The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,395
Graduate Enrollment: 160
Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, small, primarily residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.15%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 20.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.2% (1999)
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2017 Median Admit SAT: 1,033


2017 Median Admit ACT: 23


Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 78.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 65.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 53.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 41.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 50.7%
Black: 20.1%
Hispanic: 14.2%
Asian: 3.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 0.7%
Non-resident alien: 1.7%
Unknown race: 8.7%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $52,730
In-State tuition: $48,530
Out-of-State tuition: $48,530

Estimated books and supplies: $1,314 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $17,630 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,520 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $16,326 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,520 (2022)

Average Family Income: $95,687 (2017)
Median Family Income: $78,322 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 34.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 87.5%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $286 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $21,274
$30k-48k $22,949
$48k-75k $23,672
$75k-110k $26,755
$110k+ $28,349

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 62%
6-year graduation rate: 68%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 90.3% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $27,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $23,250 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $24,270 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 65.6% (2015)
@3 year 70.2% (2017)
@5 year 81.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 45.0% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 51.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $18,810 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $31,945 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 10
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 5
Graduate/Professional Certificate Curriculum and Instruction. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 31 $339 $33,258 ($2,772) $54,988 ($4,582)
Master's Degree Education, Other. 5
Master's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 11
Master's Degree Museology/Museum Studies. 16 $41,582 ($3,465) $42,356 ($3,530)
Bachelor's Degree Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry. 18 $25,427 ($2,119) $41,308 ($3,442)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 57 $27,000 $286 $16,352 ($1,363) $26,408 ($2,201)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 69 $27,000 $286 $21,491 ($1,791) $37,506 ($3,126)
Master's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 6
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 78 $27,000 $286 $13,472 ($1,123) $23,899 ($1,992)
Master's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 11
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 52 $27,000 $286 $15,870 ($1,323) $33,100 ($2,758)
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 21 $27,000 $286 $16,268 ($1,356) $37,351 ($3,113)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 39 $27,000 $286 $19,236 ($1,603) $29,153 ($2,429)
Master's Degree Music. 7
Bachelor's Degree Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management. 26 $26,975 $279 $19,402 ($1,617) $39,661 ($3,305)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $62,910
Full time faculty: 24%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 8.0

School's endowment start of year: $56,173,508 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $67,050,163 (2022)