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PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS - [PAFA], PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1805Established Year
  268Enrollment

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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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.

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population299
FAFSA Code014653
Application Cost$60
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$38,926 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Acceptance Rate

92.7%

Acceptance Rate

178

Total Applicants

299

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.8%

Male

64.2%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program92.5%
Total Applicants214
Total Enrolled198
Graduate
Graduate Programs92.7%
Total Applicants109
Total Enrolled101

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Enrollment

Enrollment
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Enrollment299
Undergraduate Enrollment198
Graduate Enrollment101
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate53.4%

Attendance Cost

$38,926

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$38,926 / Year
Post Graduate Program$39,906 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,511 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$16,480 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$4,202 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$16,480 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,202 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,202 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,202 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
11703508205
+1-215-972-7600
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118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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