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Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

It's a great time to get into Performing Arts and find the best school for your undergraduate Performing Arts degree on our list of the Best Performing Arts Colleges and Universities in America.

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

4 Year  •  EvanstonIL  • 

10 reviews

Northwestern University is a private not-for-profit university based in Evanston, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,903 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 9%.

#1 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$72,980
SAT Range
1420-1560
ACT Range
32-34
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Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

10 reviews

Columbia University in the City of New York is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,547 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 6%.

#2 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
6%
Net Price
$74,199
SAT Range
1410-1570
ACT Range
31-34
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The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

4 reviews

The Juilliard School is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 110 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 5%.

#3 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
5%
Net Price
$62,600
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American Musical and Dramatic Academy

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

4 Year  •  New YorkNY

American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 563 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 21%.

#4 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
21%
Net Price
$54,770
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University of Southern California

University of Southern California

4 Year  •  Los AngelesCA  • 

10 reviews

University of Southern California is a private not-for-profit university based in Los Angeles, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,358 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#5 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$72,209
SAT Range
1300-1500
ACT Range
30-34
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New York University

New York University

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

10 reviews

New York University is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 6,022 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 27%.

#6 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
27%
Net Price
$71,790
SAT Range
1290-1490
ACT Range
29-33
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University of Chicago

University of Chicago

4 Year  •  ChicagoIL  • 

10 reviews

University of Chicago is a private not-for-profit university based in Chicago, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,736 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 8%.

#7 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
8%
Net Price
$75,735
SAT Range
1480-1580
ACT Range
32-35
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Duke University

Duke University

4 Year  •  DurhamNC  • 

10 reviews

Duke University is a private not-for-profit university based in Durham, North Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,748 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 9%.

#8 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$71,764
SAT Range
1380-1540
ACT Range
31-35
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University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

4 Year  •  Winston-SalemNC

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a public university based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 173 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 32%.

#9 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
32%
Net Price
$21,934
SAT Range
1080-1290
ACT Range
22-28
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California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

4 Year  •  ValenciaCA

California Institute of the Arts is a private not-for-profit university based in Valencia, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 235 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 24%.

#10 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
24%
Net Price
$68,993
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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

4 Year  •  PittsburghPA  • 

10 reviews

Carnegie Mellon University is a private not-for-profit university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,676 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 22%.

#11 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
22%
Net Price
$70,094
SAT Range
1430-1560
ACT Range
32-35
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Barnard College

Barnard College

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

4 reviews

Barnard College is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 603 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#12 in Best Performing Arts Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$71,282
SAT Range
1310-1500
ACT Range
30-33
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