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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
From Art Academy of Cincinnati

At the Art Academy of Cincinnati, we are the new generation of boundary-breakers. The imaginative radicals who are changing the face of art as we know it. The creative entrepreneurs who are redefining culture. The luminous visionaries who are creating a newer, brighter, more radiant world.

The art of the future embraces change and points towards hope. It's about rebellion and self-discovery and it makes a difference.

The art and design of the future starts here. It starts with you.

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Art Academy of Cincinnati Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
33%
SAT Range
880-1100
ACT Range
17-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,003/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,567/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
67%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.6 responses
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Design at the Art Academy of Cincinnati

The Art Academy's unique individualized approach emphasizes the development of strong research skills. Through professional and personal experiences, students encounter a range of challenges in areas that include: brand identity, environmental, garment, interactive, product, promotional, publication, and web design.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
183Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Eccentric
    67%
  • Driven
    33%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
47%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Creative
    88%
  • committed
    13%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $25,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%

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    Art Academy of Cincinnati Reviews

    77 reviews
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    I appreciate the size of the college. You feel like you get a chance to know everyone really well. Also, regardless of your major, you have access to all of the facilities on campus which was huge for me! I looked at other colleges but if you only use the things that were in your major. Overall I'm happy here.
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    As a student who transferred to the Art Academy in hopes to finish my BFA with a degree in graphic design, I learned so much more than I had ever imagined. The two year degree I transferred to the AAC with taught me a lot about graphic design, and just that. During my first two years as a student at a satellite campus of a local college, I knew that my education needed to continue and expand into a BFA before I felt confident in the field I was interested in. My first experience with the Art Academy of Cincinnati was at their "INK BLEEDS" event: a showcase of local artists' show posters, all having been screen printed. When I stepped in the building and felt the energy of the artists, students, and community, I never stopped thinking of the AAC of the place I wanted to be.
    The AAC allowed me to develop myself into an artist, designer and problem solver. I grew to understand how my skills and mind adapted to writing, painting, design, printing, etc, and that I was not just a designer.
    I went to the Art Academy because I was looking for a smaller more individual experience with the faculty and student body. I was not disappointed! The professors and administrators are very involved in the student’s life in the form of mentorship, advising, academics and visual art. The professors and staff are local, national and international creative practioners and educators. I felt we shared a unique community with the school that was both respectful and insightful. I would recommend anyone to this great school!