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2023 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in the New York City Area

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  1. #4 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Columbia University

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1295 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I liked that there are endless academic opportunities available; you will never run out! Food is average and oftentimes the lines in the dining halls take an annoying amount of time. The dorms in my....

    Read 1295 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $22,126,

    SAT Range: 1460-1570,

  2. #9 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) - New York

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    502 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I am set to start school this summer so I can only speak on the application and audition process. This was my first time applying for college and I can tell you they made it a really pleasant....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 45%,

    Net Price: $46,504,

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  4. #21 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Barnard College

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    455 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Barnard over 25 years ago. To this day, I am empowered and inspired by the education I received from Barnard and the friendships I made. The classes were excellent, my classmates....

    Read 455 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $30,572,

    SAT Range: 1350-1520,

  5. #34 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Manhattan School of Music

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    54 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Manhattan School of Music is an amazing experience. The professors within my major are top notch experts who encourage the growth and individualism of all students. The diversity is very poor, which....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $44,217,

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  7. #79 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Fordham University

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    4 Year,

    BRONX, NY,

    1874 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says College can often be an overwhelming experience for students transitioning from a predominantly racially mixed educational environment, to one that is not. I found myself at the crossroads of this... Fordham University seeks to encourage and foster an environment where any type of person can thrive, and a community where racial and gender inclusion are pivotal to the larger success. With....

    Read 1874 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $41,569,

    SAT Range: 1230-1410,

  8. #104 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Hofstra University

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    4 Year,

    HEMPSTEAD, NY,

    2292 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Hofstra university is a excellent school that provides a person with experience and an above average education. The professor are caring people who know you by name and appearance. It is not like any....

    Read 2292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $34,011,

    SAT Range: 1160-1340,

  9. #112 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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    4 Year,

    PISCATAWAY, NJ,

    5902 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Personally, I loved how big the campus is. The campus is spread out among five different areas that are mainly for certain majors. At Rutgers, It's easy to find what's meant for you! Most of the....

    Read 5902 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 67%,

    Net Price: $17,835,

    SAT Range: 1180-1410,

  10. #117 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Wagner College

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    4 Year,

    STATEN ISLAND, NY,

    702 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've found the community and faculty here to be very helpful. I struggled a lot with finding a school that was the perfect match and that felt right. This school seemed the most interested in...The school also has a beautiful campus, although some of the facilities are quite run down and could use renovation. I do, however, think that the school could place some more consideration into the physical well-being of the students. The health services here are lacking, and don't always take students' health....

    Read 702 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $31,944,

    SAT Range: 1050-1270,

  11. #141 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Adelphi University

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    4 Year,

    GARDEN CITY, NY,

    1355 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says Beautiful campus, friendly faculty members, supportive professors and amazing classmates from all over the world. In Adelphi, we make this place as an international community, everyone is part of....

    Read 1355 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 75%,

    Net Price: $29,821,

    SAT Range: 1060-1250,

  12. #151 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Molloy University

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    4 Year,

    ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY,

    641 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Molloy College is amazing! Everyone there is friendly and the campus is super clean. It’s a good environment. You could sit in the big green field in the middle of all the buildings and relax, or you....

    Read 641 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 74%,

    Net Price: $27,454,

    SAT Range: 1080-1250,

  13. #163 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    The New School

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    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    636 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Overall I really love the open environment of The New School. The school offers a very compelling and accepting environment for all students. The location of each dorm and the university center are....

    Read 636 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $50,908,

    SAT Range: 1150-1380,

  14. #177 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Marymount Manhattan College

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    761 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Marymount Manhattan is a remarkably niche school for remarkably niche people. Like any college, there are things I love and things I don't. Things I love include: - a very competitive and rigorous arts course for Musical Theatre majors (my field of study).- professors who are actively working in the industry- New York City as the college campusThings that could be improved:- there is a lot of hand holding going on that you will not receive in the real world- the academics are not particularly challenging for high-achieving studentsOverall, I will say this: college, no matter where you go, is what you make of it. Through being a go-getter, my MMC education has resulted in me working on three professional theatre productions the....

    Read 761 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 88%,

    Net Price: $39,928,

    SAT Range: 960-1200,

  15. #194 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Five Towns College

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    4 Year,

    DIX HILLS, NY,

    140 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I was an actively involved student who lived on campus all 4 years at FTC & graduated in 2016 with a BFA in film/video. This school is really what you make of it. I personally had an incredible...The school it's self is mostly a small commuter school. It was once an elementary school and the food certainly is not award worthy but there are a lot of nearby places to eat within a 5 minute....

    Read 140 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $23,204,

    SAT Range: 770-1000,

  16. #195 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    CUNY City College of New York

    4 Year,

    NEW YORK, NY,

    1775 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says AMAZING education, amazing people, amazing environment. I just graduated with my bachelors and will go back for masters! If you are looking for a warm, welcoming university that emphasizes the....

    Read 1775 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $4,546,

    SAT Range: 1050-1260,

  17. Stony Brook University, SUNY

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    4 Year,

    STONY BROOK, NY,

    2744 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says It's a good university, but the classes are not easy As, especially if you are a STEM major. As a biology and psychology double major, I tend to struggle in certain classes. They can feel impossible,....

    Read 2744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $16,478,

    SAT Range: 1230-1440,

  18. CUNY Brooklyn College

    4 Year,

    BROOKLYN, NY,

    1213 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says As I am experiencing my senior year in Brooklyn College (BC), I can strongly say that I wouldn't trade my college experience with BC to any other college. Much of my experience with Brooklyn College....

    Read 1213 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $4,736,

    SAT Range: 1020-1180,

  19. CUNY Queens College

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    4 Year,

    QUEENS, NY,

    1180 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Queens is a very nice school. They've got a lot of great faculty members and staff to help you achieve your goal. They'll teach you how to be independent and prepare you to move on to the next level.....

    Read 1180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 53%,

    Net Price: $5,594,

    SAT Range: 1040-1190,

  20. Manhattanville College

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    4 Year,

    PURCHASE, NY,

    855 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated here in 2018. I met one of my best friends there. The classes are small, the library has what you need. The food was great, I thought. There was more campus life than it seems, you just...The campus is beautiful, and the dorms were great, since they renovated them while I was there. If you like small classes, they are great, and the professors are really helpful. If you have learning and/or physical disabilities like me then they have a great program for that!They have two gyms, (one for sports and the other for regular exercise) and they are both great.They have two chapels and a cemetery for the nuns that used to run the college. If you are a spiritual person (no matter the faith), you can enhance your spirituality there..

    Read 855 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Acceptance Rate: 90%,

    Net Price: $24,499,

    SAT Range: 970-1180,

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