About American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

Founded in , American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 303 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 8 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    4 Students rated on-campus housing 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    1 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    4 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    4 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    4 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    4 Students rated school activities 5 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    4 Students rated local services 4.7 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    4 Students rated academics 5 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles?

3 Students rated American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

Adrianna - 04/23/2019

I am not yet attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts just yet but I have been impressed by them in previous months. For instance, I attended a theatre conference in which one of the instructors were teaching there. I attended the workshop and within an hour, she was able to teach me so much. I learned how important physicalization is to theatre. In addition to, I learned some basic tools and techniques that can make it easier to characterize how a character moves which is really significant to me as an actress.

Yessica - 06/21/2017

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is a wonderful conservatory. I was able to learn and grow so much as an actor and as an individual. Now, I can free myself creatively and let go of the inner judge. I'm having fun with what I'm doing and I've noticed such a huge progress since I've moved to Los Angeles and started this full-time program. The most valuable thing I've learned so far was to trust and to be truthful. It sounds so simple, but it's actually hard work. The teachers are tough, but kind and patient. I've had the chance to meet my best friends here and I'm having the best time of my life. It definitely was the best choice I've ever made and I'm so happy about it.

gretter - 04/20/2017

There's so much to be said about AADA but let me start with how absolutely amazing the education here his. The teachers are highly trained professionals with massive amounts of experience under their belts and are focused on each individual student's growth. I couldn't have asked for a better school to be a part of.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is 77%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    i wish i could have taken my education more seriously. I was more worried about how people thought about me and worried the partying sence rather then my education. i f i could have put more effort and focuse on my education i beileve i could have recieved a lot more help and i could of recieved more scholarships. I have 2 younger siblings and i make sure that i tell them that there education is important and that they are needed to do well so that different schools can give them a free ride.

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  3. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If your a student that is not eager to learn and does not do work out side of class then the your education will not exspand. The teachers gives you the tools that are needed. The students themself need to want to work. Nothing can improve unless you work on your performance. Students that ditch are not acceptible. AMDA has a policy of ditching if you miss more then 4 class sessions you will be dropped and needed to repeat the course. Homework is also being given and if the work isnt done the teachers will think pourly of you.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Mixed up, inteligent and funny, amusing but sometimes really boring.

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  5. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I love it's location and living the big city life. It is a good place to start off on your own in life, and a great place to explore as a young adult.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for taking people who already have the drive to perform, and the love of it, and refining their talents so that they may one day go out into the industry and work in the field that they have a passion for. The teachers are all professionals who are working in the industry and only want to pass on their knowlegde. Everyone is doing what they love on a daily basis, therefore everyone is happy and lucky to be there each and every day.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    My school is great for people who wish to enhance the world around them through the use of dramatic and performing arts. People who should consider coming to my school are those who are creative, risk takers, problem solvers, and believers. I say believers because I feel that you have to believe every minute of every day that you deserve to be there doing what you love, which is sharing your love of performing with the rest of the world. If this is your passion then you most certainly belong here.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    A place where I am free.

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    is based off just your talent

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  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    Experienced, organised, talented and creative!

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  11. What's unique about your campus?

    Im enrolled for this fall so im still curious

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    The college that i'm attending has excelent faculity. The teachers are helpful any possible way. The structure of the schedule is also fair and leaves time for stuents to do other performances outside of class. As far as Fincial aid, i feel its not as organized as they should be. Dorming situation is good and the droms are located near the campus and is walking distatence. The American Muscial & Dramatic campus is very well put together. there is only 2 different building that being used. The school its self is excelent and the training is hardcore. I enjoy AMDA.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I want to learn moooreeeeee :)))

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

99% of students attending American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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