Institute of Audio Research in New York

New York, NY

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)
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Institute of Audio Research offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 90% are women, and 10% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Institute of Audio Research is 19958$, that is above national average. 57% of full-time Institute of Audio Research students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $29,200, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Institute of Audio Research is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Institute of Audio Research students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,322
$30,001 - $48,000$19,738
$48,001 - $75,000$20,996
$75,001 - $110,000$23,372

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Music Management (the 2d largest program, lasting 10 months) is $10,000 per year and $120,000 in total.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


540 of Institute of Audio Research undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 74 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Institute of Audio Research number 206 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

Students at Institute of Audio Research awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Institute of Audio Research graduation rate is above the national average.

57% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Institute of Audio Research completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Institute of Audio Research is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Students enrollment in distance education


In Institute of Audio Research the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Institute of Audio Research and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Institute of Audio Research offers 6 programs in total: 6 are for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 93 universities in New York county. Institute of Audio Research is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.


Institute of Audio Research provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 465 students with 418243 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Institute of Audio Research

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I am a graduate and having a diploma from IAR helped me get lots of great gigs in film, television and music production. IAR is very highly respected in these industries. I LOVE NYC !!!

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Honestly wish I could give this place zero stars, they feed you lies so that you'll sign up they target poor people who need to used the financial backing from student loans. They do not offer any type of re enrollment seriously ruined my life. I was technically kicked out because I was late to classes because I live in south Brooklyn and trains would be jammed up during rush hour. Staff is a joke a whole bunch of washed up individuals who are seriously on the same path you are attending that school. The best bet for you is to just move to New York if you are not from here. Get a decent job at any food establishment or bar make some friends and keep working on your musical career you have a better chance of making connections that way. And you won't have to get jerked over thousands of dollars to attend some fake school

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Changed my life schedule to attend this school, come to find out they are closing. Now researching another school is in effect a long with changing my life schedule again. Waited 2 years to attend IAR because life throws you lemons, now to make juice... wish this school can stay open!

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I attended the Audio Recording Program at IAR in 2015 and absolutely loved my time here! It’s an understatement when I say I came here with zero experience as the students next to me had to teach me how to turn on a MAC first day of class (I'm in my 20s, not a senior). The school offers three different schedules to choose from at the beginning of the program which is great for people who work full-time. With IAR you are getting a ton of experience, information, and skills in a SHORT period of time. This is a blessing if you’re itching to jump into the work field as soon as possible. As a proud computer illiterate, I quickly learned how to multitask with using quick key commands, learned how to professionally operate a studio, record, mix, and master songs, and build audio cables. In the beginning, I was a bit intimidated knowing I may not be on the same level as other students but the teachers were all amazing and didn’t mind spending extra time helping out in the labs or giving advice on the audio world overall. Thanks to career services, I jumped on the first opportunity that was available and in just a few months my internship turned into a paying job in live sound at an incredible venue. I got to work on stage and behind a console with amazing bands and artists such as Los Lobos, Vanessa Carlton, Sara Bareilles, Lucinda Williams, John Mayall, The Animals, and many, many more. Attending IAR honestly changed my life in more ways than expected.

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I went to IAR awhile back. Had to Google for address for background check n saw 1st review was negative. Idk what's going on there now, but this school changed my life. Changed me. My teachers? Phenomenal. True life stories that had the whole class completely engaged...learning to solder? I was one of FOUR girls in my class n graduated top 5 out of all boys...I was really proud of myself, my fam n friends too. I wish it was longer. I didn't want it to end. I'm quite positive our graduation party at a bar near alphabet city went down in the record books....the teachers even showed up. Mario, Dan....those guys were legendary! I am a singer and an actress....who wanted to learn how it all went down on the other side of the booth...and I came out a recording who this day, from memory, can still tell you that a COMB harmonically related cancelations and reductions in short delay combinations ;-)

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Location & Website

Address: 64 University Place


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +2127778550

Institution is active in current year: 1

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