Tuition & Fees

$49,138

$49,138

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
51%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

1

teacher

8

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,021
Declined + 271
Total Received 2,292
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Private (nonprofit)

1,468

undergraduate students

413

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Animation
  2. Illustration
  3. Industrial Design
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Codes

SAT 4031
ACT 176

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Location

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 1,881
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: 884,363); fine arts campus in Oakland. Served by air, bus, and train.

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 1% of male students
 
1 sororities 1% of female students
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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
51%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,021
Declined + 271
Total Received 2,292

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Recommendations

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

68%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,416

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,648
Additional fees $490
Books & supplies $1,500
Total $50,638
Average Financial Aid - $38,416
Total with Avg. Aid $12,222
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Dewayne Barnes
Director of Financial Aid
dbarnes@cca.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Advanced Architectural Design
Animation
Architecture
Ceramics
Comics
Community Arts
Curatorial Practice
Design
Design Strategy
Drawing/Painting
Fashion Design
Film
Fine Arts
Glass
Graphic Design
Illustration
Individualized Major
Industrial Design
Interaction 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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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

1,881

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

1,468
students

Female
62%
914

Male
38%
554

22%

413
students

Female
64%
265

Male
36%
148

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,406
students

Female
63%
880

Male
37%
526

5%

62
students

Female
55%
34

Male
45%
28

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Student Break-down

41%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
20%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

30%

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

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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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

International Student Contact

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

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