Best Colleges for Acting

1,135

Graduates Per Year

$49K

Average Salary

#204

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,135

82% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

93

52% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

203

Computer Systems Analysis

1,140

204

Acting

1,135

205

Social Studies Teacher Education

1,134

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$34,531

8% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

140

Architectural Technology

$34,596

141

Acting

$34,531

142

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

$34,423

Salary

Very Low Salary

$23,050

40% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

389

Directing and Theatrical Production

$23,050

390

Acting

$23,050

391

Musical Theatre

$23,050

Professors

Students

Average Diversity

3.6/5

0.09% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

224

Financial Mathematics

225

Acting

226

Developmental and Child Psychology

SUMMARY

A degree in Acting is not only a valuable choice, but naturally a necessary first step for students intending to pursue a career as a choreographer, a dramatherapist, or a movie star. In fact, acting is an uncommon major coming in at the 204th most popular major. Last year, there were 1,135 acting degrees conferred. In-state tuition for acting at private colleges is, on average, 3.2 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With only 93 colleges offering this degree you may have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other acting undergraduates, consider looking at institutions in New York which have more undergraduates admitted to acting than any other state. less precisely, the top region to major in acting is in the Mid East region with Marymount Manhattan College, Pace University, and Temple University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study acting is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Southern California representing the conference. On that topic, our selection for the best college for acting is University of Southern California, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.

The 'best' school does not mean it is the 'best' school for you. There might be many more facets to think about when choosing ​university. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect one's thoughts of which school to attend. At Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which acting university boasts the top campus, the answer is Boston University. If you are very interested in which school has the finest campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more so we can compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life here and from that list, our pick for the college with the best student life for acting is The University of Texas at Austin. Curious why? Continue scrolling to find out more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions just might shock you.

If expense is a major influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California appears to be the most expensive school for acting, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have a list of the most expensive universities that could put the price tag at University of Southern California into perspective. Additionally, you may care to know that acting is the 141st most expensive major in the nation, with an average expense of $34,500. On a broader scale, the most expensive state for acting in the nation is California with tuition and fees at the primary three colleges Chapman University, Pepperdine University, and University of Southern California of $54,540, $55,640, and $55,640 respectively. Even more broadly, the most costly region for acting is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Chapman University with a cost of $54,540, Pepperdine University with a cost of $55,640, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for acting is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. More optimistically, the most affordable school for acting is Oklahoma City University. Our full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $12,400 for a degree in acting. The price inflates intensely to a median of $26,300 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the university with the best value for acting: University of Southern California. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list about the colleges we believe to be the best value in general. With that said, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition is considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for acting majors can vary, but within two years graduation students will often make in the neighborhood of $48,900. While there is a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can enjoy pay up to $101,600. Even right out of college, the lowest end jobs within the acting field make $24,000, which is an alright wage. The highest earning graduates for acting have come from University of Southern California and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of acting is subpar, coming within the 43rd percentile of all majors. The university with the most composite diversity for acting is Boston University and here you can find our general list for the schools with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of Acting is only in the 33rd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 36th percentile. White students make up the largest share at 67% of those majoring in acting. Additionally, 62% of undergrads pursuing an acting degree are women.

We have insufficient professors data for acting to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. If we consider data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the overall best professors for acting is Boston University. You will find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the best professors in the U.S.

Finally, the hardest school to get into for acting is The Juilliard School. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a comprehensive page for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that approaching academics with a lens mainly informed by superlatives can create problems. We at Authority hope you explore our more nuanced pages on different universities and read a few of Authority's helpful background pages on useful things to look for as your school search develops.

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New York Film Academy

#1 Best Colleges for Acting

New York Film Academy is a small for-profit university located in Burbank, CA ranked 212th in America. It has a total of 1,826 full-time undergraduate students. New York Film Academy offers 30 different majors and is best known for its Acting, Cinematography, and Playwriting and Screenwriting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,474 per year, New York Film Academy is reasonably high-priced. 81.61% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment.

Burbank, CA

www.nyfa.edu

A

Rating

100%

Acceptance

2,363

Students

#212

Ranking

$30,474

Tuition

University of Southern California

#2 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Southern California is a very large private university located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 24th in the United States. It has a total of 21,909 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 11.42% of applicants. University of Southern California offers 527 different majors and is best known for its Communication and Media Studies, Film, and Gerontology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $57,256 per year, University of Southern California is very high-priced. 87.78% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home around $74,000 per year, which is 78% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.usc.edu/

A+

Rating

11%

Acceptance

53,186

Students

#24

Ranking

$57,256

Tuition

California Institute of the Arts

#3 Best Colleges for Acting

California Institute of the Arts is a small private art school located in Valencia, CA ranked 181st in the nation. It has a total of 1,111 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 25.28% acceptance rate. California Institute of the Arts offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Acting, Theatre Design and Technology, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,850 per year, California Institute of the Arts is very high-priced. 63.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $37,900 per year, which is 9% under the national median.

