Undergraduate Admissions

Choosing the right university is one of the most important decisions an individual - and a family - will ever face. Whether you're into the stage or the page, crafts or canvas, the web or the barre, your creativity can be the pathway to an incredible career. The University of the Arts seeks intelligent, talented and highly motivated students who will both benefit from and contribute to the UArts experience. Our admission process is carefully selective and our staff is friendly and supportive. We look forward to the chance to meet you and to offer any assistance you may require as you learn more about the University of the Arts.

Application Process

Admission is selective and is based on a comprehensive assessment of each applicant’s individual potential.

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Explore your options for applying to our undergraduate or graduate programs.

Map by Laura Weiszer '14 (Illustration)

Visit, Tour, Connect

Visit our campus, attend an Open House or meet us on the road.

The UArts Experience

From student housing, campus life and meal plans, to activities, clubs and creative spaces!

Portfolios and Auditions

Portfolio & Audition Requirements

Full details for the creative submission requirement by area of interest.

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Undergraduate Degree Programs

UArts offers a broad range of undergrad programs in the visual and performing arts, design, and writing.

ESLI Orientation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

International Applicants

UArts welcomes applications from international students.

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Alumni Profiles

The Alumni Association brings together more than 17,000 alumni from both within and outside of the arts. These are their stories.

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services

SFS oversees scholarships, grants, loans, work-study positions and payment plans.

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Want to learn more about our programs, requirements and events? Sign up now!

What If I Have a Question?

We are here to help you during every step of the application process. Please contact us at admissions@uarts.edu or 800-616-2787 or 215-717-6049.

Office of Admissions
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9762

Check out our Undergraduate Viewbook.