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Academy of Art University Stats, Info and Facts

Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929 by artists for artists, the Academy offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, B.Arch*, MA, MFA and M.Arch degree programs in 23 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs and teacher grants. With state-of-the-art campuses online and in San Francisco, the Academy equips students for rewarding, creative professional futures.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD) and NAAB (B.Arch*, M.Arch).

*B.Arch is currently in candidacy status.

Academy of Art University requires all students in undergraduate degree-seeking programs to have a high school degree or an equivalency. And admission to the graduate programs requires official transcripts indicating at least the completion of a bachelor's degree, submission of a portfolio of work (portfolio requirements vary by discipline), a statement of intent outlining graduate study goals, a resume and two letters of recommendation.

Visit http://www.academyart.edu/assets/pdf/AAU-disclosures.pdf to learn about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information.

Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Casandra from Denver, CO
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  • A semi-professional environment, where student can meet life long friends and future colleagues while doing the things they love. The university, as well as the city of San Francisco, become…

  • May-22-2012 Read More
  • Anthony from Novato, CA
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  • One of the best things I've done with my life. This school has forever changed my future. Giving me an oppurtunity for a life time career.…

  • Jan-17-2012 Read More
  • Brenda from Riverdale, GA
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  • I love this school and the way the instructors. Being in the Fashion Designing program has taught me alot. I also like how the instructors really pay attention to their…

  • Jan-05-2012 Read More
  • Nicole from Cloverdale, CA
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  • What a Rush & Challenge! The college has been complex and adventure. They have several Staff Members to help you get through the challenges that College has. I HAVE BEEN…

  • Jan-12-2012 Read More
  • Mikel from Van Nuys, CA
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  • This school has tons of resources. If you take advantage of everything they have to offer, you will get close to your tuition's worth.…

  • Jul-04-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Walter from Wasilla, AK
  • Jan-04-2012 I am a current student here

    For the most part online school is working for me. There are times when live interaction would be neatly beneficial.

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  • 5
  • Nichole from Oakland, CA
  • Dec-27-2011 I am a current student here

    Attending the Academy of Art University has been a great experience so fare. Other students have been great work partners and the teachers are incredible at what they do and teach.

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  • Caressa from Barstow, CA
  • Jul-11-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am excited to go to the college this coming fall. The city life is a complete different pace then a small town. I love the fact the college has their own cabs and buses for students to transport to other buildings. Also, the security is legit. Students must keep their ids with them at all times. But there is 37 buildings involved with the school. Most are for housing.

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