University of North Carolina School of the Arts Rankings

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#4905 of 14,160In the World
#1296 of 2,624In North America
#1222 of 2,523In the United States
#32 of 66In North Carolina
#3 of 6In Winston-Salem

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Acceptance rate
29%
Average SAT
1190
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
74%
Undergraduates
929
Graduates
157
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate29%28%29%
Applicants1,536574962
Admissions444161283
Freshmen enrolled full time23481153

77 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
149 or 64%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1090
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are 1090-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
105 or 45%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White749 (69%)
Hispanic91 (8%)
Black or African American90 (8%)
Two or more races58 (5%)
Nonresident Alien40 (4%)
Asian29 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown20 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,777
Students receiving aid
74%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,497$9,196
Tuition in-state$6,497$9,196
Tuition out-of-state$23,040$23,203
Fee in-district$2,861$2,861
Fee in-state$2,861$2,861
Fee out-of-state$2,861$2,861

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity530
Combined charge for room and board$9,156
Room charge$4,654
Meal charge$4,502

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Cinematography and Film & Video Production7121
Technical Theatre & Theatre Design and Technology4610
Music Performance, General2320
Dance, General30
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General26
Grand Total19651
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate75%80%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%

Publications & Citations

Publications
38
Citations
169

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
19 / 47
Art & Design
19 / 8
Psychology
13 / 56
History
11 / 0
Art History
10 / 0
Computer Science
6 / 8
Media Studies
6 / 0
Performing arts
5 / 1
Medicine
4 / 23
Mathematics
4 / 12
Math Teachers
4 / 12
Social Psychology
4 / 27
Fashion Design
4 / 5
Multimedia
4 / 7
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
3 / 0
Creative Writing
3 / 0
Cognitive Science
3 / 1
Communications and Public Relations
3 / 40
Literature
2 / 1
Sociology
2 / 11
Psychiatry
1 / 16
Linguistics
1 / 1
Geography and Cartography
1 / 0
Political Science
1 / 24
Environmental Science
1 / 0
Business
1 / 2
Education Majors
1 / 4
Occupational Safety and Health
1 / 2
Sexology
1 / 1
Health Science
1 / 2
Occupational Therapy
1 / 2
Physical Therapy
1 / 2
Social Work
1 / 5
Clinical Psychology
1 / 0
Nursing
1 / 5

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199001
199100
199200
199310
199410
199501
199600
199700
199802
199910
200010
200120
200200
200320
200400
200500
200610
200723
200803
200956
201033
201127
201225
2013213
201406
201526
201614
201746
2018110
2019128
2020245

University of North Carolina School of the Arts alumni

  1. Jada Pinkett Smith

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    Jada Pinkett Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    actorsinger-songwritersingercomposerfilm producer
    Biography

    Jada Koren Pinkett Smith is an American actress, screenwriter, producer, talk show host, businesswoman, and occasional singer-songwriter. She is best known for her roles in A Different World (1991–1993), The Nutty Professor (1996), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Gotham (2014–2016) and Girls Trip (2017). In 2018, Pinkett Smith began co-hosting the Facebook Watch talk show Red Table Talk, for which she has received a Daytime Emmy Award from seven nominations.

  2. Mary-Louise Parker

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    Mary-Louise Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    Studied in 1986
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actorjournalistactor
    Biography

    Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress and writer. After making her Broadway debut as Rita in Craig Lucas's Prelude to a Kiss in 1990 (for which she received a Tony Award nomination), Parker came to prominence for film roles in Grand Canyon (1991), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), Bullets over Broadway (1994), A Place for Annie (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), and The Maker (1997). Among stage and independent film appearances thereafter, Parker received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Catherine Llewellyn in David Auburn's Proof in 2001, among other accolades. Between 2001 and 2006, she recurred as Amy Gardner on the NBC television series The West Wing, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2002. She received both a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Harper Pitt on the acclaimed HBO television miniseries Angels in America in 2003.

  3. Anthony Mackie

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    Anthony Mackie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Anthony Dwane Mackie is an American actor. He has been featured in films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldier's Play and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk, for which he won an Obie Award in 2002.

  4. Dane DeHaan

    Photo
    Dane DeHaan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Dane William DeHaan is an American actor, known for his roles as Andrew Detmer in Chronicle (2012), Harry Osborn/Green Goblin in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Lockhart in A Cure for Wellness (2016), Valerian in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), and Chris Lynwood in ZeroZeroZero. In 2021, he starred in psychological romance horror miniseries Lisey's Story.

General info

Alternative namesUNCSA
Founded1963
Colorsblue
Academic CalendarSeptember to May. Also Summer Session (June - July)
Total FTE staff497
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address1533 South Main St.
Winston Salem, North Carolina, 27127-2738
United States
City population236,000
Phone3367703399
Fax+1 (336) 770 3375

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