Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

3,315

Graduates Per Year

$52K

Average Salary

#106

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

3,315

46% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

243

27% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

105

Nutrition Sciences

3,334

106

Visual and Performing Arts

3,315

107

Health and Wellness

3,280

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$38,112

19% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

112

Sculpture

$38,138

113

Visual and Performing Arts

$38,112

114

Architecture

$37,718

Salary

Low Salary

$27,285

29% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

333

Pastoral Counseling

$27,540

334

Visual and Performing Arts

$27,285

335

Digital Arts

$27,285

Professors

Average

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

189

Fashion Design

190

Visual and Performing Arts

191

Human Services

Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

16.49% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

69

Urban Studies

70

Visual and Performing Arts

71

Managerial Economics

SUMMARY

Going to school for Visual and Performing Arts is not only a valuable choice, but commonly a needed first step for undergraduates intending to enter a career as an actor, a performance director, or a fashion model. In fact, visual and performing arts is pretty common being the 106th most popular major. Last year alone, there were 3,315 visual and performing arts degrees conferred. In-state tuition for visual and performing arts at private colleges is, on average, 4.3 times more pricey than their public peers.

There are 243 institutions that offer visual and performing arts. 243 schools is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are looking to immerse yourself with other visual and performing arts undergraduates, consider looking at colleges in Florida which have more undergraduates admitted to visual and performing arts than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to study visual and performing arts is in the Southeast region with University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, and George Mason University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in visual and performing arts is the American Athletic Conference with University of Central Florida, Wichita State University, and Temple University representing the conference. That said, our choice for the best college for visual and performing arts is Harvard University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The overall 'best' school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There might be tons of factors to weigh when choosing ​university. External stuff such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely alter one's decision of where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which visual and performing arts college boasts the top college campus, the winner is Harvard University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare every major in the United States in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life and, from that list, our choice for the school with the best student life for visual and performing arts is University of Pennsylvania. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our conclusions will probably shock you.

If price is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about University of Southern California. University of Southern California is our most expensive college for visual and performing arts, at least regarding out of state students. That being said, we have an entire page for the most expensive colleges that could put the price tag at University of Southern California into perspective. You could also be interested to know that visual and performing arts is the 113th most expensive program in America, with an average bill of $38,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for visual and performing arts nationally is Maryland demonstrated by a tuition of $48,510 at the main university in the state Maryland Institute College of Art. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for visual and performing arts is the New England region which is best demonstrated with Harvard University with a cost of $47,730, Northeastern University with a cost of $52,420, and Bennington College with a cost of $55,200.

Our cheapest region for visual and performing arts is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a cost of $20,082 and Dixie State University with a cost of $14,976. In better news, the most affordable college for visual and performing arts is SUNY at Purchase College. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying in the neighborhood of $9,600 for a degree in visual and performing arts. That cost balloons by a lot to an average of $21,800 for the out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the school constituting the best value for visual and performing arts: Duke University. Through this link you will see our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value in general. With that said, this list is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for visual and performing arts students can vary, but two years after finishing the degree students will regularly earn around $52,100. While there can be much variation in salary; highest paid earners can bring in up to $85,300. Straight out of school, the lowest end jobs within the visual and performing arts field earn $31,000, which could be worse. The top earning grads from visual and performing arts attended Duke University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The overall diversity of visual and performing arts ranks pretty high, being in the 83rd percentile of all programs. The school with the highest composite diversity for visual and performing arts is Harvard University and here you can find our general list for the universities with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Visual and Performing Arts major only sits in the 71st percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 81st percentile. White collegians make up the largest share, 52%, of scholars studying visual and performing arts. Additionally, 57% of undergrads seeking a visual and performing arts major are women.

The median ranking for visual and performing arts professors is 4 stars, a rating which is right on the median score for every major; this is a fine. If you want to find the most popular visual and performing arts instructor nationally, look no further than Andy Weeks from Valencia College. This might come as a surprise, but the highest rated instructors for visual and performing arts from student rankings are at University of Central Florida. As we incorporate data beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing comprehensively the best professors for visual and performing arts is Harvard University. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult university to get into for visual and performing arts is Harvard University. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, here at Authority we hope you understand that considering college with context only built on superlatives might cause issues. We encourage you to read our other pages on individual schools and explore a few of our helpful background pages on important details to consider as your university search develops.

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University of California-San Diego

#1 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Harvard University

#2 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Harvard University is a very large private university located in Cambridge, MA ranked 3rd in America. It has a total of 14,467 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 4.64% of applicants. Harvard University offers 375 different majors and is best known for its History, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $47,730 per year, Harvard University is very high-priced. 77.7% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $89,700 per year, which is 116% above the national median.

