Best Colleges with Acting Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Acting, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Acting is a popular major and can be found at many different colleges and universities, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Acting degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Acting degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Acting.

The Best Acting Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Yale University New Haven, CT

Yale University offers 1 Acting Degree program. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 15 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

University of Southern California offers 2 Acting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 25 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 52 Reviews
3 Brown University Providence, RI

Brown University offers 1 Acting Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 14 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
4 Boston University Boston, MA

Boston University offers 2 Acting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 17 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 104 Reviews
5 Brandeis University Waltham, MA

Brandeis University offers 1 Acting Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a small city.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 Pepperdine University Malibu, CA

Pepperdine University offers 2 Acting Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 9 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 9 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
7 George Washington University Washington, DC

George Washington University offers 2 Acting Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 14 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 13 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 28 Reviews
8 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami offers 1 Acting Degree program. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 8 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
9 University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA

University of California-San Diego offers 1 Acting Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 8 Master's degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
10 University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
UW Seattle

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 4 Acting Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Acting with students earning 15 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

Based on 144 Reviews

List of Acting Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
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  • Doctoral
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Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Yale University Yale University New Haven, CT
5/5
5 : 1 12,385
University of Southern California University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
16 : 1 43,401
Brown University Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,458
Boston University Boston University Boston, MA
5/5
11 : 1 32,158
Brandeis University Brandeis University Waltham, MA
5/5
14 : 1 5,752
Pepperdine University Pepperdine University Malibu, CA
5/5
16 : 1 7,632
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
University of California-San Diego University of California-San Diego La Jolla, CA
3/5
15 : 1 32,906
University of Washington-Seattle Campus University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
12 : 1 45,408
New York Film Academy New York Film Academy Burbank, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,948
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
Temple University Temple University Philadelphia, PA
4/5
15 : 1 38,007
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus University Park, PA
4/5
16 : 1 47,307
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
University of Connecticut University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
3/5
15 : 1 27,043
Baylor University Baylor University Waco, TX
5/5
16 : 1 16,787
Emerson College Emerson College Boston, MA
5/5
16 : 1 4,479
Texas Christian University Texas Christian University Fort Worth, TX
5/5
15 : 1 10,323
Elon University Elon University Elon, NC
5/5
14 : 1 6,631
Purdue University-Main Campus Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN
3/5
20 : 1 40,472
Stony Brook University Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
3/5
14 : 1 25,272
Brigham Young University-Provo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
24 : 1 33,469
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
Bradley University Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
14 : 1 5,338

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Getting an Acting Degree Online

Schools offering online Acting degrees

Online Acting degrees are available with as many as 4 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Acting degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Illinois Wesleyan University 0 0 4 0 0
How many schools offer online Acting degrees?
  • 1 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in Acting?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 12 Colleges 383 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 82 Colleges 819 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 11 Colleges 396 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 23 Colleges 230 Graduates

Acting Degree Overview

Researching a Acting degree you will find that obtaining a traditional degree is very standard. The most typical path for those earning a degree in Acting can figure a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most prevailing Acting degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Acting degree that people earn is a certificate. While a bachelor's degree has more popularity, it isn't uncommon for a certificate as well. Although a master's degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. In the end, you'll want to choose a degree in Acting that can help you to achieve your goals. The only remaining decision will be to find a school offering the degree your interested in and can meet your flexibility needs.

Average cost of college for a Acting degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$5,208 Public In-State
$26,917 Private In-State
$10,063 Public Out-of-State
$26,917 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$10,574 Public In-State
$31,969 Private In-State
$22,882 Public Out-of-State
$31,969 Private Out-of-State
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