Academy of Art University Earns 2021-22 Military Friendly® School Designation

San Francisco, CA, April 14, 2021 – Academy of Art University is proud to receive its Military Friendly® School designation for 2021-2022. 

Institutions who earned the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. 

In recognition of the noble men and women who served and continue to serve our country, the university provides opportunities to pursue creative entrepreneurship that will benefit them and their families.

With the mission of encouraging and inspiring transitioning service members to become future artists and designers, Academy of Art supports members of the military and veteran community by providing Military Tuition Assistance and Veterans GI Bill® benefits.


The Academy’s Military Scholarship program benefits U.S. service members, whether on Active Duty or Reserve, or in the National Guard or Coast Guard. Its open-admission policy allows servicemen to transition into the art and design field without worrying about their lack of prior art experience or existing body work.

Further assistance is provided through the Veterans Resource Center, which offers a facility for their exclusive use. It also allows them to meet and network with fellow creatives who share the same background.

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

About Academy of Art University

Established in 1929, Academy of Art University is one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation. Located in San Francisco, the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University offers more than 135 accredited degree programs spanning 40 areas of study, including entertainment arts, advertising, fashion, architecture, game development, music, communication, photography, and more. For more information, please visit

Academy of Art University Search Search Search Previous Next Previous Next Next Next Chat Quote Facebook Google Plus Instagram Pinterest Twitter YouTube LinkedIn TikTok WeHeartIt Download App Close