Southwest University of Visual Arts

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School Overview

Southwest University of Visual Arts offers career training in visual communications, advertising, graphic design, animation, photography, illustration, and the fine arts. One of its campuses is located in beautiful Tucson, AZ. The Art Center Design College offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs. The school encourages individuality, curiosity, creativity, and cultural awareness.

General Information

2525 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

General Information:(520) 325-0123
Web Address:suva.edu
Type of Institution:4-year private for-profit school
Awards Offered:BA/BS degree
Campus setting:Large City
On-campus housing:No
Number of Students:378 (378 undergrad)
Ratio of students to faculty:12 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $23,165 $24,605 $25,685 $27,125 +5.61%
Books and Supplies $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $26,665 $28,105 $29,185 $30,625 +4.93%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 36 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 27 69% $103,291 $3,826
• Federal grants 27 69% $81,891 $3,033
• Pell grants 19 49% $64,653 $3,403
• Other federal grants 26 67% $17,238 $663
Local and state government scholarships or grants 3 8% $3,200 $1,067
Institutional scholarships or grants 14 36% $18,200 $1,300
Student loan financial aid 25 64% $138,501 $5,540
• Federal student loans 25 64% $84,265 $3,371
• Other student loans 9 23% $54,236 $6,026

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Programs 48
Architecture and Related Services
Landscape Architecture
Communication and Journalism Programs 1
Advertising 1
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 5
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5
Visual and Performing Arts 42
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1
Graphic Design 17
Illustration 2
Interior Design 22
Photography
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this level.

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Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(520) 325-0123
Website:www.suva.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private for-profit
Apply Online:www.suva.edu/admissions/undergraduate/onlineapplication
Address:2525 N Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:136
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):33%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:136 (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:$23,069
Out-of-state Tuition:$23,069
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,583

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Visual and Performing Arts51
Grand total81

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson 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$23,069
Out-of-state$23,069
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$21,125
Out-of-state$21,125

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3485%
Grant or scholarship aid2973%$3,583
Student loan aid3485%$3,005

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7253%$2,997
Federal student loans9267%$9,091

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

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

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment136
Undergraduate enrollment132
Graduate enrollment4

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

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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