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The School of Visual Arts

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Your Chances at SVA
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Your Chances at SVA
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Men
Women
# Applicants
1,069
2,209
# Admitted
748
1,707
% Admitted
70.0%
77.3%
% Overall
74.9%

Students who got into SVA:

Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (2), Grades (7), Sports/Extracurriculars (2), College Essay (2)
I submitted a portfolio and a statement of intentMar 21 2014Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I submitted a portfolio and a statement of intent. For students who are just applying, your portfolio should have cohesive work that is based upon a theme or concept. Don't get tied up in technique and stale/redundant images that we as a society are so overly saturated with. If you've seen one sunset, you've seen em all, its about what happens during the sunset, or even after... Tell a story.
Female
I did extracurricularFeb 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
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

So easy for film and video write a goodNov 26 2007Video/Media
so easy for film and video write a good essay and statement of intent and that pretty much guarrentes you get in my GPA in highschool was ok not that good only 2.6 but I wrote a mean essay and got in right away and my ACT score was not that good at all either
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