San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University


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Recent Reviews

Katherine
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I have just enrolled, though I have watched a lot of videos of reviews from students on youtube and have made a general concl...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have just enrolled, though I have watched a lot of videos of reviews from students on youtube and have made a general conclusion about a lot of it. The dorms are small unless you get the expensive ones, and those are a pretty fair size- not huge but definitely a good size. The food hasn't been spoken about a whole lot but many people are very happy with it. I guess when your other options include ramen and larabars there isn't a whole lot of complaint for a hot meal, right? I know I wont. The classes seem to have mixed opinions, but the general consensus is that you will get out of the classes what you put into them. Don't check them out if you're looking for an easy A, but it will be a great education if you actually put work into it. Personally, I have had so much help with the enrollment process. They helped tremendously with figuring out FAFSA and the transcripts. By far the most help I have gotten from a college with this process. Can't wait to start classes!

Melissa
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I love this school. The knowledge I gained there has made me a better artist. I have scoured YouTube tutorials and Udemy cour...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. The knowledge I gained there has made me a better artist. I have scoured YouTube tutorials and Udemy courses and they don't even come close. Most classes at AAU are taught by industry professionals. I had a professor that worked for Pixar and another that retired from the gaming industry after 20 years. The classes themselves are geared to give you real industry experience and methods that the leading companies are using. It's such a great experience and I'm a better artist for it. I know it's expense, but the cost is so worth the artistic and personal growth. I highly recommend considering going there. I think they're the best art school in the country, I really do.

Day'Ja
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I am an online student majoring in Fashion Journalism. The online community is great. My teachers are usually available anyti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am an online student majoring in Fashion Journalism. The online community is great. My teachers are usually available anytime. My instructors really care about making sure students understand the lessons and are very involved in the program. I feel like I am apart of a class although I'm an online student.

Austyn
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The Academy of Art University is a wonderful institution located in one of the most bizarre cities in America. San Francisco ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy of Art University is a wonderful institution located in one of the most bizarre cities in America. San Francisco has its heavy impact on the art and culture of the school, which boasts some of the most amazingly talented emerging artists this world has to offer, taught by amazing instructors that care and support and push all students to be the best they can be. Everyday leads to a new story, new improvement, and the possibility of a better creative future.

Jamie
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I'm a strictly online student so I can't really answer most of these questions but I enjoy attending the school and while I'v...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a strictly online student so I can't really answer most of these questions but I enjoy attending the school and while I've never met my teachers in person, I've usually had good experiences with them. I don't know anything about the on-campus sports--except that we have them. But I don't know how popular or how well known the teams are and I don't know much about Greek life or extracurricular activities except for what I do in person that doesn't involve my school.

Wren
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The Academy of Art University takes a genuine vested interest in their students and endeavors to provide them with the tools ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy of Art University takes a genuine vested interest in their students and endeavors to provide them with the tools and resources to succeed. Whether on campus or online, support is never far. The community is diverse, the students driven, and the staff are passionate and knowledgeable.

Tyrel
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As a transfer student they gave me the opportunity to continue with them after the school I was attending closed down earlier...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

As a transfer student they gave me the opportunity to continue with them after the school I was attending closed down earlier this year. The staff made sure I had everything I needed and made sure that I was understanding everything that was required and how I was going to benefit from my time here. I was skeptical joining this school at first, but now I have a deep appreciation for their commitment to getting me to where I want to be and putting my academic needs first. I honestly would recommend this school to anyone that wants to be creative and make their mark on the world through art

Catherine
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I love the school. Teacher actually push you to be better instead of just saying “it’s good”. Teachers take the time to educa...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school. Teacher actually push you to be better instead of just saying “it’s good”. Teachers take the time to educate you and explain why we do certain things. Even the General Ed classes are good. You tend to make a bunch of friends and life long relationships!!

Kathryn
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Academy of Art is a very unique university. The school, being located in the middle of the city, provides a unique experience...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Academy of Art is a very unique university. The school, being located in the middle of the city, provides a unique experience for the user in an urban environment. In order to get from class to class, you are having to walk through the city streets and travel from the Industrial District to the Financial District. You begin to grasp the understanding of public transportation within the city and are able to more easily make your way through with fewer hiccups along the way. Aside from the navigation through the city, the school provides a traditional college experience through its athletic department, which I had the privilege to be a part of through the school softball team. The athletics help to bring the students together for a common interest and to help support fellow classmates during games and matches. You still get the feel of a traditional campus due to the recognition of student athletes. You see the diversity of groups within the school and the mix of different majors as well as athletes all intermingling together and getting along through the years. Overall, the experiences from the Academy of Art University are some that no one else will get the chance to live. You are forced to adapt to the environment around you and because of that, you begin to form different friendships and relationships not just with your fellow students, but with you instructors as well. The instructors at AAU are all practicing professionals in the field that they are teaching. Majority of the instructors are part time teachers and full time employees or have worked in the field of that said profession for many years. Because of this, you are able to create connections with these instructors and gain future reference resources when it comes to finding internships or a job in the future. Academy of Art University is very unique indeed and has definitely provided a college experience that I will not forget.

Chen
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I am impressed with our talented professors and the curriculum. The professor to student ratio is very high compared with ot...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am impressed with our talented professors and the curriculum. The professor to student ratio is very high compared with other schools I have attended. I am very happy to be attending a school in the heart of San Francisco. I am Chinese born and have many other students attending from other countries.

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