Circle in the Square Theatre School: Ranking & Review

New York
United States

Circle in the Square Theatre School Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate52%56%50%
Enrolled undergraduates835
Enrolled total (including graduate students)601446

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40.

Secondary school GPANeither required nor recommended
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordNeither required nor recommended
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Circle in the Square Theatre School Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Circle in the Square Theatre School does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$17,500$17,500
Fees for full-time undergraduates$40$40

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Visual and Performing Arts2828
Grand Total2828

A total of 28 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Graduation rate100%100%100%
  • Full-time retention rate - 100%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementCircle in the Square Theatre School's primary objective is to train actors and singers for work in professional theatre, film and television with traditional and experimental approaches to dramatic presentation. Our programs provide individual attention in small classes, with a faculty composed of the finest actors, directors and master teachers available in the New York theatre. The program is designed and structured to help each student develop technique and style, with primary emphasis on the development of both intellectual and physical aspects, so that the actor can achieve a successful interpretation of a role and work effectively as an ensemble member. Upon completion of the program, you will have the range and ability to perform varied styles so your talents can be drawn upon to support the outstanding tradition of performance for which both Circle in the Square Theatre and the Theatre School are renowned. We believe strongly in an eclectic curriculum in order to expose the students to various acting styles and different viewpoints. The vision and concept of each program's tonality and structural whole are vitally important and have been developed by a combined effort of faculty, administration and advisors. Students must be highly motivated and prepared to make a full commitment to the demands this concept requires.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff13
Instructional FTE9
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 2-year
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationNot applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)

Location and Contacts

Address1633 Broadway
New York, New York, 10019-6795
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population8,399,000