San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University


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Recent Reviews

Jennifer
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work together to explore all the options available. Communicate with each other so that everyone is on the same page with wh...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Work together to explore all the options available. Communicate with each other so that everyone is on the same page with what the student wants to accomplish. Never be afraid to ask questions, interview school staff and financial advisors-it is never a waste of time to tour schools you are interested in. Its also well worth the time to thoroughly research each school of interest to be sure they offer all the options you want.

What's unique about your campus?

The broad selection of classes befitting each major, as well as the support and reputation of both student networking and instructor guidance in helping students to reach thier goals, including major job opportunites and internships.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How much I am learning, how cool and fun the entire experience is and how far my skills have developed in just 2 years time, as well as how lucky I am to be pursuing a career path that is truly fulfilling to me.

Rachel
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the tours and be selective. They need you as much as you need them. How is the campus life? Do you feel comfortable with...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take the tours and be selective. They need you as much as you need them. How is the campus life? Do you feel comfortable with the pace of the city or suburbs? Check out the faculty. Become allies with your teachers. If they are professionals in the industry, even better. They have real life experience and wisdom in your field. Look at the job placement ratio. Where the graduates and alumni working? The school should be proud of this and have it displayed. Are they networking with other industry professionals? Do they have portfolio reviews or job fairs from well respected companies? Your goal is to get paid for your hard work here. Focus on your priorities. Set realistic goals. Put school before partying. Stay healthy. Workout and try to eat right. Have hobbies outside the classroom to help you decompress. Prove yourself. Ask questions. A ton of them. Take chances. If you fail, don't regret it but learn from it. You live once and your wont get these years back. Be open minded and don't be afraid of new ideas. Being talented and humble will get you far. Smile.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I would have known it was going to take longer than the 4 year program they had outlined. I went way over my head in loans to attend this school.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing is the administrative department. They treat you like a dollar sign and only want your money. There is no grace when it comes to dealing with this department.

Shana
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My schools unique in that it fosters your creativity and animation beyond any other programs in schools I have seen. They act...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

My schools unique in that it fosters your creativity and animation beyond any other programs in schools I have seen. They actually want to see you think outside the box, they want to see new and inventive ideas and support them fully.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that no matter what college you choose take a least a one week trip there before hand to get a handle on the environment as well as the economic status. This will give you a better understanding of the financial burden that will be coming as well as the speed of the environment in which you will be learning. Everything is about experiencing things for the first time, but it can be overwhelming. Its always best to scout out a situation before you buy into it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had the understanding of what the economic situation was so that I would have been able to better plan for the expenses I was taking on a daily basis.

Russell
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't throw yourself into a major just because you think it will make money in the end. You'll just end up transferring to s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't throw yourself into a major just because you think it will make money in the end. You'll just end up transferring to something you actually like? so try finding pre-college experiences so you can do the experimentation before heading to college? and then go to a school that offeres the best programs for what you really have a passion for.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

We don't really have a student union. Sometimes it can be hard to meet new people. A lot of the time your social life will suffer because of the intensity of this school. You can't come here thinking you're going to experiment around trying to find out what you're going to do with your life ? because majors start right up with important information, and credits don't really transfer between majors.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Artistic people who really have a strong sense of what they want to do with their life. You have to have a strong passion for your major. This is not the place to float around finding out what you want to do. You have to be very competitive.

Molly
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Easy to get in, hard to get out (graduate) if you aren't willing to work hard.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Easy to get in, hard to get out (graduate) if you aren't willing to work hard.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't think that just because there is open admission that this is an easy school. Expect dozens of all nighters and lots of hard work. If you slack off or if you don't go to class you will fail.

Juliana
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Academy of Art University offer students the opportunity to learn from teachers who are actively working in their fields of e...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Academy of Art University offer students the opportunity to learn from teachers who are actively working in their fields of expertise. This Fact makes the Academy of Art a unique school compared to others. It is interesting to see how the school staff worries and work towards the professional realization of every single student how atends the Academy. They treat you as the person you are and not just another number, and this is exactly what makes this school one of the best and more wanted designs schools in the United States.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advise would be to find the school of your dreams. Do not hesitate because of distance, money or anything else. You go to school following a dream and nothing should be on your way between you and your goals. Find a school that meets your requirements such as education level, social life, career orientation, or whatever it is that you are looking for. Have different options and compare them, visit the schools, talk to teachers, advisors and current students before you make your final decision. And rememeber, you are looking for a school that can provide you with absolutely everything you need to make your professional dreams and goals a reality, so take your time and choose right.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who is not capable of having a good time and enjoying school should not attend the Academy. Someone who wants to go through school depending on everyone to succeed should not Attend the academy either. People who are use to cheating and who do not respect their teachers, classmates and their own time and effort should not attend the Academy. In general anyone can attend and succeed at the Academy of Art University as long as you take your schooling very seriously because there is not room for irresponsability and lazyness here.

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  • $21,252
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