The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

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Tuition & Fees

$46,680

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,204
Declined 384
Total Received 1,588
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Private

1,749

undergraduate students

269

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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,018
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,204
Declined 384
Total Received 1,588

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

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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/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$25,386

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,530
Room $11,380
Board $6,250
Additional fees $150
Books & supplies $1,314
Total $65,624
Average Financial Aid - $25,386
Total with Avg. Aid $40,238

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P: 215 717-6170
F: 215 717-6178
finaid@uarts.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Education, Other. yes
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Music Management. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Musical Theatre. yes
Photography. yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Dance
  2. Illustration
  3. Music Business/entrepreneurship/technology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships

2,018

total students

38%

in-state

62%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

1,749
students

Female
63%
1,103

Male
37%
646

13%

269
students

Female
64%
172

Male
36%
97

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

1,694
students

Female
64%
1,078

Male
36%
616

3%

55
students

Female
45%
25

Male
55%
30

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 24
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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