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Pacific Northwest College of Art
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  • 4 Year
  • PORTLAND, OR

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Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade C+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

511 NW BROADWAY
PORTLAND, OR 97209
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From Pacific Northwest College of Art

Located in one of the nation’s most creative cities, the Pacific Northwest College of Art has been inspiring creatives for over 100 years. Through PNCA’s connection to the surrounding arts community, our students benefit from mentorships, access to resources, and opportunities to show their work and connect with fellow creators.

We encourage students to approach art and design from creative, historical, and critical perspectives, enabling them to contextualize their work in a global tradition and movement and understand their responsibility as creators.

PNCA’s campus is located in a repurposed post office, inviting aspiring creatives to reimagine what is possible. The campus houses studios, labs, and galleries that are open to all majors and feature cutting edge technology and traditional, analog equipment. Access to a variety of materials and processes facilitates creative exploration so emerging artists and designers can gain technical skills and experiment as they find their voice.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 31
Acceptance Rate
96%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$35,205 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,226 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 13 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 13 responses

Majors

Illustration

Illustration fuses personal vision and professional practice to help students build the skill set required to flourish in a variety of markets. Powerful storytellers, illustrators create work for a highly diverse marketplace including animated films, computer gaming, picture book and comics publishing, visual journalism, surface design, apparel and fashion, and product design.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
413 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
32
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Art Kids
    71%
  • Art kids, hipsters
    14%
  • Hipsters
    14%

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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 13 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 11 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Inspirational and full of Discovery
    29%
  • Unpredictable
    29%
  • Interesting and Informative
    14%
  • not worth it
    14%
  • Overrated
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 4 responses

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