OSA attracts and retains a broad range of students drawn together by the organizing paradigm of the arts into a cohesive community. OSA's students demonstrate the value of creativity in academia. Over 95% of OSA graduates have gained admission to 4-year colleges and universities.

OSA graduates are currently studying at some of the country’s most prestigious conservatory arts programs, including The Ailey School, Barnard College, DePaul University School of Theatre, Pratt Institute, Marymount Manhattan’s BFA Acting Program, Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing, New School University Department of Dance, California College of Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, California Institute of Arts, UC Berkeley Architecture Program, and the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
Institutions of higher learning to which OSA’s graduates have been accepted include such established schools as: Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, Spelman College, Columbia University, Tufts University, Wesleyan College, Middlebury College, Amherst College, New York University, Scripps College and the University of California at Berkeley.