Location
New York, NY
Undergrads
3,415
Tuition
$33,560
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 250 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The professors are great and knowledgeable. They are very helpful and approachable.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Teachers have a lot of connections to internships and such. Stay on their good side and they'll be happy to help out!

3 College Senior

Campus Resources: There isn't much like athletic centers or anything at the school but the library and student center are great

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4 College Senior

Student Body: I love the students at SVA but I'm an RA so I've had the privilege of interacting with many students through this opportunity. It might be hard for some students to make friends and socialize if they don't live on campus and are not involved in extra curricular activities.

College Senior

Career Services: I never had an experience with career services

3 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid office is very helpful but the school's tuition is expensive and they don't give out scholarships easily. The education is great though, I've learned a lot. Advice for earning more financial aid: Don't hesitate to meet with your financial aid advisor to discuss anything. You can also write to appeal to the college for more financial aid if you think you deserve it.

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3 College Senior

Academic Flexibility: They didn't transfer many of my credits and being a transfer student didn't help much because I had to completely restart as a freshman, but my school has been a great experience and the professors/classes are great. I've learned a lot in the past two years.

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3 College Senior

Online Courses: I prefer traditional class room experience just because they are more personal but the online courses are good if necessary. The professors are helpful and knowledgable.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are chosen well, for the most part! They are successful and well connected in their respective fields. This will be invaluable to students seeking internships or jobs. The coursework also seem very relevant and cutting edge.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would like to be more certain that my debt will not be a massive burden. It isn't the same as going to medical school! Student and faculty are very optimistic. Career services are okay for the most part. Employer recruitment happens for specific departments - as a corporate school, this plays a large part in student employment after graduating

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: Heavy, challenging and rewarding workload. I am excited to take part in learning again.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: It is an Art and Design school -- we have a very strong, and world renowned graphic design department, as well as a host of other more interdisciplinary creative majors.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: I wish the financial aid advisors were more available. I wish there were more options to procure funding other than loans, which are often punitive!

4 College Junior

Career Services: I know several post-Grad students who are working full-time jobs at SVA and they are doing well.

College Junior

Online Courses: I never really had any online courses at SVA.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My creativity has improved b/c of these courses!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Career Center actively speaks to students about finding jobs.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I believe that I am getting a great education from School of Visual Arts, however I feel as though there should be more financial aid available. The financial aid that is offered to students is not expressed successfully to students meaning students would have to dig hard through SVA to find those scholarships or grant. I was surprised that there were little to no scholarships offered to student who are African American or Black.

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4 College Junior

Student Body: There is a high percentage of Asian students (Japanese, Korean, or Chinese) at my school. Several of my roommates and majority of my classmates are Korean, which was an excellent chance for me to learn about the language and lifestyle. From them, I have learned some mannerisms of the Korean lifestyle as well as their language. I have notice in the classrooms that there is a huge language barrier and its a struggle for the professors to communicate with the international students. I think there needs to be a stronger international student group where they could partner up with students who are American/who can speak English very well.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: There isn't really any athletic centers at SVA nor are there any gyms that are in partnership with SVA, however there are a plethora of activities that SVA creates for its students. I have attended several broadway/musicals such as Radio City Music Hall. The student center is a great way to catch up with students and to make new acquaintances. I have taken membership in several of the clubs that the student union of SVA has created and I have made new friends from those clubs.

4 College Junior

Academic Experience: It is great to have professors who are working in the field that you are currently majority in. To me, some of my professors' work load stems from the work load that they get at their agency/job, which is great because instead of "student to teacher" relationship, it's more of a "professional to professional" relationship.

5 College Junior

Academic Experience: The workload that students get especially in Advertising can be hectic and crazy, but the feeling is synonymous to the workload that is given out at Advertising/Media agencies. The registration process is a little annoying, confusing because when I first signed on to my account for registration, I did not know that I had to register for both semesters for the 2014-2015 school year. At my other school, I had to register for each semester and check regularly to ensure that there were no changes made to the scheduling.

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: My financial aid adviser has been endlessly helpful in assisting me, even with private loans which were outside of her jurisdiction. She has always broken the otherwise overwhelming process down to understandable and manageable chunks, and I'm always able to talk to someone if I swing by even without making an advance appointment.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: People I've known have been able to transfer classes easily- I found all of mine so valuable and interesting that I never felt the need.

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: I know of students breaking into fields straight out of college, and some without even finishing their degrees. It's a huge advantage having a faculty that consists of working professionals with all their own experience and networks.

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