The University of the Arts is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Philadelphia, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.
Founded in 1876, the institution currently enrolls around 1,530 students a year, including 1,380 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
Acceptance rate: 76%
Early Decision or Early Action: No/No
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:
Admission to The University of the Arts is moderately difficult. Around 76 percent of all applicants are admitted to The University of the Arts each year.
In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
About 74 percent of students who start at The University of the Arts come back for their second year of college. Out of the 372 students who started at The University of the Arts as first-time freshman, 186 graduate within four years.
Around 58 percent of students who started at The University of the Arts earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $11,807 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The University of the Arts is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The University of the Arts is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Wondering what life at The University of the Arts is like? There are approximately 1,914 students enrolled at The University of the Arts, including 1,734 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 42% percent are from PA and 58% percent of students are from other states.
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