Universal Spa Training Academy in Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL

(Rating 3.4 based on 5 reviews)

Universal Spa Training Academy offers 12-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. 2% are women, and 98% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Universal Spa Training Academy is 11361$, that is at the level of national average. 96% of full-time Universal Spa Training Academy students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 Universal Spa Training Academy 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).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Universal Spa Training Academy students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$10,705
$30,001 - $48,000$10,705
$48,001 - $75,000$10,743
$75,001 - $110,000$14,943

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (the 2d largest program, lasting 9 months) is $8,475 per year and $101,700 in total. Cosmetology, Barber/Styling, and Nail Instructor is the third largest program at Universal Spa Training Academy, and it takes a full-time student 12 months to complete. This one will cost $11,000 per year and $132,000 for the full completion.


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


61 of Universal Spa Training Academy undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Universal Spa Training Academy number 220 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

Students at Universal Spa Training Academy awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Students services


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

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

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 Universal Spa Training Academy.

Weekend/evening college

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Graduation Rate


Universal Spa Training Academy graduation rate is above the national average.

96% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Universal Spa Training Academy 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 consideration 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 picture. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Universal Spa Training Academy is 9:1, that means that for every 9 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



Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Universal Spa Training Academy the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Universal Spa Training Academy and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Universal Spa Training Academy offers 12 programs in total: 12 are for less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 32 universities in DuPage county. Universal Spa Training Academy is one of the few institutions in DuPage that offers a less than 1-year certificate program.


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 Illinois state average data to help you compare.


Universal Spa Training Academy provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 99 students with 89323 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Universal Spa Training Academy

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Overall Rating:

This was the worst waxing experience I EVER had. Do NOT go here to get any waxing service. My eyebrows, in between my eyebrows, and especially my upper lip are horribly burned. Not to mention, she tried to tell me how I should shape my own eyebrows and that I would need to draw them in afterwards. I had to convince her for a solid minute to just do them the way I like. She was messy and didn't even notice she left a huge patch of hair in the middle of my upper lip which is where she burned me ironically. I should have never come here. I'm so upset and I called to leave a message about this so hopefully they answer but I'll have to cancel the date I have because my skin is ruined.

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Overall Rating:

I love USTA the students are very focused and I always receive very good treatments. Better than actually going to a spa because the students want to do a good job whereas sometimes in the spa you can tell that the tech is just going through the motions. Burnout is real. Students are excited and fresh. ♥️

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Overall Rating:

The cleanliness of any spa facility is key in my opinion, and Universal Spa got it right. The product line used, PCA, is amazing. The students are well trained, knowledgeable and respectful. Have your next GNO here and pamper yourself weekly without breaking the bank.

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Overall Rating:

IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL HERE READ THIS FIRST: I have been going to school here for 3 months and it has been the worst experience i have ever had. they haven’t taught me anything, most days the instructor just talks about his personal life and really whatever he wants. the people up front that are supposed to be helping with finances, online accounts, and attendance hours, do NONE of this i have had days that i clocked in and was there the whole day not counted towards my credit hours. the only thing any of the people running this school care about is money. i attempted leaving and going to a different school but they said i would have to pay the FULL tuition and a cancellation fee. if you are thinking of going to school here i STRONGLY recommend you look into other schools.

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Overall Rating:

Wow- Is what I have to say about how amazing the experience is here! You would have no idea you’re at a Training Academy- The staff is amazingly professional and sweet. Seriously had the best and most relaxing facial of my life and it was an amazing deal! Thank you Kristin for hooking me up with the fabulous samples- I’m loving this line of skin care already! Will be back regularly!

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Location & Website

Address: 340 Burlington Ave


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +6309686800

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: spatrainingacademy.com

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