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UNIVERSITY OF ARTS - [UARTS], PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1876Established Year
  1900Enrollment

University of Arts: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Found as a private institution back in 1876, the University of Arts lies in the heart of Philadelphia. The university is situated in an urban setting. The university has a total enrollment of 1800 and a student-faculty ratio of 8.5:1.

University of Arts offers admissions across the 43 undergraduate and graduate programs. The students hail from over 43 states and 23 foreign countries. The student to faculty ratio is 8.5:1. Carnegie classified UArts as Special Focus – Schools of Art, Music and Design. The school has over 19,000 alumni out globally, making a change.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Year of Establishment1876
Campus SettingUrban
Total Enrollment1,800
Student-Faculty Ratio8.5:1

University of Arts Rankings

  • Ranked #27 in Best college for performing arts in America by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #29 in Best college for Music by Niche in 2020.
  • Ranked #28 in Best college locations in America by Niche in 2020.

University of Arts Campus

University of Arts Campus

The campus size of UArts is 18-acres and its setting urban. Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Kimmel Centre for the Performing Arts are all at a walking distance from the campus. The campus has:

  • 11 professional performance venues
  • 16 exhibition/ gallery spaces including an 1874-seat theatre

There are over 30 active student clubs and organizations on the campus. There’s a variety, including cultural organizations to art-specific ones. Of the total 1,800+ students enrolled; women make up about 60% of the total student body. The campus is located in downtown Philadelphia, a vibrant city full of museums, jazz music, restaurants, and attractions to explore.

Residence Facilities at University of the Arts

University of arts has four residence halls to offers:

  • Furness residence hall
  • Pine residence hall
  • Spruce residence hall
  • Juniper residence hall

All students are subject to the following amenities:

  • Extra-long twin size bed
  • Three-drawer dresser
  • Drafting table desk and chair

Amenities in the apartments are:

  • Either a microwave-fridge unit (based on occupancy)/a full kitchen (Juniper Hall)
  • Closet and pantry storage
  • Air conditioning unit or central air (Juniper Hall)
  • Bathroom
  • Internet access
  • Cable is provided in the residence hall lounges

First-year students would be guaranteed to house if they deposit a housing amount before the May 15 deadline. All halls are Gender Inclusive Housing (GIH), i.e., to share University housing regardless of biological sex, gender identity, or gender expression.

Programs offered at University of the Arts

University of Arts offers programs for 23 bachelor’s and 12 master’s degrees.

  • The programs have a broad range of minors and concentration areas.
  • The school of music offers 3 undergraduate diploma programs.
  • There are also two 5th year Capstone master’s in teaching Programs.
  • The university also has 5 graduate diploma/certificate programs.
  • University also offers 1 post-baccalaureate and 1 doctorate program (philosophy).
  • Bachelor’s degrees include BFA, Bachelor’s in music, BS.
  • Master’s programs include MA, MA in teaching, MFA, master’s in design, Master of Education, master of music.

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions can follow the below-mentioned application process:

Application portal: Students can apply via the Application for Admission.

Application fee: $60

Admission requirements:

  • Official high school transcripts
  • Writing samples
  • A complete Portfolio review, interview or audition
  • Official transcripts
  • 3 LOR’s
  • Statement of intent and resume
  • Creative portfolio and personal interview
  • International students are required to submit,
  • Official transcripts
  • English proficiency proof
    • TOEFL-79
    • IELTS-6.0
    • Duolingo English Test-100

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned-below:

ExpenseUndergraduateGraduate
Tuition$46,530$46,530
Housing$10,950$10,800
Meals$6,008$3,420
Books and supplies$1,314$1,002
Transportation and personal$2,520$2,520
Student services$150$150
Total$67,472$64,422

Scholarships & Financial Aid for International students

Undergraduate and graduate international students qualify for merit-based scholarships to afford study in the USA.

The scholarships need no additional application, all applicants are considered based on the admission application. For undergrad scholarship, recipients are evaluated based on.

  • review of their creative portfolios and/or auditions
  • prior academic success
  • related experience
  • general suitability of interests and goals within programs.

The amount is decided based on the factors itself and varies:

  • Awardees would be intimated with their acceptance letter itself.
  • Graduate Merit-based Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and demonstrated talent.
  • The award amount is up to 50% tuition.

Alumni Network

UArts students are viable to certain benefits as an alumnus, including:

  • Alumni events, ID card, and information.
  • Career services
  • Continuing education
  • Fee waivers and legacy scholarships
  • Hotel discounts
  • Insurance- liberty mutual/Meyer and associates
  • Library privileges
  • Transcripts and many more.

Notable alumni of the university include:

Judith Jamison, American Dancer. Irving Penn, American Dancer. Joe Dante, film director. Arnold Roth, cartoonist and many more.

Placements

The Uarts career center provides the students with a number of opportunities. The center hosts workshops and events, career fairs, Internet links/resources, Helpful handouts, Research jobs, salaries and companies.

  • The center also helps students in resume building and career counseling.
  • Uarts students have interned with companies like MTV Networks, Conde Nast, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Cartoon Network.
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University of Arts Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2137
FAFSA Code003350
Application Cost$60
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$46,530 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-79- -
IELTS-6- -

University of Arts Acceptance Rate

74.0%

Acceptance Rate

1714

Total Applicants

2137

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

38.1%

Male

61.9%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program74.0%
Total Applicants2475
Total Enrolled1832
Graduate
Graduate Programs74.0%
Total Applicants412
Total Enrolled305

University of Arts Enrollment

Enrollment
University of Arts Enrollment2137
Undergraduate Enrollment1832
Graduate Enrollment305
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate61.8%

Attendance Cost

$46,530

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$46,530 / Year
Post Graduate Program$46,530 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$4,014 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,710 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,475 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$14,220 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,475 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$3,573 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$3,618 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
208620824-

College rating

based on 1 student ratings

8/10

7/10academic
8/10infrastructure
8/10placements
8/10faculty
8/10extracurricular
9/10accommodation

Reviews

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Alexander mortensen, DENMARK Bachelor of fine arts [b.f.a] animation on-campus
University of Arts
Current student , Batch : 2023
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STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

ALEXANDER MORTENSEN- ANIMATION COURSE

I was having different interest and passion for computers and visualization since childhood. I wanted to pursue my career in the same field and had done a lot of research. I had applied at this university as it offered an education at the most affordable prices in the least time. After securing a GPA of 3, I had applied to the university through an online application form.


Course Curriculum - 

Professional studios like storyboarding, sketching, and visual development are included in the study of the production pipeline. The highlights of my course are character design and creation, character rigging, and animation production. I am also learning the traditional methods to demonstrate learned strengths as a 3D artist.

7 /10
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infrastructure
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accomodation/food
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placement
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