Cost of Living

Based on average NYC art school statistics, the cost of living for one semester (4 months) is $12,000. Costs will vary greatly, particularly in rents, food and art supplies.

Average room for 4 months approx. $3700
Subway/Bus approx. $500
Fees (avg. SVA facility fee – if applicable) $200 – $800
Food approx. $3000
Art Supplies approx. $2500
Personal approx. $1500
Student Voices
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  • Roxanne Smith

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    I love how much energy the city has and how densely packed it is with creativity and inspiration. There’s always so much going on it would be impossible to do it all, but I really like that amount of opportunity, even if it is overwhelming at times. I feel like I have a better idea of what it would be like to be an independent artist working in New York after having participated in the program, and I am interested in coming back to New York after I graduate.