Tuition & Fees

$38,000

$38,000

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
22%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
43%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
41%
18-23
45%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,833
Declined + 972
Total Received 3,805
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Private (proprietary)

3,767

undergraduate students

651

graduate students

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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 4,418
Established in 1947
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

New York, NY

Urban campus of 18 buildings in New York City (population: 8,537,673). 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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
68%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
22%
500-599
29%
400-499
29%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
22%
500-599
43%
400-499
26%
300-399
5%
700-800
5%
600-699
25%
500-599
35%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
30-36
9%
24-29
41%
18-23
45%
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 or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,833
Declined + 972
Total Received 3,805

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

Cost

Tuition $38,000
Books & supplies $1,058
Total $39,058
Average Financial Aid - $17,121
Total with Avg. Aid $21,937

Financial Aid

$17,121

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $4,000,893
State $1,252,892
Institutional $11,085,356
Other external $419,414
Total $16,758,555

Non-need-based

Federal $222,527
State $5,404
Institutional $2,097,185
Other external $285,775
Total $2,610,891

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advertising
Animation
Art Criticism/Writing
Art Education
Art Practice
Art Therapy
Branding
Cartooning
Computer Art
Computer Art/Computer Animation/Visual Effects
Critical Theory and the Arts
Curatorial Practice
Design
Design Research/Writing/Criticism
Design for Social Innovation
Digital Photo
Directing
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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Undergraduate

85%

3,767
students

Female
67%
2,513

Male
33%
1,254

Graduate

15%

651
students

Female
65%
420

Male
35%
231

undergraduateFull-time

93%

3,505
students

Female
68%
2,356

Male
32%
1,149

undergraduatePart-time

7%

262
students

Female
60%
157

Male
40%
105

Student Break-down

39%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
25%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

63%

Transfer applicants accepted

36%

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
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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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