San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University


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Recent Reviews

Jason
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Academy of Art University is average. For those wanting to go there, my advice through experience is ma...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of Academy of Art University is average. For those wanting to go there, my advice through experience is make sure you apply for financial aid and cal-grant. Also, find a job if possible before going there because, my mother had to apply for parent plus loan because financial did not cover everything; school housing, tuition, fees, class material, housing food. Also, using left over money from financial aid for other stuff/emergency. I was ineligible for work study grant because parent plus loan covered it. If you want to go there on campus I advise finding cheap housing with rooming a peer or school mate going there, (be safe with unknown people) or if you know someone who lives in San Francisco. Some school housing REQUIRES food meal plan. I HATE this because I spend $2400 for 2 semesters or $4800 for 1 year (A semester equals about 4-5 months). I could have saved a lot of money if not for a requirement. There is no refunds or partial refunds if you barely eat the required housing meal plans that some housing requires students to have. Another advice is to stay at home and take online course and work somewhere close to save a lot of time and money for a year to get your plan together and see when go onsite campus if on campus or home would be a preferred choice. For me I took online classes at home for summer semester, then went to school for fall and spring semesters onsite campus. I decided to go back home and take online courses to save time and money.

Johanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The instructors are inspiring, they work in the field, and you learn a lot in a short time. It's a very competitive school, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The instructors are inspiring, they work in the field, and you learn a lot in a short time. It's a very competitive school, but you learn from it which is good. Overall I think it's a good university. The class size and talent varies, but you can take classes whether you are a newbie or have some previous experience.

Dena
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school, however I only attend online classes. I love that I could (if I would like to) get my Master's all online ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school, however I only attend online classes. I love that I could (if I would like to) get my Master's all online through AAU.

Jennifer
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently a online student so some of the questions were difficult to answer. Despite that, the online platform, profe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently a online student so some of the questions were difficult to answer. Despite that, the online platform, professor and staff have always helped in helping me feel like a student even though I do not attend the campus. Support is always at hand any resources sometimes run around the clock so it helps when studying those late night. So far a great experience.

Natalie
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AAU is just what I needed to go from no hope for career prospects to landing a job in the animation industry. I'll always rem...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

AAU is just what I needed to go from no hope for career prospects to landing a job in the animation industry. I'll always remember the day I took the campus tour as it was one of my first days in California and one of the most impactful. Seeing all of the resources and talent available on campus convinced me that I'd find a career here. I am a sophmore and attending online with plans to do two years on-campus. Most, but not all, of my classes have been taught by exceptional professors that really make me trust that they are experts in their field. I heard some skepticism about AAU's online program, but I have not been too let down by the system. The student discussions are not really encouraged as much as I thought they would but one-on-one feedback is just as useful as it would be in-person.

Sara
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At the Academy the instructors know one-hundred percent what they are talking about. They don't waste their and your own time...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At the Academy the instructors know one-hundred percent what they are talking about. They don't waste their and your own time on topics that won't give you a well-rounded education. Putting in effort is a great part of it. Students here must care to succeed and complete the work. The instructors are there to guide you but not to hold your hand.It is definitely a school I would recommend for students interested in true artistry.

Tiffani
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The Academy is a great school, the students are cool, the professors are fun and reasonable. The prices are extremely high, a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy is a great school, the students are cool, the professors are fun and reasonable. The prices are extremely high, as any private school is, but they really try to make it worth your while. My classmates come from all over the world, from 18 to 47, age doesn't matter here. All events are exciting and worth a visit.

Tibor
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The world needs creative people and educated in that matter, creative thinking is very important for development. I am a stud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The world needs creative people and educated in that matter, creative thinking is very important for development. I am a student and I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina and I go to academy of arts often as I can , but my financial situation doesnt allow me to fulfill all my student obligations on time. Art colleges are wonderful places, you get to meet great people and in all of us there is potential greatness. Only needs to be encouraged. If I had a scholarship even a 100$ minimum per month , I would be able to improve.

Zanna
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The Academy of Art University has a beautiful campus with lots to do and a lot of creative people to meet! The students value...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy of Art University has a beautiful campus with lots to do and a lot of creative people to meet! The students value each others art and passion. The teachers and staff are always there to help. They are very attentive and make sure the students are on the right path to their dreams. I love how the teachers are still working in their chosen careers; while teaching students how to exceed in the same chosen professions. I couldn't imagine a better art school. I've waited my entire life to achieve my dreams and this school is what's going to change my dreams, into a reality.

prince
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Its a lovely school set in a wonderful city. A city that is so diverse and offers a a lot of inspiration to the creative min...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a lovely school set in a wonderful city. A city that is so diverse and offers a a lot of inspiration to the creative mind. The Dorms are nice. The faculty are amazing and very help full to the students.

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