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Reviews 286 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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College Freshman

Online Courses: Did not take online courses...? So it's irrelevant to me.

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5 College Freshman

Academic Experience: I love photography. The hub isn't that helpful and can sometimes be rudy (people who give out the equipment to take out for the night). The professors are all so great. The photo building is pretty big and the rooms are so great. Downside is that I don't understand how the darkroom has no sink and soap dispenser with papertowels with it. Isn't that hazardous??? Workload isn't too bad depending on teachers. It's definitely do-able with my schedule. I am a freshman so it's a bit irrelevant to discuss internships. The majority of internships require a certain amount of credits or just years in college.

4 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Academics wise, the only class not photography related is my english class. The rest are all hands on photography related and I love having that. It would be a hassle having a math class when I won't necessarily need it for photography.

4 College Freshman

Student Body: Most of the people I have made friends with are so sweet and have truly become my best friends. However I am sure to always be friendly to most people but people just exude a snobby vibe that it's hard to even get near them. The majority of the kids are like me; hardworking, outgoing, geeky and creative. However, there are few in the school and in my classes that are just wasting their tuition here. Those few don't even come to class most of the time either.

College Freshman

Career Services: I am not very familiar with a career center or alumni network. My professors tell us about it but I am not familiar with that. I have not taken advantage of job prospects so I cannot review something which I am not familiar about.

4 College Freshman

Campus Resources: We have a lot of libraries around campus and the student center is brand new and beautiful. We don't have athletic teams in my school. Everyone is pretty much either A)Really friendly and sweet and want to get to know you or B)Snobby and think they're better than everyone

2 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think it's worth it because it's in NY and I am studying photography which I absolutely love. I love the professors I've met as well. The downside is it's so expensive for me and it's hard to pay for it with my family's financial situation. I was going to dorm but got very depressed and realized it was a lot of money so I got out of it. I only stayed for 10 days and I had to pay 10 percent of it. Huge rip-off. Also for doing payment plans I had to pay a fee which is ridiculous.

4 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: I love how I am able to pick a schedule that works for me. I only go to school Tues-Thurs and I work on Mondays and Fridays. Some members of the Financial Aid office wasn't so helpful. They told me about different options but I felt like I was not guided. As a first generation College student, I had no idea how to apply for scholarships or money and I felt like I was not helped. My teachers are all amazing. Some administration is slightly rude, especially when you don't understand something. They don't seem to help.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: It's great, but there should be more scholarships offered to more students.

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5 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Classes teach what they offer on their class description and so far haven't gone off tangent. They teah what will be useful for us in our field and the industry.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: The library is very useful for all students, and our student government is always proving us with frequent events.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: My school registration took a long time and it was kind of bad. When i sent mails to my school it said that they didnt receive them or something.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academic Experience: I would like to be a major for illustration. Some of my classes aren't about illustration or things i am interested in.

Recent Alumnus

Academic Flexibility: my classes are really good. The schools air conditioners need to get fixed and to stop making a lot of noise.

1 Recent Alumnus

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid process is going very terrible. I don't have a way to pay the money and the school is asking for a lot of money.

Recent Alumnus

Campus Resources: When i first entered SVA they invited me into activities like an ice cream party. The classes are great and i am learning a lot.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I feel this school has taught me a lot. I love the variety of courses and I love everyone's enthusiasm for art.

3 College Sophomore

Tuition & Financial Aid: The financial aid process, which is done through FAFSA, is a huge hassle. My family and I had outside help, which made it a little better for us.

College Sophomore

Career Services: As a rising sophomore, I have not needed post-grad services yet.

College Sophomore

Online Courses: I did not take any online courses.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I did not know how my credits would be handled until I saw on my transcript that I had a couple of extra credits. My classes were pretty flexible.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Freshman year at SVA was a rigorous curriculum of all the art basics. The workload was a lot, but it was all worth it to learn more about something I love. I felt I gained something in nearly all my classes. I had a work-study job; applying for it and the job itself went very smoothly and was stress-free.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: Freshman year covered all the basics of art: drawing, painting, sculpture, digital art, literature, and art history. The workload was rigorous, but definitely worth it. Most of my professors taught competently and extensively; there was one professor I did not like too much, but that might have been a matter of taste. Class registration was easy, but mostly because for freshman year, we just picked the preset schedule that fit us the best.

4 College Sophomore

Student Body: The student body is very diverse, and everyone is very friendly.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Resources: Campus resources are all comfortable and up-to-date.


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