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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  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+
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, Illustration, and Music Performance. Graduating 63% of students, UArts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,700.
About University of the Arts...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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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
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

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $33,317/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,142/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,438/ year
  • $76-110k
    $35,778/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,412/ 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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.51 responses
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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 39 responses
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  • Artsy
    33%
  • Creatively unique
    26%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    21%
  • Individualistic
    10%
  • Unique
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • immature
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Creative
    47%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Different in a bad way...
    13%
  • Collaborative
    8%
  • Need to be on television...
    5%
  • Relevant
    5%
  • Diverse
    3%

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
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University of the Arts Reviews

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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!
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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 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