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The Academy of Art University

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Educational QualityB Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkC Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessB Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyF FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceF Social LifeC
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsC
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Date: Sep 15 2014
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
#academyofartuniversity: This "school" is really like the walmart of educational institutions. Greedy and profit-based. Everyone on the top is out to make a buck and the students get the short end of the stick.

You can go to a proper art school in san francisco like #californiacollegeofthearts or #sfai for the same price and get a first-class education. Most of the students do really good work but they are foreign and they do not realize that having a degree from AAU is like having a law degree from an online correspondence course. Yes, you technically have the degree, but it will not get you anywhere.

Most legitimate art schools screen their prospective students in based on their portfolios. AAU does not. It is a free-for-all where anyone who can write out a check is a future art student. You should know that you have the skills and background to be a good art student before you commit to paying all of that money.

Some students do not speak english well enough to understand the coursework and then have to take courses again

Instructors here have to teach a lot of courses each semester so they can not give their best, even though most of them are genuinely decent people.

The president lives in a penthouse in Nob Hill that gets featured in design magazines while most of her employees are struggling to make ends meet. They ride the bus and muni to get to work while she houses priceless antique cars all over the city. The disparity is sometimes too much to take.

Do yourselves a favor and apply for the other great schools in SF.

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