Moore College of Art and Design
Philadelphia, PA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 2, 2019
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2021
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 18
Average SAT Composite: 1194
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-523-2025
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
When I went to the open house, I saw all these amazing pieces in the gallery and thought there is no way I could ever be that good! However, I did do those projects and I did great on them. So remember not to put yourself down. Keep telling yourself that you are good enough and if you have the dedication, the drive, and the talent, you can do it. Also, do not let the fact that it is an all girls school get you down. In some ways, it is actually a good thing; it is definitely one less distraction. If you truly love the school, do not let it turn you away.

Also remember to always show up for class. Moore has a strict attendance policy and teachers will always remember if you are in class everyday. Although some teachers may not exactly follow Moore's policy, they still take your attendance and lateness into consideration. At the end of the semester, they will not cut you a break and assume that you are not trying and you do not want to be here. So even if you do not think the teacher is paying attention, trust me, they are. Most teachers are really difficult graders and also grade you on whether or not they feel that you are fully dedicating yourself to your work.
Rachel from Clayton, NJ
All college's are expensive, but you have to travel far to reach your dreams, and accomplish your goals. I've always loved art, and only imagined myself as an art student. Art is a huge part of my personality, and when you feel as though you are not meant to do anything else, you end up at the right spot. Moore College of Art & Design, is the right path for me, and it is where I'm headed in August 2012.
Keyana from Philadelphia, PA
One of the most important things about Moore is try and find out early if you like your teacher before the transfer date passes. Your first semester schedule is created for you, but you do have the option to transfer to another class if there are spots open. I have a few friends who did this and were a lot happier. Also, many teachers will automatically bump your grade up half a grade if you never miss a class, so attendance is really taken into consideration when your final grade comes around.
If you are dorming try and become friends with your RA. My RA was incredibly helpful and was able to tell me pretty much anything I needed to know about the school. Also, there are many events that ResLife organizes in the school and outside in the city and if you do not know many people in the school it's nice to go on those trips and socialize.
Samantha from Philadelphia, PA
Go to National Portfolio Day and listen carefully to what your advisor has to say about your artwork. Write the suggestions down and follow through with them. Apply for the Women Visionary Scholarship and the Emerging Leaders in the Arts Scholarship, apply for both of them because you could receive both of them. Try your best to visit the school and take a tour, even if you are an international student. Spend time in your AP art class and talk to your professor about which artworks should be included in your application and how you can push some of your works. Write a strong Statement of Purpose for your application
Nicole from Philadelphia, PA

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