Visit the School

Learn more about PAFA’s exceptional facilities, faculty, and student life by visiting our campus and touring the school.

students in the samuel m.v. hamilton lobby

Tours typically last an hour and can be tailored to fit your interests. To schedule a tour, use the form below or contact Admissions. To guarantee availability, please schedule a tour at least 24 hours in advance.

On-Campus Tours

In-person tours of PAFA's campus are offered on most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Virtual Tours

Individual virtual tours of PAFA's academic campus are offered on most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

Schedule A TOUR

Your tour guide will be fully vaccinated. Visitors are required to follow CDC and Philadelphia Covid-19 travel restrictions.

*Please note that tours of on-campus housing accommodations are not available to prospective students. To discuss housing options during your visit, please make an appointment with your Admissions Counselor or with PAFA's Residential and Student Life Coordinator.

 

PAFA Preview Days

PAFA hosts a number of on-campus and virtual open house events for undergraduate and graduate students to provide an introduction to PAFA’s outstanding programs and our vibrant, diverse community of artists.

In addition to touring the school’s campus with our Student Ambassadors, Preview Day participants will attend sessions and receive information on Admissions, Scholarships/Financial Aid, Student Life, and much more!  Additionally, art-making demonstrations are available to get a sense of what life is like at PAFA.

Stick around for an optional express portfolio review.  Our team will provide feedback on your portfolio to prepare you for application season.

Sign up for emails for undergraduate applicants or graduate applicants to get reminders of events and deadlines.

Click on your preferred date to register for a PAFA Preview Day.

PAFA Comes to You

While visiting our campus is typically the best way to get a feel for PAFA and its community, we know that isn't always possible. If you can't come to us, we try to come to you. Admissions Counselors from PAFA travel across the country to meet with prospective students. Representatives attend National Portfolio Days and college fairs, as well as make individual visits to classrooms and guidance offices, and more.


School Visits

The PAFA Admissions Counselors visit many areas across the United States, including in-school visits to classrooms and guidance offices. During these visits we learn more about you or your students while providing students, educators, and guidance counselors with an overview of the school, as well as the portfolio review process, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.

These school visits are an important opportunity for you or your students to meet the admissions team personally without needing to travel! If you’d like to arrange an in-school classroom or guidance office visit with a PAFA representative, please contact the Admissions Office by telephone or email. 


College Fairs

PAFA attends various local college fairs throughout the spring. College fairs give high school students an insight into the different options available to them after graduation. This is a great way for students to meet their PAFA Admissions Counselor, learn about our different programs, and ask any questions they may have. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for guidance counselors and parents to get a chance to speak with a PAFA Admissions Counselor to learn more about our school.

Portfolio reviews cannot be accommodated at college fairs, but interested students are encouraged to visit our campus and schedule an in-person or virtual Portfolio Review with PAFA.


National Portfolio Days (NPD)

PAFA attends various National Portfolio Days across the US during the fall and winter of every year. All National Portfolio Days are free and open to the public. Check out the National Portfolio Day website here.

 


Picture Yourself at PAFA

The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA help you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.

Email: admissions@pafa.edu
Telephone: (215) 972-7625
Fax: (215) 569-0153
Financial Aid: finaid@pafa.edu