5 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Los Angeles, CA

Below is the list of best universities in Los Angeles ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 5.05K citations received by 327 academic papers made by 5 universities in Los Angeles 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 Southern California

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

2. University of California - Los Angeles

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

3. Loyola Marymount University

For Performing arts

#17 in California
Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1300
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$48,758

4. California State University - Northridge

For Performing arts

#18 in California
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1005
Average ACT
19
Receiving Aid
87%

5. California State University - Los Angeles

For Performing arts

#19 in California
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
965
Average ACT
18
Receiving Aid
95%

Universities for Performing arts near Los Angeles

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University
Country rank
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City
32 California State University - Long Beach 100
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Long Beach, California
43 Pepperdine University 128
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Malibu, California
46 Chapman University 172
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Orange, California
58 University of California - Irvine 52
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Irvine, California
85 University of California - Riverside 123
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Riverside, California
141 University of California - Santa Barbara 59
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Santa Barbara, California
161 University of California-San Diego 48
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San Diego, California
179 San Diego State University 84
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San Diego, California
363 University of Nevada - Las Vegas 68
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Las Vegas, Nevada
476 University of California - Santa Cruz 89
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Santa Cruz, California