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American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is an Associate's college with 258 students located in Los Angeles, CA.

Offers Associate Degrees


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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 258
Gender 44% Male / 56% Female
Geography 25% In State / 75% Out of State / 24% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 45% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 37%
Multi-racial 8%
International 24%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Ethnicity Unknown 7%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


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Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling personal counseling alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling veteran's counselor
  • Facilities: performance theater
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that focuses on the general study of dramatic works and their performance. Includes instruction in major works of dramatic literature, dramatic styles and types, and the principles of organizing and producing full live or filmed productions.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Play parts in stage, television, radio, video, motion picture productions, or other settings for entertainment, information, or instruction. Interpret serious or comic role by speech, gesture, and body movement to entertain or inform audience. May dance and sing.
Producers and Directors
Produce or direct stage, television, radio, video, or motion picture productions for entertainment, information, or instruction. Responsible for creative decisions, such as interpretation of script, choice of actors or guests, set design, sound, special effects, and choreography.
Entertainers and Performers, Sports and Related Workers, All Other
All entertainers and performers, sports and related workers not listed separately.

Administration & Faculty

CFO John Polsky
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Full-time Faculty 8
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 25 : 75
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 41/100

Acceptance Rate: 14.8% accepted of 1,447 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Interview, Talent Ability, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations

Important: Application Essay

Also Considered: Academic GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Alumni Relation

Other Application Information: SAT Subject Tests SAT ACT




Regular Decision



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $41,270 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $37,980
$30K-$48K $40,364
$48K-$75K $43,614
$75K-$110K $47,997
$110K+ $48,197

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $29,900, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $29,900 Same as On-Campus
Fees $750 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $14,350
Books $570 $570
Total (before financial aid) $31,220 $45,570

Students Receiving Aid

98% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 63% $11,000
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $3,585
Institutional Grants 98% $7,459
Other Federal Grants 5% $200
Other Loans 6% $21,567
Pell Grants 45% $3,992
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 10% $7,851
Student Loans 69% $11,961

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

57% of students graduated on time.

60% of students graduated in six years.

63% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



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