American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York

68 reviews
  1. New York, NY
  2. 2 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Professors
    B+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Safety
    A
  5. Student Experience
    A+
  6. Location
    A-
American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
120 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Website

American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$39,807/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $39,615/ year
  • $30-48k
    $40,720/ year
  • $49-75k
    $42,427/ year
  • $76-110k
    $44,077/ year
  • $110k+
    $45,143/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
90%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
80%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
253Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Day Care Services
No
33%
of students highly rate the athletics/recreation facilities.3 responses
0%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.3 responses
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After American Academy of Dramatic Arts - New York

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%

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Reviews

68 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    19
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
I have yet to graduate so my knowledge is limited; however based on what I've witness the alumni network is pretty extensive.
Alumni are able to come back as guess speakers and even perform their work at The Academy. Some graduates even come back to teach.
While at the Academy their is a possibility to work in different departments such as Props, or Costumes. Their is even an Director's Assistant position available for 2nd years during the school year.
After you graduate, it is possible to work for these same departments, or be recommended to others.
From what I've witnessed the Alumni Network is the best way to find out about up-coming projects. And this starts from the moment you are a first year. The people you are in class with could very well be a casting director, or director, even a producer when they leave. Its about keeping in touch.
Also, the school has a subscription to Backstage, which is available to students.
  • College Senior
  • June 18 2013
The Academy mostly consists of international students. The students population is diverse in terms of location. There are students from L.A to Florida, students from Canada to Sweden etc. There is ethnic diversity, but the majority look Caucasian. The school has many people who are different religions, political views and sexual orientation.
The Academy consists of both middle working class and of the wealthy (you only notice if someone mentions it). It's easy to connect since everyone at the Academy has a single mine frame, to be something in the arts. It's very easy to connect but also very easy to be anti-social just due to the Academic work load and now with the Academy House, the residents bond with each other approx. a month before school even starts.
At the end of the day, it's about going to class and learning. This is not to say that with the melting pot, issues don't arise. But it's dealt with and acknowledged outside the class room. When in class, you are there to perform at your best and learn as much as you can. Everything else is asked and expected to be left outside the door.
  • College Senior
  • June 18 2013
The school offers anything an aspiring actor could need. Not only do they have an extended library with any play or book you could ever need, but they have the best teachers, rooms available for rehearsals, lots of free events and shows with older students and frequently offers cheap or free admission to events in or regarding the professional business. The learning environment is open and positive and everyone strives to work like professionals.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 19 2015