Tuition & Fees

$41,900

$41,900

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
43%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
30-36
23%
24-29
48%
18-23
24%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

30%

male

70%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,055
Declined + 1,309
Total Received 4,364
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Private (proprietary)

3,714

undergraduate students

676

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2835
ACT 2895

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Location

School Facts

The School of Visual Arts, founded in 1947, is a private school of art. Its campus of 18 buildings is located in lower Manhattan.

Public/private Private (proprietary)
Campus Enrollment 4,390
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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New York, NY

Urban campus of 18 buildings in New York City (population: 8,622,698). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation between major campus buildings. Public transportation serves campus.

School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010-3994

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
69%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
43%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
20%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
15%
300-399
2%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
30-36
23%
24-29
48%
18-23
24%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
($80 for graduate applicants)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,055
Declined + 1,309
Total Received 4,364

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Matthew Farina
Director of Admissions
P: 800 436-4204
F: 212 592-2116
admissions@sva.edu

Financial Aid

32%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,517

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,900
Room $18,100
Board $3,100
Books & supplies $1,868
Total $64,968
Average Financial Aid - $20,517
Total with Avg. Aid $44,451

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,069,662
State $1,084,621
Institutional $12,808,916
Other external $350,215
Total $18,313,414

Non-need-based

Federal $371,143
State $12,900
Institutional $6,224,380
Other external $90,181
Total $6,698,604
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 1

State aid form
March 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 212 592-2030
F: 212 592-2029
fa@sva.edu

Financial Aid Officer

William Berrios
Director of Financial Aid

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Animation
Art Education
Art Practice
Art Therapy
Art Writing
Branding
Cartooning
Computer Art
Computer Art/Computer Animation/Visual Effects
Critical Theory/the Arts
Curatorial Practice
Design
Design Research/Writing/Criticism
Design for Social Innovation
Digital Photography
Directing
Fashion Photography
Film
Fine Arts
Illustration
Illustration as Visual Essay
Interaction Design
Interior Design
Photography/Video
Photography/Video/Related Media
Products of Design
Social Documentary Film
Visual Narrative
Visual/Critical Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

4,390

total students

44%

in-state

56%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

3,714
students

Female
70%
2,615

Male
30%
1,099

15%

676
students

Female
69%
467

Male
31%
209

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,610
students

Female
71%
2,550

Male
29%
1,060

3%

104
students

Female
63%
65

Male
37%
39

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Student Break-down

45%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

51%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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