The Boston University School of Theatre, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama and The Juilliard School are some top acting colleges as of 2015. These are three of the of the top nine acting colleges and BFA programs according to AceYourAudition.com.
The Boston University School of Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts is a conservatory that offers a wide variety of acting techniques and allows students to learn at their own pace. Acceptance is based 50 percent on academics and 50 percent audition.
The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a conservatory program. During freshman year, students learn basic skills; sophomore year is when verbally complex material, such as Shakespeare, is learned; junior year is when other styles of acting are learned and skills are tested with public performances; and senior year includes many performances, abroad opportunities and a showcase for the industry in New York and Los Angeles. Acceptance is 80 percent audition and 20 percent academics.
The Juilliard School in New York City is a conservatory program in which students work from 9:00 a.m to 10:30 p.m. nearly every day. Students are encouraged to develop their own processes. Acceptance is mostly based on the audition.