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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityF
Useful SchoolworkD Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessF Creativity/ InnovationD
Individual ValueF University Resource UseF
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyC+ FriendlinessC-
Campus MaintenanceC+ Social LifeB+
Surrounding CityA Extra CurricularsA-
SafetyD
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Broken Spirit, Violent

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

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He cares more about Academic Success than the average student.
Date: Sep 26 2004
Major: Interior Design (This Major's Salary over time)
AAU is a CROCK. They are just a diploma mill seeking unsuspecting aspiring artists to fork over their money for a "diploma".

I have gone here for over 2 years and the MAJORITY of the teachers are idiots. There are a handful of intelligent and helpful teachers but most are just out of work artists seeking someone to pay them until the can find a job in their field again.

I mean, a CLUE should have been their "open" admissions policy. ANYONE can go here, regardless of their past. I had a pretty good academic record so I could have gone elsewhere but this was the best option at the time in terms of convenience. However, I am immediately transferring to a REAL University next semester.

I have had MANY conversations with advisors and higher-ups about the pitiful apathetic teachers and their lack of knowlege. I have often known MUCH more about certain courses than the teacher teaching it! Also, to the advisors you're mostly just a number, not a person. I have done everything I can to make positive changes by complaining the entire time I've been there but they have not heard my, or MANY MANY MANY other student's cries for help and anger at paying $13000 per year for a crappy education.

Sure I could stay here, breeze through and get a worthless diploma when I graduate with a portfolio that has no soul. But what good is a diploma from such a lowly respected institution and one in which you don't LEARN much at ALL. What you learn is up to YOU, as in in college but here you practically have to buy Barnes and Noble's book section on Design in order to supplement the lacking education you get from these "teachers"

RUN FAR FAR AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL. I thought I made a great choice but you will SOON realize that it's all a LIE.

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commentI used taught there for quite a long time. You are absolutely correct! It's even worse than what you have stated. What goes on behind the scenes is down right criminal. Stay away from this "university".
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