Following are the top acting schools and colleges in the United States:

Theatre of Arts - Founded in 1927, it is one of the top multimedia schools of acting in the country. The faculty are highly experienced working professionals, and the students are selected from around the world and from many different environments.

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts - It is one of the best acting schools in the country. Many industry insiders have long recognized NYCDA as the premier film and television acting training ground in the US. The School has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) since 1996. Sister NAST schools in the New York area include the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, the Circle in the Square Theatre School, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy.

Academy of Art University - It offers top acting programs to give aspiring students the expertise and confidence they need to become a real star. The University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of the six regional associations that accredit public and private colleges and schools in the United States.

The New York Film Academy - The Academy is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which is the only accrediting body for visual art programs recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. New York Film Academy's Acting for Film school is on the cutting-edge of the actor-training field. The instructors are all professional, working actors, writers, directors and producers.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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