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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

29 Colleges
$23,121 Avg Salary
$31,933 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

In 2018-2019, 1,374 degrees and certificates were awarded to fine and studio arts students who went to a Pennsylvania college or university. This makes it the #40 most popular major in the state.

When it comes to higher education, there are a lot of options for students. You're no longer limited to schools in your local area, either, since online programs are becoming more prevalent. Or you may find the programs at a trade school to be a better alternative for you.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania ranking. Our analysis looked at 29 schools in Pennsylvania to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

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2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania

Check out the Fine Arts programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

#1

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Our 2021 rankings named Carnegie Mellon University the best school in Pennsylvania for fine and studio arts students. Carnegie Mellon is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Pittsburgh.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Carnegie Mellon take out is $26,771. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $278, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus is a great place for fine and studio arts students. Located in the city of Pittsburgh, Pitt is a public college with a very large student population.

The average amount in student loans that Fine Arts majors at Pitt take out is $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #3 on this year’s list means West Chester University of Pennsylvania is a great place for fine and studio arts students. WCUPA is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of West Chester.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at WCUPA accumulate an average of around $22,750 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $236, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#4

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Lebanon Valley College. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the small suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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The excellent programs at Pennsylvania State University - University Park helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in Pennsylvania. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

On average, Fine Arts graduates from Penn State University Park take out $26,000 in student loans while working on their degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $270, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#6

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

With a ranking of #6, Susquehanna University did quite well on this year’s best schools for fine and studio arts students. Located in the distant town of Selinsgrove, Susquehanna is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania ranked #7 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Ship is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Shippensburg.

After completing their degree, Fine Arts graduates from Ship carry an average student debtload of $27,000. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#8

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, Fine Arts majors at UPenn accumulate an average of around $86,257 in student debt. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,005.

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#9

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Philadelphia.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania ranked #10 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in Pennsylvania list. Located in the large suburb of Millersville, Millersville is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Fine Arts majors at Millersville take out an average of $26,125 in student loans while working on their egree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $271, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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State Degrees Awarded
New York 3,839
Maryland 751
New Jersey 942
District of Columbia 148
Delaware 66

Fine & Studio Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Majors Similar to Fine Arts

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jorge Royan.

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