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Moore College of Art and Design Overview

Moore College of Art and Design is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Moore College of Art and Design Known For?

85 Undergraduate Awards
$44,345 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Moore College may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 7 to 1.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Moore College.
  • In 2017-2018, 18% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average Moore College student 4.1 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Moore College of Art and Design?

Location of Moore College of Art and Design

Contact details for Moore College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 20Th And The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179
Phone: 215-568-4515

How Do I Get Into Moore College?

You can apply to Moore College online at:

Admission Requirements for Moore College

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Moore College?

54% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
52% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 54%, Moore College does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Average Test Scores

About 52% of students accepted to Moore College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 590. Math scores were between 550 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Moore College of Art and Design  ( 580 to 590 )
SAT Math Scores for Moore College of Art and Design  ( 550 to 560 )

Can I Afford Moore College of Art and Design?

$44,345 Net Price
100% Take Out Loans
9.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Moore College is $44,345. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Moore College, approximately 100% of students took out student loans averaging $10,251 a year. That adds up to $41,004 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Moore College is 9.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

Moore College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity

357 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 372 undergraduate students at Moore College, with 357 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Moore College

There are also 25 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Moore College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Moore College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 58
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 205
International Students 4
Other Races/Ethnicities 58

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Moore College of Art and Design. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Moore College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, China, and Honduras.

Online Learning at Moore College of Art and Design

0 Took All Classes Online
54 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 54 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Moore College has changed over the last few years.


This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Moore College regardless of major.

Moore College of Art and Design Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 52 0 0 52
Teacher Education Subject Specific 3 4 6 13
Fine & Studio Arts 8 0 5 13
General Visual & Performing Arts 12 0 0 12
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 8 0 0 8
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 0 2 2
Museum Studies 2 0 0 2
TOTAL 85 4 13 102


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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