Cambridge, MA

www.harvard.edu

A+

Rating

5%

Acceptance

41,987

Students

#3

Ranking

$47,730

Tuition

University of Central Florida

#3 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

University of Central Florida is a very large public university located in Orlando, FL ranked 195th in the nation. It has a total of 68,412 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.36% acceptance rate. University of Central Florida offers 195 different majors and is best known for its Hospitality Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Physical Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,478 for in-state students and $19,810 for those from out-of-state, University of Central Florida is moderately priced. 66.14% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home close to $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Orlando, FL

www.ucf.edu/

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

80,378

Students

#195

Ranking

$19,810

Tuition

Otis College of Art and Design

#4 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Otis College of Art and Design is a small private art school located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 61st in California. It has a total of 1,209 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.17% of applicants. Otis College of Art and Design offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Digital Arts, Environmental Design, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,200 per year, Otis College of Art and Design is extremely costly. 63.05% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate more or less $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.otis.edu

B-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

1,288

Students

#599

Ranking

$45,200

Tuition

University of Pennsylvania

#5 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

University of Pennsylvania is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 8th in the US. It has a total of 14,000 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.66% acceptance rate. University of Pennsylvania offers 355 different majors and is best known for its Finance, Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, and Philosophy programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,156 per year, University of Pennsylvania is exceptionally pricey. 81.13% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn more or less $85,900 per year, which is 107% greater than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.upenn.edu

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

29,813

Students

#8

Ranking

$51,156

Tuition

Duke University

#6 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Duke University is a large private university located in Durham, NC ranked 6th in America. It has a total of 7,338 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 7.6% acceptance rate. Duke University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Public Policy Analysis, Computer Engineering, and Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,880 per year, Duke University is very expensive. 94.41% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $84,400 per year, which is 103% above the national median.

Durham, NC

WWW.DUKE.EDU

A+

Rating

8%

Acceptance

18,159

Students

#6

Ranking

$55,880

Tuition

Rice University

#7 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Rice University is a mid-sized private university located in Houston, TX ranked 22nd in the US. It has a total of 4,145 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, with a 8.72% acceptance rate. Rice University offers 150 different majors and is best known for its Biochemistry, Fitness Administration, and Cognitive Science programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,330 per year, Rice University is exceptionally pricey. 85.71% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make near $65,400 per year, which is 57% over the national median.

Houston, TX

www.rice.edu

A+

Rating

9%

Acceptance

7,542

Students

#22

Ranking

$48,330

Tuition

University of Southern California

#8 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

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

The University of Texas at Austin

#9 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

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

Northeastern University

#10 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Northeastern University is a very large private university located in Boston, MA ranked 36th in the United States. It has a total of 18,753 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 18.05% acceptance rate. Northeastern University offers 186 different majors and is best known for its Human Services, Physical Therapy, and Data Modeling and Database Administration programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,420 per year, Northeastern University is very expensive. 73.11% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $67,400 per year, which is 62% greater than the national median.

Boston, MA

www.northeastern.edu

A+

Rating

18%

Acceptance

28,374

Students

#36

Ranking

$52,420

Tuition

University of Florida

#11 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

University of Florida is a very large public university located in Gainesville, FL ranked 78th in America. It has a total of 38,645 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting just under 3 in every 8 applicants. University of Florida offers 433 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, and Family and Community Services programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $4,477 for in-state students and $25,694 for those from out-of-state, University of Florida is somewhat moderately pricey. 85.38% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make more or less $56,000 per year, which is 35% above the national median.

Gainesville, FL

www.ufl.edu/

A+

Rating

37%

Acceptance

58,749

Students

#78

Ranking

$25,694

Tuition

Haverford College

#12 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Haverford College is a small private liberal arts college located in Haverford, PA ranked 42nd in the US. It has a total of 1,368 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 16.32% of applicants. Haverford College offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Urban Planning, Visual and Performing Arts, and Chemistry programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 12th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,200 per year, Haverford College is exceptionally pricey. 87.06% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn near $60,700 per year, which is 46% greater than the national median.

Haverford, PA

https://www.haverford.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

1,368

Students

#42

Ranking

$56,200

Tuition

Fordham University

#13 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Fordham University is a large private university located in Bronx, NY ranked 108th in the nation. It has a total of 10,447 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.88% acceptance rate. Fordham University offers 207 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Digital Arts, and Social Work programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,980 per year, Fordham University is very pricey. 75.94% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $59,200 per year, which is 43% over the national median.

Bronx, NY

www.fordham.edu

A

Rating

46%

Acceptance

18,774

Students

#108

Ranking

$52,980

Tuition

Bennington College

#14 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Bennington College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Bennington, VT ranked 249th in America. It has a total of 783 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 60.79% of applicants. Bennington College offers 134 different majors and is best known for its Literature, Ceramics, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 14th respectively). With an annual tuition of $55,200 per year, Bennington College is exceptionally expensive. 70% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $29,500 per year, which is 29% under the national median.

