Meet Your Counselor

Admissions Counselors at the University of the Arts are here to help guide you through the application process, and provide information about our school and its programs. Our Admissions Counselors also travel throughout the U.S. and internationally to visit high schools, community colleges, National Portfolio Days and other recruitment events. In the office, Admissions Counselors present daily information sessions for visitors taking our campus tour, do preliminary and official portfolio reviews for freshmen applying to our College of Art, Media & Design programs, and process applications for all undergraduate and graduate applicants.

To speak to an Admissions Counselor, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 616-ARTS ext. 6049 or 215-717-6049, or e-mail

Kate Arillo, Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions

Kate Arillo

Associate Director for Undergraduate Admissions
(215) 717-6017

Liz Gensemer

Assistant Director of Admissions
(215) 717-6041

Denise McLeod-Reed

Denise McLeod-Reed
(215) 717-6025

Michael Smith

Associate Director of Admissions
(215) 717-6035