Pacific Northwest College of Art: Narrative Description

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1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland, OR 97209
Tel: (503)226-4391; Admissions: (503)821-8972; Fax: (503)226-3587; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 4-year, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1909. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Endowment: $2.8 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $9625 per student. Total enrollment: 308. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 91 applied, 91% were admitted. 0% from top 10% of their high school class, 24% from top quarter, 76% from top half. Full-time: 268 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 40 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 4 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 1% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 40% 25 or older, 22% transferred in. Retention: 63% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Reed College, Oregon Independent Colleges Association, Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, portfolio of artwork. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Tuition: $14,270 full-time, $615 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $530 full-time, $157 per term part-time. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: entrance security guards during open hours. College housing not available. Charles Vorhies Fine Arts Library plus 1 other with 12,716 books, 65 serials, 62,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $160,121. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Portland State University.

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