American Academy Of Dramatic Arts

Overview of American Academy Of Dramatic Arts

American Academy is located in New York, NY (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by American Academy is the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. American Academy is known for its programs in drama and performing arts.

American Academy Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. American Academy admitted just 53% of applicants in 2007-2008.

Student Body

The school had 228 enrolled students in 2007-2008.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"To provide a broad and practical education to all persons interested in pursuing an acting career."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Academy

American Academy of Dramatic Arts
120 Madison Ave
New York , NY 10016
General Phone: (212) 686-9244

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American Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Drama and Performing Arts104acting

Number of programs and degrees for American Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1041

American Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Academy had a total enrollment of 228 students (256 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 41%
Women 59%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 61%
Black 4%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 1%
(Foreign Students) 27%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 42%
22-24 16%
25-29 6%
30-34 1%

American Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

American Academy Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of New York, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required

American Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,000
Books and supplies $ 900

Financial Aid:
American Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 746500)

American Academy Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*4$69,600
All faculty totalcalendar year2*4$69,600

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

American Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Drama And Performing Arts

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American Academy Highlights

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What Sets American Academy Apart:

% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 13%American Academy Salaries of full-time faculty
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%American Academy Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

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