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 5.45K citations received by 729 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 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 an official site as it's constantly changing data.

Please note that our approach to topical rankings is based on scientific outputs and therefore prefers institutions researching arts through computer science.

  1. For Performing arts

    New York University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    16%
    Average SAT
    1440
    Average ACT
    32
    Net Price
    $37,739
  2. For Performing arts

    Columbia University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Average SAT
    1505
    Average ACT
    34
    Net Price
    $21,828
  3. For Performing arts

    Fordham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1345
    Average ACT
    30
    Net Price
    $39,558
  4. For Performing arts

    New School logo
    Acceptance Rate
    57%
    Average SAT
    1265
    Average ACT
    28
    Net Price
    $50,377
  5. For Performing arts

    St John's University - New York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Average SAT
    1195
    Average ACT
    26
    Net Price
    $26,993
  6. For Performing arts

    CUNY Graduate School and University Center logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    8,503
    Male:Female
    35:65
    Founded
    1961
  7. For Performing arts

    Barnard College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Average SAT
    1430
    Average ACT
    33
    Net Price
    $26,649
  8. For Performing arts

    CUNY Brooklyn College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Average SAT
    1130
    Receiving Aid
    83%
    Average Aid
    $9,615
  9. For Performing arts

    CUNY Hunter College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Average SAT
    1260
    Receiving Aid
    88%
    Average Aid
    $9,024
  10. For Performing arts

    CUNY City College logo
    Acceptance Rate
    46%
    Average SAT
    1145
    Receiving Aid
    87%
    Average Aid
    $10,059

Universities for Performing arts near New York City

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University
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City
27Seton Hall University177
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South Orange, New Jersey
29Hofstra University173
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Hempstead, New York
34Long Island University184
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Brookville, New York
47Rutgers University - New Brunswick16
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
71Princeton University29
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Princeton, New Jersey
74Stony Brook University148
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Stony Brook, New York
111Yale University2
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New Haven, Connecticut
113Vassar College153
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Poughkeepsie, New York
122Lehigh University71
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
129Temple University89
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania