Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Rankings

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Ranking Category
#8501 of 14,131 In the World
#2154 of 2,597 In North America
#2060 of 2,496 In the United States
#142 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#5 of 5 In Lancaster

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Acceptance rate
Avg. cost to attend
$26,649 /y
Aid receiving
Male:Female Ratio
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Acceptance rate and admissions statistics

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has an acceptance rate of 44% and is among the top 11% of the most difficult universities to gain admission to in the United States. The university reports the admission statistics without distinguishing between local and international students.

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 44% 31% 50%
Applicants 562 156 406
Admissions 249 48 201
Freshmen enrolled full time 63 13 50
Freshmen enrolled part time 3 2 1

112 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

8 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment demographics by race or ethnicity

White 173 (71%)
Black or African American 30 (12%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 15 (6%)
Asian 14 (6%)
Two or more races 7 (3%)
Hispanic 5 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0.4%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

The average net cost to attend Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $26,649 per year, calculated as the sum of the average cost of tuition, room and board, books, and supplies, reduced by the amount of average financial aid received.

The final cost of attendance varies for each student based on household income, residency, program, and other factors.

Net average cost to attend
Average aid awarded
Students receiving aid

Average costs by household income

<$30K $20,901
$30-48K $18,081
$48-75K $27,179
$75-110K $30,428
$110K+ $35,580

Tuition and fees

Tuition in-district $27,750
Tuition in-state $27,750
Tuition out-of-state $27,750
Fee in-district $1,700
Fee in-state $1,700
Fee out-of-state $1,700

Room and board costs

Dormitory capacity 128
Room charge $9,000

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design majors

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has granted 44 bachelor's degrees across 5 programs. Below is a table with majors that lead to degrees at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Major Bachelor
Illustration 14
Game and Interactive Media Design 9
Fine & Studio Arts, General 8
Graphic Design 7
Photography 6
Grand Total 44

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has a graduation rate of 60%, which is among the 40% highest for universities in the US.

Total Men Women
Graduation rate 60% 37% 68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 61%
  • Part-time retention rate - 67%

General info

Alternative names PCA&D
Founded 1982
Motto Your place to prepare for a life in art
Academic calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 72
Carnegie classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and contacts

Address 204 N Prince St
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17608-0059
United States
City population 58,000
Phone 8006890379

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