Art Institute of California - Orange County Complaint - What to expect from AIoC-OC and their Student Housing program
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA -- Somehow this school has managed to hire really good teachers who teach fantastic classes, and then ruin it all with their god-awful administration. This Art Institute will milk you for all you're worth, mess up your class schedules, screw up your financial aid plan, and consistently raise prices on everything. They are a FOR-PROFIT school, and this fact is made obvious immediately. Student sponsored housing is a joke. They sublease apartments from a nearby complex and charge more than double the rent. The Student Housing program requires that students sign away their state-entitled rights as tenants. This means that student housing officials can come into your apartment at any time for any reason. They will also force you to move out at any time for any reason... with less than 3 days notice. I attended AIoC-OC for three quarters and lived in 4 different apartments. Two of them had SEVERE MOLD issues. One of the apartments was infested with BEDBUGS. I have an emergency room bill for a particularly bad mold poisoning episode that I cannot afford to pay. I also had two packed suitcases and a desktop computer destroyed (or possibly stolen) when I failed to move them out in the two days I was given.
Their reason for moving me out with two-days-notice: Consolidation. I could go on forever with this, so consider my review a brief summary of what to expect from the Art Institute of California - Orange County.