Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Lancaster, PA
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The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) is a non-profit professional art college located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA.

The college offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) programs in digital media (beginning Fall 2014), fine art, graphic design, illustration, and photography. PCA&D is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa., 19104 (267-284-5000).

The college also offers professional certificate programs in digital photography, Digital Design:Print; Digital Design:Web; and Social Media Marketing & Communications; a "business presentation" track; and a wide variety of credit/non-credit studio and computer courses for adults, teens (pre-college classes), and youth.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $18,000.00 avg tuition

204 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17608-0059
(717) 396-7833

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Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Applied 357
Admitted 140 39%
Enrolled total 65
Full Time: 65
Part Time 0
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 63%
4-year graduation rate 37%
6-year graduation rate 42%
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 Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $18,000.00 $18,000.00 $18,000.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $980.00 $980.00 $980.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $750.00 $750.00 $750.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
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 $7,869.00 $3,150.00
Other Expenses $0.00 $1,067.00 $3,150.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $40.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,390.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 84%
Percent receiving grant aid 56%
Avg amount of grant aid $5,850.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 78%
Avg amount of student loan aid $9,190.00

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Commercial and Advertising Art X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Photography X

Scholarships for Students in Pennsylvania

Name Amount Deadline
House of Representatives Legislative Fellowship Program $6,000 May 01, 2017
MassGrant Varies May 01, 2017

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