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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: Yes

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Contact Info

320 South Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19102-4901
Phone: (215) 717-6000
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The University of the Arts
  • Located in Philadelphia, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,355 students enrolled
  • 74% admitted
  • $41,464 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Terrell from Baltimore, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Do not come to this school expecting to be the best at your particular medium of art. There will always be somebody better; just learn from the teachers and other students and you will grow greatly as an artist.

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  • Rachel from Trenton, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Get involved, get out and meet everyone. Connections are important. Go to class, that's where you learn and grow. And most importantly, be yourself! Your art is unique so don't give up.

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  • Kristen from NJ
  • I am a current student here

    Do your research. Come to the school and visit, take a tour of our campus. Go to portfolio reviews, auditions, interviews etc. Ask questions from alumni, current students and faculty. UArts isn't for everyone so you should make sure before you decide to attend. I majored in Photography so my experience will be different from someone who wants to come here for Acting, Dance or Writing for Film & Television. I can say that the photo department is this tight knit group of part time and full time teachers who are all successful, well known working artists in the field that cover a wide spectrum of all sorts of careers. You spend your years here working in traditional processes, learning 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. You learn lighting techniques, printing digitally, editing, and hanging for galleries and shows. You meet artists through lectures and get internships.

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  • James from Berwyn, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Have a strong passion when you go into this school, without it, you will surely burn out and want to give up. The workload depends on the teacher, but usually it is fair.

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