Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Portland, OR

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Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art Student Essentials

Pacific Northwest College of Art Student Essentials
Region: Northwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.pnca.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $32,064
Out-of-State Tuition: $32,064
Retention Rate: 56%
Enrollment: 630
Year Established: 1909

About PNCA

Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, offers a supportive, community-oriented environment in which to pursue a visual arts degree. Pacific Northwest College has connections throughout the Portland art community. Students and graduates, therefore, have access to many professional opportunities.

PNCA awards Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in such concentrations as:

  • Communication Design
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

PNCA also awards several MFA degrees.

PNCA students receive ongoing support from faculty and staff. One way that PNCA does this is by offering small classes with as few as 10 students. Student services also provide personal and academic support, as well as internships at local museums, galleries and other arts organizations.

The PNCA student community also works together, exhibiting their artwork and participating in everything from yoga classes to recreational clubs.

One of the most important parts of the admissions application is the artistic portfolio, which shows the applicant’s creative ability. Additional application requirements include transcripts and an essay outlining one’s creative and professional goals.

Pacific Northwest College of Art awards both talent and need-based scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition. Federal grants and loans, which are strictly need-based financial aid, are also available.

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PNCA Map & Location

Pacific Northwest College of Art
1241 NW Johnson
Portland, OR 97209


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Getting Around PNCA

Walkability

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

10/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Portland, OR

Winter
Dec
45
36
Jan
47
38
Feb
51
38
Spring
Mar
56
41
Apr
61
44
May
67
49
Summer
Jun
73
53
Jul
80
57
Aug
80
58
Fall
Sep
75
54
Oct
63
48
Nov
52
41

PNCA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 555
Freshman Class 78
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 630

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 79%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 9%
Latino 4%
African American 1%
Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska native 2%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 9%

Undergraduate 88%
Graduate 12%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 76%
Men 24%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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