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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The number of courses offered is very limited. You will always make your schedule around the school's schedule. The quality of the course always depends on the professor and like many other schools, there are good professors and there are mediocre professors. Most professors in my field of study where pretty good and knew their stuff. Class sizes are ok with usually about 15 students or so.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: When the school became a for-profit school I feel like the quality of everything went down. When I applied they required a portfolio and they reviewed it and accepted me. It feels like now they just let anyone in whether or not they show any prospect in their field; they will let you in as long as they can sign you up for loans or your parents pay for your school. This has created a large portion of the student body to not be fit to be in the program they are in. I sat in many art classes where 70 percent of the students did not show that they had any artistic talent whatsoever; this let to a lower standard of teaching and held back those students who were there to learn. Most of the student body is made of in-mature kids whom all they do is play video games, card games, etc and barely practice their craft. That is sad because many of these students have their schooling paid by their parents and this is clear when you see the school tours with a bunch of parents. I am not claiming to be the best in my field, but anyone could see that most of the work produced by the students in-class was mediocre. I wished the professors didn't go so easy on these students because it's just sad to see them graduate with mediocre portfolio's which will not lead them to a career. Many of these kids just have the illusion that the piece of paper itself will land them a job when that is far from truth.

Prospects of employment will vary depending on the type of student you were, if you never practiced your craft outside of class I doubt your prospects are any good as you will rely on the piece of paper alone. I did learn many things while in school, but I knew there was always more I could learn that the professors did not get to teach because of time. I graduated with what I felt was a good portfolio and a good amount of knowledge that I could use in the industry. I was able to get a job in my field within a month and a half of graduating.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I was able to find a cheaper place than student housing where I didn't need to share a room so I consider the out of student housing options to be pretty good.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There really aren't that many places to have lunch or dinner outside of school besides the normal fast food places.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Most people in administration are ok.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: The school only offers two scholarships, one of which is only available for high school students coming in. The scholarship I received was pretty good, but then in late 2014 they cut their scholarships in half so I had to pay with student loans. The school will obviously push students to get student loans to pay for school, this is business for them. The financial aid staff changes almost every semester so you find yourself explaining your aid situation to multiple people every semester.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: This is a tech school so most people are not really the party type. The school hosts a few events such as Halloween events and game jams, but that's it.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The school does not have a cafeteria; they have a small room they call the student launch where students can go eat awful, overpriced, frozen vending machine food. The best option for food was to bring your own food or go out for lunch. The student

launch area was not even a good place to go eat because it was always full of loud students playing games and whatnot. I used to bring my own lunch and eat at the computer labs or library because I found the launch area annoying.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I lived in student housing( which were just apartments that the school was renting to students) for the first semester. The price for housing was a big high if you are a student; when I was there it was about $700 a month in a two bedroom apartment sharing it with 3 other students. You have to share a room with another student and the kitchen, living room areas are also shared with the other students. Whether you like living in student housing will really depend on your roommates; I heard stories of students stuck with people whom they didn't really get along with. Overall, it was ok, but I left the housing option because you can find cheaper options by just renting a room around the area. One thing I didn't like when I left was that they only refunded about $100 dollars of my deposit( which was $500) even though I left everything the exact same way it was when I arrived there. I also lived with very in-mature students who would only play video games all the time.

1 College Junior

Administration: The campus want you to do what they ask or you are kicked out.

1 College Junior

Campus Food: There are no on campus meals

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Welcoming, small campus with personal attention.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Close parking lot, quiet area

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast food, not anything healthy.

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5 College Student

Scholarships: Steven was extremely helpful and always available to answer a question.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I mean, if you want a burger or some other generic fast food, cool.
If you want to sit down at a Denny's or a Denny's look a like, cool.
Anything else, GOOD LUCK.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Really shitty conditions, the "Student Lounge" is always full of teenagers yelling and screaming and watching videos at full blast, blowing up their food in the 2, overused and undercleaned microwaves that the entire campus shares. There are 5 vending machines, one for ice cream, two for sodas, and two for candy and chips, those are THE ONLY food options on campus. We JUST started getting food trucks to roll by on a bi-daily basis.

2 College Sophomore

Technology: They have trouble running multiple programs, the network is super slow and the servers can't handle the capacity

5 College Sophomore

Parking: Literally steps from the door. Always a spot. must be 400+ parking spots and only 300 students and most commute, some bike, others walk.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I mean... c'mon, we're engineers and artists... the Audio guys all stick to themselves, and they're dicks to everyone else. The Artists and the Engineers generally tolerate each other only because they work on game and film projects together. Everyone pretty much sticks with their degree and whatever extra curricular activities they participate in, i.e. Magic club, board game club, pokemon club, Super Smash Bros club, Dungeons and Dragons club, Game Design Club, Game Art Club etc etc etc

1 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You literally can not walk to a bar within a 5 mile radius. Also, it appears that 90% of the students are under 21.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's been great so far, except for that one time when the financial aid office underbudgeted my semester by over a thousand dollars... so yeah, i get to make that up in payments over the next semester... or two -__-

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Hopefully It'll get better once we get a new Campus in Downtown San Jose.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There's enough there to accomodate the 300 students. Art supplies are lacking, computers are slightly older, but the quality of the teachers definitely makes up for it.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For the careers that our students go into, this school is in THE prime location, and has THE definitive reccomendations from professors who have not only worked in, but also paved the way, in their respective fields.

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