Location
San Diego, CA
Undergrads
1,512
Tuition
$18,748
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
The Art Institutes
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Reviews 184 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: Everyone is really helpful. They make you fee welcome and will try their best to help you and get your questions answered.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am not done at AI yet but I feel that it's the best place I could go in the area. I feel that the GAD teachers make the program what it is. I feel like I should be there and that is important to me.

4 College Junior

Student Body: We are in San Diego, there is a large diversity of students here. I am 30 year old navy vet and my c++ buddy is 19.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are events every month but I am to busy to attend, some are geared towards graduating students. The library is nice and a study spot for all students. Most of us hang out in the student lounge and get coffee and play video games in between classes or on break.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: There is hardly any issue with the computers or wifi.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The school is up to date and has a great feeling about it. All of the students are very creative here. I have made some really great friends here and as the years go by more are added through class experiences. GAD has a small student body and we all get to work along side each other, we soon start to know who is going to work and who is just there.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: There are a few grant issues though its minor. I just think my grant money is held for longer than it should be. 5 weeks is a little long to wait for money when you are a full time student.

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4 College Junior

Career Services: Most of the work is done on your own but there are a few teachers that will help you get a job. This depends if you have done well in their classes and shown you have the knowledge to do the job you want to get.

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5 College Junior

Academic Experience: I can only speak about my degree but the work is challenging and rewarding. Most of my teachers are industry professionals that work for Sony online entertainment and Disney interactive. Though I enjoy my classes and going to school this is job and hard work. You will not be hand feed everything and I think that is the best way to learn. Going out of your way to throw something into a project that your professor didn't ask for while giving everything they did really pays off. You start to gain a reputation as a person who doesn't mind doing extra to please their employer. Game development is a small world and you truly start your professional reputation at school as like i said before most of my teachers work at the many game studios around the area. So if you do good in their class they have no issue giving you their seal of approval later on.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I have to add the financial service is a little weak, I have to wait a while to get access to my pale grant money. It takes up to 5 weeks to get it directly deposited into my account. I am a full time student and have 3 years to finish my degree via the GI bill so I can't take less to find a job. I just wish their was an easier way.

College Sophomore

Online Courses: never tried the online courses

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: it's great. i work in career services in my school and i know first hand how hard we look for jobs for our recent grads

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: You just have to find them. There are tons of resources, just little knowledge of where they all are

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: never have problem connecting to the campus network. really fast connection speeds

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I haven't had a problem with the flexibility. If a schedule conflict arouse the faculty was good at accommodating me

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: i like the fact that everything is artsy. but i don't like the fact that everything is spread out and not like a traditional campus

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2 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: a lot of the financial people here don't seem like they want to help save you money, rather, it seems like they are just trying to make money for the school. No one seems to know anything about grants, scholarships, or any helpful aid

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3 College Sophomore

Student Body: the student body at my school is really small, especially for my major, audio production. But it's kind of a good thing too, because now i get more one on one time with the teacher

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I attend the art institute of california - san diego as an audio production major. I really like the enviroment here, teacher to student ratio is about 1:3, which is great for classes. Everything is well planned out and everything is explained in alot of detail. No one gets left behind in my classes. The workload is not too major, but it definately takes some time to do, which is to be expected.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: I get to learn from industry leaders like David Cole and Joe Godfrey, both of whom have loads of talent and experience. They relate topics to me in a very down to earth manner. I wouldn't want to be taught by anyone else

5 College Senior

Campus Resources: They have a great student center

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: It is what it is

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: there's always kinks in the system. It's been fine

5 College Senior

Student Body: Everyone is very supportive of each other

College Senior

Online Courses: I take classes at the school

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