School of Visual Arts
New York, NY 10010


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model For Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,406
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 9:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,228 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

School of Visual Arts is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,805 applications and 2,833 students were granted admission. School of Visual Arts is at the #72 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 21% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 79% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT935 to 1230
ACT21 to 26

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, School of Visual Arts's tuition was $36,500 for all students regardless of residency (127.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $21,918
In State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $16,024
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 55% of School of Visual Arts's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 24% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,676 (which is 6.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at School of Visual Arts in 2016-2017, was 291, which is 42% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,939 (which is 17% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,378
Federal Loan
National Average = $7,154
Financial aid
National Average = 89%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, School of Visual Arts has enrolled a total of 4,406 students (4,088 students full-time and 318 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,406 students, 262 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 3,755 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 651 for graduates studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Non-resident alien: 42%

White: 25%

Asian: 12%

Hispanic: 11%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 6 largest majors offered at School of Visual Arts.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 61% 2,322
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 7% 258
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 4% 155
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 2% 92
Health Professions And Related Programs 1% 44
Education 1% 28

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 36%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of School of Visual Arts full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $26,804

The typical median income of School of Visual Arts graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,000. Last year, out of the total 1,229 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,082 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,187 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,021 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,000 $40,200
Employment Rate 88% 86%
Total Graduates 1,229 1,187

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of School of Visual Arts.

Christie's Education
1.4 mile away
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1.5 mile away
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8.1 mile away