Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
UArts is a private university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,653 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UArts acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Dance, Cinematography and Video Production, and Music Management. Graduating 63% of students, UArts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Work Here? Claim Your College
About University of the Arts...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

University of the Arts 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
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$39,322/ 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
$22,243/ 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses
Do You Work at University of the Arts? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,653Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
28
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    38%
  • Creatively unique
    24%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    19%
  • Individualistic
    10%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • immature
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Creative
    46%
  • Different in a bad way...
    17%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Collaborative
    7%
  • Need to be on television...
    5%
  • Relevant
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
Colleges like University of the Arts
More

University of the Arts Reviews

643 reviews
All Categories
The University of the Arts is a diverse school full of talented and passionate artists. What is great about this school is that the students love to share their arts, as well as work with other students to create meaningful art with a message to express their views and thoughts on how to create a safer and welcoming environment to those who have been neglected or shamed for who they are growing up. Overall, an amazing school with great programs and teachers. The only reason that it is not a 5-star rating is that I would like to push the dining hall for healthier food choices! Beyond grateful for the cafeteria staff and for all the hard work they put in every day to keep the students going!
Start Your Review of University of the Arts
Rate It!
The faculty overall is pretty great and the variety people you meet are fantastic!
Being in center city philly provides easy access to a lot of parks, shops, and cafes to explore. The trouble comes with the facilities...The dorms are poorly maintained and it's difficult for a request to actually be properly taken care of. The food is also not great but that can be said about most dining halls...At least there are options for dietary restrictions as well as vegetarian and vegan.
I really liked the university of the arts. I'm an illustration major and I really felt challenged in my classes and like I was learning something new every day. Lots of opportunities to have work in galleries or earn money for scholarships or yourself. Teachers will go harder on you if they expect a lot from you. I made some work that was adored by others in my class that I got lower grades on and I fought for reassessment to no avail. Besides that one teacher, my freshman year has been awesome!