American Musical and Dramatic Academy: Ranking & Review

New York Rank United States Rank World Rank
39 2053 6942
Top 41%

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate21%21%21%
Applicants9,1532,6276,526
Admissions1,9405461,394
Enrolled undergraduates563170393
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,5154541,061

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRecommended
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $54,770 $54,770
Off-campus $58,170 $58,170
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,100 and other expenses per full academic year.

American Musical and Dramatic Academy provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 941 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $37,070 $37,070
Fees for full-time undergraduates $300 $300

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 370 204 574
Grand Total370204574

A total of 574 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate64%72%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementAMDA is committed to providing an unsurpassed performing arts education to a diverse community of creative artists. AMDA seeks to be both the school and the stage, where students are given the support and the freedom to find their voice and to design and create their own unique artistic vision. We want our students to develop the skills, confidence, imagination and power to contribute to their community as artists, entrepreneurs, visionaries, lifelong learners and conscientious citizens of the world. To achieve this, AMDA provides rigorous, performance-based training and an industry-focused education experience that inspires excellence and prepares artists with an appreciation for the universal power of transformation through art. Above all, we want to teach our students that commitment, passion, and joy are the hallmarks to a successful career.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff257
Instructional FTE82
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.amda.edu
Address211 West 61st Street
New York, New York, 10023
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
Phone21278753003331