American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles

1336 N La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90028
American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles is a non-profit, private higher education institution in Hollywood, California. It is a two-year conservatory of performing arts. An additional location resides in Manhattan, New York. The Pasadena location was opened in 1974, but moved to Hollywood in 2001.

The American Academy of Dramatic Arts was founded in 1884, and is the oldest acting school in the English-speaking world. The academy also offers courses in television and film. Dual credit is offered at American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles.

Advanced Placement courses from high school can be applied as credit.

General Information

Main Phone: (323) 464 -2777109 Website: WWW.AADA.ORG
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 22
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 2-year Affiliation: None
Size: Very Small (less than 1,000 students) Undergraduates: 207
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 8
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 46%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: No
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1


Application Fee: $ 50

Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Transcript

Acceptance Rate

Applied 419
Accepted 192
Acceptance Rate 46%
Enrolled 91

Enrollment Statistics

Student Gender 46% Men 54% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

39% White 2% American Indian/Alaska Native
4% Black or African American 9% Multiracial
10% Hispanic/Latino 1% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 35% Other

Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 28% $ 6,849
Local Grant 21% $4,788
Institutional Grant 60% $ 7,482
Student Loans 37% $ 7,926

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