The University of the Arts

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,530
3.91% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$41,658
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
7.45%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
73.3%
1,733 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,861
96% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62%
253 Graduates

About

The University of the Arts is a higher education institution located in Philadelphia County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at The University of the Arts were General Dance (57 degrees awarded), Illustration (36 degrees), and Musical Theatre (35 degrees).

In 2019, 464 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The University of the Arts. 64.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (292 degrees), 5.12 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $46,530, which is $32,030 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The University of the Arts is $46,530, which is $32,030 more than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $41,658.

In 2019, 99% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 84% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,530
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at The University of the Arts was $46,530. The cost of tuition at The University of the Arts is $32,030 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$41,658
2019 Value
5.77%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 The University of the Arts had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $41,658. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of The University of the Arts grew by 5.77%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,271
Room and Board
$4,014
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The University of the Arts was of $15,271 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $4,014. The cost of room and board increased by 2.04% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
84%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

99% of undergraduate students at The University of the Arts received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.02% with respect to 2018, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.45%
2017 Default Rate
36
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at The University of the Arts was 7.45%, which represents 36 out of the 483 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The University of the Arts received 1,733 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 5.48% annual growth. Out of those 1,733 applicants, 1,271 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,861 students enrolled at The University of the Arts in 2019, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The University of the Arts has an overall enrollment yield of 31.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

73.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,271
Accepted Out of 1,733

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The University of the Arts was 73.3% (1,271 admissions from 1,733 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 75.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 5.48%, while admissions grew by 2.91%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The University of the Arts in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The University of the Arts has a total enrollment of 1,861 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,787 students and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 96% of students enrolled at The University of the Arts are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The University of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Asian, 1.83% Two or More Races, 0.269% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The University of the Arts in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.5%), followed by White Male (17.7%) and Black or African American Female (11.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.2%), followed by White Male (24%) and Black or African American Male (5.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

96%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The University of the Arts, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,861 students. The full-time enrollment at The University of the Arts is 1,787 and the part-time enrollment is 74. This means that 96% of students enrolled at The University of the Arts are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The University of the Arts was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), The University of the Arts had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    958
  2. Black or African American
    345
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    228

The enrolled student population at The University of the Arts is 51.5% White, 18.5% Black or African American, 12.3% Hispanic or Latino, 2.85% Asian, 1.83% Two or More Races, 0.269% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 165 students (8.87%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 138 more women than men received degrees from The University of the Arts. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The University of the Arts is white (292 degrees awarded). There were 5.12 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The University of the Arts is General Dance (57 degrees awarded), followed by Illustration (36 degrees) and Musical Theatre (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The University of the Arts, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Visual & Performing Arts (395 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,595,593 people), Secondary school teachers (572,762 people), Education administrators (299,122 people), Other managers (229,936 people), and Postsecondary teachers (222,632 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (395 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), and Education (43 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (395 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), and Education (43 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Elementary & secondary schools (3,013,392 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (466,437 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (225,102 people), Computer Systems Design (163,658 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (127,731 people).

The most specialized majors at The University of the Arts are Visual & Performing Arts (395 degrees awarded), English (10 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (16 degrees), and Education (43 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by The University of the Arts.
Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 36 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 35 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The University of the Arts was General Dance with 57 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

163
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
301
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 163 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts, which is 0.542 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (301).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 23 degrees were awarded to men at The University of the Arts in General Music Performance, which is 1.92 times more than the 12 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 47 degrees were awarded to women at The University of the Arts in General Dance, which is 4.7 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

55%
100% Completion Time
62%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 55% of students graduating from The University of the Arts completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The University of the Arts is Female and Hispanic or Latino (92.9% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.98% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    292 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    57 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The University of the Arts is white (292 degrees awarded). There were 5.12 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (57 degrees).

3.66% of degree recipients (17 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    183 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    109 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    35 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at The University of the Arts is white female (183 degrees awarded). There were 1.68 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (109 degrees).

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Operations

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at nearly $56.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.58M (4.59%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, The University of the Arts had a total salary expenditure of $75.4M. The University of the Arts employs 44 Assistant professors, 43 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at The University of the Arts are Male Assistant professors (25), Male Associate professors(24), and Female Associate professors (19).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts are: Office and Administrative Support, with 55 employees, Management, with 47 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$56.1M
2019 Endowment
2.15%
growth from 2018

The University of the Arts has an endowment valued at about $56.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of The University of the Arts grew 2.15% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $46M higher than than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $462k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, The University of the Arts received $462k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$28M
2019 Salaries
0.563%
decline from 2018

In 2019, The University of the Arts paid a median of $28M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($75.4M) and a 0.563% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.264% growth from 2017 and a 1.46% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.51M
Instructional Salaries
104
Number of Employees

In 2019, The University of the Arts paid a total of $6.51M to 104 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
55 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Assistant professor with 44 employees; Associate professor with 43 employees; and Associate professor with 15 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The University of the Arts were Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees; Management with 47 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The University of the Arts was Male Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Associate professor with 24 employees, and Female Associate professor with 19 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at The University of the Arts.

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