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University of the Arts is a private institution that was founded in 1876. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,002, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 18 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $34,840 (2012-13).
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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--advertising agencies and 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.
|School type||private, coed college|
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 45.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||45.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at University of the Arts is 9:1, and the school has 80.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of the Arts include: Graphic Design; Illustration; and Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 80.2 percent.
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University of the Arts has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,002, with a gender distribution of 43.3 percent male students and 56.7 percent female students. At this school, 25.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75.0 percent of students live off campus.
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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, late night transport/escort service, 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|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$34,840 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$13,233 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data