Some of the most popular schools in the United States as of 2016 are Julliard Dance Academy, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and Oberlin College. These schools emphasize producing well-rounded dance students that succeed in life after college. These schools offer varying degrees, from a Bachelor of the Fine Arts to master's programs.
Popular dance schools, such as Fordham University, allow students to positively network among students of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Fordham has partnerships with popular dance academies such as the Ailey School. Students in these academies are required to dance between four and six hours a day while maintaining a grade point average above 3.0.
The University of Arizona has a spectacular contemporary dance program for students wishing to study the fine arts and learn modern traditions of dance, and publications to consistently mark it as one of the best in the country. They are known to have strong influences from classical ballet and contemporary jazz, resulting in students who advance into major dance companies throughout the world. In addition, all its students are given the opportunity to perform in the newly renovated 30,000-square foot Stevie Eller Dance Theater.