The Art Institute of Portland Summary

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Basic Statistics

Portland, OR
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
88 %
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Average SAT Scores
Not Reported
Average ACT Scores
Not Reported

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AI - Portland Student Reviews

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Despite the headaches by the administration, policies, and cheapening services regarding equipment, supplies, and printing, I feel this school is worth attending. You learn a lot at this school that you don't learn at Portland State University or other colleges and they offer portfolio showings, where hiring managers from top companies such as Laika, Dreamworks, LionsGate, and Disney come to view your work. The teachers try to get to know the students and care about their education and that's what counts in a learning environment, not the administration.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There's no athletic center, which would be a good thing to have since many of us sit one place for a period of time working. However the resources we have are very good, such as the library, financial and student offices, tutoring centers, and computer labs.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: There's no shortage of computer labs, until finals come and the school tries to make tours and take up those labs. The network is more or less pretty good, it slows down during finals and midterms when the whole school is online submitting assignments. But it's otherwise very reliable. We have a print facility where you submit projects and they print it out for a fee, and this system is absolutely terrible. They don't give time and budget to train the students who work at the center, or at the equipment cage for that matter, about the resources or how to use the computer programs for processing requests. Prints are very expensive, come out terribly half the time, and take 24 hours or more for one print now. Just go to office max.

3 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: The school has overpriced vending machines with often nasty tasting or molding goods, there is no on campus coffee option, which is honestly just wrong, and we sit on carpeted wooden boxes for sofas in the student commons. With that said, the school does try to keep everything up to date as far as technology. We use the latest software such as Z-Brush, Maya animation, and the full spectrum of Adobe products. The next thing they should consider replacing is the broken chairs in all of the classrooms.

1 Recent Alumnus

Online Courses: Personally, I need to be in a classroom environment in order to grasp some things. I don't understand learning color theory or any other project based courses online. The last online course I had there was very poor communication between the students and the teacher and incorrect information was posted online, causing me to miss a final and nearly fail the class. I emailed the teacher about it immediately and he didn't get back to me for a week and a half. On campus is just much less stressful and easier to learn, I think.


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