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Tuition & Fees

$43,708

$43,708

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,277
Declined + 270
Total Received 1,547
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undergraduateRatios

38%

62%

male

female

1  :  8

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Architecture
  3. Illustration
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School Facts

California College of the Arts, founded in 1907, is a private, coeducational visual arts college. Founded in 1907, it has two dynamic campuses. Its campus is located in San Francisco.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,998
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Codes

SAT 4031
ACT 176

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Private (nonprofit)

1,542

undergraduate students

456

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
40%
400-499
24%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
23%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
37%
400-499
30%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
33%
18-23
39%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
28%
18-23
37%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
47%
18-23
30%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
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San Francisco, CA

Four-acre, urban campus in San Francisco (population: 837,442); fine arts campus in Oakland. Served by air, bus, and train.

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
80%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
23%
500-599
40%
400-499
24%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
36%
400-499
23%
300-399
4%
200-299
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
37%
400-499
30%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
30-36
12%
24-29
33%
18-23
39%
12-17
14%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0
30-36
19%
24-29
28%
18-23
37%
12-17
16%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
47%
18-23
30%
12-17
21%
6-11
2%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,277
Declined + 270
Total Received 1,547

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Robynne Royster
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 447-1-ART
F: 415 703-9539
enroll@cca.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,412,962
State $1,929,469
Institutional $14,279,930
Other external $901,205
Total $19,523,566

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,106,489
Other external $61,736
Total $2,168,225

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Architectural Design
Animation
Architecture
Architecture in Urban Design/Landscape
Ceramics
Comics
Community Arts
Curatorial Practice
Design
Design Strategy
Drawing/Painting
Fashion Design
Film
Fine Arts
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Industrial Design
Interactive Design
Interior Design
Metals/Jewelry
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Textiles/Fibers
Visual Studies
Visual/Critical Studies
Wood/Furniture
Writing
Writing/Literature
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Undergraduate

77%

1,542
students

Female
62%
957

Male
38%
585

Graduate

23%

456
students

Female
61%
279

Male
39%
177

undergraduateFull-time

95%

1,479
students

Female
62%
913

Male
38%
566

undergraduatePart-time

5%

63
students

Female
70%
44

Male
30%
19

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
29%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

39%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
Taiwan
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Shiraz Chavan
Assistant Director of International Enrollment
415 703-9520
schavan@cca.edu

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