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Atlantic University College Reviews

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  • 05/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who are serious and passionate about animation and graphics design as a profession; open-minded students with dedication and a willingness to learn; people who love being up-to-date on the latest technology associated with both professions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the night classes; there is a more studious environment at these hours, and more individualized attention is available to the student.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Is very safety. Cameras are everywhere, and there are some security guys around the campus.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't have one.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is no clubs, no sports, not anything, just a lot of people who love anime. The activities are the parties that I mentioned before.

    Great for these types of students

    How I told, if you like anime, and you are a social unadapted person, you are going to love this college, but let me tell you something: get real.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions? Almost everything here is unusual. They do a big party in Halloween and they do a costume fashion show in the party. Also they do a Christmas party and there is a Santa and everything. They foment the silliness. You are an adult, not a kid.

    Bang for the buck

    If you want to be a real professional, go to another university. If you want to be nothing, just another employee, maybe this university can work for you. Of course, if you are in Puerto Rico, there's not much opportunities in Graphic Design, so study another thing. If you are there to study accounting or administration, you can do so much better in another college. Some people tell me that the 3D computer programs are kind of good, but I don't really know, I doubt so, I know more 3D than many people there and I just learned studying a single book.

    What to do for fun

    Nothing, just chat with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is closed at the evening and the night. But you can go to Samba Grill outside the college, and the food is so delicious. 5/5 to Samba's Grill, the 2/5 are for the cafeteria inside the college.

    Dorm Life

    Doesn't even have dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Very very easy. They just give you As so you can be happy stay in the college. It is not a challenged at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go and be a excellent professional: a. buy your own books and learn by your own, because many professors do nothing. b. If you are a weird-anime-lover kid, maybe you are going to love this school, my tip for you is grow up and be an adult. c. Don't get absences and you will receive an easy A doesn't matter how mediocre you works are!

    In three sentences

    The majority of the professors are so mediocre, they don't want to teach anything, they just want money. If you find two good professors, is going to be almost a miracle. Please, go elsewhere and receive a nice education, not a degree without even learn a thing.

  • 04/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The college is safe but Puerto Rico is not at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    No clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that like it easy. Mentally challenged, because you just notice people with mental problems and what they smoke.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They celebrate any kind of holidays. They celebrate anything, really.

    Bang for the buck

    Around 6,600 dollars cover your year. It's a lot for a place where you can barely find a job.

    What to do for fun

    There is nothing around to have fun with. Or time.

    Food and Dining

    It has a café in it but you only have 15 minutes between 2 hour periods.

    Dorm Life

    It has no housing. You should rent a house if you live far. Good luck finding housing.

    Academic Rigor

    NO CHALLENGE.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should consider studying at night if they take their career serious.

    In three sentences

    Atlantic College is up to date technologically. Half of the teachers are bad. It is small and full.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is 100% safe. A lot of police supervision around, school has maximun security system and guards.

    Clubs and Activities

    Conferences going on all the time. Contests, bazaars, expos and a lot more.

    Great for these types of students

    For students interested in graphic design, digital photography, animation, digital cinematography, video game design and business administration.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school participates in the annual Comic Con Expo. Annually bazaars, a lot of visits from big graphic designers.

    Bang for the buck

    Very economic tuition. I totally recommend it!

    What to do for fun

    The mall is near by, the theater and movies are also near by. Some clubs and bars around. Not far away from San Juan.

    Food and Dining

    You have a lot of options around to choose. From cafeterias, to fast foods, to even donuts.

    Dorm Life

    Although the campus doesn't have any dorms, there are some apartment complex around that are nice looking and with a few roommates, not that expensive. The post office is almost next to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Best classes. Best professors. Best school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and learn a lot. Enjoy your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Atlantic University College is a modern school, with the best hardware and software. The professors are up to date with the field. Is the best graphic design school in the Caribbeans.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 of 8

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Not much around. Movies or bars might be close but otherwise you will have to travel.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Considering it's in a place where there's a lot of public traffic, it's pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Little shops are set up every now and then selling different items.

    Great for these types of students

    People looking for a affordable institution which teaches art and photography.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Halloween the institution cancels classes has a little get together with whoever wishes to attend. People dress up and candy is handed out.

    Bang for the buck

    For how little you pay compared to institutions in the U'S? It's worth all of it if you're after a degree in art or photography.

    What to do for fun

    The closest entertainment you can find is a museum.

    Food and Dining

    It's very close to fast food restaurants like Mac Donald's.

    Dorm Life

    If it does have one, I know nothing of it. Again, it is a very local college which I would recommend only to local residents.

    Academic Rigor

    While the classes focused on art are perfect, general courses like math leave a lot to be desired.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to further your knowledge on anything related to art or photography, it is not a bad choice to go if you are a resident of Puerto Rico. Other than that, I'd stick to places known well by the public.

    In three sentences

    Atlantic University College has excellent teachers, all know exactly what they are doing. The college itself promotes how everyone in the staff works to make an environment where everyone treats each other like family, they have succeeded in doing this. I'm not happy at all with the student body, many go there with the wrong attitude and mindset to study for a professional career.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are currently no clubs.

    What to do for fun

    AUC has various school traditions during various holidays, such as Halloween, the Discovery of Puerto Rico, Christmas and Valentine's Day! They also celebrate videogames, animation, photography, and graphic design with their respective weeks, conferences, and school competitions.

    Food and Dining

    There is no school cafeteria. There are various places to eat close to the school, however. Most of them are pretty cheap.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms in AUC. Dormitory apartments around the campus are privately-owned.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor in AUC is pretty poor, and it only gets heavy around the last two weeks of the trimester. There are challenging professors out there, so your mileage may vary, but as it is right now, AUC provides opportunities for all of its students, good and bad, to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect rigorous classes. Although you will find challenging professors, the majority of professors will make it easier for you to pass; if you feel like you're not really learning anything, you have to go out of your way to communicate them to get extra material. If they're not the type to give extra material, be it via books or videos, the library does have a large offering of great books and magazines that can and will help you.

    In three sentences

    Unfortunately, Atlantic University College does not rank well; however, it does its perks. If it were to weed out students via portfolios, I'm sure it would become a better, more competitive institution, which would help expand its course offerings. As it is now, it's simply OK.

  • 10/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 of 8

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus has a very safe feel and local security vigorously patrol all areas of campus at all times.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school is full of organizations you can join to have fun or work all kinds of projects.

    Great for these types of students

    Artist, Nerds, Geeks, Gamers, Creative writers and film lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The plaza in the very center of the school is fun it has the Gladiator Statue a monument to the warrior within.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an incredible value for an art school. often described as a Hidden Gem

    What to do for fun

    As mentioned. the close mall provides much entertainment. also there is a movie theater close by and the university has several activities available for students most of the time like film festivals and gaming tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    Surrounding the area of the school are many local restaurants with local food and also it is close to a big mall known as San Patricio Plaza which has an extensive list for food choices.

    Dorm Life

    They're a lot of apartments close the university itself and it creates a nice community of students and local citizens alike.

    Academic Rigor

    This school might seem fast pace, but you will learn and learn A LOT. Its challenging, but not so challenging as to overwhelm you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find what it is you're passionate about at pick something you love and are good at. This school will prepare you in all areas so that you can become a pro, but prepare for the challenges ahead.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing Experience. Wonderful Campus and People. It gets you ready to work.