California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$51,137

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,243
Declined 382
Total Received 2,625
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Private

1,555

undergraduate students

402

graduate students

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School Facts

California College of the Arts, founded in 1907, is a private, coeducational visual arts college. Its campus is located in San Francisco.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,957
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Seven-acre, urban campus in San Francisco (population: 884,363); fine arts campus in Oakland. Served by air, bus, and train.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
76%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) February 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,243
Declined 382
Total Received 2,625

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Rank

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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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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Financial Aid

73%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$23,426

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,592
Room $13,057
Board $5,536
Additional fees $545
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $71,230
Average Financial Aid - $23,426
Total with Avg. Aid $47,804
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 447-1-ART
F: 415 551-9261
finaid@cca.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production.
Creative Writing.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Furniture Design and Manufacturing.
Graphic Design.
Human Computer Interaction.
Industrial and Product Design.
Interior Design.
Intermedia/Multimedia.
Jewelry Arts.
Museology/Museum Studies.
Painting.
Photography.
Sculpture.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Animation
  2. Illustration
  3. Industrial Design

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

1,957

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

1,555
students

Female
64%
989

Male
36%
566

21%

402
students

Female
62%
250

Male
38%
152

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,473
students

Female
63%
932

Male
37%
541

5%

82
students

Female
70%
57

Male
30%
25

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Student Break-down

42%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
19%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

11%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

96

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Indonesia, Canada
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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