Wikipedia: Tisch School of the Arts (known more commonly as Tisch or TSOA) is one of the 15 schools that make up New York University . The school was founded in 1965. It has 2,700 undergraduates and 500 graduate students . Tisch is best known for its renowned acting program, and its impressive film program (often called the NYU Film School), one of the most selective film schools in the world. The MFA program in film directing accepts only 5% of applicants for an annual incoming class of 36 students. The Tisch undergraduate acceptance rate for the class of 2011 was 23%. Tisch students are sometimes referenced by the nickname Tischies.