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Reviews 347 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Career Services: I'm not sure since I'm not an alumni but Im guessing they're fine

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Lots of work, little time to do it, quality of work often varies widely from professor to professor.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Lots of great professors and opportunities to learn

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Class schedules are great and you get tons of opportunities to make your own schedule to fit your needs (even 3 days a week)

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly expected more in terms of community and working together with others but it's very much a solo path you'll have to take going to art school. Most of the time that is, not always.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are hit or miss but you have to chose the right ones. Some are very knowledgeable and skilled and some are a waste of time and money

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't dived very much into this but I hear there's lots of opportunities

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: The students here are awesome, everyone is fun and very friendly but we're not every social and meeting new people or making friends isn't easy.

4 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: I was given a decent scholarship and some financial aid as well as work study though I still have to pay quite a lot of money myself

4 College Sophomore

Career Services: There's lots of opportunities and networks to be built at sva

3 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The general resources provided are decent, the labs at least are pretty good but you'll have to pay extra for special labs like the Illustration one which is ridiculous. Library is ok too.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Minor course conflicts resulting in having to take summer classes but nothing huge.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: SVA has a good location. If you work hard and choose the right professors, you'll get something out of it. However, you'll never feel like you've gotten your tuition's worth. Every minute feels like a scam, and you will definitely take issue with the administration (especially in Fine Arts). You'll make a few good friends but not many since the social atmosphere is dismal.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There is only one academic advisor per major so they are generally disorganized. Other than that, the forms are straightforward, as is choosing your classes.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It all really depends on you. SVA won't hand you anything, you must go grab it. The name is decently respectable but not enough to put you above other job candidates.

College Junior

Online Courses: There aren't really online courses offered at SVA.

3 College Junior

Student Body: There's not much economical diversity at SVA. Your parents are either middle class and slaved over sending you here, or you have a large trust fund. Most of the school is white or Korean international students. Most people lack social ability and are generally depressed. The school is quite progressive in terms of LGBT rights and politics, but still not as much as one would expect. There are no real facilities that encourage healthy socialization between students at the school so most social interaction is done in classes. There is also a ridiculous dry campus policy even though far more than half of the student body is legal.

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1 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: The school will try any way to suck more money out of your wallet and deprive you of your financial aid. I have numerous classmates and friends who have had hundreds of dollars shaved off of their aid here and there. You must bargain with the school and make deals with them. If you are an international student, there is no hope for you.

2 College Junior

Career Services: For majors such as Design or Advertising, the school is wonderful. You are almost guaranteed a job in either of these majors. In Fine Arts you are offered little to no practical help whatsoever.

3 College Junior

Academic Experience: All dependent on choice of professors. Humanities classes-wise, 10 to 20% of the courses you take will feel fulfilling, compared to about 60 to 70% for studio classes.

2 College Junior

Academic Experience: There is a demoralizing lack of standards for writing at this school. Some classmates will graduate with honours and not be able to compose a proper or tasteful essay or artist statement.

3 College Junior

Campus Resources: Good library for art resources, no campus life, no athletic facilities whatsoever, fairly unpleasant and old buildings. Seriously disappointing lack of storage in the Fine Arts building as well as a no-mess policy, even in painting rooms.

4 College Senior

Campus Resources: When I went up fro Student accepted day, the students there answered any and all questions and gave their feelings about the school.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Schedules really vary for everyone although some courses are manditory. Even then there are multiple time options

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I could not have hoped for a better life experience

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