The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$44,780

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,269
Declined 445
Total Received 1,714
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Private

1,734

undergraduate students

180

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of the Arts, founded in 1876, is the nation's first and only university dedicated to the visual, performing, and communication arts. Its 1,800 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia's Avenue of the Arts.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,914
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational

18-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,580,863). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to immediate area around campus in the evening. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Philadelphia
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Philadelphia International

The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
19102

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Other security measures
  • crime prevention workshops and seminars

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $60

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,269
Declined 445
Total Received 1,714

Admissions Factors

Very Important

interview
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

level of applicant's interest
academic GPA
class rank

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
recommendation(s)
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,996

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,780
Room & board $16,322
Total $61,102
Average Financial Aid - $4,996
Total with Avg. Aid $56,106
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Fencing

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Fencing

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Acting
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial and Product Design
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Musical Theatre
Photography
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,914

total students

42%

in-state

58%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

91%

1,734
students

Female
63%
1,084

Male
37%
650

9%

180
students

Female
66%
119

Male
34%
61

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,712
students

Female
63%
1,073

Male
37%
639

2%

22
students

Female
50%
11

Male
50%
11

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 53%
Student 5 year graduation rate 60%
Student 6 year graduation rate 61%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
16%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

99

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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