6 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Chicago, IL

Below is the list of best universities in Chicago ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 1.28K citations received by 311 academic papers made by 6 universities in Chicago was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish between undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with the university website.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science profiles.

1. University of Chicago

For Performing arts

#3 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

2. Loyola University Chicago

For Performing arts

#6 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average SAT
1230
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$37,731

3. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Performing arts

#8 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
85%

4. DePaul University

For Performing arts

#9 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
70%
Net Price
$33,319
Receiving Aid
98%
Average Aid
$24,589

5. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

For Performing arts

#14 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1154
Average ACT
24
Net Price
$51,606

6. John Marshall Law School

For Performing arts

#16 in Illinois
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
1,500
Founded
1899

Universities for Performing arts near Chicago

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University
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City
19 Northwestern University 28
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Evanston, Illinois
94 Northern Illinois University 81
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DeKalb, Illinois
117 University of Notre Dame 106
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Notre Dame, Indiana
131 Marquette University 86
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
134 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 165
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
154 Concordia University - Wisconsin 183
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Mequon, Wisconsin
172 Purdue University 55
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West Lafayette, Indiana
172 Western Michigan University 186
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
192 Illinois Wesleyan University 40
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Bloomington, Illinois
197 University of Wisconsin - Madison 15
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Madison, Wisconsin