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The Art Institutes Reviews of Associate in Culinary Arts

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Annual Tuition: $19,354

25% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
13% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Associate in Culinary Arts

Student Reviews - Associate in Culinary Arts

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Reviewed: 8/30/2017

Degree: Culinary Arts

This school ruined my life, the degree isn't worth the paper it's printed on, you have to take useless classes that has nothing to do with cooking or the culinary industry, and the classes that you do cook in you hardly ever do any cooking, you learn useless facts that your be tested on later instead of learning different cooking techniques, some of the teachers only speak English as a second language and are hard to understand especially in a crowded classroom, and they will also yell at you for... Read More


Reviewed: 7/21/2017

Degree: Culinary Arts

This school is a waist of money and time, do not attend. When I was enrolled all we did was bake bread and make gravy. I however I did learn where the meals we were preparing originated from, that's the only reason I gave the art institute's one star. If not for that they would get a big ole fat goose egg. DO NOT ATTEND!!


Reviewed: 5/7/2017

Degree: Culinary Arts

Well, if you'd like to spend 50k on a worthless peice of paper this is the school for you! Only reason why i finished was because either way i was going to be in debt. Classes are easier than high school. History teacher always ran late don't bother trying on any work or tests because that worthless excuse for a teacher will give you a C anyway and we watch nothing but youtube in class. Yes you pay thousands for a teacher to show you something on Youtube. Your credits aren't even eligible to transfer... Read More


Reviewed: 11/13/2016

Degree: Culinary Arts

I've been reading the reviews of this school and can honestly say that I have had some good & bad experiences. Let's start with the bad....the fin-aid aspect of it. When I began here because I was prior military I informed them that I would not by any means take out a student loan because I knew that it would not be needed and if by some chance it was I would just choose another school. After a few minutes of arguing with the advisor he finally left that alone and realized I was firm in my decision.... Read More

Joe Freddy

Reviewed: 4/8/2016

Degree: Culinary Arts

I used the GI bill for this program for two quarters. If I could I would have never signed up. They will force you to buy overpriced knives and they do not offer an alternative to buying tools from another source. They will also nickel and dime you for everything to clued the food you cook. They use cheap ingredients. They are not helpful of vets with disabilities and they do not know how to handle the discipline vets have. They are more concerned with the payment towards the school. They prey on... Read More


Reviewed: 6/16/2015

Degree: Culinary Arts

The teachers facebook during class and when you ask a question instructors laugh and ask why would you do that? Then their heads go right back into facebook or their phones. The product we are given is horrible usually moldy, instructors once again are telling us to use it. All the moneny paid to attend this wonderful school and equipment is broken or non existent. Instructors will talk about other instructors and tell you they're the best and make fun of students to their faces or to other students.... Read More

Art Institute of Houston

Reviewed: 5/1/2015

Degree: Culinary Arts

I attended this school back in the day. They sell you a promise of a well paying career in culinary arts. You'll make more than enough money to pay off that loan from Sallie Mae they love to push. That was a lie. After graduating I would be hired making barely enough to make ends meet. This is common, very very very few of us from our class make a decent living if we stuck with culinary arts. I actually earned less than my neighbor who worked at McDonald's at the time. The degree is incredibly overpriced,... Read More


Reviewed: 7/23/2013

Degree: Culinary Arts

Tell us about your college experience.

The school seems all about making a profit, not helping individual students maximize their abilities. The classes are overcrowded, some of the teachers are inexperienced, and the quality and quantity of the ingredients we were given to work with did not match the extreme amount of the tuition cost.

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

Yes, but from a different school.

What advice can you offer other students?

Shop around. DO NOT go with the first... Read More

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