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Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Admission Requirements

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
47%
Admission Difficulty for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into Pennsylvania College of Art and Design and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is 47%.  It ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 178 out of 378 applicants were admitted.

Most incoming freshmen graduate in the lower half of their high school class. 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

78% of Pennsylvania College of Art and Design freshman were in the lower half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Pennsylvania College of Art and Design students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 11%
Top 25% of class 1%
Top 50% of class 22%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 261 117 378
Accepted 127 51 178
Acceptance Rate 49% 44% 47%
Enrolled 52 20 72
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 39% 40%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is $40.

Application Requirements

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

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Application Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=215053 IPEDS survey data for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

FAQs

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

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