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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
About Pennsylvania College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
204 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17608
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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$24,623/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,370/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,291/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,252/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,384/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,173/ year
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Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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40%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
20%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.5 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
223Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Artistic
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
28%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Small
    80%
  • Disappointing
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Reviews

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I have visited PCAD and their administrators who've come to schools and College Fairs several times, and each time I visit I learn something new that I didn't know before. Downtown Lancaster has an antique feel, and when you're in the school it is no exception. The infrastructure of the school looks old and rickety, but it has highly developed software and techniques for those going into fields such as digital media. The library is massive, and the students all get along so well because they are all interested in the one thing that matters to them most-- art! It's a small college at that, having only about 300 students attending. It thrives in smaller classes so that students have more interaction with the instructor. Overall, a very structured school with the intent to give students a good experience in art and to settle them into their future careers.
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Tightly-knit community of students, small class size allowed me to feel comfortable. The faculty is outstanding- successful in their respective fields, passionate and attentive as instructors. I never felt like just a number at PCAD. First Fridays are a great perk. No student housing; our campus is downtown Lancaster! I chose to transfer after my foundation year because I could not afford the tuition.
I went for a tour and really wanted to like it but in the end the positive location just seems to be carrying all the weight of the negatives. If you don’t go see it for yourself, you’d never know it by how they present themselves but the building and overall atmosphere was depressing and dark and clearly do not have high expectations when it comes to technique or maybe they just don’t care. Something that made me cringe so bad I wanted to leave right when I walked in and saw a beautiful painting on a canvas made in wrong, stapled right on the sides which were not painted, with the canvas uncut and just sticking out. they also had art damaging light fixtures shining on it inches away with no glass barrier protecting it so I can say that this painting is going to suffer. Maybe not a big deal but it really shows what kind of college it truly is and how much they care.