Circle in the Square Theater School is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended

Cost

Net Price
$32,995/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,350/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,425/ year
  • $49-75k
  • $76-110k
    $38,575/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,940/ year

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
3:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
69Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
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After Circle in the Square Theater School

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
98%
National
83%

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Circle in the Square Theater School Reviews

3 reviews
I graduated from the 2-yr Professional Acting Workshop back in 1993, and now work here. The teachers were top-notch, and still are. Some of the greatest ones are still here: Ed Berkeley for Shakespearean Scene Study & Classical Text; Alan Langdon for Scene Study & European Scene Study; Lucille Rubin for Voice, among others. It's an intense and thorough full-time training, so the 2-year program is not for beginners. Circle also offers a summer program for younger students who may have less training under their belts. There are Professional Theatre and Professional Musical Theatre programs available. This is the only accredited conservatory located inside a Broadway theater, so it's a unique and deeply worthwhile experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about their theatre or musical theatre training.
Review Circle in the Square Theater School
Circle has a lot of potential, with some great teachers. Unfortunately the school is incredibly disorganized, and students don't get what is needed. They pack four years into two, and for some actors that may not be ideal.
You can certainly learn in this school if you have not seriously studied theatre before, but you will be at a disadvantage, as the program is set up for fairly experienced actors, and does not have a lot of important things offered in regular college theatre programs.
I would warn off “newer” actors, and urge them to attend a longer program that will provide them with more opportunities, such as performances, auditioning, and networking. If you are older and have already had those opportunities however then this school could be a very good experience for you, as it is an intensive two year program that will give your the opportunity to really hone your skills- a cheaper versions of graduate school.
You don't have any choice regarding your schedule.