University of the Arts

At the University of the Arts, creativity overlaps and converges with numerous opportunities for collaboration among students. Whatever a students area of interest, he or she will find other individuals sharing a passion for the creative process--and for making their marks on society. The Universitys almost 1,900 students and 450+ faculty members interact in a dynamic, innovative learning environment. UArts faculty members are working professionals who create an intense and interactive academic environment, and students benefit from their professors extensive real-world experience. This synergy is a key to the Universitys success in helping aspiring artists, designers, performers and writers develop their creativity and find satisfying careers. Students also have opportunities for internships in a wide range of settings--independent artists studios, galleries, advertising agencies, web development companies, TV and radio stations, theater and dance companies, among many others. Situated between New York City and Washington, D.C., Philadelphia is the nations fifth-largest city and has a booming cultural community. UArts location on the citys Avenue of the Arts provides students with a vital urban experience at the crossroads of culture and business. Philadelphia is home to four major film festivals, 75 art galleries and 200,000 college students.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1876 N/A Semester $49.2 million + 320 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (800) 616-2787
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Pennsylvania Philadelphia
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ID 1022
Tuition $43,100 (2017-18)
Room and Board $15,710 (2017-18)
Total Enrollment 1,917
Application Deadline rolling
Application Fee $60
Acceptance Rate 77%
Description When applying to University of the Arts, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of the Arts is $60. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due N/A. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77 percent.


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Application deadline rolling
Early decision deadline N/A
Application fee $60
Common Application accepted No
Deadline for housing deposit May 1


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Admission interview Recommended
Required standardized tests Neither SAT nor ACT
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

Entering Class Stats

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Selectivity Selective
Fall 2016 acceptance rate 77%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A

Transfer Students

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Accepting applications Fall, Spring
Minimum credits to apply No
Minimum required college GPA 2
Has guaranteed admission agreement with at least one other institution N/A
Guaranteed admission agreement URL N/A

International Students

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Separate application form required No
Conditional admission offered N/A
Early decision or early action options available Neither early decision nor early action
TOEFL (paper) Considered
TOEFL (internet-based) Required of some
Michigan Test N/A
SAT Subject N/A
Advance deposit required No
TOEFL accepted instead of SAT or ACT Yes
International student contact Mara Flamm, Director, International Student Services, (215) 717-6621,