Valencia, CA

www.calarts.edu

A

Rating

25%

Acceptance

1,618

Students

#181

Ranking

$50,850

Tuition

Boston University

#4 Best Colleges for Acting

Boston University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 35th in the US. It has a total of 23,235 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting about one in five applicants. Boston University offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Counseling Psychology, Athletic Training, and Archeology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,720 per year, Boston University is extremely high-priced. 77.85% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $65,300 per year, which is 57% above the national median.

Boston, MA

www.bu.edu

A+

Rating

19%

Acceptance

42,779

Students

#35

Ranking

$54,720

Tuition

Syracuse University

#5 Best Colleges for Acting

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

Temple University

#6 Best Colleges for Acting

Temple University is a very large public university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 253rd in America. It has a total of 31,632 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about three out of every five applicants. Temple University offers 493 different majors and is best known for its Organizational Communication, Recreational Therapy, and Social Studies Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $16,080 for students from Pennsylvania and $28,992 for those from out-of-state, Temple University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 69.66% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in around $50,500 per year, which is 22% over the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.temple.edu

A-

Rating

60%

Acceptance

43,154

Students

#253

Ranking

$28,992

Tuition

The Juilliard School

#7 Best Colleges for Acting

The Juilliard School is a very small private art school located in New York, NY ranked 152nd in America. It has a total of 614 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 6.88% of applicants. The Juilliard School offers 55 different majors and is best known for its Stringed Instruments, Dance, and Keyboard Instruments programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $47,370 per year, The Juilliard School is extremely pricey. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $32,800 per year, which is 21% under the national median.

New York, NY

www.juilliard.edu/

A

Rating

7%

Acceptance

971

Students

#152

Ranking

$47,370

Tuition

Pace University

#8 Best Colleges for Acting

Pace University is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 56th in New York. It has a total of 9,686 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.71% of applicants. Pace University offers 136 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Directing and Theatrical Production, and Applied Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,714 per year, Pace University is rather costly. 51.86% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make around $60,300 per year, which is 45% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.pace.edu

B

Rating

79%

Acceptance

15,478

Students

#415

Ranking

$44,714

Tuition

University of Miami

#9 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Miami is a large private university located in Coral Gables, FL ranked 59th in the United States. It has a total of 12,351 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 27.13% acceptance rate. University of Miami offers 309 different majors and is best known for its Information Technology Administration and Management, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,400 per year, University of Miami is exceptionally costly. 74.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $60,100 per year, which is 45% above the national median.

Coral Gables, FL

www.miami.edu/

A+

Rating

27%

Acceptance

19,618

Students

#59

Ranking

$50,400

Tuition

Baylor University

#10 Best Colleges for Acting

Baylor University is a large private university located in Waco, TX ranked 140th in the nation. It has a total of 14,751 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.33% acceptance rate. Baylor University offers 209 different majors and is best known for its Religious Music, Entrepreneurship, and Management Information Systems programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $42,842 per year, Baylor University is rather expensive. 71.81% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to take home near $51,600 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Waco, TX

www.baylor.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

18,956

Students

#140

Ranking

$42,842

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#11 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

#12 Best Colleges for Acting

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Pepperdine University

#13 Best Colleges for Acting

Pepperdine University is a mid-sized private university located in Malibu, CA ranked 99th in the US. It has a total of 3,931 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.72% acceptance rate. Pepperdine University offers 107 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Organizational Communication, and Hispanic-American Studies programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,640 per year, Pepperdine University is extremely pricey. 78.89% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $65,500 per year, which is 58% above the national median.

Malibu, CA

www.pepperdine.edu/

A

Rating

32%

Acceptance

9,814

Students

#99

Ranking

$55,640

Tuition

Chapman University

#14 Best Colleges for Acting

Chapman University is a mid-sized private institution located in Orange, CA ranked 131st in the nation. It has a total of 7,626 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 55.65% of applicants. Chapman University offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Playwriting and Screenwriting, Cinematography, and Broadcast Journalism programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,540 per year, Chapman University is very high-priced. 69.79% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor market. After college, alumni go on to generate more or less $54,500 per year, which is 31% above the national median.

Orange, CA

https://www.chapman.edu

A

Rating

56%

Acceptance

10,286

Students

#131

Ranking

$54,540

Tuition

DePaul University

#15 Best Colleges for Acting

DePaul University is a very large private university located in Chicago, IL ranked 13th in Illinois. It has a total of 16,625 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 68.22% of applicants. DePaul University offers 263 different majors and is best known for its General Studies, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,551 per year, DePaul University is quite expensive. 65.8% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $53,300 per year, which is 28% greater than the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.depaul.edu

A-

Rating

68%

Acceptance

26,721

Students

#314

Ranking

$40,551

Tuition

Emerson College

#16 Best Colleges for Acting

Emerson College is a small private college located in Boston, MA ranked 126th in America. It has a total of 4,220 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 33.35% acceptance rate. Emerson College offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Cinematography, Creative Writing, and Drama and Dance Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $48,560 per year, Emerson College is very costly. 78.8% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to generate roughly $46,600 per year, which is 12% over the national median.

