Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

country rank  1639
world rank  6075

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University Overview

Established in 1982, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Lancaster (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 38 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 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. PCA&D also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym PCA&D
Founded 1982
Motto Your place to prepare for a life in art

University Location

Address 204 N Prince Street
Lancaster
17608-0059 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (717) 396 7833
Fax +1 (717) 396 1339

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)
Not reported
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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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 recommended
- Secondary school record is recommended
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are recommended
- 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 40-50%
Admission Office 204 N. Prince Street, PO Box 59
Lancaster 17608-0059
(717) 396 7833
800 689 0379

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff 50-99
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 Associates Colleges
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Pennsylvania College of Art and Design's Library
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 11,146 physical volumes, 1,731 physical media and 13 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 58 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

Academic Structure

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