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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA
Academic SuccessA Creativity/ InnovationA+
Individual ValueC University Resource UseC-
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyB FriendlinessA
Campus MaintenanceB- Social LifeC
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:

Quite Bright
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University Resource Use
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She cares more about University Resource Use than the average student.
Date: May 25 2005
Major: Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
I had to leave a comment after seeing all the negativity on here. I'm about to graduate…after 7 YEARS!! I've worked and commuted, and finally it is all over. I have to say, it was an amazing ride. This school is the kind that will accept anyone, but few make it out. If you arent prepared to give 110%, dont even bother. This is a business school, where you need to buck up and put in the extra work that is required if you want a good grade. Most people dont even care about the grades. It's super tough to get an A, you have to go way over and above the minimum required. But it will show in your work. The graphic design department is comprised of many amazing teachers, who aren' t there to tell you what to do and how to do it. Instead, they share what they know and encourage you along in your own explorations. This department is one of the best out of all art schools. The work the University turns out is amazing, most students get great jobs.

I know a lot of whiners, though. They complain that teachers are too harsh, blunt, complacent, require too much work…blah blah blah….shut up. Grow up. 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.

I definitly reccomend this school. I've put in as much as I could, and I'm going to be in debt for a long time. But know what? I am two days from graduation, and already the benefits are opening up for me. I've heard from multiple people not affilitated with the school about how great the Academy porfolios and graduates are. How they seek us out. Many friends of mine who have already graduated already have great jobs. In short (though not really), look at the work being produced from any art school that you're thinking of attending. Visit, browse the halls. The products speak for themselves, not the dropouts who couldnt hack it!

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