University of North Carolina School of the Arts

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Winston Salem, NC

$6,497

Avg in-state tuition

$23,040

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of North Carolina School of the Arts

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is a small public university located on an urban campus in Winston Salem, North Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 920, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 36%. The university offers 5 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 72%, and a student-faculty ratio of 6:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $6,497, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $23,040.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

36% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

Students remain enrolled in this school at a higher rate than other schools.

This typically means students are happy with their school selection and wish to continue their education there.

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91% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

72% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Required

High school transcript Required

High school rank Recommended

Letter of recommendation Required

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Implied no

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 22-29

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1120-1310

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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The student-to-faculty ratio at this school is lower than other schools.

This means there are more faculty for each student, which can create an opportunity for more individualized attention and support in your studies.

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1k

Students enrolled

83%

Online student enrollment

6:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

67%

Black

10%

Hispanic

10%

Two or more races

5%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Unknown

2%

Asian

2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

59%

Socio-economic diversity

27% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $6,497 $23,040
Graduate $9,196 $23,203

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,325
On-campus room and board $9,456
On-campus other expenses $2,498
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,456
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,498
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $1,298

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $19,776 $36,319
Off-campus without family $19,776 $36,319
Off-campus with family $9,120 $25,663

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

27%

State Grant Aid

17%

Institution Grant Aid

63%

Pell Grant

27%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,739
State Grant Aid $4,255
Institution Grant Aid $7,149
Pell Grant Aid $4,518

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$28k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.