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
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B+
School of Visual Arts is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
209 E 23rd St
New York, NY 10010
Website

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
77%
SAT Scores Range
910-1160
ACT Scores Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Cost

Net Price
$42,207/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $35,196/ year
  • $30-48k
    $37,730/ year
  • $49-75k
    $41,699/ year
  • $76-110k
    $44,388/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,709/ year

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.42 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,435Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
27%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
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  • Work Hard Render Faster
    42%
  • Fun but Challenging
    21%
  • Fun & Chill
    21%
  • Work Hard, Play Hard
    9%
  • Stimulating
    6%

After School of Visual Arts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$40,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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School of Visual Arts Reviews

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The variety in courses is phenomenal! Aside from the basic courses that you are required to complete, which all still seem very interesting, there are many different elective courses that are available, expending on into different subject such as history and even science. Seeing different courses that focus on different methods and styles of art only makes me wish that I could be able to apply for all of them! Finding the right professor, however, is not easy, sometimes you'll end up with a teacher that has a sort of teaching style that doesn't help you at all, and the only way you can get a good idea on who the right professor is for you is to rely on other's opinions.
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As a BFA Animation major, this school has a very encouraging environment and gives students a lot of space for experimentation with styles and their art. This school is heavy on work, however, it often resembles busy work rather than work to challenge you as an artist and help you improve. SVA accepts many students each year, meaning that there have to be more teachers, and many of the teachers I have had should not be teaching. On the other hand, some teachers I have had genuinely care about their students and want them to achieve their goals in the animation and entertainment industry. I have found some teachers that have greatly changed my perception of art and I have improved tenfold with my drawing since coming here. This school overall is wonderful; being in New York City surrounded with some truly remarkable artists and professors is unforgettable. If you are someone wanting to attend art school, SVA is a very good choice.
Before this school, I had never attended a professional art school. I'm glad that I've come here! The professors are great and they, themselves, are immersed in the art world so they are qualified to guide you in the direction you want to go. Since I've attended, my skills in various mediums has risen far beyond my expectations! In addition, alumni of the school who proficient in different mediums come back to give lectures on their experiences. My school even has companies like Cartoon Network, DreamWorks and Disney give lectures and allows those, who are interested, to intern with them! I wish I had known about SVA when I first began my college journey. I would've graduated by now and would've been doing what I love, by now. I can't complain though. Everything happens for a reason.