Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) Schools in North America

Below is the list of best universities in North America ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 109K citations received by 18.3K academic papers made by 292 universities in North America 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 Toronto

For Performing arts

#1 in Canada
#1 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
95,055
Founded
1827

2. University of British Columbia

For Performing arts

#2 in Canada
#4 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Enrollment
59,659
Founded
1908

3. University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

For Performing arts

#7 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
70%

4. Harvard University

For Performing arts

#10 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,037

5. Ohio State University

For Performing arts

#11 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
84%

6. Indiana University - Bloomington

For Performing arts

#12 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

7. Yale University

For Performing arts

#15 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$17,511

8. New York University

For Performing arts

#16 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$45,417

9. University of Southern California

For Performing arts

#18 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$39,759

10. University of Texas at Austin

For Performing arts

#22 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1340
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
66%

11. University of California - Los Angeles

For Performing arts

#23 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$15,461
Enrollment
44,589

12. University of Georgia

For Performing arts

#24 in the World
Acceptance Rate
48%
Average SAT
1355
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
92%

13. Temple University

For Performing arts

#25 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Receiving Aid
91%
Average Aid
$11,161
Enrollment
37,236

14. Stanford University

For Performing arts

#27 in the World
Acceptance Rate
5%
Average SAT
1495
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$20,023

15. Pennsylvania State University

For Performing arts

#29 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Receiving Aid
73%
Average Aid
$8,719
Enrollment
40,363

16. McGill University

For Performing arts

#3 in Canada
#34 in the World
Acceptance Rate
47%
Enrollment
40,036
Founded
1821

17. Georgia Institute of Technology

For Performing arts

#35 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1450
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
73%

18. University of Alberta

For Performing arts

#4 in Canada
#36 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
37,500
Founded
1908

19. University of Wisconsin - Madison

For Performing arts

#38 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
58%

20. Florida State University

For Performing arts

#42 in the World
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average SAT
1285
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
96%

21. University of Washington - Seattle

For Performing arts

#43 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1327
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
56%

22. Columbia University

For Performing arts

#45 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

23. University of California - Berkeley

For Performing arts

#46 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1420
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
63%

24. Michigan State University

For Performing arts

#47 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
71%

25. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

For Performing arts

#50 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Receiving Aid
66%

26. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For Performing arts

#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Average SAT
1385
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
64%

27. University of Pennsylvania

For Performing arts

#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$24,167

28. Princeton University

For Performing arts

#55 in the World
Acceptance Rate
6%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$18,685

29. Arizona State University - Tempe

For Performing arts

#62 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
94%

30. Carnegie Mellon University

For Performing arts

#63 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1510
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$36,983

31. University of Maryland - College Park

For Performing arts

#64 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
67%

32. University of Ottawa

For Performing arts

#5 in Canada
#66 in the World
Enrollment
42,027
Founded
1848

33. Northwestern University

For Performing arts

#70 in the World
Acceptance Rate
9%
Average SAT
1490
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$28,344

34. University of Nebraska - Lincoln

For Performing arts

#71 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

35. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

For Performing arts

#73 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1350
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
80%

36. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

For Performing arts

#75 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
66%

37. York University

For Performing arts

#6 in Canada
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
27%
Enrollment
53,000
Founded
1959

38. University of New Mexico

For Performing arts

#80 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
21
Receiving Aid
96%

39. San Jose State University

For Performing arts

#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1125
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
72%

40. University of South Florida

For Performing arts

#85 in the World
Acceptance Rate
49%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
92%

41. Emory University

For Performing arts

#86 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$25,672

42. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

For Performing arts

#93 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1545
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$19,998

43. University of Chicago

For Performing arts

#94 in the World
Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1535
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$36,584

44. University of Connecticut

For Performing arts

#95 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1280
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
77%

45. Ohio University

For Performing arts

#96 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1150
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
95%

46. Illinois Wesleyan University

For Performing arts

#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Net Price
$32,545

47. George Mason University

For Performing arts

#99 in the World
Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
75%

48. Carleton University

For Performing arts

#7 in Canada
#101 in the World
Acceptance Rate
22%
Enrollment
27,823
Founded
1942

49. University of Virginia

For Performing arts

#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
23%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
60%

50. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

For Performing arts

#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
90%

51. Fordham University

For Performing arts

#111 in the World
Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$41,569

52. Boston College

For Performing arts

#113 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,192

53. Western University

For Performing arts

#8 in Canada
#116 in the World
Acceptance Rate
58%
Enrollment
27,300
Founded
1878