Bennington, VT

www.bennington.edu

A-

Rating

61%

Acceptance

886

Students

#249

Ranking

$55,200

Tuition

George Washington University

#15 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

George Washington University is a very large private university located in Washington, DC ranked 69th in the US. It has a total of 13,428 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 40.84% of applicants. George Washington University offers 462 different majors and is best known for its International Relations and Affairs, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Information Technology Administration and Management programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $56,845 per year, George Washington University is very expensive. 75.47% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make approximately $69,600 per year, which is 68% above the national median.

Washington, DC

https://www.gwu.edu

A+

Rating

41%

Acceptance

31,641

Students

#69

Ranking

$56,845

Tuition

Maryland Institute College of Art

#16 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Maryland Institute College of Art is a small private art school located in Baltimore, MD ranked 223rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,139 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.89% of applicants. Maryland Institute College of Art offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Multimedia Art, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,510 per year, Maryland Institute College of Art is very high-priced. 65.79% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home near $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.mica.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,589

Students

#223

Ranking

$48,510

Tuition

George Mason University

#17 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

George Mason University is a very large public university located in Fairfax, VA ranked 285th in the nation. It has a total of 34,722 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 86.74% of applicants. George Mason University offers 272 different majors and is best known for its Rhetoric and Composition, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, and Health Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $9,060 for in-state students and $32,520 for those from out-of-state, George Mason University is reasonably expensive. 72.25% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $59,900 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Fairfax, VA

https://www2.gmu.edu/

A-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

48,678

Students

#285

Ranking

$32,520

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#18 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

SUNY at Purchase College

#19 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

SUNY at Purchase College is a small public college located in Purchase, NY ranked 66th in New York. It has a total of 4,647 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.51% acceptance rate. SUNY at Purchase College offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Playwriting and Screenwriting, and Literature programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, SUNY at Purchase College is moderately priced. 67.84% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $35,200 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Purchase, NY

www.purchase.edu

B

Rating

52%

Acceptance

4,753

Students

#472

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Moore College of Art and Design

#20 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Moore College of Art and Design is a very small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 43rd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.99% of applicants. Moore College of Art and Design offers 15 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Design, Illustration, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,654 per year, Moore College of Art and Design is rather costly. 61.87% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $33,300 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.moore.edu

B-

Rating

47%

Acceptance

422

Students

#569

Ranking

$41,654

Tuition

The University of Texas at Dallas

#21 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

The University of Texas at Dallas is a very large public university located in Richardson, TX ranked 231st in the nation. It has a total of 21,317 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 78.59% acceptance rate. The University of Texas at Dallas offers 140 different majors and is best known for its Game and Interactive Media Design, Management Science, and Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,442 for students from Texas and $38,168 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Dallas is quite pricey. 64.75% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,100 per year, which is 28% over the national median.

Richardson, TX

www.utdallas.edu

A-

Rating

79%

Acceptance

31,419

Students

#231

Ranking

$38,168

Tuition

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

#22 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a small private art school located in Chicago, IL ranked 14th in Illinois. It has a total of 3,175 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 57.04% of applicants. School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers 19 different majors and is best known for its Fine Art, Visual and Performing Arts, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 22nd, and 46th respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,980 per year, School of the Art Institute of Chicago is extremely high-priced. 62.26% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $33,500 per year, which is 19% less than the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.saic.edu

A-

Rating

57%

Acceptance

3,998

Students

#316

Ranking

$49,980

Tuition

Drexel University

#23 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

Drexel University is a very large private university located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 174th in America. It has a total of 17,591 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.7% of applicants. Drexel University offers 360 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Business Management, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,146 per year, Drexel University is extremely high-priced. 56.25% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn approximately $68,800 per year, which is 66% above the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://drexel.edu

A

Rating

75%

Acceptance

28,249

Students

#174

Ranking

$52,146

Tuition

University of San Francisco

#24 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

University of San Francisco is a large private university located in San Francisco, CA ranked 173rd in the nation. It has a total of 7,393 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.42% of applicants. University of San Francisco offers 120 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, Advertising, and Design and Visual Communications programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,740 per year, University of San Francisco is exceptionally pricey. 67.27% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $62,300 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

San Francisco, CA

https://www.usfca.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

12,388

Students

#173

Ranking

$49,740

Tuition

State University of New York at New Paltz

#25 Best Colleges for Visual and Performing Arts

State University of New York at New Paltz is a mid-sized public institution located in New Paltz, NY ranked 46th in New York. It has a total of 7,661 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 45.18% acceptance rate. State University of New York at New Paltz offers 104 different majors and is best known for its Art Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, and English Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, State University of New York at New Paltz is moderately priced. 67.69% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $45,000 per year, which is 8% greater than the national median.

New Paltz, NY

www.newpaltz.edu

B+

Rating

45%

Acceptance

8,895

Students

#345

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition