West Orange, NJ (population: 49,330) has thirty-nine film schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Yale University, the highest ranked school in this group with a film program, has a total student population of 11,593. It is the 2nd highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state . To learn more about film programs in West Orange, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of film professors at Yale University such as Terri Francis, Marc Lapadula, John MacKay, Charles Musser, Brigitte Peucker, and Karen Von Kunes.
Film students from West Orange schools who go on to become filmmakers, producers, directors, film directors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 79,780 people working as producers and directors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,870. Also, Actors make on average $0 per year and there are about 39,880 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 410 employed actors earning an average salary of $*. Producers and directors in this area earn $*/yr and there are 230 employed.
West Orange lies in Essex county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.237 out of every 1000 jobs in West Orange are held by producers and directors, and 0.416/1000 are held by actors.
Of the 39 film schools with a 100-mile radius of West Orange, only 20 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pratt Institute-Main comes out as the most expensive ($35,506/yr) for film students, with Camden County College as the lowest, reported at only $3,258/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from West Orange|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||2.8 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||7.7 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.9 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||14.7 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||15.4 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||16.6 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||18.7 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||18.7 miles|