Tuition & Fees

$47,266

$47,266

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
35%
400-499
32%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
26%
400-499
25%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
49%
12-17
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,531
Declined + 365
Total Received 1,896
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Private (nonprofit)

1,528

undergraduate students

455

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Graphic Design
  2. Illustration
  3. Animation
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Codes

SAT 4031
ACT 176

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,983
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)

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San Francisco, CA

Seven-acre, urban campus in San Francisco (population: 864,816); 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
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
83%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 0% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
21%
500-599
35%
400-499
32%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
27%
500-599
26%
400-499
25%
300-399
12%
200-299
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
41%
400-499
28%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
49%
12-17
8%
30-36
11%
24-29
32%
18-23
38%
12-17
19%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,531
Declined + 365
Total Received 1,896

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Secondary school record

Important

Interview
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

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Admissions Contact

Arnold Icasiano
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 $2,190,491
State $1,516,633
Institutional $15,039,379
Other external $1,272,652
Total $20,019,155

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,275,207
Other external $579,522
Total $4,854,729

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
Individualized Major
Industrial Design
Interactive Design
Interior Design
Metals/Jewelry
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Social Practice/Public Forums
Strategic Foresight
Textiles/Fibers
Visual Studies
Visual/Critical Studies
Wood/Furniture
Writing
Writing/Literature
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Undergraduate

77%

1,528
students

Female
64%
976

Male
36%
552

Graduate

23%

455
students

Female
64%
292

Male
36%
163

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,442
students

Female
64%
919

Male
36%
523

undergraduatePart-time

6%

86
students

Female
67%
57

Male
33%
29

Student Break-down

34%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
23%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

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
  • 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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Shiraz Chavan
Associate Director of Admissions, International
415 703-9520
schavan@cca.edu

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