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  1. #2 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    3846 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says For context- current sophomore who started at USC online, majoring in Communications but has taken classes from across disciplines-Academics: overall good but definitely some terrible professors who either have favoritism, are unclear with expectations, or bad w grading. But the majority of professors are really good-Environment: if you're intimidated by rich, judgmental people, this is not the place for you. A lot of the culture is exclusionary towards ppl who work or who don't partake in certain activities...-facilities: very very nice- great gyms, dining halls, dormsOverall: a great school with a lot of resources, so be sure to look into your major specific resources bc they offer so much! Just be warned that it's not the easiest place to go to if you don't fit....

    Read 3846 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 11%,

    Net Price: $39,759,

    SAT Range: 1340-1530,

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  2. #7 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Stanford University

    4 Year,

    STANFORD, CA,

    1225 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Now, 60+ years after a Stanford BSME, I am astoundingly grateful for a rounded undergraduate engineering education that led to 1) a succession of rewarding employments, and through those, 2)...T. Savage, Seattle.

    Read 1225 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 5%,

    Net Price: $20,023,

    SAT Range: 1420-1570,

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  3. #13 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    5293 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Graduate Student says As soon as you walk on to campus you feel accepted; a feeling of home and success takes over the atmosphere and you’re right there in middle of it all. Breathe it in. Yes! That’s the smell of success...God has always provided for me in so many ways than just one. When I first visited the University of California at Los Angeles I was intrigued by the beauty of how the campus and its landscape. Now,....

    Read 5293 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 14%,

    Net Price: $16,474,

    SAT Range: 1300-1530,

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  5. #14 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Pomona College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    412 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Aside from all of the aspects Pomona promotes as the reasons in favor of attending, I have to say that the relationships I forged with faculty, staff, and my fellow majors (Public Policy Analysis)....

    Read 412 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 9%,

    Net Price: $30,392,

    SAT Range: 1390-1540,

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  6. #15 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    California Institute of the Arts

    4 Year,

    VALENCIA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says As an art school there is no athletics, we don't have sports or even a mascot. There's also no Greek life, but that's preferred. There are a lot of other student events, a pool, and every Thursday....

    Read 272 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 25%,

    Net Price: $59,367,

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  7. #26 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Loyola Marymount University

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    1683 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says This school has an absolutely amazing atmosphere and campus life! I honestly would not wish to attend college anywhere else. The environment is so uplifting and having classroom sizes that average to....

    Read 1683 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 50%,

    Net Price: $48,758,

    SAT Range: 1210-1390,

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  9. #30 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - Irvine

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    4 Year,

    IRVINE, CA,

    4028 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm a student graduated in 2019. After graduating 2 years, I realized how great our university is. To be honest, I miss UC Irvine badly. Our campus is extremely beautiful, safe and clean, and there....

    Read 4028 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 30%,

    Net Price: $13,106,

    SAT Range: 1230-1430,

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  10. #47 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Chapman University

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    4 Year,

    ORANGE, CA,

    2201 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says So far it's good! The departments you reach out to reply quickly and answer your questions; they really do try to provide the best help they can. Professors are friendly and help you with questions....

    Read 2201 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 58%,

    Net Price: $44,327,

    SAT Range: 1170-1350,

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  11. #54 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Scripps College

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    4 Year,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    456 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This is my first on-campus semester, and so far I love it! The student body has a defined sense of creativity and style which is something I never thought to look for in a college. I love the amount...Honestly, the party scene is perfect for me. There isn't something every single night, but Thursdays and Saturdays are traditionally going out days, and sometimes Fridays as well. For being told that...I appreciate the substantial gay community, although it doesn't show in particular affinity groups. My friends that are interested in men seem pretty content, as we naturally interact a lot thru...Not a lot of peer pressure or academic competition among the students, at least for me. Resources like math help & the counseling center aren't bad (!!), but you definetly have to hunt for them. We....

    Read 456 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 35%,

    Net Price: $40,259,

    SAT Range: 1320-1480,

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  12. #58 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - Berkeley

    4 Year,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    4209 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says UC Berkeley has a variety of student experiences academic opportunities. In terms of common/popular majors, seeing from my first year, many students study Computer Science/EECS, Data Science,...However, one of the biggest disadvantages of the Berkeley/Bay Area area is the high cost of living. In addition, UC Berkeley only guarantees dorm housing for first-years, so figuring out arrangements...Overall, the key to success at UC Berkeley is awareness. Be grounded in your goals and taking the initiative to reach them!.

    Read 4209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 17%,

    Net Price: $19,329,

    SAT Range: 1310-1530,

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  13. #60 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Pepperdine University

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    4 Year,

    MALIBU, CA,

    1288 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Pepperdine University is incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there - I loved my professors, loved the location, and loved the stunning campus. Everyone there was remarkably friendly, and when I....

