• The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a vibrant community of practicing professionals and students working together in a challenging and supportive environment.

School Highlights

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York serves 159 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 200% over five years.
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York
(NY) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
48 staff
158 staff
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Student Body

The student population of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York diversity score of 0.82 is more than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
159 students
1,442 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
10:1
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# Full-Time Students
159 students
869 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
511 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
267 students
428 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
159 students
869 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
25 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
642 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
144 students
408 students
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% Asian
1%
8%
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% Hispanic
6%
23%
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% Black
12%
17%
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% White
40%
43%
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% Two or more races
7%
2%
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% Non Resident races
35%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.82
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
0.75%
4.29%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.55%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,300
$35,200
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $30,650 is more than the state average of $16,274. The private state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$30,650
$16,274
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
93%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$13,841
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
58%
72%
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SAT Reading
n/a
475
SAT Math
n/a
505
SAT Writing
n/a
485
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
23
ACT Math
n/a
25
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The American Academy of Dramatic Arts has both the location and the program to move you closer to your dream. With campuses in the hearts of both New York City and Los Angeles, the Academy offers the aspiring actor a stimulating, inspiring environment and a fertile ground for professional and personal growth. The two campuses comprise one school, sharing the same philosophy, objectives and programs. The Academy's New York campus is right on Madison Avenue, in a landmark building designed by acclaimed architect Stanford White. The six-story structure has classrooms, rehearsal halls, dance studios, dressing rooms, a prop department and production workshop, a costume department, a library and a student lounge. Three theatres — a 169-seat proscenium theatre, a 164-seat thrust-stage theatre and an arena-style theater seating 103 — are used for classes and rehearsals as well as full productions. 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York cost?

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York's private state tuition is approximately $30,650.

What is the acceptance rate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York?

The acceptance rate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York is 58%, which is lower than the state average of 72%.

What is American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York's ranking?

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York ranks among the top 20% of community college in New York for: Diversity in US community colleges and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 159 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 58%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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New York County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in New York County, NY is Berkeley College-New York. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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