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New York School of Interior Design

"Small, intimate New York School of Interior Design, which is located on Manhattan's toney Upper East Side, is "totally devoted" to - you guessed it! - interior design. NYSID is one of the most prominent schools of interior design in the country and graduates go on to work for big kahunas like Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Laura Ashley, and Ralph Lauren Home."

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"Small, intimate New York School of Interior Design, which is located on Manhattan's toney Upper East Side, is "totally devoted" to - you guessed it! - interior design. NYSID is one of the most prominent schools of interior design in the country and graduates go on to work for big kahunas like Skidmore Owings & Merrill, Laura Ashley, and Ralph Lauren Home."

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NYSID is the only institution of higher learning in New York devoted exclusively to the design of the interior environment. We are a nationally ranked, independent, accredited college of design and have been in continuous operation since 1916.

Our graduates go on to work in--and establish--prestigious commercial and private firms (like David Scott, Mica Ertegun, Anne Eisenhower, Rick Shaver, and Mariette Himes Gomez, to name a few). NYSID alumni, as well as current students, see their work regularly featured in publications like Interior Design, Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, and Metropolis. The people who work and study here love what they do; they're committed to making a difference in the landscape of this profession. They win awards. They change the way we live.

Our beautifully renovated Renaissance-Revival campus is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, a heartbeat away from world-renowned museums, galleries, and design showrooms. We have state-of-the-art computer-aided design technology in our classrooms and high tech plotters and graphic printers in our studios. We are as proud of our history as we are of our commitment to the cutting edge. Local professionals and academics alike use us as a resource.

NYSID'S faculty is full of successful and actively practicing designers, architects, visual artists, writers, and scholars. Class sizes at NYSID are small (studios typically range between 10 to15 students), so you'll get to know your teachers well, and they you.

If you study here, we will encourage you to seek out your full creative potential; we will nurture you, guide you. We'll also challenge you to love hard work. Why? We feel it's essential our students acquire all the elements and skills they'll need to grow, with design, through the 21st century. Interior design is thriving and full of opportunities.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 451
Gender 12% Male / 88% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 36% Full Time / 64% Part Time
Geography 67% In State / 33% Out of State / 12% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 31% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 41%
Multi-racial 1%
International 13%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 29%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 6%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $500.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. No cars. No pets.

1% of students live on-campus.

45% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring study skills assistance writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: three galleries for architecture and interior design exhibits, lighting laboratory
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): independent study internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Interior Design (63%), Interior Design (36%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Associates

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design.

Job Opportunities:

Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

Administration & Faculty

President David T. Sprouls
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 5
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 60 : 40
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 46.8% accepted of 154 applications

45% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
55% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
9% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
 
SATMath430 - 550
Reading440 - 520
Writing460 - 520

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Talent Ability, Application Essay

Important: Academic GPA, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Standardized Test Scores, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 2
English 0 4
Math 0 2
Science 0 2
Social Studies 0 2
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: All SAT Scores Required for Review SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $30,105 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $29,895
$30K-$48K $18,963
$48K-$75K $32,028
$75K-$110K $41,178
$110K+ $28,178

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $25,830, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $25,830 Same as On-Campus
Fees $710 Same as On-Campus
Housing $21,000 $21,000
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total (before financial aid) $49,040 $49,040

Students Receiving Aid

63% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 63% $6,300
Federal Scholarships/Grants 31% $4,990
Institutional Grants 44% $13,143
Other Federal Grants 31% $600
Pell Grants 31% $4,390
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 13% $4,708
Student Loans 63% $6,300

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.nysid.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.nysid.edu/netpricecalculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

5% of students graduated on time.

55% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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