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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is college with 198 students located in Philadelphia, PA.

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Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, the Academy strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 198
Gender 41% Male / 59% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 96% Full Time / 4% Part Time
Geography 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 34% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 58%
International 2%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Ethnicity Unknown 20%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 7%

Student Services

  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Libraries
  • Remedial Coursework
  • Study Abroad

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Painting (67%), Sculpture (16%), Drawing (9%), Printmaking (6%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions through representation by lines made on a surface. Includes instruction in eye-hand coordination; line, value, shape, and perspective; figure and still life drawing; the use of media such as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, and brush; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by the application of paints and related chemical color substances to canvases or other materials. Includes instruction in color and color mixing, surface preparation, composition, oil and acrylic media, watercolor media, painting techniques, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by rendering art concepts onto surfaces and transferring images, via ink or dyes, onto paper or fabric. Includes instruction in monochrome and color printing; tonality; chemistry; equipment set-up and maintenance; techniques such as serigraphy, lithography, intaglio, woodcut, block, stencil, relief, etching, and composite; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by creating three-dimensional art works. Includes instruction in the analysis of form in space; round and relief concepts; sculptural composition; modern and experimental methods; different media such as clay, plaster, wood, stone, and metal; techniques such as carving, molding, welding, casting, and modeling; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Administration & Faculty

Dean of School of Fine Arts Jeffrey T. Carr
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Full-time Faculty 19
Student : Faculty Ratio 7 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 73 : 26
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 84.1% accepted of 138 applications

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $31,820 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $23,414
$30K-$48K $23,350
$48K-$75K $28,969
$75K-$110K $33,816
$110K+ $34,742

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $28,930, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $28,930 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,450 Same as On-Campus
Housing $12,730 $12,730
Books $1,460 $1,460
Total (before financial aid) $44,570 $44,570

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 66% $5,816
Federal Scholarships/Grants 34% $5,695
Institutional Grants 100% $8,952
Other Federal Grants 34% $800
Other Loans 10% $17,763
Pell Grants 34% $4,895
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 10% $3,065
Student Loans 66% $8,621

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.pafa.org/school/admissions/financial-aid/180/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://pafa.afford.com/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

64% of students graduated on time.

67% of students graduated in six years.

100% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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