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Reviews 101 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: You kind of have the plan your life around your classes. Its either work and sleep or school and no sleep. That is for full time students.

3 College Sophomore

Online Courses: The online classes are cool its just sometimes you forget that you have classes even if you are on the internet already, easier to be distracted.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For starters most of the animation teachers here have some type of expirence working with the disney studios. They tel you that the real struggle and what expirence they've gained from it. And they encourage all us younglings to be a better animation person than they were. "You'll have a full toolbox by the time you graduate. And some people won't know that you do."

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Almost every week they have job fairs based on majors offered and what places need people.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Considering that there are many animation studios out there in San Fransisco its super cool. Everyday is a learning day and you can see where the great's of the greats came to learn and see how far and long it took them to animate for big companies such as PIXAR and DISNEY

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really feel as if I can thrive as a person. The teachers truely care about our learning and take their time when explaining things. I love that everyone including upper class man and incoming freshmen have equal opportunities. No one is singeled out and you can really focus because the school is mainly a hands on learning place.

3 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I haven't done anything yet but just learn about the system and the programs for using with animation

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is okay so far. One problem is their financial aid officers. It seems they are heavily flustered and confused. They the process really complicated and hard to understand until they break it down. Sometimes it seems like they don't understand what one says. Some officers mix up the words. Communications is needed. Other parts the school is good.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: So far im loving my expierence.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Resources: Not exactly the best when it comes to resources since there is no athletic center but the library is good, student center is great, and the campus activities are fun.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: I love my school. The teachers are great, but the furniture is very bad.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Classes are good some of the academic advisers need more training

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4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: it's in a convenient location, but getting there all the way from stockton is a hassle.

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4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I haven't taken any online courses with this college yet.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: We have a small campus between two buildings in UN Plaza in San Francisco. Both buildings serve a variety of students in different majors, though one serves mostly computer/graphic design type students and the other serves mostly those students who work with tangible items such as food, fabrics, art supplies, etc.

AI doesn't have sports available but there are clubs. Our Student Affairs department is very active in planning activities for students outside of class. The library is well-stocked. We have two lounges for students' use, one in the basement of one of the buildings. Both are furnished with couches, tables, chairs, microwaves, vending machines, and more.

As for campus aesthetics, well, it's in UN Plaza. On the one hand, it's a historical site and that's neat. On the other hand, it's UN Plaza. If you know anything about that location, you know what I'm talking about. If not...just do a search for San Francisco UN Plaza and look at some pics. Some will give you a clue as to what I'm referring to.

Overall, though, this school is more than satisfactory thus far.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The computer labs at my school are really good. It's the network reliability that's iffy this quarter. It's my second quarter and I have heard other students and instructors discussing the network being down quite often. Last quarter, it seemed to be pretty reliable. Not so much this quarter.

If you live near campus, you don't necessarily need a personal computer and printer. Each computer lab is equipped with printers and scanners and all labs are accessible to students, even if there's a class in there, so long as there are stations available and you're quiet while the class is in session. If you do not live near campus, however, it's best that you have your own computer at home and if you're in a media program such as Visual and Game Programming, Game Art and Design or similar majors be certain you have a computer fast enough to run the software needed for these majors (Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Illustrator, among others).

3 College Student

Student Body: It depends on the group of people you are working with because everyone is so diverse.

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4 College Student

Career Services: Its Seems great, they help you find a job after you graduate which helps alot because being an art student can be hard because of all the competitive energy that go with it.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: One of the specific reasons I chose this school was because the curriculum offers a mix of 2D and 3D animation. The 2D lab is nice and has plenty of space. I also currently have a rewarding internship that gives me practice with the animation production pipeline and working within a team.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: The teachers are invested in the students. I've received a lot of attention and feedback both in class and talking to them afterward or during office hours. There are tutors available for my specific major in the Tutor room, and free life model sessions offered. The workload is intense due to the quarter system, especially since I'm taking fulltime units that are mostly the art classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: Honestly, the online resources and library are seriously underused by students. Sadly, there is no athletic center. There are interesting and varied campus activities, and I just wish I could go to a lot more of them since I have a huge commute. They could advertise many of them better, however. The poster-posting is erratic and often last-minute.

4 College Junior

Campus Resources: There are enough labs and computers on campus that you can nearly always find a space to work. During certain hours, commonly used rooms like the library and open lab can fill up, but there's always somewhere. Most teachers are fine with letting students use a spare computer during their class.
The color printing store can take a while to use, so you want to leave spare time if you must use it. The student printing is essentially free, and copy cards are actually unnecessary if you just scan something in. You don't need to bring a laptop to school at all, and you can get away with not having a computer if you live within the city. If you commute, however, you really should have your own supplies since BART fare adds up.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I'm able to talk to the head of my major when I have scheduling difficulties. I'm able to get my classes together on a few days to reduce the amount of time and expense commuting in. Nearly all of my general ed is complete, so I am taking almost entirely lab classes. Classes are very easy to get into. It's been remarkably convenient, actually, I've had almost no problems.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel I have received so much encouragement and advice from my teachers. They are invested in their students and happy to give advice and feedback. They encourage while keeping me anchored in reality. I feel I can succeed in my career, and that I am receiving a lot of help and direction. I love being at school, and I love doing my homework (even when it's difficult). The school is also at a hub of public transit in San Francisco, so I can commute there without needing a car.

3 College Junior

Student Body: The student body varies. There are some extremely talented, hardworking people. There are also a lot of students who are right out of high school and blow off classes, and even more who have been in part-time limbo for years. It was a depressing reality check when I first arrived. There are also a few blow-hards who talk a big game but have nothing to back it up (or worse, will try to mooch off you). If you seek out the right people, you'll be fine, but you have to make sure you keep yourself focused.

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