Tuition & Fees

$44,780

$44,780

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1
8

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,437
Declined + 484
Total Received 1,921
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Private (nonprofit)

1,681

undergraduate students

179

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2664
ACT 3664

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,860
Established in 1876
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Philadelphia, PA

18-acre, urban campus in Philadelphia (population: 1,567,872). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to immediate area around campus in the evening. Public transportation serves campus.

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

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
85%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,437
Declined + 484
Total Received 1,921

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Rick Longo
Vice President of Enrollment, Retention & Student Affairs
P: 215 717-6049
F: 215 717-6045
admissions@uarts.edu

Cost

Tuition $44,780
Room $10,540
Board $5,782
Books & supplies $1,314
Total $62,416

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Animation
Art Education
Book Arts/Printmaking
Ceramics
Composition
Creative Writing
Creativity
Dance
Directing/Playwriting/Production
Educational Program Design
Educational Technology
Fibers/Textile Studies
Film
Game Art
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Instrumental Performance
Jazz Studies
Jewelry/Metals
Museum Studies
Music Education
Musical Theatre
Painting/Drawing
Photography
Product Design
Studio Art
Theatre Design/Technology
Theatre Devised Performance
Vocal Performance
Wood/Furniture
Writing for Film/Television
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Undergraduate

90%

1,681
students

Female
62%
1,040

Male
38%
641

Graduate

10%

179
students

Female
70%
126

Male
30%
53

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,653
students

Female
63%
1,025

Male
37%
628

undergraduatePart-time

2%

28
students

Female
54%
15

Male
46%
13

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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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
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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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 16
Countries most often represented Canda
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Mara Flamm
Director, International Student Services
215 717-6621
mflamm@uarts.edu

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