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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
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  • 4 Year
  • LANCASTER, PA

Report Card

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

About

204 N PRINCE ST
LANCASTER, PA 17603
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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From Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

At Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, we are makers, designers, creators and entrepreneurs. The simple idea, to “see differently”, makes us distinct from one another – yet unifies the diversity found in our students and teachers.

Here, living the creative life is what we are passionate about. Located in the heart of Lancaster City’s thriving arts community, inspiration can be found around every corner. As a micro-college, it's the personal attention and guidance from our faculty of working artists, coupled with internships and hands-on experiences, that set us apart. Learn more about our academic programs and why you belong here. Currently offering 4-year, BFA degrees in: Animation & Game Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Live Experience Design (LiveX), and Photography & Video.

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
51%
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
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$26,452 / 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
$11,808 / 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
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 14 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 14 responses

Majors

Live Experience Design & Production at PCA&D

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Live event and experience designers create unforgettable experiences, from music tours and theatrical stage performances to immersive experiences and multimedia installations. Earn a BFA in Live Experience Design & Production. Scholarships available.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    52%
  • On Campus
    47%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
211 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
17
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Artistic
    79%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
54%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 15 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 18 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Small
    57%
  • Disappointing
    14%
  • Home away from home
    14%
  • Creative
    7%
  • Underrated
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 5 responses

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Reviews

Rating 3.72 out of 5  143 reviews
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