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New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 2-year

School Size & Setting

Large | Urban

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

4:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Each year at NYCDA, we search for the most passionate and promising young actors around the country. It's a lot of work, but truly a labor of love. Thousands may audition, but only 180 special young people are ultimately welcomed into our family. Here, you'll find an environment with faculty and staff who take the success of every student personally. We understand that you're entrusting us with your dream, and we take that responsibility seriously. We invite you to discover a blend of advantages unmatched anywhere in the world.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$36,350

Out of state

$36,350
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
100%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 58.0% $4,784
State/local grants 5.0% $3,150
Institutional grants 100.0% $12,553
Loans 78.0% $7,849

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$. per year

Books & Supplies

$250 per year

Personal Expenses

$. per year

Financial aid resources

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Acting
  • Musical Theatre
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Acting
      • A program that prepares individuals to communicate dramatic information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the achievement of naturalistic and believable behavior in imaginary circumstances. Includes instruction in voice and acting speech, stage dialects, movement, improvisation, acting styles, theatre history, script interpretation, and actor coaching. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Musical Theatre
      • A program that focuses on the principles and techniques for integrating theatre, music, and dance into a unified production. Includes instruction in acting, dance, voice, technical theater, musical genres, piano, and history of musical theater. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
89.76%
  • Apply 332
  • Accepted 298
  • Attend 102

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$50
Graduate
No information

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Recommended
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Not applicable
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Not applicable
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Required
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
61%
Male Students
39%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian38.62%
  2. Hispanic/Latino22.36%
  3. Black17.48%
  4. Two Or More Ethnicities17.48%
  5. Not Specified2.03%
  6. Asian1.22%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.81%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

305

Undergraduate students

305

Full Time Students
93%
Part Time Students
7%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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