American Academy of Dramatic Arts: Narrative Description

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120 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10016-7004
Tel: (212)686-9244; 800-463-8990; Admissions: 800-463-8990; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, specialized, coed. Awards certificates and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1884. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $4.3 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $5592 per student. Total enrollment: 224. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 236 applied, 55% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 78% from top half. Full-time: 224 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 14 other countries, 82% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 18% international, 14% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Core. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements: Option: deferred admission. Required: essay, 2 recommendations, interview, audition. Recommended: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,350 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Major annual events: Christmas party, graduation, seminars by guest lecturers. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, trained security guard during hours of operation. College housing not available. Academy/CBS Library with 7,467 books, 24 serials, and 570 audiovisual materials. Operations spending 2002-03: $51,710. 2 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed.

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