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UArts Quick Facts

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Quick Facts About UArts

As one of the nation's only comprehensive arts universities, University of the Arts offers a unique environment in which students from many disciplines—artists, performers, writers and media makers—interact in a dynamic, collaborative community of creativity.

Our approximately 1,500 students are enrolled in 43 undergraduate and graduate programs on the university’s campus at the center of Philadelphia’s vibrant Avenue of the Arts. The institution’s roots as a national leader in educating creative individuals date back to our founding in 1876.

Students

  • Approximately 1,500 students

  • Full-time equivalent students: 1,488

 

 

Undergraduate Students 
(Fall 2020)

 Graduate Students
(Fall 2020)

School of Art 

185

7

School of Dance

260

29

School of Design

206

34

School of Film

230

n/a

School of Music

237

1

Ira Brind School of Theater Arts

260

26

Graduate and Professional Studies

n/a

44

Creativity PhD

n/a

9

Nonmatriculating, including exchange students

3

n/a

 

  • 62% female-identified, 32.7% male-identified, 4.9% unknown

  • 45% BIPOC enrollment

  • UArts students hail from 42 states and 16 foreign countries.

 

Faculty

  • 93 full-time faculty members, with close to two-thirds holding the highest/terminal degree in their field

  • UArts faculty is made up of practicing visual and performing arts professionals who regularly exhibit and perform in some of the world’s most renowned venues.

 

Student/Faculty Ratio

  • Student/faculty ratio: 8.5 to 1

 

Academic Programs

  • 21 bachelor’s degree programs

  • Broad selection of minors and studio concentration areas

  • Critical Studies courses discuss how to use critical thinking and creative insight in artistic practice. 

  • Two 5th-year capstone Master’s in Teaching programs

  • 13 Master’s degree programs

  • 5 graduate certificate programs

  • 1 Doctoral program 

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Bachelor of Music

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Master of Arts

  • Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Master of Education

  • Master of Fine Arts

  • Master of Design

  • Master of Music

  • Doctor of Philosophy 

Costs: 2021–2022

  • Full-time tuition is $48,350.

  • The average on-campus housing room charge is $11,380 per year.

  • Each year, UArts awards more than $32,000,000 in scholarships and grants to the nearly 80 percent of students who are eligible for some type of financial aid.

  • Grant aid is available to eligible students for study abroad and graduate study.

  • Approximately one-quarter of our students participate in the federal work-study program each year.

Campus and environs

Activities/Clubs/Organization

  • More than 25 active student clubs and organizations are available on campus. They range from identity-based organizations like the African Diaspora Collective, to recreational organizations like UArts Game Club, and arts-specific clubs like Gallery One.

Alumni

  • Over 19,000 living alumni

  • University of the Arts’ Alumni Association sustains a lifelong relationship between the university and its alumni by promoting and sharing the achievements of alumni, and providing educational and enrichment programs. Upon graduation, all alumni are automatically granted free lifetime membership in the alumni association.

Institutional Control

  • Private, independent, nonprofit

Carnegie Classification: Special Focus – Schools of Art, Music and Design

Accreditation

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)