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Live on campus in an engaged community of artists, in the heart of Manhattan! SVA's residence halls are safe and convenient and offer community spaces for studying, working and socializing. Student and professional staff live in the residence halls to provide all necessary assistance to students. There are several options available for housing. Click on the links on the left to learn more about the SVA's different residences. 


SVA housing costs in one of the College's residences range from $11,400 to $16,250 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Housing room rates are based on room size and type. Prices for the 2015-2016 academic year are below:

A nonrefundable $500 enrollment fee and an $800 housing deposit ($300 nonrefundable placement fee and a $500 security deposit) must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

New students will be placed in housing on a first-come, first-served basis.

George Washington small single $12,000*
George Washington renovated small single $13,450*
George Washington single $13,650*
George Washington renovated single $15,100*
George Washington double $11,400*
George Washington renovated double  $12,900*
Gramercy Women’s Residence double $14,650
Gramercy Women’s Residence shared studio  $15,900
New Residence double $15,800
New Residence small double
Ludlow Residence double $15,200
Ludlow Residence single $16,250

*George Washington Renovated rooms have new floor surfaces, refinished bathrooms and new modular furniture (floors 8 - 17 are renovated; floors 3 - 7 are not)

** The New Residence small double is a room for 2 people that is dimensionally smaller than the standard New Residence double room. 


You are invited to take a tour of SVA's Residence Halls! It is not necessary to make an appointment for housing tours.

Tours of New Residence are available weekdays between 12 - 2pm. To arrange a housing tour please visit our office on the Mezzanine level of the George Washington, at 23 Lexington Avenue, between 23rd and 24th streets.

Tours of Ludlow Residence are available Monday-Friday between 12 - 2pm. To arrange a tour, go directly to 101 Ludlow Street and check in with the security officer.



If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at reslife@sva.edu or give us a call at 212.592.2140. 

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