I live near Tyler Art School, as I am outside of Philadelphia. My dd is also an art student and was accepted at Tyler, but since she wants to get out of Dodge, so to speak, is not going there. The school is well accepted and is thought of very highly here from the artists and students I know. There are always a few kids from our 4 year studio program that go to Tyler and they find the program to be very interesting and they like being in Philadelphia. I will say on a general note that everyone of the kids that I know that have gone to Temple (and about 25 a year go from our HS), all but one of them has been extremely happy there. From our interaction with the new building (dd has taken 2 courses there), it is great. I also believe that the perception at the art school is that it is a blessing to have such an incredible facility (which it is) and to be on the main campus. As far as where to live, I would ask the counselors at Tyler. I do believe that there is an art floor in one of the dorms, but your dd may want to expand beyond the art kids. Also, if your child can get in the honors program, I hear that their dorms are very nice.
Sorry I can't speak as to employment. I am sure with the reputation of the school that the kids do well. Also being in Philadelphia, I am sure that there must be work opportunities while in school. I know the kids that we know in the theater dept all have done theater outside the school...hope this helps and good luck to your dd!