260
Students
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
50
50%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a 4-year institution located in Lancaster, PA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 204 North Prince Street
PO Box 59
Lancaster, PA  17608
United States
Contact Admissions Department
Email: admissions@pcad.edu
Phone: 717-396-7833
Fax: 717-396-1339

Majors & Degrees

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
Digital Arts Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

344
Applied
172
Accepted
260
Enrolled
50%
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Female Admissions

247
Females Applied
121
Females Accepted
49%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

97
Males Applied
51
Males Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.01
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2.5
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Portfolio

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

24,250
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Fees

1,500
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

260
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
23%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.85%
Black or African American 6.15%
White or Caucasian 74.23%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.38%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 5.77%
Other 4.62%

Gender

Male (31.54%)
Female (68.46%)

Campus Life

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Halloween Party, Thanksgiving Feast and Spring Picnic

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Council, Anime Club, Student AIGA and Society of Illustrators - Student Group

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
trained evening/weekend security personnel

Faculty

51
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 41
Male - 30
Female - 21