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The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

The University of the Arts is a Comprehensive institution located in Philadelphia, PA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA  19102-4944
United States
Contact Phone: 215-717-6000

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Majors & Degrees

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, And Special Effects Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Playwriting And Screenwriting Checkmark
Technical Theatre/theatre Design And Technology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,588
Applied
1,204
Accepted
1,380
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

1,049
Females Applied
784
Females Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

400
Males Applied
315
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Audition or portfolio required for performing arts programs; portfolio for design, visual arts, film programs

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,350
Private
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Fees

150
Full-time student fees
17,630
Room & board
11,380
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

40,252
Avg. Financial Aid Package
41,527
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
14,869
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,318
Avg. Loan Aid
19,036
Avg. Grant Aid
7,319
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
66%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,380
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
61%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.02%
Black or African American 21.5%
White or Caucasian 49.89%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.34%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 0.73%
Other 8.86%

Gender

Male (34.35%)
Female (65.65%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options
% of undergrad students who live in college housing Not Reported

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention workshops and seminars

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No

Faculty

352
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 93
Part-time - 259
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