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
    B+
  12. Safety
    C+
University of the Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Website
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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
77%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
19-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$33,394/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,068/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,063/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,752/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,154/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,623/ year

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.47 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,679Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    34%
  • Creatively unique
    23%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    23%
  • Individualistic
    11%
  • Unique
    6%
  • immature
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
41%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.43 responses
Poll
94%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.51 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Creative
    44%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Different in a bad way...
    12%
  • Collaborative
    9%
  • Need to be on television...
    6%
  • Relevant
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses
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I am a current UArts freshmen Dance Major, so my opinions are biased towards the school.
Here's some of my opinions on the school:
-Literally in the heart of Philadelphia (S Broad Street/ Center City)
-Terra Hall, Gershman Gym, Anderson Hall, Hamilton Hall, & the dorm buildings all on or close to S Broad Street
-Terra Hall contains 17 floors pertaining to The Arts! :)
-Beautiful & spacious dance rooms big windows
-3 floors for dance with 9 different dances rooms (1 room for tap)
-Including the big Gershman Gym, there are 10 different dance rooms
-Very knowledgeable, engaging, open-minded, & creative teachers & faculty
-Terra Dining Hall & Mangia both consistently have the same food every week and could improve, although the food is still good and the staff is friendly
-Dorm rooms could be much better in terms of appearance and comfortability for the price we pay, although it is still livable
-Security is good with doormen/doorwomen & school cards needed to access all buildings
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The University of the Arts is incredibly diverse, with a staff like no other. As a Graphic Design Major, I have interacted with people who are generous in sharing their knowledge, and who exert their experiences for the students to learn from. Whenever I need help, whether its's for a project or even just advice, teachers are always willing to assist me. The class sizes are small, which allows the teachers to have more one on one time with students. This helps us develop skills faster and more effectively. In terms of the campus, the school is located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, where there are many clothing stores, places to purchase food, and hotspots within 2 to 5 minute walking distances. I've had the most amazing experience at this school and highly recommend it to any other artists who are innovative in their field.
The school's biggest major are dance and theatre and those getting the majority of the funding. I'm a music composition student, the smallest department in the school of music and we don't get much more than the other performing arts majors. We have composition lessons (obviously) and rotating instrumental chamber groups that sight read pieces for recordings that usually don't go that well. The practice rooms are poorly maintained with crumbling walls and untuned pianos. But the teachers are really what makes this school worth it, most of them at least. If anyone is interested in jazz, this is definitely a school to consider. Anything like classical or modern scoring- not so much.