School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers, and creative professionals for nearly seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility.
SVA’s location in New York City and its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and unique program philosophies all offer students exceptional opportunities for advanced study in the arts. Prospective undergraduate students can sign up for a campus tour or an Open House event at sva.edu/visit.
Year institution founded: 1947
Number of students currently enrolled: 3,767 Undergraduate / 651 Graduate
Student/faculty ratio: 8 to 1
Number of undergraduate degrees offered: 11
Number of master’s degrees offered: 21
Subject matter expertise: Design; Illustration; Photography; Film; Fine Arts, and more
Distance from Westchester County: approximately 25 miles / 45 minutes
Undergraduate in-state tuition: $19,000/semester
Out-of-state tuition: $19,000/semester
Percentage of students on financial aid: 43% receive need-based aid; merit scholarships also available
Top three awards/recognitions: “ADC School of the Year” by Art Director’s Club, Ranked #1 Animation School on the East Coast by Animation Career Review, Designated Military Friendly School 2017