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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
School of Visual Arts is a for-profit college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,506 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the School of Visual Arts acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography. Graduating 64% of students, School of Visual Arts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,900.
About School of Visual Arts...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
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School of Visual Arts Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$46,129/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,828/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.51 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,506Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
244
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    60%
  • Stressed
    40%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.6 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Work Hard Render Faster
    38%
  • Fun but Challenging
    26%
  • Fun & Chill
    21%
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    10%
  • Stimulating
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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School of Visual Arts (a.k.a SVA) is one of the best colleges to find and create strong relationships with friends, peers and professors, as well as learning and absorbing the surrounding community of artists in NYC. The school's professors are experienced professionals within the art world offering strong insight and inspiration. Resources and tools available to students are wonderful! Labs are open after classes for Animation students like me, and rentals for equipment are readily available for students in Film, Video or Photography. SVA's East and West Libraries are both great places for research or relaxing. The clubs are also some of the most fun and interactive clubs I've joined. Figure Drawing club and the fun, educating sessions at LGBT/Queer SVA helped make my days at school all the more lovable. If I had to pick out a specific way to improve SVA, I would ask for the school to offer a more readily available/ accessible cafeteria and/or meal plan.
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SVA is a wonderful school that really works to train the students both technically and analytically for active careers in the art field. The school has a lot of networking opportunities, and the surrounding local area (set at the heart of New York City) is the perfect start-up location for any up and coming artist. My biggest critique of the school would be the lack of a meal plan, which can make things difficult when looking for a bite to eat between classes.
School of Visual Arts is an exemplary school to learn animation. Everything is very peachy in this art school. One thing I would look out for is to make sure to find your teachers through what other students have to say. The good teachers are very good, and the bad ones are very bad. Look out for yourself and have fun! I know I am.