Private 4 Year

The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The University of the Arts overview
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online uarts.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of the Arts, nestled in the cultural hub of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, distinguishes itself as a private institution focusing on the visual and performing arts. With a history dating back to 1876 through its precursor, the Philadelphia Musical Academy, the university today spans several buildings predominantly featuring Beaux-Arts architecture. It sits amid a vibrant urban campus that offers students a dynamic interaction with the city's rich artistic scene. The university provides on-campus housing options to foster an immersive educational experience. Academically, the University of the Arts is recognized for programs in music, dance, theater, and fine arts, and maintains a relatively selective admissions process. Its academic profile is characterized by a curriculum designed to cultivate innovation and creativity across disciplines, echoing the artistic pulse of its surroundings.

In the most recent statistical year 1,086 prospective students applied, and 869 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 182 enrolled in the school.  1,230 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 83 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $50,950 plus fees of $180.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for The University of the Arts
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,314
Other Fees$180
Room and Board $17,950
Budget for Other Expenses$2,520
Total One Year Cost$72,914

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$34,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

62% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The University of the Arts students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 96%
Communication 3%
Education 1%

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