Pennsylvania College of Art and Design

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Pennsylvania College of Art and Design can be found in Lancaster, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has only approximately 250 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Pennsylvania College of Art and Design sends acceptance letters to about 40% of applicants per year. Of those that are accepted, around 45% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design was reported as 43.3% in Fall 2020 with over 353 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 44.6%
  • 2017-2018: 50.0%
  • 2018-2019: 43.5%
  • 2019-2020: 43.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 41.6%

How Does Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Pennsylvania College of Art and Design is thirty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Valley Forge Christian College62.7%
Rosemont College92.1%
Moore College of Art and Design47.0%
Curtis Institute of Music3.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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