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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityD+
Useful SchoolworkB- Excess CompetitionC+
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationB+
Individual ValueF University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA FriendlinessC+
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeC-
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsB
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Arrogant, Broken Spirit, Violent, Snooty, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Feb 01 2010
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
I will admit, 70% of the instructors are great. But 30% of faulty instructors is too high of a rate for 2 reasons.

1. The University highers instructors with a BA being the minimum requirement. (I've seen postings on

2. The amount of money the University charges is too high considering we don't have qualified "teachers."

I Have witnessed instructors harass, & discriminate, and I have witnessed instructors with such compassion, & constructive criticism.

Besides instructors, the Faculty at AAU is AWFUL!!!! If you ever find yourself caught up in the politics of AAU, make sure you DOCUMENT EVERYTHING!!!! Record, follow up letters stating facts, have witnesses… for EVERYTHING!!!!

You see, AAU thinks they are above the law. I personally feel since President Elisa Stephens has been born into billions, she feels the university needs to be run by spoiled brats, and mafia-like idiots.

The accreditation they hold by WASC is great tho! It's the same accreditation as any other California University… and can easily transfer to Universities like Boston's Northeastern University (which I did to avoid corrupt AAU.)

To succeed at AAU, you should be driven and disciplined.. do not rely on educational growth, and learning from experience… there is NO TIME. It's hard work & corruption from your 1st day!

Stay out of the politics of the University, and STAY OUT OF CAMPUS HOUSING!! Campus Living Villages is a 3rd party management company that manages the dormitories, due to past problems with the University managing housing.

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