I applied to FIDM when I was 18 and wanted to go into graphic design. Later I got a job doing graphic design for Live Nation and decided that it wasn’t for me.
A few years ago, I applied to PNCA… Well half applied. Never finished the portfolio process.
I have a FAQ page regarding AAU but to summarize, it really just made the most sense to me. The curriculum works very well, they have a lot of help and resources available, the classes are really cool, the teachers are professional, you can re-do any homework and turn it in again for a higher grade (school wide policy), and it’s in San Francisco which is a pretty awesome city :)