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gpa for acting major?

ellebudellebud Posts: 2,328Registered User Member
edited March 2006 in Theater/Drama Majors
My daughter is an actress wants to major in acting in college. Her grades are mediocre from a extremely competitive high school. She tends to test well. She has a few professional acting credits and modeling credits. Does anyone know what the gpa is for USC (I asked on the USC site, no answer) entrance? I know that there is an audition requirement, and I know that she isn't worried about that. I also know that technically SC looks at grades as low as 3.3 or .4 for specialized schools. Any people out there more information? I also know that UCLA accepts as low as 3.2 officially per the state, but again any stats out there?

Thank you so much in advance.
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Replies to: gpa for acting major?

  • ElliottsMomElliottsMom Posts: 362Registered User Member
    I have no specific information for you. However, in reviewing my notes about theater programs and academic emphasis, I found the following information (written by Mary Anna, a coach in the Dallas area, she posts on the Musical Theater forum)

    Most emphasis on academics:
    NYU/Tisch
    USC
    UCLA
    Northwester
    Boston U.
    U of Michigan

    Medium emphasis on academics:
    Carnegie-Mellon
    SMU
    North Carolina School of the Arts
    Emerson
    Syracuse
    Ithaca
    U. of Evansville
    Indiana
    U. of Miami

    Less emphasis on academics:
    Webster
    U. of the Arts
    Elon
    Cal Arts
    Oklahoma City U.
    Florida State
    SUNY Purchase
    Otterbein
    Oklahoma U.
    Boston Conservatory



    My son has a 3.2 gpa and we wouldn't even consider an of the schools in the "most emphasis" group.
  • ellebudellebud Posts: 2,328Registered User Member
    Thank you for your input. Although my daughter is a sophmore now I suspect that her gpa will be in the 3.5 range by her senior year. Since she is a working actor (more auditioning than acting as per usual) to leave Los Angeles wouldn't be the best idea....so ...we shall see..This certainly gives her something to work towards.
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