Moore College Of Art And Design

Moore College Of Art And Design

Moore College of Art & Design was originally founded by Sarah Worthington Peter as the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Established in 1848, it came to be known as Moore College of Art & Design in 1989. This independent college in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the first and only visual arts college for women in the United States.

Moore College of Art & Design grants the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts degrees in art education, studio art, and interior design, among others. Students can also opt for the post-baccalaureate program in art education.

Students of Moore College of Art & Design publish an annual magazine called the "More Magazine". They can also hold exhibitions of their creations at the Galleries at Moore, and the Student-Run Gallery, as well as sell the works through The Art Shop at Moore. In addition, the college supports on-campus organizations like the Student Government.

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Moore College of Art and Design
20th and the Parkway
Philadelphia , PA 19103-1179
General Phone: (215) 568-4515

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Moore College of Art and Design Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design53fashion design, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Fine Arts34fine arts, art history and criticism, textile arts
Education and Teaching16art education
Liberal Arts0museum studies
Photography and Commercial Art0photography

Number of programs and degrees for Moore College of Art and Design in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree8610
Postbaccalaureate certificate172

Moore College of Art and Design Student Body

In 2007-2008, Moore College of Art and Design had a total enrollment of 558 students (543 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 18%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 54%
(Foreign Students) 46%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 34%
20-21 28%
22-24 20%
25-29 11%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey24%
New York2%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%

Moore College of Art and Design Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %

Moore College of Art and Design Room and Board (2007)

Moore College of Art and Design offers campus housing for 194 of its 543 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Moore College of Art and Design Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450570
SAT Math430550
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT100%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Moore College of Art and Design Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,718
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,718
Room and board $ 10,501
Books and supplies $ 2,000
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Moore College of Art and Design participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 330000)

Moore College of Art and Design Faculty

Moore College of Art and Design has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track87

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year8$58,95712$53,863
Associate professoracademic year1*2*
Assistant professoracademic year5$44,4132*
All faculty totalacademic year14$53,25316$51,747

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Moore College of Art and Design Degree Programs (2007)

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Museology/Museum Studies

Photography And Commercial Art

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Moore College of Art and Design Highlights

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What Sets Moore College of Art and Design Apart:

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