The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University

185 reviews
  1. San Diego, CA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A
The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108

The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$26,223/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,394/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,814/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,824/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,552/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,337Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
46%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
18%
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  • Creating tomorrow
    63%
  • Learn. Create. Evoke
    25%
  • Creative atmosphere
    13%

After The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%

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Reviews

185 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    82
  • Average
    46
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    8
The courses are great, they are set up to teach you as many facets of the industry as needed in real life situations. You learn to draw by hand, render by hand as well as computer programming. The professors are great! They are patient, kind, and really care about your success. They allow you to move at your own pace but critique you in a way that helps encourage you and gives you great ideas. Class styles are easy-going, most classes will have no more than about 15 students, so you get plenty of time with the teacher as a class and individually. Each course is set up well as you are working on one project for each class: for example in residential, you are designing a house for a specific client so over the course of the class you are creating concepts, schematics and diagramming, programming, space planning, editing and giving a final presentation of that project. Each class is 11 weeks long and each week a new part of the project is due. Very organized and smooth.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
The Students of Aicasd – We are the school of art geeks and we love to show it. The fashion students are obviously fashion students by just looking at how they dress and carry themselfs. The culinary students proudly wear their white uniforms, while the Game Art and Animation studnets are your typical nerd, in a good way mind you. Even though our appearence seperates us into majors, we dont seperate our selfs from eachother. We are all one student body and together proud to be Ai students! This equally applies to students from different backgrounds. Instead of alienating them, they are the ones with the most friends.
  • College Junior
  • June 12 2010
In the interior design program you get a very broad range of coursework that really is industry relevant. I've learned photoshop, Revit, CAD, In design and other necessary programs. Each class size is small (anywhere from 2-15 students) and is set up as an overall project so you are able to perfect industry related skills by working on one project from beginning to end. There is no one-sided focus, you learn how to design for commercial, residential, hospitality, institutional, etc. The workload can be heavy at times, but mostly due to other classes, (for me personally, distance) and if you're working you really have to set aside time for homework. The curriculum is ever-changing to match changes in the industry and it is set up so that you progress at a good pace. They have a design lab where there are lots of donated samples as well as private computers and a larger printer and scanner just for interior design students. The internship program offers you the opportunity to work in jobs within your field, the only issue is that they mostly have internships in the San Diego area, so if you live outside of there, it can be difficult to get one.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago