B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
Academy of Art University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
79 New Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94105

Academy of Art University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$100
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
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Test Scores and GPA for Academy of Art University

Cost

Net Price
$28,877/ 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
    $29,345/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,364/ year
  • $49-75k
    $31,661/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,385/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,362/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.271 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.240 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.240 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,622Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
4%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
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  • Tough but rewarding
    24%
  • Here you will find the tools to become great.
    20%
  • You HAVE to be passionate or you won't like it
    13%
  • Creative
    10%
  • The pursuit of happiness begins here.
    10%
  • Creativity and passion at its finest
    7%
  • Your wallet matters
    6%

After Academy of Art University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Academy of Art University Reviews

2,117 reviews
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I am a new student and will begin classes in the Fall of 2017. I am excited to explore all that the Academy of Art in San Francisco has to offer. During that time, I know, that I will be exposed to many new subjects and am eager to learn! Once I complete my first year, I am confident that my mind will be hungry for more. I especially like that there are subjects in which I am able to physically create models so I can acquire a deeper understanding of all the steps that are necessary in actually making something work. I feel that the Academy of Art is a well-rounded school that will teach me how to use my mind and my hands so I can have a rewarding and fulfilling future.
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I have only had minor experience with online classes before attending AAU, but I was surprised at how organized and effective they were. It is very well structured and participation in discussion is required so there is a connection built between classmates. The workload is reasonable and the time given to complete readings and projects if sufficient. Media including instructional videos created directly by AAU teachers help immensely in learning how to use required software as well as learning all the techniques presented in the modules. It is not all just reading! Those who need visuals to help them learn will find those videos very helpful.
I take all my classes online, so this means I can go to school in California and still live and maintain my full-time job in Texas. I love that I can get my degree all while living my life in another state. The only downside is paying out of state tuition, but to have an education that I can trust isn't that worth it? The Academy of Art University is always willing to answer any questions I have whether it be in the class when I can just email my professor, or ask the office when I can set up an appointment that fits my schedule and theirs. They also send you emails when they have something going on around campus, and being online they will let you know when it is still something you can participate in from home!