School of Visual Arts Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#2647 of 14,131 In the World
#787 of 2,597 In North America
#720 of 2,496 In the United States
#72 of 221 In New York State
#24 of 92 In New York City
#491 of 1,017 For Fashion Design
#823 of 1,036 For Painting and Drawing
#823 of 1,036 For Sculpture
#908 of 1,142 For Illustration and Concept Art
#1710 of 2,700 For Art & Design

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
72%
Average SAT
1203
Average ACT
25
Avg. cost to attend
$53,227 /y
Aid receiving
58%
Undergraduates
3,192
Graduates
500
Male:Female Ratio
27:73
Control
Private
for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
sva.edu

School of Visual Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 72% 72% 72%
Applicants 4,314 1,059 3,255
Admissions 3,086 758 2,328
Freshmen enrolled full time 562 138 424
Freshmen enrolled part time 1 1

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
307 or 55%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1075
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the School of Visual Arts are 1075-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
41 or 7%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 27
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the School of Visual Arts are 23-27 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Nonresident Alien 1920 (52%)
White 690 (19%)
Asian 523 (14%)
Hispanic 354 (10%)
Black or African American 141 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 64 (2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$53,227/year
Average aid awarded
$15,460
Students receiving aid
58%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $43,138
$30-48K $44,473
$48-75K $47,965
$75-110K $54,538
$110K+ $52,894

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $43,400$48,600
Tuition in-state $43,400$48,600
Tuition out-of-state $43,400$48,600

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,227
Room charge $18,800

School of Visual Arts Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 224
Illustration 183 27
Photography 103 56
Computer Graphics 81 51
Fine & Studio Arts, General 70 38
Film & Video and Photographic Arts, Other 81 18
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects 70
Advertising 27
Systems Science and Theory 27
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 9 17
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 25
Human Computer Interaction 24
Design and Applied Arts, Other 23
Interior Design 17
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 17
Art Therapy & Therapist 17
Art Teacher Education 9
Museology & Museum Studies 6
Grand Total 863 357
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 72% 61% 78%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
228
Citations
1,354

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
114 / 772
Art & Design
84 / 630
Sociology
45 / 487
Computer Science
34 / 346
Psychology
33 / 443
Fashion Design
30 / 59
Engineering
23 / 63
Art History
19 / 106
Medicine
18 / 144
Business
15 / 54
Education Majors
14 / 111
History
14 / 7
Environmental Science
12 / 21
Political Science
10 / 7
Mathematics
9 / 92
Media Studies
8 / 29
Math Teachers
8 / 86
Human-Computer Interaction
8 / 31
Multimedia
8 / 31
Biology
8 / 142
Geography and Cartography
8 / 21
Performing arts
7 / 15
Social Psychology
7 / 25
Aesthetics
7 / 394
Literature
6 / 6
Graphic Design
6 / 19
Journalism and Digital Media
6 / 27
Physics
6 / 20
Health Science
6 / 32
Entertainment Industry Business
6 / 25
Creative Writing
5 / 11
Game Design and Development
5 / 13
UX/UI Desgin
5 / 12
Gender Studies
5 / 5
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine
5 / 70
Cognitive Science
5 / 203
Linguistics
4 / 0
Illustration and Concept Art
4 / 6
Painting and Drawing
4 / 6
Sculpture
4 / 6

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 1 3
1992 0 5
1993 0 3
1994 1 0
1995 0 2
1996 1 2
1997 4 3
1998 0 0
1999 2 0
2000 4 0
2001 3 0
2002 6 3
2003 0 11
2004 11 29
2005 8 15
2006 10 31
2007 7 25
2008 5 29
2009 5 22
2010 16 37
2011 14 43
2012 19 59
2013 15 58
2014 6 97
2015 16 149
2016 16 96
2017 18 137
2018 13 154
2019 17 198
2020 15 200
2021 18 207

School of Visual Arts alumni

  1. Jared Leto

    Jared Leto
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorguitaristsinger-songwriterphotographer
    Biography

    Jared Joseph Leto is an American actor, musician and singer. Known for his method acting in a variety of roles, he received numerous accolades throughout his career which spanned over three decades, including an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Critics' Choice Movie Award. Additionally, he is recognised for his musicianship and eccentric stage persona as a member of the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars.

  2. Gerard Way

    Gerard Way
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritermusiciancomics artistcomics writer
    Biography

    Gerard Arthur Way is an American singer, songwriter, and comic book writer. He is best known as the lead vocalist and co-founder of the rock band My Chemical Romance. He released his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien, in 2014.

  3. Keith Haring

    Keith Haring
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-1990 (aged 32)
    Occupations
    painterwriterdrawersocial activistjewelry designer
    Biography

    Keith Allen Haring was an American artist whose pop art emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. His animated imagery has "become a widely recognized visual language". Much of his work includes sexual allusions that turned into social activism by using the images to advocate for safe sex and AIDS awareness. In addition to solo gallery exhibitions, he participated in renowned national and international group shows such as documenta in Kassel, the Whitney Biennial in New York, the São Paulo Biennial, and the Venice Biennale. The Whitney Museum held a retrospective of his art in 1997.

  4. Bryan Singer

    Bryan Singer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm produceractortelevision producer
    Biography

    Bryan Jay Singer is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is the founder of Bad Hat Harry Productions and has produced or co-produced almost all of the films he has directed.

General info

Alternative names SVA
School of Visual Arts
Founded 1947
Academic Calendar September to May (September - December; January-May)
Total FTE staff 988
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 209 E 23rd St
New York, New York, 10010
United States
City population 8,399,000
Phone 2125922000
Fax +1 (212) 592 2116

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