American Musical and Dramatic Academy

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

New York, NY, USA
4.08 Average Rating

Founded in 1964, the American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a conservatory of the performing arts in New York City. AMDA is the only such school to offer bachelor’s degrees and conservatory programs in Acting, Music Theatre, Dance Theatre, and Performing Arts. Throughout the year, AMDA features over 150 opportunities to perform at its theater facilities. The New York campus features a theater and performance space in the landmark Ansonia building.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
44%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
SAT is not checked
No
ACT
ACT is not checked
No
Transcript
Transcript is checked
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
9%
Out-Of-State Students
76%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,399
Total Number of Undergrads
1,395
Academic Calendar

Semester

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Classroom Sizes

0
100
59%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
5:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$43,277
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,960
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,960
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,580
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Aid Per Year
$11,794
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
41%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,881
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,436

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,606
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$126

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
31%
69%
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is not checked
No
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is not checked
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Philadelphia
Chicago
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,500

What Students Are Saying

4.08 Average Rating
AMDA is a great school for performers of all types; acting, musical theater, or dancing. It's a small school and classes are small sized which is all the better for you due to many performance activities. AMDA students care about one another and the teachers give you great feedback and help.
Haley from Los Angeles, CA
It is the best dance/music/preforming arts school in the states. You want to go far in life? This place has it all.
Madison from Lodi, CA
AMDA is in the "Heart of Hollywood" which means you're close to everything. Farmers markets, malls, coffee shops and everything in between. There is always something to do. When you're not in classes you can go to the Hollywood/Highland and immerse yourself in the tourist culture and street performance!
Rylie

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