Private 4 Year

Moore College of Art and Design

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Moore College of Art and Design overview
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online moore.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Moore College of Art and Design overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Moore College of Art & Design is a private college focused on the visual arts, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1848, it holds the distinction of being the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States. Moore offers undergraduate degrees in fields such as Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, and Illustration, alongside graduate programs including an MA in Art Education and an MFA in Socially-Engaged Studio Art. The urban campus reflects a modern sensibility with facilities supporting a diverse range of artistic endeavors, and offers on-campus student housing. While Moore College is not characterized by a significant athletic program, it has a notable academic reputation, particularly within the arts and design fields, and maintains a moderately selective admissions process.

In the most recent statistical year 1,113 prospective students applied, and 647 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 100 enrolled in the school.  368 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 14 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $44,620 plus fees of $1,530.












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Admission Standards

Moore College of Art and Design overview
GPA 3.24

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Moore College of Art and Design
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,000
Other Fees$1,530
Room and Board $17,340
Budget for Other Expenses$1,200
Total One Year Cost$66,690

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$38,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

57% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Moore College of Art and Design students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 87%
Education 8%
General Studies 5%

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