Boston, MA

www.emerson.edu

A

Rating

33%

Acceptance

5,028

Students

#126

Ranking

$48,560

Tuition

University of Connecticut

#17 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Connecticut is a very large public university located in Storrs, CT ranked 130th in America. It has a total of 20,479 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.42% of applicants. University of Connecticut offers 376 different majors and is best known for its Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Actuarial Science, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,798 for in-state students and $36,466 for those from out-of-state, University of Connecticut is quite costly. 72.61% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $58,400 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Storrs, CT

uconn.edu/

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

29,683

Students

#130

Ranking

$36,466

Tuition

Oklahoma City University

#18 Best Colleges for Acting

Oklahoma City University is a small private college located in Oklahoma City, OK ranked 4th in Oklahoma. It has a total of 1,859 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.64% of applicants. Oklahoma City University offers 123 different majors and is best known for its Drama and Dance Teacher Education, Broadcast Journalism, and Acting programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $28,094 per year, Oklahoma City University is reasonably pricey. 56.58% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring in near $42,800 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

Oklahoma City, OK

www.okcu.edu

B

Rating

75%

Acceptance

3,163

Students

#526

Ranking

$28,094

Tuition

The University of the Arts

#19 Best Colleges for Acting

The University of the Arts is a small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 35th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.34% acceptance rate. The University of the Arts offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Musical Theatre, and Directing and Theatrical Production programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,530 per year, The University of the Arts is extremely expensive. 65.86% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $32,600 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://www.uarts.edu

B

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,080

Students

#460

Ranking

$46,530

Tuition

University of Evansville

#20 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Evansville is a small private college located in Evansville, IN ranked 9th in Indiana. It has a total of 2,341 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 7/10 of applicants. University of Evansville offers 99 different majors and is best known for its Music Therapy, Archeology, and Acting programs (nationally ranked 6th, 8th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,300 per year, University of Evansville is rather expensive. 67.21% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make near $41,800 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

Evansville, IN

www.evansville.edu/

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,593

Students

#325

Ranking

$36,300

Tuition

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

#21 Best Colleges for Acting

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in University Park, PA ranked 230th in the US. It has a total of 42,805 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.94% of applicants. Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus offers 481 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, and Foreign Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $17,416 for students from Pennsylvania and $34,480 for those from out-of-state, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 60.08% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $50,100 per year, which is 21% above the national median.

University Park, PA

www.psu.edu/

A-

Rating

76%

Acceptance

49,935

Students

#230

Ranking

$34,480

Tuition

Ithaca College

#22 Best Colleges for Acting

Ithaca College is a mid-sized private college located in Ithaca, NY ranked 278th in the nation. It has a total of 6,348 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a tad greater than five in seven applicants. Ithaca College offers 108 different majors and is best known for its Physical Therapy, Sports Communication, and Occupational Therapy programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,274 per year, Ithaca College is very high-priced. 76.19% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in roughly $52,300 per year, which is 26% greater than the national median.

Ithaca, NY

www.ithaca.edu

A-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

7,003

Students

#278

Ranking

$45,274

Tuition

Elon University

#23 Best Colleges for Acting

Elon University is a mid-sized private college located in Elon, NC ranked 247th in the nation. It has a total of 6,344 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting just about 7 in 9 applicants. Elon University offers 92 different majors and is best known for its Music Management, Human Services, and Musical Theatre programs (nationally ranked 9th, 11th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $36,082 per year, Elon University is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.66% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to make close to $51,900 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

Elon, NC

www.elon.edu

A-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

7,277

Students

#247

Ranking

$36,082

Tuition

Baldwin Wallace University

#24 Best Colleges for Acting

Baldwin Wallace University is a small private institution located in Berea, OH ranked 21st in Ohio. It has a total of 3,370 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.69% acceptance rate. Baldwin Wallace University offers 100 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Fine and Studio Arts Management, and Voice and Opera programs (nationally ranked 8th, 11th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,530 per year, Baldwin Wallace University is somewhat moderately costly. 67.79% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $44,400 per year, which is 7% greater than the national median.

Berea, OH

https://www.bw.edu

B-

Rating

73%

Acceptance

4,390

Students

#621

Ranking

$33,530

Tuition

University of Illinois at Chicago

#25 Best Colleges for Acting

University of Illinois at Chicago is a very large public university located in Chicago, IL ranked 15th in Illinois. It has a total of 22,460 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.7% of applicants. University of Illinois at Chicago offers 287 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Medical Records Administration programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,584 for students from Illinois and $24,276 for those from out-of-state, University of Illinois at Chicago is somewhat moderately pricey. 63.02% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw near $54,300 per year, which is 31% over the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.uic.edu

B+

Rating

73%

Acceptance

34,529

Students

#360

Ranking

$24,276

Tuition