University of the Arts

586 reviews
  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
University of the Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
320 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Website

University of the Arts 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
70%
SAT Range
880-1140
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$34,724/ 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
    $31,663/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,949/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,270/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,318/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,898/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.43 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,711Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    36%
  • Creatively unique
    24%
  • Extremely hardworking, talented, and motivated
    21%
  • Individualistic
    12%
  • Unique
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
94%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Creative
    47%
  • Unique
    16%
  • Collaborative
    9%
  • Different in a bad way...
    9%
  • Need to be on television...
    6%
  • Relevant
    6%
  • Diverse
    3%

After University of the Arts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.32 responses

Reviews

586 reviews
  • Excellent
    101
  • Very Good
    212
  • Average
    180
  • Poor
    57
  • Terrible
    36
The dorms here are much bigger than average college dorms, which is a huge plus! All of them have full kitchens or kitchenettes, as well as private bathrooms. I live in Spruce Hall, which has studio-style apartments for 2 people. My room is huge, we have our own bathroom, a big closet, high ceilings with large windows, and a kitchenette with a mini fridge, microwave, sink, plus counter and cabinet space. The quality of the building itself is alright, could be better but considering the size of the rooms compared to rooms at most other colleges, the dorms here are pretty great.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
I absolutely love the Philly atmosphere. Here you're not only an art student, but your part of real life. All kinds of people walk the streets here-doctors, businessmen, tourists, and just regular working folks. There are also many homeless people, so you learn how to differentiate people who are truly homeless and those that just want your money. It's a great city to learn from. On many weekends it's also not uncommon to see one or more wedding pictures being taken right on broad street, in front of city hall! There's so much to see here, and there's usually always something going on- shows, festivals, etc.
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 29 2013
Living on campus has been great! I attend school in the city and the dorms are well within reach of classes, making it very convenient. The housing lottery happens each spring semester, and the institution makes it really easy to get your choice of dormitory. I currently have a single room, and I love it! We also get our own bathrooms whether you're with a roommate or alone. It's one of the best things about the school. The only downfall is the cost of room and board, as prices can get pretty high.
  • College Junior
  • May 1 2015