54. Syracuse University

For Performing arts

#119 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Net Price
$47,177
Receiving Aid
88%
Average Aid
$25,864

55. Georgia State University

For Performing arts

#120 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
95%

56. University of California-San Diego

For Performing arts

#121 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

57. University of Arkansas

For Performing arts

#122 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1185
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
87%

58. Johns Hopkins University

For Performing arts

#123 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$25,241

59. University of Kansas

For Performing arts

#125 in the World
Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
85%

60. University of California - Irvine

For Performing arts

#128 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1330
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
74%

61. University of Colorado Boulder

For Performing arts

#129 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
67%

62. College of William and Mary

For Performing arts

#130 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1395
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
54%

63. Purdue University

For Performing arts

#132 in the World
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average SAT
1295
Average ACT
29
Receiving Aid
61%

64. Washington University in St Louis

For Performing arts

#133 in the World
Acceptance Rate
16%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,233

65. Simon Fraser University

For Performing arts

#9 in Canada
#135 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Enrollment
32,500
Founded
1965

66. Brigham Young University - Provo

For Performing arts

#138 in the World
Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1305
Average ACT
29
Net Price
$13,150

67. University of Cincinnati

For Performing arts

#142 in the World
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average SAT
1225
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

68. University of California - Santa Barbara

For Performing arts

#148 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1345
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
60%

69. George Washington University

For Performing arts

#150 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Average SAT
1360
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$40,308

70. University of Alabama

For Performing arts

#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
85%

71. University of Pittsburgh

For Performing arts

#159 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average SAT
1332
Average ACT
30
Receiving Aid
78%

72. Texas Tech University

For Performing arts

#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
86%

73. Queen's University

For Performing arts

#10 in Canada
#165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
30,386
Founded
1841

74. Bowling Green State University

For Performing arts

#166 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
95%

75. Saint Louis University

For Performing arts

#167 in the World
Acceptance Rate
56%
Average SAT
1265
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$27,872

76. Duke University

For Performing arts

#169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
35
Net Price
$26,932

77. Vanderbilt University

For Performing arts

#170 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Average SAT
1520
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$25,804

78. University of Victoria

For Performing arts

#11 in Canada
#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
64%
Enrollment
17,500
Founded
1963

79. University of Nevada - Las Vegas

For Performing arts

#176 in the World
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average SAT
1140
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
96%

80. University of Missouri - Columbia

For Performing arts

#177 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Average SAT
1215
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
93%

81. DePauw University

For Performing arts

#179 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$30,183

82. University of Louisville

For Performing arts

#181 in the World
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
98%

83. University of Florida

For Performing arts

#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1375
Average ACT
31
Receiving Aid
91%

84. Boston University

For Performing arts

#185 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Average SAT
1405
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$29,154

85. Wilfrid Laurier University

For Performing arts

#12 in Canada
#186 in the World
Enrollment
19,000
Founded
1911

86. University of Guelph

For Performing arts

#13 in Canada
#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
27,500
Founded
1964

87. Laval University

For Performing arts

#14 in Canada
#190 in the World
Enrollment
45,000
Founded
1852

88. Cornell University

For Performing arts

#193 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Average SAT
1470
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$27,522

89. University of South Carolina - Columbia

For Performing arts

#195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

90. University of Tennessee - Knoxville

For Performing arts

#196 in the World
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average SAT
1222
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
91%

91. Iowa State University

For Performing arts

#200 in the World
Acceptance Rate
88%
Average SAT
1160
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
93%

92. University of St Thomas - Minnesota

For Performing arts

#206 in the World
Acceptance Rate
87%
Average SAT
1235
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$31,799

93. University of Calgary

For Performing arts

#15 in Canada
#207 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
33,000
Founded
1966

94. Case Western Reserve University

For Performing arts

#211 in the World
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average SAT
1430
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$36,002

95. Kent State University at Kent

For Performing arts

#214 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
23
Receiving Aid
97%

96. Northern Illinois University

For Performing arts

#217 in the World
Acceptance Rate
59%
Receiving Aid
99%
Average Aid
$11,848
Enrollment
16,769

97. University of Montreal

For Performing arts

#16 in Canada
#218 in the World
Acceptance Rate
57%
Enrollment
45,360
Founded
1878

98. University of Montana

For Performing arts

#219 in the World
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average SAT
1145
Average ACT
24
Receiving Aid
90%

99. Georgetown University

For Performing arts

#223 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Average SAT
1465
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,710

100. San Diego State University

For Performing arts

#224 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average SAT
1195
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
61%