The University of the Arts in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

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Overview

The University of the Arts offers 135-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 8:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 70%. The most popular test is SAT - 87% of students submitted it in comparison to 20% of students who submitted ACT. 40.3% are women, and 59.7% are men. 6% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at The University of the Arts is 33994$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $43770 and $57873 per year. 62% of full-time The University of the Arts students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $29,800, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The The University of the Arts is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$33,994
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, The University of the Arts students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$31,663
$30,001 - $48,000$31,949
$48,001 - $75,000$32,270
$75,001 - $110,000$33,318
$110,001+$36,898

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 9396

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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21%

Types of financial aids

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1674 of The University of the Arts undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 95 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes The University of the Arts number 52 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Pennsylvania.

Students at The University of the Arts awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$29,800

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in The University of the Arts.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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62%
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The University of the Arts graduation rate is above the national average.

62% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to The University of the Arts completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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70%

In comparison to National Average

The University of the Arts acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 2% only.

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70%
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In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 63%, so The University of the Arts acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 7%.

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70%
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Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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36%

Total

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36%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

76%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The The University of the Arts full-time retention rate is 76% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of the Arts students submitting SAT scores

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87%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1370 - 1740

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 590
Math: 450 - 570
Writing: 450 - 580

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking The University of the Arts students submitting ACT scores

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20%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 0 - 0
Math: 0 - 0
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at The University of the Arts is 8:1, that means that for every 8 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

8:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

135
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6%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In The University of the Arts the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at The University of the Arts and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 320 S Broad St address in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of The University of the Arts with 0.85% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, robbery, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

The University of the Arts offers 135 programs in total: 78 are for Bachelor's degree, 39 - for Master's degree, 6 - for 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs, 6 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 6 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 44 universities in Philadelphia county. The University of the Arts is one of the few institutions in Philadelphia that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Pennsylvania state average data to help you compare.

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The University of the Arts provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1830 students with 54887 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 153 with 3663 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for The University of the Arts

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Before applying, enrolling and beginning to run up huge debt, research the possibilities for employment after. ALL creative arts have been suffering huge declines in employment opportunities, not just in Philadelphia, but country and worldwide. Way too many wannabe artists and huge ever increasing declines in all over opportunities. I am an Alumna who has managed a successful free lance career mostly in Publishing and Advertising for decades, two formerly important emplyers, but no longer. I Full time instructors usually have little or no experience in real world employment, so thy need your tuition to pay THEIR salaries. Buyer beware...or pay heavily after graduating into the REAL world. Do the research!!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I graduated from UArts many years ago. The positive is the university is one of, if not the only university that offers creative and performing arts under the same roof. The amount of exposure to other disciplines a student can experience are excellent. The negative is the price. The tuition rate for a undergrad degree is so high that it's like an offensive joke. It wouldn't be so bad if the job market for creatives were robust in Philadelphia. It's not, not by a long shot. If a student attends UArts, expect large amounts of debt upon graduation and you absolutely must relocate because Philadelphia isn't a good city to be a creative. Don't let the marketing fool you, Philly wants to be a creative city, like New York, respected, but in reality the city is a poser that doesn't deliver for those already here. I was an animation major at UArts in a department that labeled computer animation a "fad", video game design a "waste of talent" and refused to acknowledge digital editing and output. Totally ignorant of the changing industry and proud of this ignorance. It's improved to an extent since last I visited (a few months ago) but judging from what my nephew (who is currently a student) told me about his animation courses, UArts is still not quite up to speed on practices and technology in animation. Not cool for that tuition rate. If I had to do it all over again, I probably would not attend UArts. As such, I wouldn't recommend the university to anyone else except those from very rich families that are attending simply for something to do.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am so eager to apply for this school, this school is my first choice out of all my options, I really hope I get accepted into this amazing school. I've heard so many great things about the University, seen many videos online regarding this school, and watched many films that the students in the film department have created and I'm so astound by the work I've seen from some notable alumni. I'm currently a senior in high school right now and I'm hoping to major in film making at this school. This would honestly be my dream. Does anyone know exactly what will guarantee my acceptance into this school. I'll honestly do whatever means possible to ensure myself getting accepted into this amazing University.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

This is my daughters first year at UArts as a transfer student. I have had nothing but a welcoming, pleasant and knowledgeable staff to help me with this transition. It is her first year away from home and I was very concerned for her safety and well being. I visited Philly over the summer to check out the area. I instantly fell in love. The city is amazing and full of culture. I am more than comfortable with my daughter attending UArts. Amazing staff and students. I'm looking forward to her having a great year!! I want to thank the staff for answering all my questions and giving me peace of mind.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

i love the crafts program so much the hands on teaching style is a once in a lifetime experience. however, the school is very top-heavy in administration, making it extremely costly. not worth the money if you're not bourgeoise.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 320 South Broad St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +2157176000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: uarts.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

Online application: Go to the page

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