The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
59%
41%
student ratio
1,754
total students
$38,410 | $38,410
in-state | out-of-state tuition
Rolling
fall application deadline
69%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
488
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
505
sat writing
22
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Acting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Crafts, Folk Art and Artisanry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Directing and Theatrical Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Performance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Theory and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Musical Theater
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Playwriting and Screenwriting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Design and Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,494
    • Accepted1,039
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled1,754
    • Female Applicants1,015
    • Females Accepted672
    • Female Acceptance Rate66%
    • Male Applicants479
    • Males Accepted367
    • Male Acceptance Rate76%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Interview recommended for all; audition or portfolio required for performing arts programs; portfolio required for design, visual arts, film programs, essay required for all programs
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 460 560
    • SAT Math 488 420 560
    • SAT Writing 505 440 570
    • ACT Composite 22 18 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$38,410
    • Out-of-state tuition *$38,410
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$14,004.00
    • Room only *$9,042.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,754
    • Male Student Percentage41%
    • Female Student Percentage59%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino9.64%
    • Black or African American12.26%
    • White or Caucasian60.83%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.4%
    • Asian3.02%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.51%
    • Two or more races4.1%
    • Unknown3.59%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.64% representing 26 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students60% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 34%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations National Society of College Scholars, Salsa Club, African Diaspora Collective, Blurring Edges, Ladies of Service
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other crime prevention workshops and seminars

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty470
    • Full-time Percentage22%
    • Part-time Percentage78%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio8:1 or 1,834 students to 227 faculty

Location & Contact

320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-4944
USA

Ms.Liz Boyd

Assistant Director, Admissions

Phone: 215-717-6041
Fax: 215-717-6045
Email: admissions@uarts.edu


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