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American Academy of Art is a private college located in Chicago, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 193 undergraduate students. The American Academy of Art acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Illustration, Painting, and Graphic Design. Graduating 62% of students, American Academy of Art alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,900.
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332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604
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American Academy of Art Rankings

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Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Net Price
$26,843/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,188/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,050/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,140/ year
  • $76-110k
    $36,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,705/ year
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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.12 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,700/ year
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The art classes at this school are really great. Most art professors will teach you the basics and push you further into the subject and help you expand ideas and skills. I absolutely love the art classes here. I love being able to have one on one time with those teachers and be able to constantly progress. However, the science and humanities classes are generally easy and not worth paying overly attention. There isn't a lot to offer and the ones that are offered, are too easy in my opinion. Some of the science and humanities professors leave me more confused after explaining assignments by contradicting themselves or leaving out important information. I wish there were more science and math options.
all in all, this school is great. other students are generally great and staff is mostly great. The fact that they focus on career planning makes this school top notch. I recommend.
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I loved the small size of the school. Given it is primarily an art school. Having that small environment gives you many advantages, such as more 1/1 time with teachers and students to better learn and grow in your work. Yet given its small size I have a good sense independence from here as well. They are not too close to you, giving you space if need be, but also are not distracted by hundreds of other artists. As well as the fact that it gives off a very friendly and comfortable feel. Which in art as high stress as it is ,is very needed. The walls are plastered with amazing work from past and current students and graduates, giving me a nice sense of what is actually attainable after school here. Of all the schools I toured, this one has been the most ¨appealing¨ for lack of a better term. Amazing school, with a very nice and friendly vibe twords it.
I would like to see more motivation within the student body. It's annoyingly common to see students skipping class to hang out in the student lounge. Class sizes are very small- sometimes less than ten students in 300 and 400 level classes, so when one or two people are always missing it's frustrating to see they are still allowed to be in the program.