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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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American Musical 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 1,676 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the American Musical Academy acceptance rate is 24%. The only major offered is Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 65% of students, American Musical Academy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,000.
211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
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American Musical & Dramatic Academy Rankings

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American Musical Academy Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$43,399/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,036/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,676Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
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  • Outgoing
    80%
  • Friendly
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
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100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.8 responses
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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  • You get out what you put in
    30%
  • Entertainment bootcamp,
    23%
  • Hard work but rewarding and fruitful
    18%
  • Determination
    11%
  • Hard work
    9%
  • Dedication
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

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This comprehensive program offers an essential blend of music, acting and dance training for the aspiring Music Theatre artist. This immersive performance-based degree program provides the tools necessary for a career in contemporary musical theatre performance blended with a dynamic range of academic studies resulting in a well-rounded and vibrant theatre arts education. Fundamental curriculum includes individual voice instruction, piano, and sight-singing to help establish a strong musical foundation. AMDA's clearly defined approach to vocal performance emphasizes a genuine union of music to lyrics, allowing students to explore a variety of genres that include Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Blues, Pop, etc. Acting techniques, scene study, acting for the camera, music for the individual artist and voice production and speech courses provide essential skills necessary for creating transcendent performances on stage, screen and in the recording studio.
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I'm an ancient alum, graduated '86. AMDA was 2 of the best years of my life. I guess it cost alot less then, but was as tough to get in ( of over 40 in my audition/call back group I was one of only two accepted ) and graduate from ( half the students cut after Year 1 ) as it might be today. In the summer of '85, between first and second years, I attended a program offered by AMDA in association with NYU and The British Theatre Association in London and Cheltenham, England. Magical summer. I was 21-23 years old when I attended. I wisely didn't drink alcohol or smoke weed at all during my first year, and in extreme moderation in second year. For those who drink or smoke anything, I recommend doing your best to abstain. The hours and effort are rigorous, and I both kept a restaurant job and received permission to perform in non-profit community theatre during my attendance. To be young again! Hope AMDA is doing well, and that students persevere.
Amazing faculty. Terrible administration. There is a reason to why it is called scamda and its only because the administration is lacking in a lot of fields. Dorms are terrible and I've lived in both LA and NY campuses. Rats in NY dorms and black mold in the LA dorms. NY administration does not care about your problems with any teacher (its very tough in the conservatory). LA campus teachers are very wise. Education department is also very poor, I've been told the wrong information many times to where it has conflicted my own schedule, they make mistakes and pin it on you. My friend has been fired from the library wrongfully by education (not the library) because of "academic probation", that was not true and they had also pinned the problem on him when he tried fixing it, education refused to see him to talk about it. If you want help with financial aid you will get it but if you are making payments directly, they will call anyone on your emergency call list regardless of FERPA