10 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in New York City, US

Below is the list of best universities in New York City ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 5.28K citations received by 667 academic papers made by 10 universities in New York City 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. New York University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
21%
Average SAT
1455
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$45,417

2. Columbia University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
7%
Average SAT
1515
Average ACT
34
Net Price
$22,126

3. Fordham University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
53%
Average SAT
1320
Average ACT
30
Net Price
$41,569

4. New School

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
69%
Average SAT
1250
Average ACT
28
Net Price
$50,908

5. St John's University - New York

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
75%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
26
Net Price
$26,771

6. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
85%
Enrollment
9,300
Male:Female
34:66
Founded
1961

7. CUNY Brooklyn College

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
50%
Average SAT
1100
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
91%

8. CUNY Hunter College

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
40%
Average SAT
1255
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
94%

9. CUNY City College

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
51%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
96%

10. Barnard College

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
14%
Average SAT
1434
Average ACT
33
Net Price
$30,572

Universities for Performing arts near New York City

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University
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City
27 Seton Hall University 171
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South Orange, New Jersey
29 Hofstra University 163
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Hempstead, New York
47 Rutgers University - New Brunswick 31
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
71 Princeton University 24
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Princeton, New Jersey
74 Stony Brook University 137
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Stony Brook, New York
111 Yale University 5
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New Haven, Connecticut
113 Vassar College 134
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Poughkeepsie, New York
122 Lehigh University 143
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
129 Temple University 11
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
133 University of Pennsylvania 23
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania