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September 29, 2010

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Theatre and Performance Studies

The National Research Council assessed programs according to 21 different criteria. Here are the NRC's five major ratings summarizing those criteria. For a detailed explanation, see our FAQ.

S-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they are strong in the criteria that scholars say are most important.
Research: Derived from faculty publications, citation rates, grants, and awards.
Students: Derived from students' completion rates, financial aid, and other criteria.
Diversity: Reflects gender balance, ethnic diversity, and the proportion of international students.
R-Rank: Programs are ranked highly if they have similar features to programs viewed by faculty as top-notch.
Institution, program S-Rank High S-Rank Low Research High Research Low Students High Students Low Diversity High Diversity Low R-Rank High R-Rank Low
Bowling Green State U.
Theatre
10 19 19 25 2 10 8 17 12 27
City U. of New York Graduate Center
Theatre
10 20 1 3 25 27 16 23 4 16
Louisiana State U. at Baton Rouge
Theatre
12 21 22 25 2 10 17 25 19 26
New York U.
Performance Studies
1 1 1 3 15 22 2 3 1 1
North-
western U.

Performance Studies
2 9 20 25 4 14 1 1 4 18
North-
western U.

Theatre and Drama
11 20 12 18 5 14 8 15 4 16
Ohio State U. Main Campus
Theatre
8 19 9 14 5 16 8 15 2 15
Stanford U.
Drama
2 4 5 9 1 4 7 14 2 9
Tufts U.
Drama
2 7 1 3 15 21 22 27 2 12
U. of California at Berkeley
Performance Studies
5 14 12 17 14 20 4 8 2 16
U. of California at Davis
Performance Studies
4 16 15 20 10 25 4 8 6 18
U. of California at Irvine and at San Diego
Drama and Theatre
9 20 6 12 9 20 13 19 14 24
U. of California at Los Angeles
Theater
7 17 6 12 10 21 4 8 8 21
U. of California at Riverside
Dance History
23 27 26 26 21 27 2 4 18 27
U. of California at Santa Barbara
Dramatic Art
3 10 5 7 8 17 8 15 2 12
U. of Colorado at Boulder
Theatre
24 27 27 27 5 16 23 27 12 23
U. of Georgia
Theatre
15 22 12 18 16 25 9 17 16 26
U. of Hawaii-
Manoa

Theatre
23 27 14 20 23 27 6 15 14 27
U. of Kansas
Theatre and Film
20 24 20 25 4 14 19 26 18 27
U. of Maryland at College Park
Theatre and Performance Studies
5 16 20 25 1 13 8 17 2 15
U. of Minnesota-
Twin Cities

Theatre Arts
21 27 13 19 11 25 16 22 19 27
U. of Missouri at Columbia
Theatre
5 16 14 19 10 20 17 24 5 19
U. of Oregon
Theatre Arts
22 27 18 24 1 14 19 27 20 27
U. of Texas at Austin
Theatre
16 22 6 11 21 26 4 10 8 21
U. of Washing-
ton

Drama
2 10 5 10 1 9 20 27 3 20
U. of Wisconsin at Madison
Theatre and Drama
13 21 9 14 20 25 13 20 2 16
Yale U.
Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism
5 14 4 4 2 9 18 27 6 20
Methodology: This interactive tool is based on rankings developed by the NRC. For a complete explanation of the methods the research council used, go to its site; registration may be required.