10 Best Acting (Performing arts/Drama theatre) schools in Virginia

Below is the list of best universities in Virginia ranked based on their research performance in Performing arts. A graph of 2.4K citations received by 519 academic papers made by 10 universities in Virginia 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. George Mason University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
89%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Receiving Aid
75%

2. University of Virginia

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
23%
Average SAT
1415
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
60%

3. College of William and Mary

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
42%
Average SAT
1395
Average ACT
32
Receiving Aid
54%

4. University of Richmond

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
31%
Average SAT
1370
Average ACT
32
Net Price
$25,700

5. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
66%
Average SAT
1270
Average ACT
28
Receiving Aid
66%

6. Old Dominion University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
95%
Average SAT
1065
Average ACT
22
Receiving Aid
93%

7. James Madison University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
80%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Receiving Aid
60%

8. Virginia Commonwealth University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
91%
Average SAT
1155
Average ACT
25
Receiving Aid
83%

9. Christopher Newport University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
76%
Receiving Aid
75%
Average Aid
$6,336
Enrollment
4,868

10. Radford University

For Performing arts

Acceptance Rate
79%
Receiving Aid
94%
Average Aid
$7,938
Enrollment
10,695

Closest to Virginia states to learn Performing arts

State
Universities
Unis
Best university country rank
Best uni United States Flag rank
District of Columbia 5 60
North Carolina 9 22
Maryland 6 27
Pennsylvania 20 11
South Carolina 6 75
Ohio 18 3
New Jersey 8 24
Kentucky 5 71
Tennessee 6 67
Georgia 6 10
Indiana 8 4
New York 33 6
Connecticut 7 5
Rhode Island 4 95
Massachusetts 19 2
Alabama 3 61
Vermont 3 114
Illinois 16 1
Michigan 7 20
Florida 11 16
Mississippi 3 112
Wisconsin 6 15
Missouri 5 56
Maine 5 125
Iowa 4 77
Louisiana 4 109
Minnesota 5 30
Kansas 3 51
Oklahoma 4 130
Texas 17 8
Colorado 5 53
Utah 3 57
Arizona 3 25
Washington 5 17
Oregon 5 92
California 34 7