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The Juilliard School Overview

The Juilliard School is a private not-for-profit institution situated in New York, New York. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is The Juilliard School Known For?

119 Undergraduate Awards
$46,770 Avg Cost After Aid
8% Acceptance Rate
  • Juilliard has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 5 to 1.
  • The 2% student loan default rate at Juilliard is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at Juilliard is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 40% of the faculty were full-time.
  • The average Juilliard student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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The Juilliard School Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Juilliard.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Juilliard has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Master’s Degree Acting Graduates College Factual
#28 Best Dance Schools College Factual
#28 Best General Dance Schools College Factual
#74 Best Drama & Theater Arts Schools College Factual

Where Is The Juilliard School?


Contact details for Juilliard are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-6588
Phone: 212-799-5000

How Do I Get Into Juilliard?

You can apply to Juilliard online at:

Admission Requirements for Juilliard

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Juilliard?

8% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
If you plan to apply to Juilliard, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 8%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 46% of accepted students are men and 54% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 6%, and the acceptance rate for women is 10%.

Can I Afford The Juilliard School?

$46,770 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
1.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Juilliard is $46,770. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Juilliard, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $9,093 a year. That adds up to $36,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Juilliard is 1.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

The Juilliard School Undergraduate Student Diversity

492 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 589 undergraduate students at Juilliard, with 492 being full-time and 97 being part-time.


There are also 372 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 492 full-time undergraduates at Juilliard, 54% are male and 46% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of The Juilliard School students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 55
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 168
International Students 151
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at The Juilliard School. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 43 countries are represented at Juilliard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Canada.

Online Learning at The Juilliard School

272 Took All Classes Online
961 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2019-2020, 961 students took at least one online class at the school.

The Juilliard School Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Music 3 88 14 132 4 241
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 4 8 0 21
Dance 0 19 0 0 0 19
TOTAL 3 116 18 140 4 281


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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