Portland, OR
Pacific Northwest College of Art


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Recent Reviews

Kaitlyn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is very welcoming and supportive of their students. Class sizes are small enough that you really get to know your ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school is very welcoming and supportive of their students. Class sizes are small enough that you really get to know your classmates as you go through the years. On campus facilities are well managed and stocked, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of everything the school has to offer, even if it doesn't directly relate to your major.

Arin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

PNCA is a school of opportunity, so long as you have the drive to be successful then there is no doubt that you will be. Ther...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

PNCA is a school of opportunity, so long as you have the drive to be successful then there is no doubt that you will be. There are always visiting artists, galleries on campus or near by, and a friendly face to have artful conversations with. Coming from a different college where I felt very alienated, I have now never felt so welcome and supported. I haven't had a bad experience yet and I look forward to graduating from PNCA!

Faith
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In the year so far that I have attended PNCA I have loved my classes and professors, but there is an overall lack of professi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In the year so far that I have attended PNCA I have loved my classes and professors, but there is an overall lack of professionalism in both the students and the campus facilities. The students are apathetic during critiques, and don't seem to take any classes seriously, which can be extremely frustrating when working with them. The campus facilities are laughable. Anytime I have had to contact financial aid, student life, student records, or even go to the print lab it has been like pulling teeth. I cannot understand how I am paying as much money as I do to have to play twenty questions to get a clear response out of any of the student facilities. There is also a complete disregard for non-traditional students. There has been no acknowledgement from anyone I have met regarding students who may also be working, which has been frustrating. As a student who is both enrolled full time and works full time, I have felt alienated and frustrated that my concerns are not being addressed.

Matthew
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school has an extremely positive community energy buzzing in the air. The student life is phenomenal, everyone is so pass...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school has an extremely positive community energy buzzing in the air. The student life is phenomenal, everyone is so passionate about art, it spills over into every area of student life. Rather than being competitive, everyone is so welcoming to teach and contribute to their peers, if you want to learn a skill, you just need to ask. So proud and excited to be attending PNCA.

Shannon
What is your overall opinion of this school?

In the semester I have attended PNCA I have found it to be the perfect environment for me to explore and expand my artistic p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

In the semester I have attended PNCA I have found it to be the perfect environment for me to explore and expand my artistic practices. The small class size makes it easy to have one on one interactions with professors, which has really helped me with understanding course curriculum's. I've been able to meet fellow classmates who share the same interests as me and take part in various, helpful workshops and lectures provided by the school. Over all my experience at Pacific Northwest College of Art has been amazing.

Melisa
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PNCA has a wonderful staff to help you with everything that you need and even a school President, President Tuski, who has h...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

PNCA has a wonderful staff to help you with everything that you need and even a school President, President Tuski, who has his hours open for all students. If you want to pursue a career in the arts, this school is highly recommended.

Talley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy being a student here. It's a nice and small campus and people are open to others and it's a great environment ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I really enjoy being a student here. It's a nice and small campus and people are open to others and it's a great environment for being an artist. There's nice conversation and critique of artwork and refreshing to be around people who share interests in art.

Cathryn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a fantastic school! The offer a huge variety of art programs that establish good p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a fantastic school! The offer a huge variety of art programs that establish good practice in the arts as well as create real life skills in the process. They offer help for student issues through group programs like body issue, LGBTQ alliance, and free counseling sessions. On top of a great curriculum, the school works with outside partners to create career contacts for under and post graduate students. Overall, the school, its programs, and the instructors create a wonderful environment to grow and learn.

Leah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Right now, you are planning on going to college because you are told that you should, that it’s the next logical step. I wish...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Right now, you are planning on going to college because you are told that you should, that it’s the next logical step. I wish you knew that it wasn’t the only option- you are allowed to work at the dude ranch longer, you are allowed to find a crummy part time job and decide whether or not you want to be back in school. However, once you have done the part time, you will discover that college is the right place for you, just not yet. Once you are back in school, know that your high school ability to ace a test without studying just isn’t going to work anymore. Scribbling out your paper on the way to class isn’t going to get you an “A”. Even planning on writing that essay the night before and carving out time for it isn’t enough- try and plan to have everything done AT LEAST a week beforehand. Every time you start a new reading assignment, go back and read all the previous ones again- that way when everyone else is cramming for finals, you’ll still remember what was talked about at the beginning of the semester.

Alison
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that the most important thing you can do is to believe in success and pursue your dreams. Focus on what i...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that the most important thing you can do is to believe in success and pursue your dreams. Focus on what is in front of you, and push yourself toward what it is you want in life. You can do anything that you put your mind to. College is a new experience, which you should soak up 117%. Find your passions, what it is that makes you happy and work hard for it. do not allow anything to get in your way, create, concentrate and make your dreams your goals. give yourself the time to rest, this is just a step in the path of life's desiny; you can only fail by not trying. Be dedicated and commited to your goals by putting forth the effort for the greater good. Your passion is to help others; you are drivien to be of service wherever it's needed. Your intentions for going to college is to gain knowledge and experience so you can give back to the community.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wished I had more computer expereience, the good thing is that I now have the knowledge to work Photoshop, Illistrator and indesign.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The amazing support of the teachers and other students. I have learned so many traits that I did not have before going to school. Pacific Nortwest College of arts has given me new tools to use in the Art world.

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  • 403
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $34,500
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  • 94%

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