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Reviews 657 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: You need to use your resources and not let outside forces base your judgment upon this school. Yes it is expensive. Yes it's a lot of work. However, I have learned so much and have come so far in the short amount of time that I have been at this school. I enjoy it very much and wouldn't change it for the world. Except maybe the lack of a meal plan.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Prospects at the art institute are solid, you are going to get largely, what you put in. The more you work, the more you're going to get out of it.

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4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I was able to transfer all of my core classes as well as several electives and a few random classes from my previous school. After the initial transfer I started taking classes and came to a session where I was signed up to take speech. I had already taken this previously and didn't even realize that it had not been transferred. I talked to my academic counselor and that process was super simple. I filled out a challenge form that consisted of my basic information, the class I was challenging and a description of the class I had previously taken. It was accepted within a day or two and they adjusted my schedule to reflect it. Class order is mostly flexible. If you would rather take one course over another, you have the option. The only caveat is watching out for classes that have prerequisites and not taking a 300 level course when you're in the 100 level year.

3 College Junior

Online Courses: There have been some classes that I would have preferred to take in person because of the particular projects that were required but on average it hasn't been bad at all. I'm a hands on learner in most cases so that is another area for me where certain classes don't fully get across to me because I can't touch and feel what they are talking about. The registration process is easy. The student doesn't really do anything. There are schedulers that set you up with your courses and you essentially hit the accept button when the time comes and you're good to go. If there is something that you would like to take sooner rather than later, than you always have the ability to send a message to your academic counselor to get it on the books. Prof/student relationships are encouraged and outside of classroom contact is sometimes necessary. Peer to peer is minimal aside from the peer reviews that are annoyingly required on every assignment.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses are great and I like the set up for the most part. They are easy to navigate online and everything is ordered in an expected fashion. I don't particularly care for the endless participation/peer reviewing that is required as I don't have much extra time in my daily life so I believe the fact that I'm even in school should be participation enough, but I get it done just the same. There are some classes I've taken that I thought were overloaded with information and should have been broken up into smaller courses. I made these comments to the school so we'll see what they do about it.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: All of my instructors are in the Interior Design field already and have real world experience. They teach from what they do every day at work. Many of the instructors highly suggest things that will help us in the field once we reach that point. An example of this is to visit a trade show and gain insight into the business and to collect contacts before we ever hit the field. Curriculum varies from class to class as far as demand and workload is concerned. Some are relatively easy, others are extremely difficult for a person with a busy life.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a mom of three children under 5 and a homeschooling parent, I'm glad I have the opportunity to go to school at all. Taking classes online is the only way it is possible and Ai has given that to me. I will say that I find some of the participation and "attendance" requirements extremely difficult and demanding. With everything else I have going on, it's hard to just stop what I'm doing to meet these requirements. As much as they'd like to think it is or would like to tell you it is, it really isn't on your own schedule. You have the freedom to choose at what point during the day you sit down to complete your work but that's about the extent of it.

4 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: They do expect you to turn in work on time but you get plenty of time to work on it. With it being on line there is no set time to "go to class".

4 College Senior

Online Courses: With online classes you have flexability. This works out great if you have 3 kids and a full time job.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had 2 professors who have not been the best, but for the most part I have had a great experance.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: They have a buisness class that I am now in. The class is hard but it is there to help you suceed.

4 College Senior

Academic Experience: I am taking the photography classes and I must say they are verry helpfull, and fun.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have been with this school for about 5-6 months now. I'm going for photography. The professors can be demanding but they do seem to care and are willing to work with you if need be. My old councler was great and would call once a week to check on how I was doing. My new councler has not gotten in touch with me but once.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I am proud to say I have learned a lot but also have dealt with a lot. Instructors who didn't listen, had so many advisors, get stupid emails saying "don't forget to log in and it was after that I already did and done assignments. Some instructors were rude and did not care I have to fear about if I will graduate because AIO is very expensive. I am happy to say they helped me get equipment which was amazing and did learn a lot but been dealt again with a lot.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: I love my major. The AI really helps me learn about what I will be seeing the real world. The teachers are great!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I personally love that everything is online. I have the opportunity to do everything at my time and at my rhythm. The only thing that I really don't like is that it is a lonely process. Even though I have contact with my classmates and professors, it is not the same as going to a physical school.

5 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: It has been easy to access my courses on a lunch break at work or I login in the evenings when I get home just like night school but the best part is I'm at home and don't have to worry about finding a parking spot.

4 College Junior

Online Courses: I work full time, but I am still able to get all of my assignments done and turned in on time. I have enjoyed the class discussions it is always interesting to see people's different perspectives on art.

4 College Junior

Career Services: Before finishing up my application I received a list of employers that have hired graduates from AI and I also received proof that AI's interior design program is accredited, which will be important in a few years when I apply to the the NCIDQ exam.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far the courses have been very informative and I have learned new tools to several Adobe programs. The professors are very knowledgeable and professional. Overall I am looking forward to all of my classes.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I currently work in my profession but I believe AI has many opportunities to offer students that are looking for internships or employment upon graduation.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: It has been a great experience so far. The classes are 5.5 week's long so there is a lot of information that has to be covered in a short amount of time. As long as you stay up on your assignments it's not too much to handle.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm currently in my second set of classes and have really enjoyed the professors and students. The teachers have been quick to respond to questions and have provided helpful responses to my assignments.

1 College Junior

Online Courses: As stated tghey forced me to take classes I did not want. They even picked my elective and I wound up with a nutrition class. What the hell does that help with photography. Plus I got an A- and my healthy menu was galic cloves and red wine.

1 College Junior

Career Services: How can they help you find a job when they don't teach whatg you want.

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