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Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR
University Website: www.pnca.edu
Apply Online: secure.pnca.edu/bfa/apply
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The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a private fine art and design college in Portland in the U.S. state of Oregon. Established in 1909, the art school grants bachelor of fine arts degrees and master of fine arts degrees (MFA) and has an enrollment of about 550 students. PNCA actively participates in Portland's cultural life through a vibrant public program of exhibitions, lectures, and internationally recognized visual artists, designers, and creative thinkers. Thomas Manley serves as the school's president.

The college has eleven Bachelor of Fine Arts majors: Animated Arts, Communication Design, General Fine Arts, Illustration, Intermedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video and Sound, and Writing; and five Master's programs: a mentor-based MFA in Visual Studies, a Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies, an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research, an MFA in Applied Craft and Design, and an MFA in Collaborative Design. PNCA also provides continuing education in art and design to the local community.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $28,440.00 avg tuition

1241 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209-3023
(503) 226-4391

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Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Pacific Northwest College of Art

Applied 392
Admitted 205 52%
Enrolled total 76
Full Time: 75
Part Time 1
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 57%
4-year graduation rate 23%
6-year graduation rate 29%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $28,440.00 $28,440.00 $28,440.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $2,290.00 $2,290.00 $2,290.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,185.00 $1,185.00 $1,185.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $32,390.00 $32,390.00 $32,390.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $0.00 $8,400.00 $8,000.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $1,600.00 $8,000.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $0.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $13,609.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 78%
Avg amount of student loan aid $7,075.00

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Design and Applied Arts, Other X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Illustration X
Intermedia/Multimedia X
Painting X
Photography X
Printmaking X
Sculpture X

Scholarships for Students in Oregon

Name Amount Deadline
Robert E. Thunen Memorial Scholarship $2,500 April 01, 2017
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017
NEWH Northwest Chapter Scholarship Varies April 21, 2017

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