Admissions Information

The application fee is $50 for applying undergraduate school and $80 for graduate school at School of Visual Arts. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$50
Graduate Application Fees$80
Admission Informationwww.sva.edu/admissions
Online Applicationwww.sva.edu/quick_links/apply-to-sva
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 71.13% and the yield is 31.80%. 1,168 men and 3,093 women applied to SVA and 726 men and 2,305 women students were accepted. Among them, 247 men and 717 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,2611,1683,093
Admitted3,0317262,305
Enrolled964247717
Acceptance Rate 71.13%62.16%74.52%
Yield 31.80%34.02%31.11%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 475 students (49% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 81 students (8%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 640 and the 25th percentile is 540. The SAT Math score is 710 (75th) and 540 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 27 (75th percentile) and 21 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540640
SAT Math540710
ACT Composite2127
ACT Math--
ACT English--

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA and High School Rank. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply School of Visual Arts.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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SVA Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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