Moore College of Art and Design

20th Street & The Parkway, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational Graduate Programs. At the undergraduate level, Moore also provides specialized leadership programs and is the only higher-education art and design institution in the country that has paid internships for all BFA students. The College provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate Programs, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park. In addition to its main website the College hosts www.MooreWomenArtists.org, an online destination for all women visual artists.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, MA, MFA
ACCREDITATION: CIDA, MSCHE, NASAD, PDE (Art Education)
MAJORS OFFERED:

Animation & Game Arts*
Art Education
Art History*
Community Practice **
Curatorial Studies*
Fashion Design*
Fine Arts*

 

Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Interior Design*
Photography & Digital Arts*
Social Engagement**
Studio Art**

MINORS OFFERED:

Art History*
Business*
Creative Writing*
Curatorial Studies*
Fashion Design*
Fine Arts*

 

Graphic Design*
Illustration*
Interior Design*
Photography & Digital Arts*
Textile Design*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY
** GRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
In order to begin your journey you need a road map. The purpose of Foundation is to help you master technical skills so that you are prepared for your area of study. This program provides a strong basis in design principles that is rooted in drawing, and lays the foundation so you are trained for a career in art and design. Our expert faculty will work with you to develop your point of view while you explore various materials and methods – from the traditional to evolving technologies.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 35,608
MANDATORY FEES 1,392
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,000
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 13,836
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 13,836
OTHER 2,000
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $13,165 89%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 12,942 16%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 3,017 29%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 13,962 76%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $34,197
89% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 56%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 33%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 398

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 392
PART-TIME 14

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Recommended
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Not Required
SAT / ACT: Optional
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 57

FULL-TIME 24
PART-TIME 84
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
7.41 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
63%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
73%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
58%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
68%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015

THIS DATA IS NOT AVAILABLE.

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Pre-College Summer Residency
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Art Education
Continuing Education
Youth Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Required BFA Internships
Paid Internships for every BFA Student
The Locks Career Center
International Study
Visionary Woman Honors Program
Writers Studio
BFA Leadership Programs
Unique Co-Curricular Programs
Galleries at Moore
Generous Merit Scholarships and Need-Based Financial Aid Awards

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).