The University of the Arts

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717-6049
(800) 616-2787
Fax: (215) 717-6045

Contact: Susan Gandy
Director of Admission
Main Address
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 717-6000

www.uarts.edu

Size
Total undergrads: 2,183
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 549
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,167
Graduate enrollment: 218

Setting
Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,320 $30,600 $31,000 $32,200 +3.87%
Books and Supplies $2,100 $2,100 $2,100 $4,600 +119.05%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,361 $8,712 $8,865 $9,465 +6.77%
Other $2,493 $2,575 $2,718 $2,718 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $5,886 $6,156 $6,156 $6,156 0.00%
Other $2,781 $2,880 $3,069 $3,069 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $41,274 $43,987 $44,683 $48,983 +9.62%
In-state Off Campus $39,087 $41,736 $42,325 $46,025 +8.74%
In-state with Family $30,420 $32,700 $33,100 $36,800 +11.18%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $31,900
In-state Student Fees $300
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $31,900
Out-of-state Fees $300

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 544 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 544 99% $7,837,140 $14,407
• Federal grants 126 23% $604,946 $4,801
• Pell grants 126 23% $415,230 $3,295
• Other federal grants 107 19% $189,716 $1,773
State/local government grant or scholarships 75 14% $234,249 $3,123
Institutional grants or scholarships 537 98% $6,997,945 $13,032
Student loan aid 470 86% $2,944,761 $6,265
• Federal student loans 470 86% $2,944,761 $6,265
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 466 99 5
Communication and Journalism Programs 21
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 21
Education 6 41
Art Teacher Education 26
Drama and Dance Teacher Education 6
Education, Other 6
Music Teacher Education 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 18
Museology/museum Studies 18
Visual and Performing Arts 439 40 5
Acting 20
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 2
Cinematography and Film/video Production 27
Crafts/craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 24
Dance 51 5
Directing and Theatrical Production 4
Film/video and Photographic Arts, Other 27
Graphic Design 35
Illustration 49
Industrial and Product Design 23 9
Intermedia/multimedia 9
Jazz/jazz Studies 12
Music Performance 43
Music Theory and Composition 8
Musical Theatre 18
Painting 11 5
Photography 44
Playwriting and Screenwriting 18
Printmaking 5 10
Sculpture 13 2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry B
Dance B,C
Directing/Theatrical Production B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design B
Multimedia B
Music – General Performance B,C
Music Theory/Composition B,C
Musical theater B
Painting B
Photography B
Playwriting/Screenwriting B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B

Education

Drama/Dance Teacher Education B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

The University of the Arts Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(215) 717-6000
Website:www.uarts.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.uarts.edu/apply-now
Address:320 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:1,917
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):64%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:1,917 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$41,464
Out-of-state Tuition:$41,464
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$21,995

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

The University of the Arts Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at The University of the Arts.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education114
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Visual and Performing Arts5239
Grand total62614

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at The University of the Arts and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$41,464
Out-of-state$41,464
Books and supplies$3,998

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$41,464
Out-of-state$41,464

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid404100%
Grant or scholarship aid404100%$21,995
Student loan aid36891%$10,206

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,65397%$20,071
Federal student loans1,38381%$7,251

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for The University of the Arts. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled The University of the Arts students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,6164611,155
Percent admitted100%80%75%
Percent admitted who enrolled25%31%23%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

The University of the Arts Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment1,917
Undergraduate enrollment1,721
Graduate enrollment196

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

The University of the Arts Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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