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Pacific Northwest College of Art Overview

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Pacific Northwest College of Art Known For?

62 Undergraduate Awards
$39,686 Avg Cost After Aid
95% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Pacific Northwest College of Art since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • The master's degree is the highest award offered at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Pacific Northwest College of Art has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#18 Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#20 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#26 Best Colleges for Design & Applied Arts College Factual

Where Is Pacific Northwest College of Art?

Location of Pacific Northwest College of Art

Contact details for Pacific Northwest College of Art are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 511 Nw Broadway, Portland, OR 97209-3404
Phone: 503-226-4391
Website: pnca.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PNCA.PORTLAND
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pnca

How Do I Get Into Pacific Northwest College of Art?

You can apply to Pacific Northwest College of Art online at: https://pnca.slideroom.com/#/Login

Admission Requirements for Pacific Northwest College of Art

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

How Hard Is It To Get Into Pacific Northwest College of Art?

95% Acceptance Rate
Since Pacific Northwest College of Art has an acceptance rate of 95%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Can I Afford Pacific Northwest College of Art?

$39,686 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Pacific Northwest College of Art is $39,686. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Pacific Northwest College of Art, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,471 a year. That adds up to $25,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pacific Northwest College of Art is 5.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Pacific Northwest College of Art Undergraduate Student Diversity

430 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 463 undergraduate students at Pacific Northwest College of Art, with 430 being full-time and 33 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pacific Northwest College of Art

There are also 111 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 430 full-time undergraduates at Pacific Northwest College of Art, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pacific Northwest College of Art

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pacific Northwest College of Art students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pacific Northwest College of Art Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 18
Black or African American 8
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 225
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 124

Geographic Diversity

Oregon students aren't the only ones who study at Pacific Northwest College of Art. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 14 countries are represented at Pacific Northwest College of Art. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Pacific Northwest College of Art

0 Took All Classes Online
14 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 14 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pacific Northwest College of Art has changed over the last few years.

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

Pacific Northwest College of Art Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 18 29 47
Design & Applied Arts 32 4 36
General Visual & Performing Arts 8 0 8
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 5 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 0 4
Writing Studies 0 0 0
TOTAL 62 38 100

References

*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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