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Moore College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Moore College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
47%
Admission Difficulty for Moore College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into Moore College of Art and Design and can I get accepted? The school has a 47% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 600 out of 1,277 applicants were admitted making Moore College of Art and Design a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. Moore College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Moore College of Art and Design. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 78% of students submit SAT scores and 14% submit ACT scores.

Moore College of Art and Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
78%
SAT Scores for Moore College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Moore College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 650
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Moore College of Art and Design?

Moore College of Art and Design typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 920. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 78 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Moore College of Art and Design admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >60%
1175 to 1300 Avg + 47%-60%
1050 to 1175 Avg - 34%-47%
925 to 1050 Reach 23%-34%
Less than 925 Low <23%
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Moore College of Art and Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for Moore College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Moore College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 25

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Moore College of Art and Design?

Admission data indicates that Moore College of Art and Design regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #21 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Moore College of Art and Design.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Moore College of Art and Design admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >63%
25 to 28 Avg + 47%-63%
23 to 25 Avg - 37%-47%
21 to 23 Reach 28%-37%
Less than 21 Low <28%
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Moore College of Art and Design GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.26*
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Moore College of Art and Design?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Moore College of Art and Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Moore College of Art and Design was 3.26 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #68 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Moore College of Art and Design will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.26 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Moore College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,277 0 1,277
Accepted 600 0 600
Acceptance Rate 47% ? 47%
Enrolled 103 0 103
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% ? 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Moore College of Art and Design is $60.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Moore College of Art and Design and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Moore College of Art and Design Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Moore College of Art and Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214148 IPEDS survey data for Moore College of Art and Design.

FAQs

Does Moore College of Art and Design prefer SAT or ACT?

78% of students submit their SAT scores to Moore College of Art and Design. 14% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Moore College of Art and Design?

47% of those who apply are granted admission to Moore College of Art and Design. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Moore College of Art and Design?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1300. 78% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Moore College of Art and Design?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 28. 14% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.