Tuition Comparison Among Top Ranked Art Schools.
|#1||Yale University - School of Art||$42,300
|#2||Rhode Island School of Design||$41,332
|#2 (tie)||School of the Art Institute of Chicago||$39,020|
|#4||Virginia Commonwealth University - School of the Arts||$23,300 (OOS)
|#4 (tie)||University of California--Los Angeles - Department of Art||$35,570
|#6||California Institute of the Arts||$39,014
|#7||Carnegie Mellon University - College of Fine Arts||$45,760
|#7 (tie)||Cranbrook Academy of Art||Graduate only|
|#7 (tie)||Maryland Institute College of Art||$39,340
|#10||Columbia University - School of the Arts||$47,246
VCU tuition for Virginia residents is $9,517.
Rankings come from U.S. News & World Report’s evaluation of graduate school programs. You can see the complete directory at: www.usnews.com/rankings. Our ranking for Fiber Arts, Glass, and Metals/Jewelry are based on the most recent U.S. News & World Report information.
Annual undergraduate out-of-state tuition comes from College Board’s most recent college prices as of March 2012. You can add up college costs at: collegeboard.org. Actual cost of attendance for any school can be different than as stated on College Board. You can calculate your total cost of attending VCUarts at www.enrollment.vcu.edu/accounting.
Tuition and Fees
Which would you rather have…more money or more debt? Compare our tuition with that of other top art schools and you’ll see how much you can save over four years.
It’s substantial. Quality education is not defined by cost of tuition. You can go to a great art school and pay a lot in tuition or you can go to an equally great school and pay less. At VCUarts, you’ll pay less.
Grants are awards based on financial need and do not require employment. Loans are awards that require repayment after the student leaves VCU. Work study is a part-time employment, usually on campus.
All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. To be considered for the maximum amount of financial eligibility, students should apply for financial aid before the recommended deadline of February 1.
Each fall, the Undergraduate Scholarship Program grants financial awards to outstanding students entering VCUarts. Selection of scholars is made on the basis of merit in the area of academic achievement and artistic talent.
Scholarships are awarded to fall semester applicants only. Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit an essay. We also encourage all applicants seeking scholarship consideration to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The scholarship deadline for undergraduate freshmen is December 1st.