Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Ranking & Review

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate93%87%95%
Enrolled undergraduates38632
Enrolled total (including graduate students)26887181

9 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

9 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $60. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment and other expenses per full academic year.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 47 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$35,646$35,646
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,450$1,450
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,371$1,371
Tuition for Full-time graduates$39,124$39,124
Fees for full-time graduates$1,450$1,450

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts18323888
Grand Total18323888

A total of 50 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

At the master's level 38 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate57%33%67%
  • Full-time retention rate - 76%

General info

Alternative namesPAFA
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementThe Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) promotes the transformative power of art and art making.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff140
Instructional FTE38
Research FTE1
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102-1510
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,581,000
Fax+1 (215) 569 0153

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