College Junior 2013-12-10T02:34:54Z
I hear nothing but good.
College Junior 2013-12-10T02:29:52Z
I think what I am being taught is done in just the right way to make me feel confident going into my field. That with the combination of the experienced teachers and friendly environment; the school is a great place to be.
College Junior 2013-12-10T02:27:19Z
People look at you funny when you are in your uniform but otherwise you truly get to feel like you are in the field.
College Junior 2013-12-10T02:27:19Z
I like the interactive environment that is set up.
College Junior 2013-12-10T02:25:22Z
I'm not super involved with the student body. I'm sure it exists.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T16:16:16Z
My teachers actually work in the field and some are still currently. It's cool to show them our work and get their critique and to get some incite on the industry.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T16:11:38Z
The school has a plethora of resources. The library has many resources for not only my field of study, but all fields. They have a lot of activities that students can take advantage of, such as, Freelance workshops, writing a resume, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T16:05:56Z
The school is actually pretty diverse. A lot of people just accept whatever ethnicity you are. Sexuality acceptance seems okay too. I don't often see people get into confrontation about it.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T15:44:50Z
There are some problems with the network connection to a personal computer. On certain floors, it's fine but sometimes, it doesn't work at all on particular floors. Printing is easy and accessible. The Equipment Cage allows you a wide variety of prints for a decent price.
College Senior 2013-07-29T22:40:20Z
I'm currently enrolled at the Art Institute of Washington and I'm about to start my senior year. I transferred from a community college to the Virginia Beach campus, then eventually transferred here. I moved to this campus because it was a more established campus than the VB one and it was the best decision I've ever made. A lot of people complain about this school, but honestly I don't have much to complain about this school. I enjoy the small class sizes, they allow my professors to really interact with the student body and even though we're only in a class for 10 weeks, they get to know us a pretty personal level. Financial aid was so easy here for me. My financial aid officer is the best and he really takes the time to help me and explain my options to me. I've met with our department head a few times and she's really invested in our education and future success. I've felt so much more taken care of here than at any other college.
One thing I should say is that you shouldn't underestimate this school if you're thinking of applying. If you think you'll breeze by because it's a for-profit, you're wrong. I actually think attending this school makes you have to take your schooling more seriously than you would at a traditional university. We have to learnt things quickly and really comprehend the material. They throw us into a lot of real world/real business scenarios that you wouldn't get from taking a lecture class in a state university. The attendance is also strict because we're only in a set of courses for 10 weeks at a time. missing even a handful of days of classes can make you drop out of a course, so be careful!
College Senior 2013-07-29T22:30:40Z
I first attended a community college and all of my credits from that institution transferred. Actually, because Art Institute classes are each usually 4 credits, my transfer credits were worth more! Registration at this campus is very easy. The school sends out an email a week in advance to warn students that registration is coming up and the advisors are all around campus trying to catch up with their students. For class availability, it's harder to get something that works in your schedule as you go on to the upper level courses. This is acceptable though since upper level courses are understandably smaller in size in the first place.
College Senior 2013-07-29T22:26:33Z
I have not taken any online courses yet, so I'm not qualified to give an answer here.
College Senior 2013-07-29T22:25:31Z
The Career Center at my school is very open to the student body. Most classmates that I've had are very familiar with the faculty there. During your enrollment they even help you find a part-time job. For post grad, during your senior year they work extremely close with you to help you narrow down your career field and company options. If you want to start up your own business they help you figure out the resources you need to do so. On a monthly basis they hold resume building workshops and interview workshops. They also market other services they offer through the school wide email database, so students are always aware of what's going on and what we can get out of Career Services.
College Junior 2013-05-23T14:44:23Z
Top notch technology for the students to experiment on inside the facility. Locations outside of the building, such as shops and restaurants, are also great to explore.
College Junior 2013-05-23T14:38:05Z
AI of Washington is one of the very few colleges that supports the field of study I would like to complete close by in the area. To access this at about an hour's drive away was a great opportunity for me. Accessing the best equipment to use at any time from Monday to Saturday was a bonus.
College Junior 2013-05-23T14:32:26Z
The Art Institute of Washington virtually has no campus and is not affiliated with many businesses that reside nearby. This is not a bad thing, for it allows for more adventurous discoveries in the area. It creates a sense of independence when you can explore what is in the area.
College Junior 2013-05-23T13:56:21Z
The Art Institute of Washington focuses on preparing the student as quick as possible for the next step. This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you function. The people and educators are professionals. They interact with you and prepare you for your discipline of choice. The finances are ridiculous, however, and the office division of the school are not well done at all.
College Sophomore 2013-05-17T18:39:17Z
I am only in my second quarter at the school but so far the experience has been above par. Art is a talent that is only made into an craft with persistence and hard work, and to succeed at the Art Institute you have to display a grasp on both skills. Work hard, play hard.
College Junior 2013-05-05T01:03:20Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The Arts Institute of Washington tuition and finance I believe is very good. I was offer a breakdown in all the cost in several ways for my choosing. I do know that cost at other colleges was asking for more for reason you needed to take more classes.
With the cost of food and materials for on hands learning there is an extra kitchen lab cost added.
Over all after meeting with a chef and talking with others I am satisfied with the curriculum there is to offer.
College Junior 2013-05-05T00:43:40Z
The Arts Institute in Northern Va. Arlington campus is a twelve story bldg. over parking garage that provides parking for students with the purchase of monthly permit.
I decided to attend The Arts Institute of Washington for they offer the associates program that covers all what I have been looking into with out having to apply for a BA degree. They do offer live on campus for those but I have no need to living in the Falls Church area will make a relative easy commute.
I am just beginning my classes in the culinary arts and very impressed over the size of the class kitchen lab, how well clean and originate everything in its place. The class rooms and multi purpose room is what’s to be expected, very nice.
The AA covers not only the culinary of detail categories for all aspics in cooking but also in the creative recipes and the business side as in the math for managing cost of incorporating all material for unit and say retail, including how to evaluate all overhead cost.
I do look forward with the passion to obtain all I can in to become a chef of my desire
E B Jones
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T22:22:29Z
As I have said before, the academic structor is more on the "business" side and company side rather than seeing that it's supposed to be a higher education institute as well, so because of this issue students are often put out into the cold because the school is more about feeding itself than giving a good quality education. The instructors are pretty good, but that's less than a hand full of them that really understand what they are supposed to know and be teaching. Other of them teach a course that is supposed to be like a real world experience, but they themselves has never had a real world experience of what they are trying to teach.
Recent Alumnus 2013-03-25T22:09:09Z
I am a graphic design major, the work load is pretty manageable. From what I've been learning and experiencing, it's pretty legit and pretty much enough preparation for the real world, especially as you get closer to graduation. There are a good number of internships and jobs available during and after school.
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T18:23:44Z
The computer network is always having problems, whether not being able to log in to the network or its speed. There isn't a time where a professor is complaining about the network.
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T18:21:44Z
My school consists of people with full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or unemployment. They often tackle many different roles in addition to being students. The school is also very diverse ethnicity wise with an abundance of African-Americans, Latinos, Caucasians, Asians, and etc basically a melting pot. It is also diverse sexually wise as I've already met with multitudes of people who prefer the opposite sex, which I don't oppose.
College Sophomore 2013-02-22T18:12:36Z
My school has great professors who really teach well and know the material to a high degree, but the resources in the school are below par or at least average. The printer doesn't print color, the internet wi-fi sometimes doesn't operate very well. The cost of the housing was so expensive that I have to stay with my parents and even so i have to travel about an hour to get to classes every weekday.
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