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Rank Ranking
#4474 of 14,131 In the World
#1254 of 2,597 In North America
#1179 of 2,496 In the United States
#101 of 249 In California
#8 of 12 In San Francisco

Quick Review

Avg. cost to attend
$28,411 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Acceptance rate

* American Conservatory Theater is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

American Conservatory Theater Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 13 (43%)
Black or African American 6 (20%)
Two or more races 4 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 2 (7%)
Nonresident Alien 2 (7%)
Asian 2 (7%)
Hispanic 1 (3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $28,411

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $30,235$30,235
Tuition in-state $30,235$30,235
Tuition out-of-state $30,235$30,235
Fee in-district $565$221
Fee in-state $565$221
Fee out-of-state $565$221

American Conservatory Theater Majors

Major Master's
Acting 12
Grand Total 12

Notable alumni

  1. Zendaya

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  2. Winona Ryder

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    Winona Laura Horowitz, professionally known as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. She is known for taking on quirky roles in her earlier films, later playing more prominent roles in the 1990s.

  3. Brie Larson

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    1989-.. (age 33)
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  4. Chris Pine

    Chris Pine
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    Chris Pine is an American actor. Pine made his feature film debut as Lord Devereaux in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). He is best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–2016), Will Colson in Unstoppable (2010), Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods (2014), Jack Ryan in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016), Bernie Webber in The Finest Hours (2016), Steve Trevor in Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), Dr. Alexander Murry in A Wrinkle in Time (2018), and Robert the Bruce in Outlaw King (2018). Pine also voiced Jack Frost in Rise of the Guardians (2012).

  5. Gedde Watanabe

    Gedde Watanabe
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    1955-.. (age 67)
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  6. Kim Zimmer

    Kim Zimmer
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  7. Allegra Rose Edwards

    Allegra Rose Edwards
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in American Conservatory Theater
    In 2013 graduated with Master of Fine Arts
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  8. Sherman Howard

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  9. Jessica Hagedorn

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General info

Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 71
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 415 Geary Street
San Francisco, California, 94102
United States
City population 882,000
Phone 41583432002400