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Tuition & Fees

$41,942

$41,942

not including room and board

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,113
Declined + 118
Total Received 1,231
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1  :  10

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 1,932
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)

1,465

undergraduate students

467

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
16%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
24%
500-599
32%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
10%
30-36
16%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
Below 6
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
16%
6-11
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
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San Francisco, CA

Four-acre urban campus in San Francisco (population: 825,863); 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
16%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
16%
500-599
46%
400-499
22%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
24%
500-599
32%
400-499
27%
300-399
8%
700-800
2%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
28%
300-399
10%
30-36
16%
24-29
28%
18-23
39%
12-17
11%
Below 6
6%
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
31%
12-17
16%
6-11
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
39%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%

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)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Recommended

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,113
Declined + 118
Total Received 1,231

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
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 $2,442,471
State $1,754,043
Institutional $13,367,269
Other external $898,614
Total $18,462,397

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $2,068,654
Other external $68,468
Total $2,137,122

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

76%

1,465
students

Female
61%
892

Male
39%
573

Graduate

24%

467
students

Female
63%
294

Male
37%
173

undergraduateFull-time

92%

1,362
students

Female
60%
817

Male
40%
545

undergraduatePart-time

8%

103
students

Female
73%
75

Male
27%
28

Transfer Admissions

72%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

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 hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

91%

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 Canada
China
Japan
Malaysia
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
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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