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Stay away from this one

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The Art Institute
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Trained to get into the mind of individuals and extract their hopes and dreams, the Assistant Director of Admissions position at The Art Institutes is the position of a con and cheat. Many describe the position as numbers driven; it is a big sales con. The training involved in becoming a con begins with becoming friends with the potential student and parent. We are trained to develop a working relationship with the potential student, we are told to get to know them. When possible, we venture as far back as child hood. We use this information against the student when they attempt to back out of applying (“I thought you said you wanted to become a chef or how do you plan to achieve your goal without a degree”). For the most part, very few students or parents recognize the con game. I do not recall any student that was not accepted into the school, even those with 0.9 GPA. A transitional course here and there but for the most part they were accepted. The student and parent were happy to be accepted into any school and they never realized or recognized the price of the school (con). I often compare the price of tuition at The Art Institutes to a person with bad credit, you get the product but you pay triple the price (i.e. bad grades). However the graduation rate is questionable at best. The cost of tuition at The Art Institute of Washington is on or about $472.00 per credit hour. That is just tuition! http://www.artinstitutes.edu/arlington/Admissions/TuitionAndFees.aspx . This school has a low graduation rate and many of the students come from low-social economic backgrounds check out statistics at www.collegeboard.com .


Parents and students, please take the time to research any potential school. Although students may want to attend please consider everything (cost, tuition, and environment). Just because a student graduates with a low GPA does not necessary mean you have to accept a high cost, debt consuming education and I agree with the post here….stay away from this one!
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A  11th of Feb, 2011 by    0 Votes
Definetly a sham operation. Shoddy equipment. Lazy teachers. Very disappointed. Hard to believe it wasn't a free government-run program.
A  4th of Oct, 2011 by    0 Votes
As a returning forty-two year of age student coming from three different community colleges, I have never seen such a poorly run institution as I have seen at Ai Miami University. Even though I was fooled into attending and paying the extremely high cost for tuition, I decided to cut my losses, get back my sanity and let this school go far far away! They really reallydo except "EVERYONE" and boy do you pay for it! I can only speak for this Ai Campus but sounds like all the others follow protocol. Poor, inmature and criminal behavior from other students that is not only ignored but tolerated and supported. Art classes end with no clean up time so when you get into a classroom you find dirty tables, chairs, etc... They also throw extra semesters into the academic school year so you never quite have time to fully understand what the instructors are "teaching" (quickly dumping), unless you are fortunate enough to be a very very quick learner or quite familiar with what is being taught. When a students is threatened by other students the Security Guards do not take appropriate action in handling the student(s) who is threatening the other student. The study labs are not supervised regularly so students talk on their cell phones, eat food, facebook friends, talk to each other and watch movies on the school computers while "bullys" threaten other students who are trying to quietly concentrate on their studies. Security Gaurds almost seem pressured to ignore conflicts such as this one. When brought to The Dean of Student Affairs attention, he says quote " We are not here to take any hostile or aggressive actions against our students who are here to learn, we instead educate them on how they are they are to behave". If you want to feel like a school has your best interest at heart and are looking for a "SAFE" environment to learn and enjoy your college experience, I highly suggest you find another institution other than The Art Institutes particularly The Art Institutes Miami International School of Art and Design! Thank you

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