School of Visual Arts

College Degree Finder

School Overview

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of almost 4,500 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$33,560$35,000$36,500$38,0004.1%
Books and supplies$1,713$1,713$1,713$1,8689.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$17,000$17,700$18,800$19,6004.3%
Other$4,100$4,200$4,500$4,6002.2%
Off Campus
Room and board$17,000$17,700$18,800$19,6004.3%
Other$4,100$4,200$4,500$4,6002.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,100$4,200$4,500$4,6002.2%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$56,373$58,613$61,513$64,0684.2%
Off Campus$56,373$58,613$61,513$64,0684.2%
Off Campus with Family$39,373$40,913$42,713$44,4684.1%
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid138555%————
Grant or scholarship aid33548%$4,903,764$14,638
Federal grants16824%$889,139$5,292
Pell grants16824%$785,639$4,676
Other federal grants7110%$103,500$1,458
State/local government grant or scholarships9213%$351,877$3,825
Institutional grants or scholarships30143%$3,662,748$12,169
Student loan aid30043%$3,152,070$10,507
Federal student loans29142%$1,728,288$5,939
Other student loans517%$1,423,782$27,917
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,71246%$22,205,745$12,971
Pell grants84623%$3,954,851$4,675
Federal student loans1,47140%$11,121,534$7,561
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.

Accreditation

The School of Visual Arts has been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degree of:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Advertising; Animation; Cartooning; Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects; Design; Film; Fine Arts; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography and Video; and Visual and Critical Studies;
  • Master of Arts on graduates of the program in Critical Theory and the Arts; Curatorial Practice; and Design Research, Writing and Criticism;
  • Master of Arts in Teaching on graduates of the program in Art Education;
  • Master of Fine Arts on graduates of programs in Art Writing; Art Practice; Computer Arts; Design; Design for Social Innovation; Fine Arts; Illustration as Visual Essay; Interaction Design; Photography, Video, and Related Media; Products of Design; Social Documentary Film; Visual Narrative;
  • Master of Professional Studies on graduates of the programs in Art Therapy, Branding, Digital Photography, Directing, and Fashion Photography.

Data required by the U.S. Department of Education on “gainful employment” for each of the above programs may be found on the individual program pages at sva.edu.

The School of Visual Arts is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (msche.org), 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215.662.5606. The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.

The School of Visual Arts is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org).

School of Visual Arts Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(212) 592-2000
Website:www.sva.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:www.sva.edu/quick_links/apply-to-sva
Address:209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,406
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:4,406 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$36,500
Out-of-state Tuition:$36,500
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:55%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$14,638

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

School of Visual Arts Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at School of Visual Arts.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Visual and Performing Arts79
Grand total1013

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at School of Visual Arts.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at School of Visual Arts and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$36,500
Out-of-state$36,500
Books and supplies$1,713

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$40,890
Out-of-state$40,890

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid38555%
Grant or scholarship aid33548%$14,638
Student loan aid30043%$10,507

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,71246%$12,971
Federal student loans1,47140%$7,561

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for School of Visual Arts. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled School of Visual Arts students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,8051,0752,730
Percent admitted100%67%78%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%19%20%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

School of Visual Arts Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,406
Undergraduate enrollment3,755
Graduate enrollment651

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

School of Visual Arts Accreditation

This institution is accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

If you work for a school and would like to update your data please contact us.


Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.