About American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York

Founded in 1884, American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York. is a college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 310 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 8:1. There are 10 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate81%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 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.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
100%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
100%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
0%
“We know about current events and vote”
100%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
0%
“Sometimes, but not often”
0%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
100%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
0%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
100%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
100%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
100%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
0%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    1 Students rated on-campus housing 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

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

  • How would you rate campus food?

    1 Students rated campus food 1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    1 Students rated campus facilities 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

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

  • How would you rate school activities?

    1 Students rated school activities 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    1 Students rated local services 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    1 Students rated academics 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York?

2 Students rated American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York

Naheemah - 05/23/2021

It great place to learn and get all the hands on training one might need to become a successful actor/actress. There's a brief walk to Times Square and the Empire State building isn't too far behind it either. Plus, it's in New York, which is one of the best places to be!

Anjeleen

In the Summer of 2016, I first joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as a student in their summer program. Not only did I want theater training away from my state of Florida, but I also wanted to test out the school and see if it was the right place for me. At the end of the summer program I knew this was school I wanted to learn at! I've never felt more comfortable and accepted than being at AADA. The teachers are inspiring and are always available if we need help. Students are kind and generous no matter the situation. Also, the historic campus is refreshing as well as motivating with previous alumni and awards displayed all around the school. The American Academy made such an impact that summer that I decided to enroll for their full-time degree program. Luckily, I was accepted and I am very excited to start this fall.

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York is 81%. 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?

    Going into my second year of college, but now transferring into a different school the best advice I have for my old self, would be to never give up on your dreams and never let anyone tell you that your dreams will not come true. In my senior year I auditioned for several college theater programs and did not get accepted into a single one. All my friends told me to get a back-up career. I refused to listen to any of them and went to college in New York City with an undeclared major and was able to study theater in the greatest city in the world. I found two amazing acting and vocal coaches that I worked with to get into my dream school, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, to major in acting. I worked so hard and never gave up because I knew that my dreams would come true. I would tell my old self to never ever give up on your dreams. Going after your dreams is the most important thing in life and will make you truly happy.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about the academy is that they are very open minded. They want you to explore all of your creativity. They want you to dig down deep to see who you really are to discover yourself. Out of all the schools I auditioned for they were the most welcoming and made me feel at home too.

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

    new york

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I wish they had more financial aide opportunities for first year students, because schools in New York City are expensive. I am an only child with a single parent. I work 3 jobs and my parent works 3 as well. Any financial aide is helpful, but the academy did not give me much.

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Student Body

Students

68%

female

32%

male

310

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

66%

Out-Of-State

10%

In-State

24%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
12%
% Hispanic/Latino
9%
% White or Caucasian
38%

TUITION & AID

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.

97% of students attending American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York receive some sort of financial aid. 53% were awarded federal grants. While 42% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$33,190

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$570

Books and Supplies

$16,620

Room and Board

50,380

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$41,329
$30 - $48K
$41,843
$48 - $75K
$42,917
$75 - $110K
$47,367
$110K & UP
$46,260

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