B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B
American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
120 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$38,887/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $41,329/ year
  • $30-48k
    $41,843/ year
  • $49-75k
    $42,917/ year
  • $76-110k
    $47,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $46,260/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
261Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Day Care Services
No
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
100%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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The teachers were amazing. The things they taught me about acting and life are indispensable. They're in the middle of a massive curriculum overhaul so there were frustrating transparency issues with the administration. Frequently, there was a shortage of classrooms/rehearsal spaces so they rent off-campus locations. Booking rehearsal rooms as a student was hard and sometimes you would get kicked out because a Company show needed that room and they take precedence. The changes occurring are ambitious and ultimately, it's too much too soon. Students found themselves getting screwed on accident because there are too many students and not enough time and resources. Sometimes it felt that all of my money was burned on renting off-campus and bribing industry to come and see us. However, they worked out most of the kinks on my graduating class. The staff were what made it for me.
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The school offers anything an aspiring actor could need. Not only do they have an extended library with any play or book you could ever need, but they have the best teachers, rooms available for rehearsals, lots of free events and shows with older students and frequently offers cheap or free admission to events in or regarding the professional business. The learning environment is open and positive and everyone strives to work like professionals.
The school is really intense but you will be graduating as a trained actor. The teachers are really strict but it is all worth it in the end. I wouldn't recommend anything to change.