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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
    A+
  6. Location
    A
The Academy is an above-average private college located in Manhattan, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 269 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the The Academy acceptance rate is 79%. The only major offered is Acting. Graduating 59% of students, The Academy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,900.
About American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
120 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
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Cost

Net Price
$41,850/ 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
    $43,104/ year
  • $30-48k
    $43,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $44,692/ year
  • $76-110k
    $47,742/ year
  • $110k+
    $48,035/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
269Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Day Care Services
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York Reviews

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One of the most amazing and prestigious schools in the industry!
Not only do they have an extensive history and an impressive alumni list, the staff truly believes in their work and it shows. if you want amazing technique and experience about the industry AADA is the way to go!
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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.
Being that I only had about 7 months of acting under my belt when I first came to this school, I can surely say that I am a totally different person. I never would have thought that I’d be the actor that I am now. Yes, I still have an entire year left, but I feel as though I’ve learned so much already just from this first year of being at this school. This conservatory breaks everything down, they give me all the fundamentals of being an artist. I’m so glad I even took the chance to come out to New York to audition when I did. It changed my life for the better, I can definitely attest to that.