Location
Schaumburg, IL
Undergrads
947
Tuition
$17,688
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
The Art Institutes
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Reviews 172 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love all the classes I have taken at my school. All the instructors have been great and the courses were fun and informative. I have seen my skills increase tremendously. The administration is what really sways my overall experience towards the school. I do not like the way the school is run and I don't think they are very helpful. I would not choose this school again to the poor experience with the administration.

1 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The tuition and boarding fees at the school are very high, which was expected in applying to a private institute. I have had major troubles with my financial aid and getting access to it. My financial aid adviser either quit or got fired and I was not notified. I had to find a new financial aid adviser. I have been charged fees from resources that I have no idea what were for. I have trouble getting answers to my questions.

3 College Junior

Career Services: I have not used any of these services at the school.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I have had a lot of trouble with my classes due to my commute to the school being so long. The school worked around my schedule perfectly to where it fit my schedule. The administrators don't offer much flexibility with picking out classes.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The library is quite small because it offers books strictly related to the majors offered at AI but they are good references. There are many different activities offered but the timing of the activities aren't completely student friendly.

5 College Junior

Campus Resources: Since many of the majors are computer based, the school has a great computer network. It offers both PC's and Mac's to choose liking preference. Everything is up to date and must be top quality because of the degrees offered.

4 College Junior

Student Body: There are a variety of students at AI. Because the school is strictly art majors, you see people from every ethnic background, economic status, religion, etc. The school has a strict policy on it's acceptance so everyone there is very accepting.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: I have loved all the classes I have taken at the Art Institute but I have had a problem with the administration the entire time I have been there. I do not have easy access to financial aid help or getting any questions answered. I have been switched to 3 different advisers in the course of a year because 2 of them who formerly worked there either quit or got fired. My financial aid adviser also either quit or got fired. I do however love the facilities, the program, the curriculum, the classwork, the teachers, and all the opportunities AI offers.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I have loved all of my instructors at The Art Institute because they are all so informed about the subjects they are teaching. All of the instructors at AI have worked in the major that they are teaching classes for. Some of the workload is excessive but it is worth the work for how the projects turn out. All of the classes are relative to your specific major including all the Gen eds.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I really enjoy taking online classes because my campus is over an hour and a half drive from my house. I think I am still getting most of what I would get in a typical classroom. The downside of taking the online courses through The Art Institute is that I can not always ask extra questions or get one on one help since I am not in the same room as the instructor. The workload for the classes is a little much if you are also taking on campus courses because the online courses are accelerated to half the time of a typical class.

3 College Student

Facilities: Its in a plain office building and there is no campus grounds unless you count a parking lot as one. The only thing good about the mandatory hour break is that I can walk to panera next dooe and relax

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4 College Student

Campus Resources: Computers and programs are great. Though the internet/network likes to stop working with so many students at once during an important time when they need it the most

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Campus Resources: This school has the ability to give its students the reaources they need to succeed

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Academic Flexibility: School only cares about money. It's so expensive yet we go to a work building and only have the first five floors. Now it will only be 4 floors since we are losing the fifth. For a school so small and no extra curicular activities wheres all that money going? Plus the teachers. They try and push you past your limits to build you into a better person for your career but they have it in their head that their class is the only thing in life. They dont take in the fact some if not all of the srudents work, some have family to take care of, and have a social life with friends.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: If my major was introduced much earlier, things would be much smoother and easier.

College Junior

Online Courses: I have never taken an online course at this school.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: The library is pretty good, and the campus activities are interesting, I just wish there was somewhere to hang out outside, besides where the smokers go.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: The computer labs are fantastic, there are computers with all the programs every student needs for every single student in the college.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Facilities: Its close to Woodfield Mall, and many other stores that are necessary for getting supplies and getting away from the school between classes.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Student Body: Some of the students are very loud and obnoxious, as well as smelly, to the point were I dread going into the lounge to look at the bulletin board or use the vending machine. At least there's one other area besides the library where I can work and quietly socialize without an awkward intrusion of conversation or the asking of an awkward hug.

2 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid and scholarship opportunities are extremely minimal. I have to really go out of my own way to find any kind of scholarship to help pay for school.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The teachers are wonderful, they really do try their best to make sure you understand the work that is expected of you, and push you to reach your own aspirations in your work. As well as making the classwork to become potential portfolio material.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academic Experience: Registration is super easy and quick. They're able to tell you exactly what and why you need it, doing their best to work the class schedule to make it work for you. Most of the professors understand that we have other classes that demand heavy work from the students and give an appropriate deadline for projects, and are always willing to give an extension when explained well enough/have a good reason (entire class asks for more time, or a particularly busy weekend at work).

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Some classes are at really odd times, like on Wednesday at 6pm to 10pm and then on Saturday 1pm to 3pm. That's kind of a topsy turvy schedule and gets right in the middle of my job schedule, making me sacrifice my work hours to get to class.

3 College Junior

Career Services: They do their best to work with you, there's usually only one person in the office, and they are closed at 5pm. It would be more helpful for student to be able to have better access to the offices after 5pm.

1 person found this useful Report
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