

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1 hour ago, kimala said:

Hi! I just got an email that the department recommended me to be admitted for graduate study. I think that means I got in?? I won't say its a for sure thing until I get the official letter, but at least its an update 😲.

Congrats!!!!! My gosh, it makes me so happy that you got in 😍 (yes, I do believe that it's an admission). I heard nothing yet, but I'll keep you updated!!! 🤗🤗

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11 minutes ago, Hi! said:

Congrats!!!!! My gosh, it makes me so happy that you got in 😍 (yes, I do believe that it's an admission). I heard nothing yet, but I'll keep you updated!!! 🤗🤗

Thanks! I hope this means that you'll get a response soon since the department seems to be notifying people 🤞🤞🤞

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