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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Research QualityF Research AvailabilityB
Research FundingF Graduate PoliticsF
Errand RunnersA- Degree CompletionC
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessB Education QualityF
Faculty AccessibilityF Useful ResearchC
ExtracurricularsC Success-UnderstandingF
Surrounding CityB+ Social Life/EnvironmentB+
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessB
SafetyA- Campus BeautyC
Campus MaintenanceB University Resource/spendingB
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Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Art & Design Department (This Major's Salary over time)
This is a for profit school only concerned about making money to further the president's real estate empire. The instructors suck and fail to teach you the skills necessary to succeed. They tend to focus on abstract crap and the courses lack practical application. In fact, may of the instructors don't even really know how to use the programs they are supposed to be teaching you. I had instructors admit I knew more than they did. That is pretty sad. The alumni job office also is totally unhelpful. They have no connections like they advertise, unless you call minimum wage or internships jobs connections. RUN FAR FROM THIS SCHOOL. IT IS A TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. GO TO A STATE SCHOOL AND SAVE YOUR MONEY. At AAC, they pay the teachers about $30/hr for class time but don't pay for preparation time. You pay over $1500 per class. Does this add up correctly? The pay differential demonstrates how the quality of education is lacking, but the president of the school chooses to profit from her unsuspecting students. Good designers make more than $30/hr easy, take it from experience. If you are in school, transfer please. You can find more affordable and practical education at San Francisco State. When applying for jobs, AAC does not make you look good, it only makes you look like a rich fool, buying your education. I hope my critique was helpful. I have no ill will toward the school, I just want to be honest.
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