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San Francisco, CA
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Tuition
$18,650
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Reviews 1462 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Sophomore

Student Body: I'm an online student so my view of the student body is a little different. It does seem fairly diverse. People have been very friendly and willing to communicate.

2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: Tuition is very expensive and they like to tack on quite a few fees. I did receive a good deal of financial aid however and they have payment plans which is nice.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I've had a lot of help from professors and advisors in this school. It is heavily based in money, it's expensive and I've heard complaints of saying the teachers don't care. So far, I've had not had this experience. Everyone has been very helpful. Their online system is great. It's very efficient and organized unlike other schools I've attended. I've learned so much already too. Really the only downside to the school is the money.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Online courses aren't for everyone. Sometimes physically seeing or interacting with people or artwork helps a person understand what needs to be fixed or corrected in order to create a better product.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Every teacher is going to be different, some of them make an effort to come to you, some of them you have to push your way through to grab a hold of them. All of them know what they're talking about though. There are very few instructors that haven't worked in their respective fields with big names. Each and every one is going to grade you fairly and, as you move on, according to industry standards. It's really a great place to be if you intend to really get out and do something.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: My school is not the best school in the world. However, if I didn't go online, I couldn't go to school at all, so this is how it works for me. It's a matter of making the most of what's available.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The biggest downside of my school is that they don't offer much by way of financial assistance, and the tuition is so high that I can't afford to go full time year round. Also, I can't afford my supplies. I'm a single parent with four children---it would be nice to feel like there was some extra support going on.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Online Courses: The university is not very progressive about making the online experience interactive. It could really use a revamping, as the peer to peer and prof/student interactions are limited to message boards. Very 1995.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: Some classes are very useful, while others seem repetitive and not so full of knowledge. For example, if you take the first class in a series, and take the second class. The second class leans heavily toward repeating everything over again more than progressing on what you learned in the first class.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I'm an online student, and every week assignments are due, but its up to me when I work on them during the week.

College Sophomore

Student Body: I am an online student so my interactions are only with other online students. I've never met anyone with a bad attitude. Everyone seems to have the same attitude and excitement for learning.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The fashion merchandising program is supposed to be one of the best in the country, I just wish the school had a more selective entrance policy. It can be extremely frustrating to constantly be working around students who don't care or don't deserve to be there.

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They really need to offer more financial aid for students as private school is expensive. The financial aid department is nice and helpful.

4 College Senior

Online Courses: The online program is one of the very best. there's always room for improvements.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: I am studying Fashion Design and around the Bay Area, it seemed to be the only school that is accredited and will give you a chance to be featured in the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week if you are in the Masters Program.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: Because the Academy of Art University is located in San Francisco, the diversity from the city is amazing. We have students from all over the world here at this school. However, with such diversity, there are often a language barrier and some students seems to be there because they just want to be away from home. The Fashion Department always seemed more like a run-way show than it is a campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: There are many buildings that belong to the Academy and each serve its purpose. There are places students can go and hang out in between classes, a gym, and a library on the 6th floor at 180 New Montgomery so students can go to get their work done.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The computer network at the Academy is good, depending on which building you are at. Because there are so many campuses and different departments, it is fair to say it's different at all the locations. There are computers for use at each campus but it is solely used to check the bus schedule.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: As an online student, I can not say anything about o campus. The resources for online are much better than I expected and very useful.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The flexibility of the classes is great. It is what attracted me to the school originally. I am an online student and the instructors are quick to respond.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: The classes are exciting and very informative. The professors are great, and always will to help and understand your situation. Depends on the class the workload can be a lot sometimes, but the classes are great. You get to me other students from different cultures and countries. A very rewarding experience.

5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I take my classes online which allows me to work as well. There is not a lot of interaction since it's done from the computer, but I still learn so much and connect well with my professors. If you can focus and keep up with reading the assignments, participate in discussions with classmates, and turning in your classwork on time, then online classes are for you!

4 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: While the cost per unit is expensive, the insights, recommendations, and the benefit of the instructors' real world experiences makes it well worth the cost. So far, those I have met are professional, knowledgeable, and very generous with their expertise.

5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: Everything I have done at the Academy of Art is a decision of my own! The fault is all my own as I choose to experience, learn, and realize my own needs as I, and I alone wish to build a dream.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I am a Fine Arts major, and my classes are what I expected them to be so far. All the classes I am taking now support and give me knowledge related to my major. The workload for a Fine Arts major here is intensive but not overwhelming.

2 people found this useful Report
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