The University of the Arts Overview
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The University of the Arts is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is The University of the Arts Known For?
- UArts has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at UArts.
- In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- The average UArts student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.
The University of the Arts Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UArts.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UArts has earned from around the web.
|#11||Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts||College Factual|
|#23||Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans||College Factual|
Where Is The University of the Arts?
Contact details for UArts are given below.
|Address:||320 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901|
How Do I Get Into UArts?
You can apply to UArts online at: https://www.uarts.edu/apply-now
Admission Requirements for UArts
|High School GPA||considered but not required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UArts?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.
Can I Afford The University of the Arts?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At UArts, approximately 92% of students took out student loans averaging $10,594 a year. That adds up to $42,376 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at UArts is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
The University of the Arts Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 162 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,662 full-time undergraduates at UArts, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of The University of the Arts students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||326|
|Hispanic or Latino||214|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at The University of the Arts. At this time, 31 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 25 countries are represented at UArts. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at The University of the Arts
The University of the Arts Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Drama & Theater Arts||78||0||11||89|
|Design & Applied Arts||69||0||6||75|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||52||0||0||52|
|Fine & Studio Arts||21||0||11||32|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||0||0||31||31|
|Arts & Media Management||26||0||0||26|
|Crafts, Folk Art & Artisanry||18||0||0||18|
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||2||5||7|
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Beyond My Ken under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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