    Read 1288 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $46,550,

    SAT Range: 1200-1410,

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  14. #61 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Occidental College

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    4 Year,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says In my first year at Occidental College I had a very enjoyable experience. I am a varsity swimmer and loved my experience as a D3 athlete. In addition to the community I built around athletics, the....

    Read 478 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 41%,

    Net Price: $41,102,

    SAT Range: 1270-1460,

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  15. #65 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - Santa Barbara

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

    4542 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says This school has amazing scenery, which is vital for motivation to study. The environment here is friendly, and the professors truly care about students. The student resource building is especially....

    Read 4542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $17,223,

    SAT Range: 1230-1460,

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  16. #67 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    New York Film Academy - Los Angeles

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    4 Year,

    BURBANK, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says New York Film Academy (NYFA) offers a comprehensive and hands-on approach to everything in the Film Industry. You will learn everything from Acting Methods to how to construct a proper resume. The....

    Read 117 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 100%,

    Net Price: $43,210,

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  17. #75 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Santa Clara University

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    4 Year,

    SANTA CLARA, CA,

    1425 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I am a rising sophomore at Santa Clara University, and my experience thus far has been amazing to say the least. Coming into a four year university as a Latinx first-generation student was....

    Read 1425 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 51%,

    Net Price: $48,284,

    SAT Range: 1270-1450,

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  18. #80 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - San Diego

    4 Year,

    LA JOLLA, CA,

    3709 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, my experience at UCSD was very positive. The academics can be intense at times, however I never felt helpless in my courses. There are many opportunities to seek guidance, but it is up to....

    Read 3709 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $15,222,

    SAT Range: 1270-1480,

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  19. #110 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of San Diego

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    1885 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Great resources for students - small classrooms and opportunities to make connections with professors, career development center, writing center, health center, center for health and wellness, and....

    Read 1885 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $37,547,

    SAT Range: 1190-1370,

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  20. #131 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Saint Mary's College of California

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    4 Year,

    MORAGA, CA,

    1062 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had an amazing experience at Saint Mary's! The campus is beautiful and extremely quiet, I loved that I was able to experience the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area and then return to our gorgeous....

    Read 1062 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 77%,

    Net Price: $40,401,

    SAT Range: 1070-1240,

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  21. #133 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    California State University - Long Beach

    4 Year,

    LONG BEACH, CA,

    4629 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I love this school! There are so much diversity that one can interact with, along with the numerous clubs that is offered by students themselves on campus. Even if it may be a commuter school, as....

    Read 4629 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 42%,

    Net Price: $10,568,

    SAT Range: 1020-1240,

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  22. #135 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    University of California - Davis

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    4 Year,

    DAVIS, CA,

    4784 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Davis is an amazing school, one of the most prestigious in the world! These are some little-known aspects, but it's hip, liberal, fun, artsy, and stunning! It's #1 in sustainability in the world.....

    Read 4784 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 46%,

    Net Price: $17,026,

    SAT Range: 1160-1400,

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  23. #150 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Whittier College

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    4 Year,

    WHITTIER, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Whittier College-the Professors and Doctors are fabulous and give you one on one treatment-As a smaller school the help and the curriculum are top notch and they make sure that you are taken....

    Read 768 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 72%,

    Net Price: $28,647,

    SAT Range: 1040-1220,

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  24. #161 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    San Diego State University

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    4 Year,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

    5120 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I truly enjoyed attending SDSU and would recommend it as a nice university to attend. There are tons of clubs and organizations on campus that are great for meeting people and sharing interests, but...I was a Biology major with the Honors Minor and I believe the quality of the my education was excellent. As a Black woman in STEM, however, I'd love to see more BIPOC faculty and more targeted...Overall, state helped me grow as an individual and equipped me for my career, so I am very glad I spent my undergrad here!.

    Read 5120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 37%,

    Net Price: $13,192,

    SAT Range: 1090-1300,

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  25. #182 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Vanguard University of Southern California

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    4 Year,

    COSTA MESA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Vanguard University provides a community-based learning environment. Students and professors work together to instill confidence in their desired field of study. Vanguard offers clubs of all sorts....

    Read 887 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Acceptance Rate: 49%,

    Net Price: $21,667,

    SAT Range: 950-1140,

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  26. #189 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    William Jessup University

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    4 Year,

    ROCKLIN, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I got my bachelor's in Psychology at WJU in 2020. I really saw the true value of WJU and the excellence of their program after I moved and started my grad program in marriage and family therapy in....

    Read 414 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $26,094,

    SAT Range: 950-1210,

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  27. #199 Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America.

    Westmont College

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    4 Year,

    SANTA BARBARA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I just finished my freshman year at Westmont and I loved it! My professors were amazing and my classes were very interesting. I met so many incredible people and grew a lot academically and....

    Read 532 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 70%,

    Net Price: $32,418,

    SAT Range: 1110-1370,

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