But I do also agree that going to a private art school can tend to wreck finances if we're not careful and at the time, the school had a different mission statement and one of the best in the country and ironically, was a bit behind the industrial curve and trend.
Now ten years later, I know why and hope the school gets its act together to do a better job of teaching Illustration in the particular department. And I'm still in debt to the Dept. of Education for the loans which I did'nt intend to use originally but my sister had to, the week after my late parent passed on and right before the 2nd semester kicked in on my first year. That was how badly rushed it was because my other late parent was'nt in the right frame of mind to assist me in Financial Aid which was dropped :/.
I love my art school but sometimes looking back makes me really want to kick their a$$ and show them how it's really done.
EDIT: by the way, ten years ago the Illustration professors thought that using Photoshop on projects digitally was considered 'cheating' if using dodge/burn, paint brushes, etc. TEN years ago. Ironically, I knew that digital illustration was going to get bigger and become the standard norm, besides traditional. That's how sad it is if they saw it that way back then.