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Ranking Category
#7646 of 14,131 In the World
#2056 of 2,597 In North America
#1963 of 2,496 In the United States
#154 of 221 In New York State
#57 of 92 In New York City

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Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$48,847 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

American Musical and Dramatic Academy has an acceptance rate of 26% and is among the top 7% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 26% 25% 27%
Applicants 8,158 2,081 5,554
Admissions 2,109 517 1,473
Freshmen enrolled full time 470 110 334

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Other Tests Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 483 (33%)
Hispanic 288 (19%)
Black or African American 247 (17%)
Nonresident Alien 207 (14%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 120 (8%)
Two or more races 104 (7%)
Asian 25 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.3%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend American Musical and Dramatic Academy is $48,847 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 $35,620
$30-48K $38,246
$48-75K $49,756
$75-110K $50,856
$110K+ $58,490

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $43,960$43,960
Tuition in-state $43,960$43,960
Tuition out-of-state $43,960$43,960
Fee in-district $300$300
Fee in-state $300$300
Fee out-of-state $300$300

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 1,407
Combined charge for room and board $14,860
Room charge $10,560
Meal charge $4,300

American Musical and Dramatic Academy majors

American Musical and Dramatic Academy has granted 243 bachelor's degrees across 3 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Major Associate Bachelor
Musical Theatre 17 145
Acting 29 69
Dance, Other 29
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 12
Grand Total 58 243

American Musical and Dramatic Academy has a graduation rate of 70%, which is among the 22% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 70% 68% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%

American Musical and Dramatic Academy alumni

  1. Janelle Monáe

    Janelle Monáe
    Born in
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    1985-.. (age 39)
    singer-songwriterballet dancercomposerchanteuseactor

    Janelle Monáe Robinson is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress. She has received ten Grammy Award nominations, and won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Children's and Family Emmy Award. Monáe has also been honored with the ASCAP Vanguard Award, as well as the Rising Star Award (2015) and the Trailblazer of the Year Award (2018) from Billboard Women in Music.

  2. Jason Derulo

    Jason Derulo
    Born in
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    1989-.. (age 35)
    vocalistmusicianrecord producerdanceractor

    Jason Joel Desrouleaux, known professionally as Jason Derulo, is an American singer and songwriter. Since the start of his solo recording career in 2009, he has sold over 250 million singles worldwide and has achieved eleven platinum singles including "Wiggle", "Talk Dirty", "Want to Want Me", "Trumpets", "It Girl", "In My Head", "Ridin' Solo", and "Whatcha Say".

  3. Michelle Visage

    Michelle Visage
    Born in
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    1968-.. (age 56)
    disc jockeyradio personalitysingertelevision presenter

    Michelle Lynn Shupack, known professionally as Michelle Visage, is an American singer, television personality, broadcaster, producer, and actress. She first gained recognition as a member of the musical group Seduction, who charted five singles on the Billboard Hot 100. She later served as lead vocalist of another group, The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M., who reached the top of the dance charts with the single "It's Gonna Be a Lovely Day" in 1993.

  4. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    Born in
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    1975-.. (age 49)
    stage actortelevision actorfilm actoractor

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an American actor. From 2009 to 2020, he portrayed Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family, for which he earned five consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

All 28 notable alumni

General info

Total FTE staff 524
Carnegie classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and contacts

Address 211 West 61st Street
New York, New York, 10023
United States
City population 8,804,000
Phone 21278753003331