American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

1336 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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  • The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has been training professional actors for over one hundred and twenty years. The Academy trains actors for stage, film and television by means of a structured, professionally-oriented program that stresses self-discovery, self-discipline and individuality.

School Highlights

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles serves 263 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Two-Year: Arts & DesignAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty21 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment263 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:145:1
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# Full-Time Students263 students2,015 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
150150
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
7%
43%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
63%
25%
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
7%
4%
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% Unknown races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score0.580.73
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College Completion Rate
69%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $19,155. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$30,650$19,155
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid98%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,751
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Acceptance Rate79%91%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Academy offers a two-year professional training program, a third year advanced performance program (The Academy Company) and a six-week summer program, in both New York and Hollywood. The Academy stresses practical, professional training for stage, film and television. The program is highly structured, focusing on acting, voice and speech, and movement, with an emphasis on self-discipline, self-discovery and, above all, individuality. At each stage of development, students' classroom knowledge is tested through onstage performances. Students who excel may be invited to join the Academy Company. Participation in the Academy Company offers actors further performance opportunities, often in the presence of casting directors, agents and other industry professionals. The Academy's California home on 1336 North La Brea Avenue between Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards is in the heart of Los Angeles--the entertainment capital of the West Coast. The Los Angeles campus is built on what was formerly the Charlie Chaplin studio lot, and is a state of the art facility with classrooms, acting studios, a costume and props shop and a television studio. Financial aid programs and services assist students and families with paying for the cost of attendance. Students and their families must demonstrate financial need. Financial aid packages may consist of a combination of grants, scholarships, campus employment, and loans. All packages are tailored to meet each student's need. The Academy participates in various federal and state financial aid programs and offers a choice of payment plans as well as scholarship. Complete details regarding financial aid are available through the Financial Aid Office.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is Los Angeles Film School (0.9 miles away).
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  • Los Angeles Film School
    Private for-profit
    3,806 students | 0.90 Mi6363 Sunset Blvd
    Hollywood, CA 90028
    (877) 952-3456
    0.903,806
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    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    (323) 966-5444
    2.60119
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    Los Angeles, CA 90029
    (323) 953-4000
    3.0013,909
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    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (949) 783-4800
    3.101,284
  • CBD College
    Private not-for-profit
    628 students | 3.20 Mi3699 Wilshire Blvd., Fourth Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 427-2200
    3.20628
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Los Angeles community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.