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The Art Institute
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  • Jun 23
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Student Loans
  • 11

i was a student at the school for almost 4 years. I was told my student loans would be good until i graduated. which was a lie. i started getting bills and notices that if i did not start paying i would be let go.i was struggling financial and academically because i could not afford books or supplies and other things. i tried getting work but had no luck. i then talked to the dean about joining... Read more

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  • Jun 11
  • Advertisements and Cons
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Career Services
  • 48

The company used to send admissions people and career services people on trips if you hit high numbers. The career services director had us lie about the numbers to win the trip. The numbers new people see are inflated. Most people didn't find jobs. Big scam. If the accreditation body knew about this, it would shut down the school. Admissions let anyone in including retarded kids. Their... Read more

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  • Jun 09
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Horrific Service
  • 64

I attended the Michigan campus. The place is a joke. There are a small handful of really great talented teachers here, and had it not been for them, I would've had some sloppy work, but overall the level of teacher experience was bad. This campus had a lot of internal affairs that were very obvious. Every semester, there would be new recruiters replacing old ones, teachers quitting, being fired,... Read more

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  • Jun 04
  • Education
  • Ft. Collins, Colorado
  • Financial Aid Plan
  • 60

I attended the art institute in 2011. About a year and a half into my education, I was pulled into the advisor's office in the middle of a class. The advisor told me he had been informed I was in a bad situation at home. I was forced to withdrawl and told that when I was more stable I could come back, no problem. Within a month of withdrawing, against my will, I received a bill for $11,076.... Read more

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  • Feb 18
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Education Practice
  • 1
  • 68

Don't go to AI OF OHIO CINCINNATI DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME DO NOT WASTE YOUR MOEY GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN Both me and my roommate are both looking for a community college right now!!! You will be 60k or more in debt!! Expensive!! You will be better off going to a community college and get the same education for half of the price!! Please do not attend this school for the sake of your BANK... Read more

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  • Dec 23, 2013
  • Education
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Loan
  • 1
  • 374

i attended the art institute of atlanta at 20 yrs old. i received no grants or scholarships to attend school, so my financial advisor ENCOURAGED me to take out private loans. my income at the time would in no way ever satisfy those debts- nor would my projected income as a holder of a BA in illustration! i could go on, but in short, AI (with their buddy sallie mae) practices PREDATORY lending,... Read more

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  • Dec 19, 2013
  • Schools
  • Bad Service
  • 79

Don't go there!!! They cater to you as much as they can, till they get what they want (your money). They don't give a *** if you "graduate" or not, and their faculty and staff if real real poor. DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!! AND DONT LISTEN TO THE FINANCIAL ADVISORS!! they sound extremely nice on the phone, but they're the people who do that to win you for your money! this im a former student &... Read more

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  • Dec 04, 2013
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hard Drive
  • 2
  • 145

this school don't give a *** about what you need to to have a better experience in school all they do is take your money so by the end the your term long as they are getting their money they could give a rats *** if you graduate or don't one of the directors in the beginning of the quarter said that "You don't need A piece of paper from this school to be good at what you do" after the fact you've... Read more

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  • Nov 25, 2013
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Bad Student Affairs
  • 2
  • 1432

I am a 65 year old woman, who became ill in November 2013, while attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, On-Line Degree in Web Design and Interactive Media. When I submitted documentation from my recent hospital stay and surgery, I was not only given a WF in IMD221, but also forced to pay for the class again and the software again. This is a travesty for the elderly living on a fixed income.... Read more

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  • Sep 03, 2013
  • Education
  • Misleading Information
  • 1
  • 171

After being laid off in the summer of 2009, I researched getting another degree. The Art Institutes contacted me (unsolicited) about attending their school with clever marketing ploys to get me to attend an Open House. They claimed that 90% of their graduates find positions in their field within 6 months of graduation and how working in the creative arts provided a good career. After the open... Read more

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