PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS - [PAFA], PHILADELPHIA

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1805Established Year
  268Enrollment

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is the oldest American art museum and art school with a history of providing quality fine-arts education that spans over more than two centuries. The institute is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and certificate programs in specialized areas of the fine arts.

Highlights

University TypePrivate
Campus SettingUrban
AccreditationMiddle States Commission on Higher Education.
Student to Faculty Ratio6:1
Mode of ProgramsFull-time; Part-time; Online
Student Retention Rate76%
Annual Cost of Attendance$58,600 (estimate)
Admission Helpdesk215-972-7625

Programs, Campus, and Residence

  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts offers a distinctive BFA program which combines 2 years of extensive studio training at PAFA with a final year of an Ivy League liberal arts education from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Students of PAFA can choose from majors such as Painting, Sculpture, Illustration, and Drawing.
  • The academy houses its undergraduate and graduate candidates in Styles Hall- an apartment-style residential facility situated two blocks from PAFA campus.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Admissions

Application Deadlines:

  1. Early Decision [for students who are sure absolutely positive about attending PAFA] : November 15th
  2. Early Action [for students who count PAFA as a preferred choice]: December 1st
  3. Regular Decision: Students are admitted on a rolling basis.

Note: Early Decision is binding whereas Early Action and Regular Decision applications are non-binding.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Transcripts, Letters of Recommendation, Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio consisting 12-15 artwork images
  • Standardized Tests: SAT/ACT (optional)
  • Minimum Proof of English Language Proficiency: TOEFL iBT(80), IELTS(6.5); TOEFL iBT(100), IELTS(7.0) for PAFA/Penn BFA [only for international students]
  • Application Fee: $60
  • Additional Requirements: Copy of Passport, Certificate of Finances demonstrating ability to afford PAFA education. [only for international students]

Candidates seeking admission into various programs at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts may apply online via PAFA Application or through the Common Application.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Aid

  • Types of financial assistance available to students of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts include institutional and outside scholarships, loans, grants, federal work-study, and veteran’s benefits.
  • International students must apply for admission before March 1st to be considered for limited merit-based scholarships. No need-based scholarships are provided to foreign students at PAFA.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Tuition & Other Expenses

Tuition & Fee (BFA)40,376
Room & Living Expenses (double-occupancy)13,150
Books, Supplies, & Miscellaneous3,500

The table above shows estimated annual cost of attendance for undergraduates living in college-owned housing facilities. PAFA tuition & fee for MFA candidates is $41,356.

Find a Program

Arts & Social Studies 7 Programs

4 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$38,926 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
2 yearsfull-timeEnglish
$39,900 - 39,906 PER
YEAR

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TUITION
AVERAGE COST
Average Tuition Fees (Annual)
$ 38,926
Bachelors Tuition Fees$38926
Post graduate Tuition Fees$39900
Accomodation Fees (Annual)
$ 13,150
CAMPUS LIFE
Total Enrollment
268
International Students
15
Male : Female Ratio
31:69
Student : Faculty Ratio
6:1
ADMISSION DEADLINES
Application Deadline
November 01, 2019
Start of Application process October 15, 2018
End of Application process November 01, 2019
Application Fee
$ 60.00
Application website https://www.pafa.o...
Accepts common App Yes
Direct Application Yes
ADMISSION STATISTICS
Acceptance Rate
92.4%
Min. 6.5
Total Applications
-
Min. 80
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118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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