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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Admissions

If you want to apply to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $60.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Admissions Stats at a Glance

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2021 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
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Applying Early to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is June 2, which is coming up fast!

The early decision acceptance rate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is 1%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 88%. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts accepts about 88% of early action applicants and 88% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts admitted 6 of the 6 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts admitted 49 of the 56 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What Does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Not Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts must submit the following items. Double check with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Other Requirements portfolio of artwork
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Transferring to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Admissions FAQs

Does Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts accept transfer credits?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's acceptance rate?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's acceptance rate is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts's early decision acceptance rate was 1% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts?

The early action acceptance rate at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was 88% in 2021.

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts GPA

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

273

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

88%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$40,376

Out-of-State

$40,376

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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