Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (PCA&D)

Lancaster, PA

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Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Student Essentials

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Nickname: PCA&D
Website: www.pcad.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 19,680
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 19,680
Retention Rate: 62%
Enrollment: 287

About PCA&D

If you are an art and design student seeking a BFA, the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancester, Pennsylvania, may be the school for you. Through its high-quality academics and direct involvement in the vibrant urban art community of Lancester, you will have plenty of opportunities to prepare for an art career.

The concentrations available at PCAD include:

  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

PCAD maintains partnerships with nonprofit organizations the Lancaster community, offering students internships and work opportunities through the 24-Hour Designathon and Mosaic Projects.

To make the most out of your college life, you can join one of PCAD’s professional organizations, like the Illustration Club of DC, Society of Photographic Education and American Institute of Graphic Arts of Central Pennsylvania. You will be able to showcase your portfolio and begin establishing a professional network as you become introduced to potential employers.

To be considered eligible for enrollment, students must submit any official transcripts, a personal statement, portfolio, resume and two letters of recommendation.

Portfolio requirements may differ by program, so please contact PCAD’s admissions department for specific application instructions.

PCAD is authorized to offer financial aid to qualifying students who have filed a FAFSA.

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PCA&D Map & Location

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
204 N Prince St
Lancaster, PA 17608


Getting Around PCA&D

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

PCA&D Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 287
Freshman Class 63
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 287

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 79%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 5%
African American 4%
Caucasian 79%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 81%
Men 19%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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