University of the Arts

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320 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: (800) 616-2787
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University of the Arts is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,909, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 18 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $36,582 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

At the University of the Arts, creativity overlaps and converges with numerous opportunities for collaboration among students. Whatever a student's 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 University's almost 2,300 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 University's 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 nation's fifth-largest city and has a booming cultural community. UArts' location on the city's 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 type private, coed college
Year founded 1876
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $42,999,471


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. It has an an acceptance rate of 69.3 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.3%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of the Arts is 9:1, and the school has 82.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of the Arts include: Dance, General; Illustration; Graphic Design; Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry; and Music Performance, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.5 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Dance, General 15%
Illustration 14%
Graphic Design 11%
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry 6%
Music Performance, General 6%

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Student Life

University of the Arts has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,909, with a gender distribution of 43.2 percent male students and 56.8 percent female students. At this school, 33 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 2,126
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

University of the Arts offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. University of the Arts also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of the Arts.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $36,582 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,335 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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