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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Through the rare combination of our spectacular galleries, our internationally known school of fine arts, and our public programs, PAFA strives to provide students and visitors alike with a unique and thrilling experience.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (5)

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Housing services

The Student Services Staff at PAFA is committed to finding housing situations that best suit every student’s individual needs. Whether a student is in their first year at PAFA, transferring from another college or currently enrolled in a program at PAFA and looking for a housing change, PAFA can offer resources and assistance throughout the housing search. 

Library services

PAFA's library offers quiet reading and study areas, word processing and Internet workstations, color copiers and printers, scanners, digital cameras, and a/v equipment.

Medical services

Jefferson Family Medical Associates (JFMA) provides PAFA students with a variety of basic medical services free of charge, including:

  • General primary care for acute and chronic medical problems
  • Emergency care during hours when JFMA offices are open
  • Family planning and contraceptive counseling
  • Sexually transmitted disease counseling
  • Allergy shots (students must provide allergy serum)

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is very good Academy in particular department of Interior Design, it gives a lot of possibilities and knowledge.

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I reali like the product design class. I can be improved the organization. My overall study experience is rewarding. I formed myself .

Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I appreciate that there are people from different years in each studio. That creates more creative environment. What I consider as downside is too many subjects requiring us to be at a certain place on a certain time. Sometimes it disrupts the whole day buy constantly going somewhere else. overall I think I've gained a valuable experience at my academy.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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