The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

124 reviews
  1. Arlington, VA
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A
The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
1820 N Fort Myer Dr
Arlington, VA 22209

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$25,107/ 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
    $23,981/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,481/ year
  • $49-75k
    $27,761/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,566/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,586/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.18 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
788Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
70%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
16%
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After The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
27%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%

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Reviews

124 reviews
  • Excellent
    9
  • Very Good
    37
  • Average
    54
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    9
I first attended a community college and all of my credits from that institution transferred. Actually, because Art Institute classes are each usually 4 credits, my transfer credits were worth more! Registration at this campus is very easy. The school sends out an email a week in advance to warn students that registration is coming up and the advisors are all around campus trying to catch up with their students. For class availability, it's harder to get something that works in your schedule as you go on to the upper level courses. This is acceptable though since upper level courses are understandably smaller in size in the first place.
  • College Senior
  • July 29 2013
Not all classes are available every quarter. This is usually because their are very few members in the faculty who teach multiple subjects. The faculty tries to manage your scheduale by sending recommendation of courses students should take. Students don't have to follow their recommendations, but it is highly encouraged. Registration and your advisor's course recommendations are given at halfway through the quarter. This should give students plenty of time to figure out their scheduale, but it is better to register earlier. If the class is full by the time you register, you would have to hope that it's available next quarter.

Unfortunately, even through your advisor's recommendations, the scheduale might end up very odd. For example, you could end up having to take one class early in the morning and another late at night during the same day. Or you have two full days of classes, but you get the rest of the week off. Or even having a 6 hour class being only availble late at night.

If you a class doesn't work for you and you prefer to be transferred to another class, the school allows you to switch during the first week without any reprucssions. However, it is very strict about attendence. If you miss a couple of days, they will fail you for the class unless you can get it appealed. Transferring credits are a hassle. Since most courses are unique to the school and doesn't off traditional courses as other colleges, those credits are not counted and just disappear even if you are transferring to another Art Institute. If you want to transfer to a traditional school, since quarters go by quickly, any course credit that can be transferred over will be halved.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago
Everything goes by too quickly. Professors either take too long to explain a project which doesn't leave a lot of time to actually do it, or there are many projects given at a short amount of time that it may be hard to keep up. The teachers do try to help students frequently through critiques or on how to do something. However, the expectation of quality varies as some can give a project that was done very simple an A while either some might give it a C.

Students are usually friendly, but most of the time we don't get to know each other unless we meet in the student lounge. Instead, students are working in a confine space, usually in front of their computer with only their neighbors to help guide each other.

The building is way too small. While it's easy to get into classes, there's not a lot of places that students can hang around.
  • College Senior
  • 11 months ago