The University of the Arts (UArts)

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UArts can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around two thousand students enrolled per year at The University of the Arts.

The majority of students that got into UArts got an SAT score within the range of 890 - 1130, or got accepted with an ACT score between 18 - 25. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UArts average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.33. The University of the Arts accepts about 80 percent of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, nearly 41 percent of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UArts Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for The University of the Arts was reported as 75.4% in Fall 2013 with over 1,480 applications submitted to UArts. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UArts ACT Scores: 18 - 25
  • UArts Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.33

How Hard Is It to Get into The University of the Arts?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into The University of the Arts, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for The University of the Arts has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 49.6%
  • 2010-2011: 67.7%
  • 2011-2012: 67.2%
  • 2012-2013: 69.3%
  • 2013-2014: 75.4%
  • Projected UArts Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.6%

How Does UArts Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for The University of the Arts is thirty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Curtis Institute of Music4.8%
Moore College of Art and Design56.3%
University of the Sciences56.4%
Philadelphia University64.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UArts (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score18 - 25
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