The Orange Mafia

It appears a Bachelor of Fine Arts is the new standard for up-and-coming artists.  With the growing number of excellent universities and programs out there, deciding on the "right" one can seem pretty daunting.  However, no program can make you a good actor, let alone a great one - they simply provide the tools and opportunities necessary for you to learn, fail, and grow.  That said, Syracuse University provides some pretty damn good tools and opportunities for their students.

Besides the fact that you be will welcomed into an incredible support system of alumni, coast to coast, Hollywood Reporter ranked Syracuse University #13 in the world for "Best Drama Schools" - alongside prestigious graduate programs.

Oh yeah... and Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.