Theatre Schools in The Northeast - 2017 Ranking

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In 2017, we have evaluated theatre 277 schools offering majors in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Theatre-Schools.com team ranks New York University (New York City, NY), Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), and The New School (New York City, NY) the best three theatre colleges in the Northeast.

See the Top 50 Theatre schools in the Northeast below or narrow your search by program, state, or city in the Northeast.


Top 50 theatre schools in the Northeast:

New York University - Theatre School Ranking
1. New York University

New York City, NY, 13 theatre programs

Carnegie Mellon University - Theatre School Ranking
2. Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA, 12 theatre programs

The New School - Theatre School Ranking
3. The New School

New York City, NY, 7 theatre programs

American Musical and Dramatic Academy - Theatre School Ranking
4. American Musical and Dramatic Academy

New York City, NY, 2 theatre programs

Yale University - Theatre School Ranking
5. Yale University

New Haven, CT, 11 theatre programs

Emerson College - Theatre School Ranking
6. Emerson College

Boston, MA, 9 theatre programs

Boston University - Theatre School Ranking
7. Boston University

Boston, MA, 14 theatre programs

SUNY at Purchase College - Theatre School Ranking
8. SUNY at Purchase College

Purchase, NY, 9 theatre programs

Columbia University in The City of New York - Theatre School Ranking
9. Columbia University in the City of New York

New York City, NY, 6 theatre programs

Harvard University - Theatre School Ranking
10. Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, 6 theatre programs

Temple University - Theatre School Ranking
11. Temple University

Philadelphia, PA, 6 theatre programs

Pace University New York - Theatre School Ranking
12. Pace University New York

New York City, NY, 6 theatre programs

Pennsylvania State University - Theatre School Ranking
13. Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA, 4 theatre programs

Brown University - Theatre School Ranking
14. Brown University

Providence, RI, 7 theatre programs

CUNY Hunter College - Theatre School Ranking
15. CUNY Hunter College

New York City, NY, 6 theatre programs

Syracuse University - Theatre School Ranking
16. Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY, 6 theatre programs

University of Connecticut - Theatre School Ranking
17. University of Connecticut

Storrs, CT, 6 theatre programs

Rutgers University New Brunswick - Theatre School Ranking
18. Rutgers University New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, 3 theatre programs

Stony Brook University - Theatre School Ranking
19. Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY, 4 theatre programs

CUNY Brooklyn College - Theatre School Ranking
20. CUNY Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY, 3 theatre programs

University at Buffalo - Theatre School Ranking
21. University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY, 5 theatre programs

CUNY City College - Theatre School Ranking
22. CUNY City College

New York City, NY, 3 theatre programs

The Juilliard School - Theatre School Ranking
23. The Juilliard School

New York City, NY, 4 theatre programs

SUNY at Binghamton - Theatre School Ranking
24. SUNY at Binghamton

Vestal, NY, 7 theatre programs

Fordham University - Theatre School Ranking
25. Fordham University

Bronx, NY, 3 theatre programs

Vassar College - Theatre School Ranking
26. Vassar College

Poughkeepsie, NY, 2 theatre programs

Adelphi University - Theatre School Ranking
27. Adelphi University

Garden City, NY, 3 theatre programs

CUNY Graduate School and University Center - Theatre School Ranking
28. CUNY Graduate School and University Center

New York City, NY, 4 theatre programs

Brandeis University - Theatre School Ranking
29. Brandeis University

Waltham, MA, 3 theatre programs

CUNY Queens College - Theatre School Ranking
30. CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY, 2 theatre programs

Wesleyan University - Theatre School Ranking
31. Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT, 3 theatre programs

University of Pittsburgh - Theatre School Ranking
32. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA, 4 theatre programs

Tufts University - Theatre School Ranking
33. Tufts University

Medford, MA, 4 theatre programs

University of Pennsylvania - Theatre School Ranking
34. University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA, 4 theatre programs

Villanova University - Theatre School Ranking
35. Villanova University

Villanova, PA, 2 theatre programs

Smith College - Theatre School Ranking
36. Smith College

Northampton, MA, 3 theatre programs

Dartmouth College - Theatre School Ranking
37. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH, 2 theatre programs

