Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
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Majors offered at Academy of Art University

Biggest majors
Graphic Communications
Design and Applied Arts
Computer Software and Media Applications

Academics at Academy of Art University

Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
School type
Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Academy of Art University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Academy of Art University Students11%26%36%36%1%4%4%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Academy of Art University Students
16%
72%
12%
Male
Female
< 12% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Academy of Art University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Product Designer95k
Creative Director92k
Senior Graphic Designer83k
Art Director80k
UX Designer67k
Interior Designer63k
Graphic Designer58k
Based on 3,927 student responses

Net price of attending Academy of Art University

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Student reviews of Academy of Art University

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Recommended by

83% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Accessible and helpful professors
Welcoming student body
Krys Moysard
Liberal Arts and Humanities
Culinary Arts
Crafting
History + 5 others

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The experience with other students and living in the heart of San Francisco is an unforgettable time.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The administration of the university only sees students as a form of revenue (which is to be expected of a private university), but it's rather blatant in every aspect, especially the housing issues and continual lawsuits from the City of San Francisco. The faculty are treated as expendable, giving them a frequent turnaround.

Kelsey gorelick
Costume Design
Dance
Ballet
Fashion

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The education is top notch, the instructors are all experts in their field.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like how the school is career-focused.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The cost of the school is kinda high.

2.0

WHAT I LIKED

The Academy of Art University has amazing educational programs. The housing is pretty good. The dorm's resident assistants are very wonderful people, they plan a ton of social events at the dorms for students. Which in turn makes it really easy to meet new people in your building.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It was very expensive. This school is a 'for profit' organization, so scholarships and grants are going to be your best friends. The meal plans resemble the quality of high school food. It's edible, but not quite scrumptious.

Hala Quinlan
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art
Japanese
Reading + 6 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

To be honest, I am mostly distance learning, but everyone has made everything so easy for me. They are always on top of their emails and communicate flawlessly. I get many phone calls when I need further clarification.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There are many different options in terms of majors and campus buildings. Due to the city, campus buildings can be quite scattered.

Anthony Vargas
Singing
Art
Drawing And Illustration
Animation

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

They help students focus on what field in the arts they want to pursue, which could be animation, fine art, dance, music, and so many more. I am still learning and they are helping me pursue my goals.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I am on the online courses and they aren't bad but they feel like they take a large part out of your day if you also have work and other responsibilities.

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