Cincinnati, OH
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The Art Institutes
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Reviews 39 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Campus Resources: I would prefer for the school to have sport teams, and a real campus with a cafe'.

3 College Junior

Career Services: They do their best to help us but it doesn't really seem that they bend over backwards to help us. Its basically up to the student to find the work and to get a job, all they do is tell us who's hiring and and encourage us to apply. They also have job fairs here with some jobs that are hiring.

1 College Junior

Facilities: We do not have a cafe to eat so we have to leave school to eat. We are in a office building not to mention that we share with two other companies. We have no campus life, we live in 3 different apartment complex's. The student atmosphere is pretty dull and boring. There's really no excitement here at the school, its more like we come here for school and the school takes our money. It does not really seem like the school cares about its students other than the money they can get out of us.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Well, I am still in my second quarter, so I have yet to delve into my major classes. I have heard great thinigs and from the professors I have met and programs we will be learning, I am confident I will be equipped with the tools I will need to succeed in the film industry. Hopefully it won't all be technology iIreceive in a (pricy) kit, but also a plethora of skills to have at my disposal when I'm looking for work in cinema so I can continue to follow my dreams and also provide for myself.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Given how small our campus is, there just isn't the space to implement a vast library or student center. I wish we had even a small workout facility or basketball court or something to break up the sometimes sterile feeling of the building. They try to spruce it up with colorful painting and features of works created by students; but ultimately, we're wedged in a business building that's not kept very tidy. There are a decent amount of extracurricular groups, most of which seem to be student led from what I've seen. I wish there were more groups overseen by professors like the NIght of One Acts to cultivate collaborative opportunities.

4 College Junior

Student Body: We definitely have a unique blend of students at Ai. Appearances can be deceiving, especially in art school! In general, most students are openminded and we haev a diverse population of LGBT as well as straight folks, athiest/non religious as well as christian or jewish folks, politically savvy versus politically disinterested folks, and mostly what I would call middle-class kids who are trying to make their craft their profession.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm still relatively new to my school, but I get the sense that the professors and administartion are sensitive to your needs because they have been in your shoes; they want to foster your creativity so that art can continue to thrive and make a difference in the world. The small class size and unique student body provide a fantastic arena to try out new ideas and travel outside your comfort zone. Professors are approachable and flexibile with schedules when necessary and the projects do well to test us on new skills. I was a little nervous to go back to school (I had wanted to go to grad school, but did not find a satisfactory degree in the Cincinnati area) and so far I haev not regretted my decision. I can see where my path could lead, and I think Ai will help me get there.

College Junior

Career Services: I have not yet spoken with Career Services, so it doesn't seem prudent to pass judgment just yet.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: I only had to take one online class, and it was a pretty abysmal experience. I felt like assignments weren't communicated well and the grading was inconsistent. In addition, the amount of material was profound and the quizzes did not seem to draw the key concepts as much as random examples scattered throught the text. The subject was Psychology, which I truly enjoy, but the setting seemed rushed and there was little meaningful interaction between students. We mostly seemed to put in the necessary word coutn and move on with our days. That being said, I got an "A" - it was just a dreadful experience getting there.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Well, we don't have an athletic center, the student center and library are quite small, and the campus activities don't particularly interest me most times as a 24-year-old. To be fair, I don't have a multitude of time to dedicate to extracurriculars, but I would like there to be more Video Production (and other majopr-oriented) groups in place already so that the responsibility is less on students to keep activities running.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Obviously, we have some incredible programs available due to the majors offered at Ai; that being said, the printing centers aren't altogether reliable or well-stocked. In general, the internet connection is decent and quick and you really don't need a laptop to complete your assignments if they involve digital material.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I can't explain how much my horizons have already opened up even after just two quarters at Ai. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from Miami University (OH) in 2011 and interned in Los Angeles in Script Development for the Film Industry for a year. I realized my love for cinema late in the game and had to return to Ohio for personal reasons, so I was happy to find a place to cultivate my skills that is truly focused on real world opportunities after graduation. Every teacher I have had thus far has been patient and given us a perception of the importance of craft in whatever professional endeavor we're embarking upon. In addition, the professors know how to allow creavtivity to flourish while maintaining strict guidelines to keep us moving progressively along to glean new skills in their subject. It's been a real delight thus far.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: You are definitely investing in your future big time with the Art Institute. I can understand somewhat the need for higher tuition rates, as it is a privately owned schools and all professors have at least 10 years of experience in their field; however, for folks like me who have already gone to college or are what they call "adult students" it can be a little more difficult to obtain tuition assistance. We also tend to have more obligations, so we are truly choosing to be students to better our lives and others by doing something we are passioante about. I wish tuition assistance was more readily available if we fit the credentials.

3 College Junior

Career Services: The job listings for part time in school jobs are very abundant but not all are accurate in how to apply or when the position is open. As for after you graduate they are very good at helping you get a job within 6 months of graduating and I've heard they are very successful with it.

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3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They help you in any way they can since it is definitely not cheap but I don't get as much financial aid as I would like to. My program is worth every penny and if you are having trouble paying your monthly payment one month they are lenient and will help out as much as they can and even reward students who are able to keep up with their payments and pay them on time for a certain amount of months.

3 College Junior

Student Body: The students are all very creative and for the most part friendly, the only thing I noticed is that students of certain studies or degrees keep to themselves and their fellow students in their program almost to the point where they can be rude to other program students. Not all of them are like that though. Most are very outgoing, expressive and creative.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: My program of Media Arts and Animation takes a lot of time and art skills to accomplish, but as far as the curriculum goes the classes and teachers are there to build up those specific skills for each student and excel at it. As long as you are willing to turn in projects and work hard on them then it is very likely for you to graduate and build up the skills needed for any animator. The workload is manageable most of the time and the facilities and software for Animation and Media are up to date and easily accessible. The only thing is that internships offered directly through my specific school are lacking a lot, but have room to improve and hopefully will.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The professors know what they are doing and can pass on their knowledge in an understandable and professional manner. The workload is manageable, the curriculum teaches you everything you need to know and is set up in an easy way for students to follow and learn all the essential skills needed. The only thing is for registration, being a student with previous college experience I would like to be able to register for classes myself without needed full guided permission and my hand held. It is nice to be able to ask for classes and mostly get them, but I would rather have the freedom to register myself and not need to see or talk to someone every time just so I can register for classes when I know what I need and can easily register rather than have to go through someone else.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The network is speedy and reliable on campus and the computer labs are nice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The library is being re modled. It will soon be much more functional and easier to use. the computer labs are pretty nice too.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: This school has a merit scholarship worth 7000 over the whole that you attend. That helps a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: the admissions staff were very friendly and the financial aid staff was more than willing to work with me on my financial situation. I have yet to see how the school year goes but so far, i am impressed with this school.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: On campus is great. On line is okay. I feel that not all teachers are as committed to the online teachers.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have been satisfied with the service I receive once I know the person. Not all admin staff is friendly. The teachers on campus are great!

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5 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition is very expensive for a single mother working as a temp employee. However, I feel that the financial aid reps I have worked with has been dedicated to see that I get as much money possible.

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