• 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 276 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • 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:

Category
Attribute

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
Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
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 grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.74. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
276 students
1,437 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
11:1
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# Full-Time Students
276 students
858 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
579 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
144 students
408 students
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% Asian
2%
8%
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% Hispanic
5%
24%
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% Black
8%
19%
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% White
40%
39%
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% Two or more races
8%
2%
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% Non Resident races
35%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.70
0.74
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College Completion Rate
68%
29%
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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 $16,522. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$30,650
$16,522
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
91%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$14,216
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
84%
75%
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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: 2020 (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 276 students
  • Private-state tuition: $30,650
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For New York County, NY private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,679 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

New York County, NY community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in New York County, NY is New York Career Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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