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IPEDS ID: 210508
OPE ID: 03353300
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Academy of Vocal Arts
1920 Spruce St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-6685
General information:  (215) 735-1685 x10
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  28 (0 undergraduate)
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Mission Statement
  The mission of The Academy of Vocal Arts is to be the world's premier institution for training young artists as international opera singers. Through rigorous instruction and coaching, and by presentations of resident artists from around the world in concerts, oratorios, public programs and fully staged professional opera productions, The Academy will train artists with the highest potential for career success while enriching lives in Philadelphia and beyond.
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Special Learning Opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty108
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • The Academy of Vocal Arts is tuition-free. No tuition or fees are charged to the students. All Student Financial Aid is intended to meet the students' living expenses.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2013-2014, therefore financial aid information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level in 2013-2014, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment (all graduate)28
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 57%
Female: 43%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 0%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 54%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 36%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
  • This institution does not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore admission information was not reported.
  • This institution did not offer programs at or below the baccalaureate level, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Visual and Performing Arts
Music Performance, General6
Category total6
Grand total6
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
  • Institution did not award educational benefits in 2013-14.
  • No tuition assistance needed because the institution is tuition-free.
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation(!)11/1/1998 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate11.7%14.2%-
Number in default22-
Number in repayment1714-
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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