New York, NY

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218 W 18th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10011 Follow New York, NY campus

About the Campus

SAE Institute of Technology New York

Opening in 1999 as SAE Institute's first campus located in the United States, SAE Institute New York is located in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan’s tech district. In addition to traditional lecture-style classes, we emphasize hands-on training and individual studio time, and provide facilities reflective of a professional work environment to train students for careers in the audio industry.

SAE Institute faculty provide industry-standard best practices in the career fields we teach, so our graduates are prepared for entry-level industry jobs. Graduates also have the distinct advantage of joining SAE Institute’s International Alumni Network, comprised of industry professionals all over the world.

SAE Institute New York offers you:

  • Diverse student community and a social campus culture
  • A fun, dynamic and creative learning environment
  • Purpose-built studios including the SSL 4000G+ and Avid S6 control surface
  • Guest lectures and seminars with renowned industry leaders
  • Outstanding professional development opportunities

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Programs & Tuition

Programs Offered

Audio Technology Diploma

Interested in earning an Audio Technology Diploma? SAE Institute offers a non-degree music technology program that focuses on the foundations of audio engineering, designed to get the full-time student into the field in as few as 12 months. You can learn more about what the Audio Technology Program entails here

Tuition: $22,400.00
Audio Package (optional): $1,000.00
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About the Area

About New York

New York City is a diverse, multi-cultural environment, known for its energy and cosmopolitanism. It is a center for media, culture, food, fashion, art, research, finance, and trade. Widely regarded as a world cultural melting pot, NYC has representatives from virtually every nation in the world.

SAE is located in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan's burgeoning technology district, also home to Google and other advertising, new media, and financial technology start-ups. 

Attractions and Events:

  • Start in Lower Manhattan at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for a dose of history
  • Take a walk down Wall Street and visit the September 11th Memorial
  • Make your way to Midtown to take in all the major sights - the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building
  • Attend a sporting event or concert at Madison Square Garden
  • Visit Grand Central, the NY Public Library, and Rockefeller Plaza - home to the famous Christmas Tree and Skating Rink during the winter
  • Take in a Broadway show or get blinded by the bright lights running 24/7 in Times Square
  • Have a picnic in the world-famous Central Park during the Spring or Summer

For complete listing of events, attractions, deals and more please visit The New York City Guide

Local Services in New York

Emergency Services

In an emergency call: 911 (Ambulance, Fire, Police) 
For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222

Weather: Real-time New York City Forecast from the National Weather Service

Legal Services

For legal advice and information, visit Legal Services NYC.

To obtain representation, contact the New York City BAR's Legal Referral service.

For international students, please note that serious matters should be directed to your country’s consulate.

Accessing Money

There are numerous banks and Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) in Chelsea. Bank operating hours and days may vary, depending on the institution. ATMs are accessible 24 hours a day. Below is a list of popular banks.

Internet Access

Wi-fi is readily available on campus during opening hours.

You can purchase portable broadband Wi-fi and plug and play devices (pre-paid or on a contract/plan) from the service providers below. It is worth doing your research to make sure you get a deal that suits your needs and budget.

Medical Centers

New York Presbyterian Hospital

722 W 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
T: 212-305-2500

One Medical Group

408 West 14th Street, Suite 201
New York, NY 10014
T: 212-530-0639

CityMD Walk-In Clinic

14 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
T: 212-390-0558

Places of Worship

New York is an accepting and multicultural community welcoming people of all religious beliefs. Below is a list of the closest places of worship to the SAE campus for several faiths.

The Church of the Ascension

‪12 West 11th Street
New York, NY 10011

The Sixteenth Street Synagogue

‪3 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Masjid Manhattan

30 Cliff Street

New York, New York 10038

Church of St. Francis Xavier

‪46 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Mahayana Temple Buddhist Association

‪133 Canal Street
New York, NY 10002

Living & Getting Around

New York City Transportation

Getting around New York on public transport is easy. Buses, subways, and railroads operate throughout the city, suburbs and beyond. A ferry system also services the borough of Staten Island and another to North New Jersey. And in a rush, you can always hail an iconic yellow cab to get you where you need to be.

Check out the MTA website for ticketing and timetable information, or to plan your journey. 

Getting to SAE New York

We're conveniently located on 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue - with access to all major transit options.

The closest subway stops are:

  • 18th Street and 7th Avenue (1)
  • 14th Street and 8th Avenue (A,C,E and L)

The closest bus stops:

  • 8th Av/ W 17th St (M20)
  • 7th Av/ W 17th St or 7th Av/ W 20th (M7 and M20)

The closest train station/ terminals:

  • Penn Station is located on 34th St -to get to campus, take either the 1 or ACE subway line
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal is located on 8th Avenue between 40th and 42nd - to get to campus, take either the 1 or ACE subway line
  • Grand Central Terminal is located on 42nd Street - to get to campus, take the Shuttle to Times Square and the 1 or ACE subway line


Some parking stations are located near the campus, however parking in the city is often limited and expensive.



Housing Options in New York

There are a number of off-campus housing options options if you choose to study in New York.

Students who are moving to New York often stay in a hotel or hostel/guesthouse when they first arrive. Many students then move into shared rental housing when they are more familiar with the city and surrounding areas. Manhattan can be expensive, so exploring other boroughs is often wise and beneficial in reducing the cost of living. The New York MTA is quite reliable, so a commute from another borough (i.e. Brooklyn or Queens) is feasible and affordable. Fortunately, the SAE New York campus is conveniently located in Chelsea, in close proximity to many of the major public transportation routes, in addition to Penn Station, the Port Authority Bus Terminal and PATH.

The Educational Housing Services website is a great resource for students researching their housing options.

Hostels and Guesthouses

Hostels are an economical, short-term option for housing.


Homestay housing gives students an opportunity to live with an American family. This is a great way for younger international students to immerse themselves in American life and culture, while maintaining the familiarity and safety of a family environment. Homestay housing costs can range from $700 - $1200 per month. To find out more, visit New York Homestay.

Shared Rental Accommodation

Sharing a rental property is a popular and economic option for both international and local students. If you choose this option you will share the cost of renting a house or apartment with your ‘housemates’. The cost of shared rental housing varies depending on the location, size and condition of the premises. Some things to remember about shared rental housing:

  • Landlords require rent to be paid in advance
  • A security deposit, equal to one month's rent or more, is required at the beginning of your lease
  • Be prepared to supply you own furniture
  • Costs of utilities such as electricity, water, telephone and Internet are usually in addition to rent

To search for rental properties check out the notice boards on campus, look for advertisements in the local newspapers or on New York City Craigslist 

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