CIA is a very highly regarded school. Both my parents went to school here and both are now building very successful careers, my dad as an ID major, and my mom a fine painter. At first i didn't think i was going to get along here, I'd never done so much work in my life, but that's the only way to learn and get better. The only bad thing is that we used to have 2 years of foundation courses but just this year it's narrowed to one, so they've crammed alot of material into this year. I never hear anything but good remarks regarding CIA and I think that graduating here will insure a career for me.