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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Overview

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is University of North Carolina School of the Arts Known For?

196 Undergraduate Awards
$29,928 Avg Cost After Aid
33% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at UNCSA since the student to facuty ratio is 6 to 1.
  • Students at UNCSA have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at UNCSA is the post-master's certificate.
  • In 2017-2018, 78% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average UNCSA student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, UNCSA is ranked #129 out of 2,320 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

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 UNCSA.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#3 Best Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Value Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Film, Video & Photographic Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Visual & Performing Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Best Value Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Best Value Music Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#1 Best Colleges for Drama & Theater Arts College Factual
#1 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#1 Best Drama & Theater Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#2 Best Value Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Film, Video & Photographic Arts College Factual

Where Is University of North Carolina School of the Arts?

Location of University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Contact details for UNCSA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127-2738
Phone: 336-770-3399
Website: www.uncsa.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uncschoolofthearts
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uncschoolofarts

How Do I Get Into UNCSA?

You can apply to UNCSA online at: https://admissions.uncsa.edu/apply/?_ga=2.250664066.505097636.1573156964-1604118459.1573156964

Admission Requirements for UNCSA

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UNCSA?

33% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
63% Submit SAT Scores
UNCSA has a fairly low acceptance rate of 33%, which makes it more selective than most schools. Take time to make sure you submit all the requested materials and you prepare the application in full. You don't want to get denied right off the bat due to an incomplete application!

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 34%, and the acceptance rate for women is 32%.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to UNCSA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 660. Math scores were between 520 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts  ( 560 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts  ( 520 to 630 )
200
800
UNCSA received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 31. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 28.

ACT English Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts  ( 22 to 31 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of North Carolina School of the Arts  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of North Carolina School of the Arts?

$29,928 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UNCSA is $29,928. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At UNCSA, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $6,857 a year. That adds up to $27,428 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UNCSA is 4.7%. 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.

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Undergraduate Student Diversity

901 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 929 undergraduate students at UNCSA, with 901 being full-time and 28 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UNCSA

There are also 157 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 901 full-time undergraduates at UNCSA, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UNCSA

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of North Carolina School of the Arts students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UNCSA Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 70
Hispanic or Latino 86
White 631
International Students 19
Other Races/Ethnicities 72

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. At this time, 26 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at UNCSA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Brazil.

Online Learning at University of North Carolina School of the Arts

0 Took All Classes Online
124 Took At Least One Class Online
In 2017-2018, 124 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UNCSA has changed over the last few years.

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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 71 21 92
Drama & Theater Arts 72 10 82
Music 23 20 43
Dance 30 0 30
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 0 0
TOTAL 196 51 247

References

*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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