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The School of Visual Arts

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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (7), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (2)
You have to send in a portfolioApr 05 2010Video/Media
You have to send in a portfolio. Grades are not that important, simply make a good portfolio.
ACT: 24 Male
I did extracurricular activities, had a great portfolio, andFeb 18 2010Art & Design Department
I did extracurricular activities, had a great portfolio, and thats about it. Semi decent SAT scores are of course important.
SAT: 1340 Female
Really understand your strengths and weaknessesJan 17 2010Art & Design Department
Really understand your strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your passion and talk about your goals.
Female
I got in by submitting my portfolio, and aNov 02 2009Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
I got in by submitting my portfolio, and a short letter about myself. With the amount of money they charge, they don't care as much about your previous grades - times are tough, and many schools let a few bad apples in to cover their own bills.

If you want to study here I suggest that you do a lot of thinking before you decide to drop the money for a bachelor's degree. At this point the job market isn't that great (give it another 3-4 years), and competition is high for what's taught at this school, so if you're not well-connected you might have difficulties finding a steady job. This isn't to discourage others from going here, but it's just a wake-up call for those who think that everything will be handed to them once they graduate, because the only thing that will matter to the employer is experience - at least three years. So if you're living off of your parents' money while you're here, try to pick up as much internships which deal with what you're studying (something that actually involves your learned skills, not paper filing) as you can.
Male

You need to present a portafolio, which overlooks yourFeb 10 2009Video/Media
You need to present a portafolio, which overlooks your grades or any other material in you application.
ACT: 24 Male
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