New York School of Interior Design

Campus Description

The New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is an independent, coeducational college established in 1916. The School is located in Manhattan's historic Upper East Side, close to world-renowned museums, architectural landmarks and trade showrooms. NYSID is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). The School offers eight programs of study: four-year, CIDA-accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts; two-year Associate in Applied Science; 24 credit certificate in basic interior design; three-year professional level Master of Fine Arts; two-year post-professional level Master of Fine Arts; one-year Master of Professional Studies in sustainable interior environments; one-year Master of Professional Studies in interior lighting design; and a one-year Master of Professional Studies in healthcare interior design. The School awards a generous amount of financial assistance and maintains an active job placement service which includes a variety of opportunities within the profession of interior design.

170 East 70th St., New York, NY 10021

Toll-free 800.33.NYSID or 212.472.1500

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New York School of Interior Design Admissions

Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's (BA, BFA), Master's (MFA, MPS), Certificate (basic interior design)

Clubs and Activities

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Student Chapter, Contract Club, International Interior Design Association (IIDA), U.S. Green Building Council (USGBS), Student Associations (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Featured Programs

Regular study abroad opportunities; Writing and Communication Center and peer tutoring for academic support; psychologist for student counseling support; Spring Portfolio Fair; Career Services and internship opportunities; dedicated materials library in addition to interior design focused academic library; a joint degree program with Sotheby's Institute of Art; excellent cultural and design resources near campus in New York City.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 334 (Full-time: 16 men, 112 women; Part-time: 19 men, 187 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 157 (Full-time: 25 men, 129 women; Part-time: 1 man, 2 women)
SAT verbal range: 450 – 520
SAT math range: 430 – 570
ACT range: 15 – 24
SAT/ACT Special Note: Only required if less than 5 years since high school graduation; transfers with more than 45 credit hours completed from another college(s) are not required to submit test scores.

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American3.4%6.4%
% Asian3.4%4.5%
% Hispanic / Latino7.9%4.5%
% White, Non-Hispanic42.8%22.9%
% International / Nonresident Alien12.3%48.4%
% Two or more races1.8%1.3%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity28.3%12.1%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$30,030 per year (based on 32 credits), or $915 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room Only:
Graduate Tuition & Fees:


Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling, February 1 priority; spring- rolling, October 1 priority

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
fall- August 1; spring- November 30
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
summer- May 15; fall- July 15; spring- November 30

Application Requirements

Freshmen: Official transcripts; SAT or ACT; portfolio; 2 letters of recommendation; essay; application fee ($60 for domestic undergraduate and graduate)
International: Also, TOEFL exam; application fee ($100 for international applicants).
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Institutional Scholarships (merit-based); TAP