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The Academy of Art University

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Alumni Salary over Time

The Academy of Art University Salary over time


$43,469Starting Annual Salary
$55,29710 Year Annual Salary

Said that contributed

15.79%75-100% to their career success
26.32%50-75% to their career success
10.53%25-50% to their career success
47.37%0-25% to their career success

Had the employment status

21.05%Self Employed
0.00%Top Management
31.58%White Collar workers
5.26%Pink Collar workers
10.53%Blue Collar workers
0.00%Entry Level employees
57.89%Are satisfied with their current job.
57.89%Said things are generally going well.
47.37%Are still in the field they majored in in college.

Reputation & Preparedness

Help from Reputation3.3
Preparedness for Real world5.1
Most Frequently mentioned Graduate Jobs
Designer (7), Graphic (6), Artist (6), Freelance (4), Assistant (3),
% went on to Graduate or Professional Ed.

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 Associate Manager
... They also get failing marks in the job placement department, as they were absolutely no help in finding me employment or even prospects (though t...Read full comment
... But it should NEVER cost that much money just to show what you've learned and that you have a lot to offer an employer/client ...Read full comment
... I guesss they feel its easier to help only students who could be potentially helpful to their own career ...Read full comment
... But they count ANY type of employment, even if you sell hot dogs ...Read full comment
... I'm on the fence between negative and neutral, but ultimately when I look at where all the students I worked with and graduated with wound up outs...Read full comment
... Find another school who will actually teach you and help you make the transition to a career ...Read full comment
... You're better off going to a a 2 year college to save some money and transferring to a legitimate school that people in the real world actually c...Read full comment
... They don't have any prominent career recruiting programs like other schools, once you graduate, good luck in finding jobs or internships ...Read full comment
... If you cant handle critique from a teacher and other students, you sure as heck aren't going to make it in a design firm in the real world ...Read full comment
... Yes, it costs money to have an education and to prepare yourself for a career in any industry ...Read full comment
... I decided to change my career path and left the academy and I do think I regret that ...Read full comment
... I decided to change my career path and left the academy and I do think I regret that ...Read full comment
... I am now doing well in my career - thank you school ...Read full comment
... You must be smart and tactful as the school is preparing you for the REAL WORLD, where you may be treated even worse ...Read full comment
... College students need to understand that a college education is not necessarily a guarantee of a successful career ...Read full comment
... I marked that I would attend a different university given the chance not because of the school, but because I've decided to change my career path...Read full comment
... EMPLOYABILITY: Faculty seems very concerned about employability as well as the reputation of their department with employers and will say thin...Read full comment
... Teaching from experience and a real world point of view, so it may seem harsh sometimes when they crit your work, but it's only for your best so ...Read full comment
... It teaches, get a degree, right a resume, make portfolio, and apply apply apply apply apply ...Read full comment
... you're portfolio is basically you're resume, so the harder they grade you, hopefully you'll improve you're work rather than aceept the grade, and...Read full comment
... If you are not at least 90% sure about your career goal, I don't think you should spend so much money and waste your time ...Read full comment
... A lot of the instructors are douches, but they do their job- they prepare you for the real world ...Read full comment
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