Art Schools?

<p>Hello! (:</p>

<p>I have always wanted to attend an art school, but have had the difficulty of cost to overcome. At this point, I have a 99% chance of attending a normal school (business branch) then an art school, but would still like to keep my options open.</p>

<p>I looked into the Art Institutes for the longest time, but have read too much "bad press" from former students to hand over my entire college fund, plus some, and hope for the best.</p>

<p>So, here is my question: What other art schools can I consider.</p>

<p>Here is what I am looking for in an art school:
Interior Design program/degree with hands-on work and experience, if possible
$20,000 or less per YEAR in tuition
Dorm rooms (in which case, tuition should be cheaper)</p>

<p>I live in Ohio, but am willing, and my family is willing for me, to go any where in the U.S. that I can afford.</p>

<p>If necessary, I took the ACTs plus writing only, I did not and will not take the SATs. My composite score was 26, I have not received the writing score as of yet.</p>

<p>My GPA is 2.7 and should rise to about 3.0, if not, higher by the end of this year, my senior year.</p>

<p>Thank you for any help that you can give! (:</p>

<p>And, while I am here, I have these schools on my list of possibilities (non-art schools):
Eastern Michigan University
Bowling Green State University
Kent State University
University of Albany (State University of New York)
University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
University of Binghamton (State University of New York)
James Madison University
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse</p>

<p>Any reviews, thoughts, suggestions?</p>

<p>Please keep in mind that my ultimate goal is to go to a college outside of Ohio. I have lived here my entire life and would like a change of scenery. ;)</p>

<p>You might want to post this in the Visual Arts sub-forum. Click on "Discussion Home" in the upper-left of this screen, and scroll down to the College Majors Forum to find the sub-forum for your major.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Oh, sorry. I assumed it would go here since I am still searching for colleges. ^_^</p>

<p>Thank you. (:</p>