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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A-
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 1,515 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the American Musical Academy acceptance rate is 21%. The only major offered is Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 64% of students, American Musical Academy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,000.
About American Musical & Dramatic Academy...
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Athletic Conference
Address
211 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
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American Musical & Dramatic Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
21%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$40,086/ 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
$10,181/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
79%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,515Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
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  • You get out what you put in
    27%
  • Entertainment bootcamp,
    25%
  • Hard work but rewarding and fruitful
    17%
  • Determination
    12%
  • Hard work
    10%
  • Dedication
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%

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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.
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I have always loved The American Musical Dramatic Academy since 2015. This college is located in the heart of Manhattan New York. I've attended the summer conservatory program straight out of high school in 2015. The dorms are huge, there is a cooking area, lounging area, computer area, a deck etc. AMDA is a very diverse college. There is diverse teachers, students and faculty members. AMDA is welcome to all races, colors and genders and does not discriminate. If you love the performing arts then AMDA College is the place for you! AMDA also has 2 luxurious campuses in Manhattan,New York and Los Angelos California!
I graduated from AMDA a year ago and upon reflecting on my time there for two years I can confidently say that I had a generally good experience. The Upper West Side (where the campuses are located) is beautiful, safe and filled with life and culture. The UWS is still one of my favorite areas in the city. The teachers were very knowledgeable in their fields and extremely helpful. I learned a lot, worked hard alongside my professors and peers and made lifelong friends. Unfortunately, in my first semester there was a teacher who sexually harassed quite a few female students. However, the school did the right thing by conducting an investigation and eventually terminating him once the students brought it to the school's attention. AMDA helped me in determining my next steps by providing multiple options after graduation.