American Academy Of Dramatic Arts West

Overview of American Academy Of Dramatic Arts West

Los Angeles, CA is home to American Academy. Los Angeles is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at American Academy go up to the Associate's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in drama and performing arts.

American Academy Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 54% of them (as of 2007-2008).


The full-time faculty at American Academy is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

The school has 212 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The American Academy of Dramatic Arts' mission is to provide a broad, practical and relevant education to all who are comitted to their development as actors and making acting their profession."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Academy

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-West
1336 N La Brea
Los Angeles , CA 90028

American Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Drama and Performing Arts86drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree171
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years691

American Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Academy had a total enrollment of 212 students (235 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 0%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 25%
20-21 37%
22-24 26%
25-29 10%

American Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %

American Academy Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)not required
Other Standardized Testsnot 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 $ 225

Financial Aid:
American Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2106900)

American Academy Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year0*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*1*

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

American Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

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American Academy Highlights

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What Sets American Academy Apart:

% of degrees in drama and performing arts
(vs. all colleges)
Top 1%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%American Academy Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%American Academy Salaries of full-time faculty
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 16%American Academy Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Minority % of student body
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 19%American Academy Minority % of student body

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