About Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson

Founded in 1983, Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson. is a college. Located in Arizona, which is a city setting in Arizona, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 132 full time undergraduate students, and 4 full time graduate students.

The Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 7 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
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ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    2 Students rated on-campus housing 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    2 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    4 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    5 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    5 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    5 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    5 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    5 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson?

2 Students rated Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson


My overall opinion of my school if I am to be bluntly honest, is not great. I wont lie about what I've witnessed while at this school and when has happened to me because I refuse to sugar coat. Since joining SUVA i have been needlessly stressed out to the point it has made me physically I'll. My coursework isn't what has given me such anxiety, however, its my schools office faculty. Just this year my school decided to not notify me of an issue with a loan until it was too late to fix, and they are threatening to remove me because of their error, they had since June 25th to notify me that something was wrong with my loan, they didn't until the Friday before it was due after the office closed on October 27th. This is the firth time my schools office staff has done this to me alone since I enrolled freshman year, I am currently a junior. I wasn't even allowed to go to California when my Great Grandmother, who was my best friend, died this year. Had I left they would have dropped me from my classes and would have failed me. However there are some great things about SUVA. The teachers are amazing, and all my teachers have worked in the field i am majoring in. My current teacher for my Animation major, John Cummins is the kindest man in the world and worked on Mighty Morphing Power Rangers as an animator. His advice has helped me so much in my major and his overall way of addressing us students, makes us more willing to come to him for advice and to listen. He has even dedicated his time to work one on one with us and also helped us students outside of office hours. Overall while my opinion of my school is tarnished by the tardiness of its staff I do not hate my school. The education I am gaining here is fantastic for my field. And most my teachers work one on one with me to help me achieve my goals. If it wasn't for the variety of the teachers who worked in different fields of my major i wouldn't be as knowledgeable as i am now with animation. And it is their compassion and excellence that has motivated me to push through all the hardships in my life to earn my degree. I just hope I can earn the support in order to finish my education here at Southwest University of Visual Arts.


The staff is very accommodating and students are very focused and involved with classes and each other's projects, often hearing conversations on works and projects as you pass by. The compact campus and smaller class sizes are also very convenient, especially nice that the bookstore is always very close by.

Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I would tell myself, "Hannah, you have artistic talent. Do not settle for a school that is close to home. You are a hard-working, driven artist, and you can make the most out of any situation you're in. If you have to invest this much money in college, you may as well challenge yourself and apply somewhere out of state. The Art Center is a great school, but you would also do well in a more competitive environment. Also, double major in graphic design and illustration, and minor in fine art.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I would say the worst thing is the lack of talent required to go here. What I mean is, I feel only about 40{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the people here have the drive or talent to make it in the art or design feild.

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  4. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    It is a nationally accredited private college. Our instructors are industry professionals. Our acheivements are nationally recognized.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I tell my friends about The Art Center Design College, I brag about how passisonate the teachers are. Each semester I am inspired by every teacher I have. Their ability to remind me why I love art and to make me fall in love with art all over again has been extraordinary. My talents are always being drawn out to their full capabilities and I can never get enough! The educators put The Art Center Design College in a league of it's own and I hope that future students will have the same expereinces I've had.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The Art Center Design College is an art school strongly focused on career preparation, more so than innovation.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are most sincerely awesome.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    It is a new graduate program, so there is room for experimentation and adaptation. Also, it is one-on-one study with a graduate advisor.. The best thing about this school is their recruitment procedure. You can win, not apply for, entry into the graduate program by winning at spot in their yearly BFA Annual Competition. This way, not only will you not have to take the GRE, but you will have priority placement, and might even get the coveted free tuition award if you get first place.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I would have known that there was a dip in the parking lot, for the drain, that would make my car eat it if I didn't go down it right.

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  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    I will begin graduate studies here in fall 2014. From my perception, you need to be very focused to attend here. You must have a clear idea of what you want to study, or you will probably drift through. I also did work study for education from September to October at the Arrowont School of Arts and Crafts, which is a non-traditional school. My advice for undergrads would be to take full advantage of the art and craft school network before you decide to attend gradaute school. This will help you think more conceptually, and you'll be ready.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

85% of students attending Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson receive some sort of financial aid. 73% were awarded federal grants. While 85% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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