Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Academy of Art University a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about Academy of Art University veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Academy of Art University G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on Academy of Art University:

How Does Academy of Art University Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual publishes its Best Schools for Veterans ranking on an annual basis. This list identifies colleges and universities that support veterans as they pursue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Academy of Art University at #144. This puts Academy of Art University in the top 10% of the 2,459 schools on this list for providing vets with an excellent educational experience. The school also ranked #10 in our Best for Vets in California ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. The table below shows how Academy of Art University fared in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 39
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 157
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 119

You can also see how specific majors at Academy of Art University fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best General Drafting & Design Technology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Modeling, Virtual Environments & Simulation Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Photography Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Computer Software & Media Applications Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Fine Arts & Art Studies Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Computer Software & Applications Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Architectural Drafting & Architectural CAD/CADD Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Film & Video Production Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Music Theory & Composition Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to Academy of Art University?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

The VA reports that there are 1,287 G.I. Bill® students at Academy of Art University. Since the total enrollment at the school is 8,928, approximately 14.42% of the students at Academy of Art University are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Academy of Art University does have a student veterans group.

Does Academy of Art University Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, Academy of Art University does not offer college credit for life experience.

If you have specialized military training, Academy of Art University may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

Academy of Art University Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at Academy of Art University for the following armed services:

  • Army

Complaints to the VA About Academy of Art University

Our data shows that Academy of Art University has not received 2 complaints at the VA.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 1
Quality of Education 1
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 1
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1

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