American Musical and Dramatic Academy Rankings best universities badge
Rank Ranking
#7687 of 14,131 In the World
#1978 of 2,597 In North America
#1887 of 2,496 In the United States
#148 of 221 In New York State
#56 of 92 In New York City

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$46,504 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Master's degree

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 44% 45% 45%
Applicants 5,130 1,466 3,623
Admissions 2,278 660 1,618
Freshmen enrolled full time 416 137 279

Admissions requirements

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

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 516 (37%)
Hispanic 327 (23%)
Black or African American 259 (19%)
Two or more races 130 (9%)
Nonresident Alien 100 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 34 (2%)
Asian 28 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $37,840
$30-48K $40,524
$48-75K $48,247
$75-110K $49,233
$110K+ $54,967

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $41,660$22,250
Tuition in-state $41,660$22,250
Tuition out-of-state $41,660$22,250
Fee in-district $300$300
Fee in-state $300$300
Fee out-of-state $300$300

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 941
Combined charge for room and board $14,290
Room charge $9,990
Meal charge $4,300

American Musical and Dramatic Academy Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's
Dramatic & Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 71 213
Grand Total 71 213
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 71% 67% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 65%

Notable alumni

  1. Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1975-.. (age 47)
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an American actor. He is best known for portraying Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family (2009–2020), which earned him five consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

  2. Christopher Jackson

    Christopher Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1975-.. (age 47)
    stage actortelevision actoractor

    Christopher Neal Jackson is an American actor, singer, musician, and composer. He began his career in 1995 starring in the Off-Broadway musical Time and the Wind by composer Galt MacDermot at the age of 20. He made his Broadway debut in 1997 as an ensemble member in the original Broadway cast of Disney's The Lion King. He remained with the show for several years, ultimately taking over the role of Simba. He went on to perform leading roles in several more Broadway musicals and plays, including After Midnight, Bronx Bombers, Holler If Ya Hear Me, and Memphis. He drew critical acclaim in several projects with Lin-Manuel Miranda: originating the roles of Benny in In the Heights and George Washington in the smash hit Hamilton. For the latter role he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also collaborated with Miranda on the Disney film Moana in which he provides the singing voice of Chief Tui. His other film work includes secondary roles in After.Life and Tracers.

  3. McLean Stevenson

    McLean Stevenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1927-1996 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in American Musical and Dramatic Academy
    In 1961 studied acting
    screenwriterfilm actorclownsales representativeauthor

    Edgar "Mac" McLean Stevenson Jr. was an American actor and comedian. He is best known for his role as Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake in the television series M*A*S*H, which earned him a Golden Globe Award in 1974. Stevenson also appeared on a number of television series, notably The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Doris Day Show.

  4. Becca Tobin

    Becca Tobin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1986-.. (age 36)
    actorpodcastertelevision actorstage actorsinger

    Rebecca Grace Tobin is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is known for her role as Kitty Wilde on the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee.

  5. Rizwan Manji

    Rizwan Manji
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1974-.. (age 48)
    actortelevision actorfilm directorscreenwriterfilm actor

    Rizwan Manji is a Canadian actor. He is known best for his portrayal of Ray Butani on Schitt's Creek and Rajiv Gidwani in the NBC Universal TV series Outsourced.

  6. Caissie Levy

    Caissie Levy
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in American Musical and Dramatic Academy
    Studied in 2002

    Caissie Levy is a Canadian-American actress and singer, mainly known for her work in musical theatre on Broadway and in the West End. Her early Broadway credits included Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and Sheila in Hair, also playing this role in the West End. She originated the role of Molly Jensen in Ghost: the Musical in the West End and on Broadway, and played Fantine in the 2014 Broadway revival of Les Miserables. Levy also originated the role of Elsa in Frozen on Broadway.

  7. Kenric Green

    Kenric Green
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1982-.. (age 40)
    film producerwritertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor

    Kenric Green is an American actor, writer and producer who began his career in 2006. He is best known for his portrayal of Scott in the television series The Walking Dead. He has also appeared in Star Trek: Discovery and Hawaii Five-0.

  8. Cullen Douglas

    Cullen Douglas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    1969-.. (age 53)
    screenwritertelevision actoractor

    Cullen Douglas is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. His most notable television appearances have come from recurring roles on Pure Genius, Private Practice, Prison Break, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. His film credits include The Dog Lover (2015), Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective (2009), Shuttle (2008), Sunshine State (2002) and Love Liza (2002). He had a long, successful stage career before becoming a screen actor.

General info

Total FTE staff 471
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 8,399,000
Phone 21278753003331