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The Academy of Art University

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Date: Sep 30 2010
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
I would advise against this school.
They are for profit to the extreme. I wasted alot of my time and money to try to attend but I got screwed over once I got there.

I sent in all my tax information before flying out there and once I got there all the housing was taken so I got stuck in a hotel. Basically, they told me I would be stuck in the hotel for a weekend - a few days later I got a letter saying I would be stuck in the hotel for a few months.

What I think they do is just take every application and let all these students arrive. There were over 30 other students stuck at this hotel. Once a student with housing drops then they can start moving in the extras.

It gets worse. After talking to financial aid over the phone and through email they told me everything was fine loan/money-wise. Once I got there they told me I had to come with 17,000 through one of their private lenders. I looked for other places that offer loans there and most of them build interest while you are in school. The icing on the cake is on the first day of class you cannot get a refund on anything - housing/tuition ect. - you are locked in these horrible loans.

There was an orientation event where they were trying to sell their sports team alot. It was like a pep rally - they had a speaker that was so arrogant and full of himself, apparently he was a former student who become a artist. All he did was boast about how much better he was then every one else.

My advice, if you are extremely rich and like to pay for a school that wraps itself up in a cute ass little fashion to look like an art school - then maybe this is for you.

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