Pacific Northwest College of Art

65 reviews
  1. Portland, OR
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    C
Pacific Northwest College of Art is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$45
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$33,158/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $29,263/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,182/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,802/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,151/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,894/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
367Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.7 responses
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100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.5 responses
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After Pacific Northwest College of Art

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$22,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Reviews

65 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    23
  • Average
    20
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    5
I feel that my school is unique because it allows it's students to explore and find themselves. I love how many classes I have been allowed to take and how much I have learned since attending. The only downside that I have encountered is that some times there isn't enough equipment available for our projects and it is difficult to find scholarships.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago
The admissions office is awesome and very helpful!
  • College Sophomore
  • 7 months ago
So far my experience has been very different from what I've previously experienced at my high school. Since this is an art school, I don't feel the pressure of studying for standardized tests. I also have a lot more freedom in my assignments and I appreciate that a lot. I believe that PNCA has a good start so far, but there are some nitpicky things that I'm uncertain about. For one, there seems to be some miscommunications between the administration board and the students. I am not personally affected by this but I can feel the tension between the faculty and the board of trustees.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago