American Conservatory Theater Rankings best universities badge
Ranking Category
#6367 of 14,131 In the World
#1778 of 2,597 In North America
#1691 of 2,496 In the United States
#143 of 249 In California
#11 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 the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete 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 demographics by race or ethnicity

White 7 (29%)
Hispanic 5 (21%)
Two or more races 3 (13%)
Black or African American 3 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 3 (13%)
Nonresident Alien 2 (8%)
Asian 1 (4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend American Conservatory Theater is $28,411 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

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$50
Fee in-state $565$50
Fee out-of-state $565$50

American Conservatory Theater majors

American Conservatory Theater has granted 12 master's in Acting. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at American Conservatory Theater.

Major Master
Acting 12
Grand Total 12

American Conservatory Theater has a graduation rate of 100%, which is among the 1% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men
Graduation rate 100% 100%

American Conservatory Theater alumni

  1. Zendaya

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    Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an American actress and singer. She has received various accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. TIME magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world on its annual list in 2022.

  2. Winona Ryder

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    Winona Laura Horowitz, known professionally as Winona Ryder, is an American actress. Originally playing quirky roles, she rose to prominence for her more diverse performances in various genres in the 1990s. She has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as nominations for a Grammy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two Academy Awards.

  3. Brie Larson

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    Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers, known professionally as Brie Larson, is an American actress. Known for her supporting roles in comedies as a teenager, she has since expanded to leading roles in independent films and blockbusters. Larson is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.

  4. Chris Pine

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    Christopher Whitelaw Pine is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series (2009–present); Steve Trevor in the DC Extended Universe films Wonder Woman (2017) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020); Will Colson in Unstoppable (2010); Toby Howard in Hell or High Water (2016); and Edgin Darvis in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)

All 11 notable alumni

General info

Total FTE staff 65
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 874,000
Phone 41583432002400