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The Art Institute of New York City

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The Art Institute of New York City is located in the SoHo/TriBeCa district of Manhattan, and is part of the larger The Art Institutes system headquartered out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (which includes dozens of other art institutes across North America). Founded in 1980 as The New York Restaurant School, it changed its name to the present version in 2001 and actually discontinued its culinary arts program in 2008.

The Art Institute of New York City offers students a challenging venue to hone their skills in the creative and the applied arts in a very diverse, highly interactive urban setting, with excellent chances of entry-level jobs in the field of their choice.


The Art Institute of New York City is broken down into four main academic departments, which are: Design, Fashion, Media Arts, and General Education.

The Design Department is perhaps the most popular at the school, and students engaged in the design program will learn how to harness their creative side and create compelling products that meet and exceed market standards. A typical degree from this department may be either an Associate of Occupational Studies in Graphic Design or an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design.

The Fashion Department is right up there with the Design Department in terms of popularity, and students in this program will be working towards an Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design as their final degree. In the Media Arts Department, students will work towards an Associate of Occupational Studies in either Wed Design & Interactive Media or Art & Design Technology. Finally, in the General Education Department students participate in certificate courses in complementary fields that could potentially boost their skills in the career path of their choice.

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The Art Institute of New York City does not have very stringent admissions requirements, yet nonetheless due to the popularity of the school (due to the nature of the programs and the attractive downtown NYC setting) the school has a fairly selective admissions rate, stable at roughly 50% of total applicants per year. The admissions procedure at The Art Institute of New York City involves writing a 150-word entrance essay, paying the $50 admissions fee, and sitting for an in-person interview with an admissions counselor. (The school allows for phone interviews for students located more than 200 miles from the campus).

Of course, applicants need to present their high school diploma or GED along with official transcripts, or some sort of equivalent for international students. For those that have attended classes at the university level already, official transcripts from all schools attended are required for admissions.

Upon admission, students will be subjected to placement testing, and depending on the results thereof students may have to participate in what are known as “transitional study courses” that help bring less qualified individuals up to pace in a smooth manner.

The admissions calendar for The Art Institute of New York City is quite flexible, and admitted students may begin their studies at the beginning of the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer quarters, or even mid-quarter of any of these terms.

Financial Aid

Financial aid at The Art Institute of New York City is more or less equal to that available at other institutions of higher education in the state and nationally. The primary recourse for financial aid is to be had through the FAFSA form, though there are a few particular financial aid options such as the EDMC Education Foundation and a limited list of local scholarship opportunities. The EDMC Education Foundation helps prospective or enrolled students at Education Management LLC schools (such as The Art Institute of New York City) meet their tuition needs, and all funds bequeathed in the name of a given Education Management LLC school are returned specifically to it as scholarship funds.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1311th for the average student loan amount.
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The Art Institute of New York City is well known for its diverse (in terms of ethnicity as well as age) student body. The school has a limited amount of students housing available on a first come, first served basis in either the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood or in the 92nd Street Y neighborhood. These are highly modern student housing facilities with all the amenities students need to get ahead in their studies.

The art institute puts together regular “Study Trips” intended to expose students to the actuality of the creative arts, and these trips are a central part of the student’s learning process at the school; trips are usually aimed at destinations within the city, though occasionally take students farther afield.

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Information Summary

Ranks 215th in New York and 3086th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.12
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.06
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.48
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 29,829 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 515 0.01
Forcible Rape 1,092 0.01
Robbery 19,773 0.24
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 18,159 0.22
Larceny 112,864 1.37
Vehicle theft 9,434 0.11

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near New York, NY 10013
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population25,042 (25,042 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,265 (2.24 people per house)
Median Household Income$38,304
Families5,442 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingSmall two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3610

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 512th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $19,656 $19,656 $19,656
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $100 $100 $100
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $546 $546 $546
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $42,955 $42,955 $42,955
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $31,444 $31,444 $31,444
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $27,940 $27,940 $27,940

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $19,656 $19,731 $19,656 $19,731 $19,656 $19,731
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,088 $1,200
On-Campus – Room & Board $17,295 $16,857
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,064 $4,998
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $5,613 $5,541
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,327 $6,249
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,358 $9,063

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity182
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$15,567
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1880th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,771 ($65,753 male / $60,384 female)
Number of FT Faculty 47 (22 male / 25 female)
Number of PT Faculty 94
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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