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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,664Undergrads
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 34 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    35%
  • Creatively unique
    24%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    24%
  • Individualistic
    12%
  • Unique
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
41%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.42 responses
Poll
94%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Creative
    45%
  • Unique
    18%
  • Collaborative
    9%
  • Different in a bad way...
    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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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.
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The University of the Arts is an incredible school in a great location, and provides an excellent learning environment for young artists. The faculty is well-handled to teach this material, and the courses are interesting from the start. The only complaint I have is the school's overall organization. Otherwise, the school is an excellent institution that provides for the start of many careers in the arts. The focus on worldliness, mindfulness, and diplomacy through the arts and in social practice make the students not only better artists, but better people.
I have only been attending this university for one semester, but I plan to stay for all four years. Throughout my short time there so far, I have not had a single teacher who didn't like their job or was a bad teacher. All of my teachers have passion for performance as well as teaching. They have all been super helpful, encouraging, and supportive and I thrive in the program. I also adore the students there. I have made so many amazing friends, acquaintances, and connections for future collaboration. I can't wait for the next semester.