Northeastern University - Theatre School Ranking
38. Northeastern University

Boston, MA, 2 theatre programs

CUNY Lehman College - Theatre School Ranking
39. CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY, 3 theatre programs

Middlebury College - Theatre School Ranking
40. Middlebury College

Middlebury, VT, 2 theatre programs

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Theatre School Ranking
41. Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock, PA, 2 theatre programs

Ithaca College - Theatre School Ranking
42. Ithaca College

Ithaca, NY, 10 theatre programs

University of Massachusetts Amherst - Theatre School Ranking
43. University of Massachusetts Amherst

Amherst, MA, 5 theatre programs

State University of New York at New Paltz - Theatre School Ranking
44. State University of New York

New Paltz, NY, 4 theatre programs

Drexel University - Theatre School Ranking
45. Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA, 4 theatre programs

Montclair State University - Theatre School Ranking
46. Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ, 2 theatre programs

SUNY Oneonta - Theatre School Ranking
47. SUNY Oneonta

Oneonta, NY, 4 theatre programs

Hofstra University - Theatre School Ranking
48. Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY, 3 theatre programs

LIU Post - Theatre School Ranking
49. LIU Post

Brookville, NY, 5 theatre programs

College of The Holy Cross - Theatre School Ranking
50. College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, MA, 4 theatre programs



Theatre schools in the Northeast by state:

Schools by State16 Theatre Schools in Connecticut7 Theatre Schools in Maine43 Theatre Schools in Massachusetts7 Theatre Schools in New Hampshire23 Theatre Schools in New Jersey93 Theatre Schools in New York72 Theatre Schools in Pennsylvania7 Theatre Schools in Rhode Island9 Theatre Schools in Vermont


Theatre programs in the Northeast:

General Drama: 208 schools
Acting and Performing: 108 schools
Screenwriting and Playwriting: 19 schools
Design and Technology: 59 schools
Management and Directing: 26 schools

Theatre schools in other regions:

Midwest: 334 schools
South: 426 schools
West: 279 schools

Popular theatre school cities in the Northeast:

in Connecticut:
Danbury: 1 school
Middletown: 1 school
New Britain: 1 school
New Haven: 2 schools
Storrs: 1 school
in Massachusetts:
Amherst: 3 schools
Boston: 7 schools
Cambridge: 1 school
Franklin: 1 school
Haverhill: 1 school
North Adams: 1 school
North Dartmouth: 1 school
Salem: 1 school
Waltham: 1 school
Worcester: 4 schools
in New Hampshire:
Durham: 1 school
Plymouth: 1 school
in New Jersey:
Bloomfield: 1 school
Edison: 1 school
Galloway: 1 school
Glassboro: 1 school
Madison: 2 schools
Montclair: 1 school
New Brunswick: 1 school
Union: 1 school
West Windsor: 1 school
in New York:
Bayside: 1 school
Brockport: 1 school
Bronx: 5 schools
Brooklyn: 4 schools
Brookville: 1 school
Buffalo: 2 schools
Cortland: 1 school
Fredonia: 1 school
Garden City: 2 schools
Hempstead: 1 school
Ithaca: 2 schools
Long Island City: 1 school
Loudonville: 1 school
New Paltz: 1 school
New York City: 17 schools
Niagara University: 1 school
Old Westbury: 1 school
Oneonta: 2 schools
Potsdam: 1 school
Poughkeepsie: 2 schools
Purchase: 2 schools
Queens: 2 schools
Rochester: 3 schools
Saratoga Springs: 1 school
Selden: 1 school
Staten Island: 2 schools
Stone Ridge: 1 school
Stony Brook: 1 school
Syracuse: 2 schools
Troy: 3 schools
Valhalla: 1 school
Vestal: 1 school
in Pennsylvania:
Abington: 1 school
Allentown: 2 schools
Bethlehem: 2 schools
Center Valley: 1 school
Greensburg: 2 schools
Harrisburg: 1 school
Indiana: 1 school
Newtown: 1 school
Philadelphia: 7 schools
Pittsburgh: 6 schools
University Park: 2 schools
Villanova: 1 school
West Chester: 1 school
in Rhode Island:
Kingston: 1 school
Providence: 3 schools
in Vermont:
Bennington: 1 school
Burlington: 3 schools
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