Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, OR, USA
3.24 Average Rating

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. We're a private non-profit AICAD fine art and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon. We offer eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees including Illustration, Graphic Design, Painting, Animated Arts, Photography, General Fine Arts, Printmaking, Sculpture, Intermedia, Creative Writing, and Video + Sound, eight minors, graduate degrees, and more. PNCA is the only art and design college located in one of the most progressive cities in the United States. For all of our one hundred-plus years, PNCA has nurtured the talent in our students for radically reimagining everything, transforming the lives of our students. Our studios and galleries continue to give rise to a vibrant community of innovators and culture-makers who shape the cultural landscape in Portland and beyond.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
93%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
35%
Out-Of-State Students
54%

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
574
Total Number of Undergrads
463
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
18%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
30%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,252
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$41,750
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$41,750
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,861
Books and Supplies
$1000

Aid & Grants

0
100
54%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,111
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,225
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,938

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
62%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,471
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$16,517
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$280

Majors

Majors Overview

Majors
14

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
15
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
N/A
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,400

What Students Are Saying

3.24 Average Rating
It's a pretty great school. There aren't many students so the community is pretty close. The teachers are always willing to help and give great advice.
Jazmine from Maywood, CA
PNCA has a rigorous environment with dedicated students and faculty who are genuinely interested in their fields of study. Courses are challenging and rewarding. Being part of this community means thinking critically and working creatively.
Elaina from Portland, OR

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