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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
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
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

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
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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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 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 36 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    33%
  • Creatively unique
    25%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    22%
  • Individualistic
    11%
  • Unique
    6%
  • immature
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
41%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.44 responses
Poll
92%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Creative
    46%
  • Unique
    17%
  • Different in a bad way...
    11%
  • 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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I really like how kind and welcoming everyone at the University of the Arts has been so far. Located in the heart of Philadelphia, there is never a dull moment. If you are an artist looking to explore what you have the ability to do, UArts is a school that not only encourages you to do so but provides you with the resources to flourish. At the moment, I only wish for a little more attention towards the film program. So far so good!
The Campus is amazing. There are many student events, and more importantly free food! The professors are down to earth and easy to contact if you forgot to ask a question in class. I was in the Animation Department, It is a pretty cool/ hands on and informative program. The community is great and there are many places to explore in Center City Philadelphia.