University of North Carolina School of the Arts


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: North Carolina


The Univeristy of North Carolina School of the Arts is a public conservatory for the arts located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The school first opened in 1965 as the North Carolina School of the Arts, and today it is an internationally recognized arts conservatory and part of the University of North Carolina system. The application includes an audition/interview as well as the usual academic record and recommendations. UNCSA is small and focused, so prospective students should be certain that they want to explore one of UNCSA's five areas of specialization: dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking or music.

Most Popular Majors

Design and Production, Filmmaking, Music

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 879
Total Grad Students: 139
Undergraduate Students: 740
Faculty: 137

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 6:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 5:1

Percent Male: 61%
Percent Female: 39%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1533 South Main St.
Winston-Salem North Carolina 27117


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 19 27
English 20 29
Math 17 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 630
Math 480 600
Writing 490 620

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 41%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -41%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1120

Other Expenses: 3448

Room and Board: 7922

Tuition and Fees: 19857

Total Cost: 32347

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 6908

Total Cost – In-State: 19398

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6497

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 77%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 63%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 56%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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