Pacific Northwest College of Art

country rank  1394
world rank  4038

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Founded in 1910, Pacific Northwest College of Art is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Portland (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Oregon. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 110 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. PNCA also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PNCA
Founded 1910

University Location

Address 511 NW Broadway
Portland
97209-3023 Oregon
United States
Tel +1 (503) 226 4391
Fax +1 (503) 226 3587

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is considered but not required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are considered but not required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 511 NW Broadway
Portland 97209
(503) 226 4391

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 500-999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pacific Northwest College of Art's Library
Pacific Northwest College of Art's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 34,864 physical volumes, 4,146 physical media and 52 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Pacific Northwest College of Art provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 125 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1961


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Art Resources Consortium Northwest (ARC NW)
  • Oregon Independent College Association (OICA)
  • Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE)

Academic Structure

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