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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Research Quality- Research Availability-
Research Funding- Graduate Politics-
Errand Runners- Degree Completion-
Alternative pay [ta/gsi]F Sufficient PayF
CompetitivenessC Education QualityC+
Faculty AccessibilityC- Useful ResearchC-
ExtracurricularsC- Success-UnderstandingC+
Surrounding CityA- Social Life/EnvironmentC
"Individual" treatmentF FriendlinessC-
SafetyD- Campus BeautyB
Campus MaintenanceB- University Resource/spendingC-
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Afraid, Broken Spirit, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about "Individual" treatment than the average student.
Date: Dec 31 1969
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
I've attended the academy for years and have spent time in a few departments. I have to say, it's true what other's say about students being a number and more importantly, a dollar sign. Like most educations, it's what you make of it. I worked hard, but most of my greatest learning has been done outside of the Academy. I got the feeling in the Fine Art department that the instructors really didn't expect much from the students. I've overheard teachers making inappropriate comments about students private life, which is completely uncalled for.

After completing most of my BFA, I felt hopeless because of the amount of debt I had and struggled through to finish. It was a horrible experience, though I graduated with honors. After finishing I fought to get my work together and my skill level up (outside of AAU).

Just recently I got word (from an instructor) that my personal life was a topic of discussion in a FA meeting at the academy. I guess things haven't changed much. I feel sad for a lot of the faculty there. I hope they can try to be better people.

I try not to mention that I went to AAU and will never endorse the Academy in my professional life. I have affiliations with other learning institutions that I can proudly claim.

For those of you that are still in your degree there, work hard and focus on standards that are in your field - not your class, grades don't matter. Good luck.

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