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Reviews 1524 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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College Sophomore

Student Body: I'm not quiet sure what the student body is like at the campus, but as for online, it seems diverse, yet everyone is accepted for their differences.

College Sophomore

Facilities: I am an online student. This allows me an education without having to be at the actual campus, therefore I don't even know what the campus looks like!

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Everything that I am learning, I have expected. I can't wait to keep learning about animation! The classes seem interesting, there are a lot of fun internships out there, but the overall job description is what keeps me motivated.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I am currently arriving at the end of my first semester here. When it came time to register for my next classes, the academic adviser showed me what classes I should expect to take. They had a wide range of classes, but all of them seemed exciting nonetheless.

College Sophomore

Career Services: This is my first semester at the school, I'm not quiet sure how the post-grad services are.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would choose this school again because, although it may be a bit spendy, you have to take into consideration the knowledge you are given, the credibility of the school, and the possibility that you can do it all from your home.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I love being able to review videos and lectures at anytime of the day. I am able to do everything on my own time. The workload feels about the same, and it's at a good pace. The school helps you pick classes and recommends which ones you should be looking at to take next. The teachers usually respond within 12 hours and as far as peer-to-peer interaction, it all depends. You should always try to interact, respond, and critique all peers, although it feels like a fair share don't put in their efforts to interact.

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: The classes are great. Very well organized, easy to navigate online classes, plenty of resources, dependable staff. Accepted enough transfer credits, and some classes I am still able to waive out due to past classes.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Everything that I have encountered has been great. The faculty is friendly and helpful, the classes are well developed and paced, and when you put in for financial aid everything works out great. I have an overall pleasant experience.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The academy has a large library full of whatever you need available for you. There is always something going on at the school and you can join whatever you want. The athletic centers are well made and created so you have multiple people working out at once on great equipment. The general aesthetics of the school tie in tightly with the city of San Francisco. It looks absolutely wonderful and each building has it's own look.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: All I know is that the network is great since it keeps me connected to the classes at highspeed and the technical support is wonderful they will help you right away to get an issue resolved.

5 College Sophomore

Student Body: The student body is amazing. There are so many different students from literally everywhere in the world. Everyone is accepting of one another and incredibly friendly and helpful.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The school has buildings sprawled across the city so you're able to really absorb the city of San Francisco and you can apply it to your work.

5 College Sophomore

Online Courses: The online courses are wonderful. Each module is broken up to an easy to follow format which allows you to retain information easier. You have access to two modules a week, one that you are currently on and one for you to start working ahead. The class modules are straight forward and all of your assignments are at the end with full descriptions. Once you log in you're able to see your classes and on them there are little colored "lights" in red, green, and yellow. Whichever one is next to your course indicates how well you're doing in class. Workload is moderate with two to three assignments for the week (depending on your course). Everything is turned in at a specific discussion topic area and will be labeled specifically for that weeks assignments. You also have general discussion topics that your instructor will post. These discussions make you think about your connections with your classes to the real world. Your professor also participates in these discussions to carry on the educational conversation and point out some things you may have missed. Among the discussions there are three always available. One for the instructors office where you can post your questions about assignments, another named student lounge where you and your classmates can talk about whatever whenever, and last there is the late folder where you turn in your late assignments. Depending on your instructor there could be more.

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4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The price tag on this school is very high but it is worth the information and abilities you learn. I know that my money is going to highly qualified professionals who have actual hands on experience in their respective fields. With financial aid as long as you apply for it correctly and on time you will not have any problems. If your financial aid doesn't cover the full amount and you can't pay the rest out of pocket right away you can sign up with payment plans that will help break up the dollar amount for you so you can pay it over time. Just apply for every scholarship that you see because it is all usable. There is one grant that I know of that the school gives you. It is a $2,000 portfolio grant that is based on your artwork. However, with this grant you do have to enroll for summer courses. It's not too awful. Summer classes are more fast paced but if you're one of those people who wants to attend school year round definitely go for it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience so far has been great. Everyone has been so nice and helpful. The studies are incredible. Plus when I do get the chance to actually visit the school there are so many things to do. The school is sprawled out all across San Francisco so you get the full experience of the city. It's a beautiful city and I wish I could attend in person. The buildings themselves are very stylized. The illustration building I would have been attending classes was built in 1929 and still had one of the old timey crank elevators. Even online the layout is easy to follow and you know what you're supposed to do as soon as you log in. So everything with this school has been incredible.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: It's really great to be a specific major. If you know what you want to do your student advisers will be able to help you faster with what you want to do. Plus with this school you don't need to have generals or any other form of time wasting class. They are all centered around your studies in your chosen field. I am a major in illustration so my classes are heavy in the actual drawing/application sort. Yet even with the load it is easy to get everything done within the allotted time. Since I am also online I get one full week to get my assignments done (I would assume this would be the same in actually physically attending). Your instructors and also the online system itself updates itself and sends out notices to let you know when different lectures are available that will help guide you into the work field and also among the notices you get updates on different internships you can apply for. Recently we had a broadcast about an internship available from Nickelodeon (a kid's cartoon television station). So really all you have to do is look around and pay attention and you'll come across some great tidbits to apply to your field.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The professors are all highly trained in their respective fields and have actually worked within the art community. So they know the ins and outs of the real world and the true applications of what you're learning and they will teach you how to get your work to a professional level. The registration process is easy. You can call in or fill out forms online to get the classes you need. I prefer to call in to my adviser to sign up because they can see the career plan and what the best classes would be next. As far as workload goes it actually isn't too awful. A drawing here, an essay there, it really is based on your own time management skills. If you're a procrastinator you're going to have a hard time (believe me I was one). There are many art programs associated with this school with many different types of medium. From fashion design, to comic book illustration, to interior design, to broadcasting/acting. There are a wide variety of programs that fit just about every artists needs. What I also like about the programs is that they also have them available online. I use the online system and it is great. It's fairly self paced and it has a great monitoring system so you know what your standing is within the classes.

5 College Sophomore

Career Services: This school is the best of the best as far as career paths go. You tell your adviser what you want to do and they will help you find classes that align with it. All of the teachers have been in the professional fields they teach. They know how quickly the market for art changes and how designs and even the tools update and change. Professionalism is a required quality. This school also has ties to large art companies including Pixar, DC comics, and Marvel comics. All those employed at the school is looking out for your best interest and will help you out with your career plans. All you have to do is ask.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: I will retake the survey once I am on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: I would assume that the computer systems on campus are great since you do need good computers to work with in this field of study.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Not on campus so don't know everyone personally

3 College Junior

Career Services: This school was recommended to be by a friend of mine. He suggested it and all his comments about the school were all good. Nothing negative about it but it did cost a lot of money, but which school doesn't?

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: They accepted my schedule that I had requested for although I am doing online.

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