School of Visual Arts

209 E 23rd St, New York, NY

Questions and Answers about School of Visual Arts

Katelyn T.
1 year ago
Are there any activities that involve sharing the students' artwork with interested employers, or publishing the work?
Kara M.
1 year ago
Does SVA offer scholarships for study abroad programs?
Lydia S.
1 year ago
Are there studio spaces to do art in?
Lydia S.
1 year ago
Are there any scholarships based on portfolio quality?
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1 year ago
Does School of Visual Arts require applicants to take the SAT or ACT test?
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Majors offered at School of Visual Arts

Biggest majors
Computer Software and Media Applications
Design and Applied Arts
Film/Video and Photographic Arts

Academics at School of Visual Arts

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
8 to 1
Less Selective (70% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for School of Visual Arts students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Creative Director145k
Sr. Art Director107k
Art Director86k
Senior Graphic Designer72k
Motion Graphic Designer68k
Graphic Designer59k
Junior Graphic Designer50k
Based on 2,492 student responses

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Student reviews of School of Visual Arts

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Recommended by

67% of students

Known for

Close to activities in a city
LGBTQ+ friendly
Accessible and helpful professors
Helpful career services
Great internship and research opportunities
Lily Newman
Interior Design
Dance + 25 others



I love being in the city, there's always something to do here. Living on campus has been a great experience for me and my roommate. The workload will challenge you based on what classes you take. The honors program organizes a junior year spring break trip each year, and my trip to Oaxaca was amazing. It was challenging to adjust to city life at first, there will be ups and downs, but there are a lot of benefits to making art here.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Living on campus during freshman year wasn't that great room-wise. Almost all freshmen live in the 23rd street residence for the first year; this building has apartment-style dorms that have you living with 6 roommates, including yourself (2 in each room). You do get a full kitchen which was great to have. The 24th street residence is a much newer building, but you are more likely to get into this location as a sophomore.

Hui-Chih Chen
Video Editing and Production
Coding And Computer Science
Hiking And Backpacking



Professors are passionate and sincere about teaching. Communications between the students and faculty is active and effective. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration between the students, and everyone always give their best on assignments and group projects.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The workload is intense, so try to be mentally prepared for limited rest and personal time.