Abington offers UArts students affordable, flexible art, Integrative Arts majors

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Penn State Abington will waive the application fee, expedite transcript and financial aid reviews, and provide dedicated admissions and financial aid counselors to work with former University of the Arts students.

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Penn State Abington welcomes current University of the Arts (UArts) students and those who planned to begin their college experience there this fall by offering them exciting and affordable degree options. 

“This is a difficult time for UArts students. Our admissions team and arts faculty are committed to making enrolling at Penn State Abington as seamless as possible. We offer wonderful options for students interested in fine art and other visual disciplines as well as the Integrative Arts major, which allows students to design their own program,” said Yvonne Love, MFA, art program chair.  

Abington offers bachelor of arts degrees in fields that may appeal to UArts students and provides a rich liberal arts education that equips them with versatile skills and broad knowledge, making it an adaptable and highly practical choice for thriving in today’s diverse job market. 

Art faculty and Admissions counselors are prepared to meet with students to discuss what transferring to Abington looks like. The campus guarantees the following measures to support former UArts students:  

  • Waiving the application fee. 

  • Expedited transcript and financial aid reviews to help keep UArts students on track to graduate. 

  • Dedicated transfer, first year admissions, and financial aid counselors to work with students. 

Abington faculty are creative, practicing artists and performers with deep ties to the arts communities in the Philadelphia region and beyond. They immerse students in real world experiences on and off campus through exhibitions in the campus art gallery, studio time, the MakerSpace workshops, portfolio reviews, performances, ensembles, and organizations.  

"Our campus offers a welcoming, diverse community that is fully invested in the success of our students. We provide a comprehensive liberal arts education that prepares students for a broad range of careers in the arts as well as the pursuit of studies at the graduate level," said Friederike Baer, Division Head for Arts and Humanities.  

In addition to providing world class faculty and real world experiences, Abington offers UArts students the opportunity to earn an affordable degree from a renowned university. Abington is also easily accessible via SEPTA with free shuttle service available from local SEPTA stations. 

Complete this form to learn more about options for UArts students to pursue their degrees at Abington. 

About Penn State Abington

Penn State Abington provides an affordable, accessible and high-impact education resulting in the success of a diverse student body. It is committed to student success through innovative approaches to 21st-century public higher education within a world-class research university. With more than 3,100 students, Penn State Abington is a residential campus that offers baccalaureate degrees in 25 majors, accelerated master's degrees, undergraduate research, the Schreyer Honors College, NCAA Division III athletics and more.