California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$49,148

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

8.5

students

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Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,144
Declined 933
Total Received 3,077
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Private

1,528

undergraduate students

455

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,983
Established in 1907
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Metropolitan area: San Francisco, Oakland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco
94107

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
22%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student of Color Coalition
  • International Student Alliance
  • Chimera Council
  • Animation Resource Center
  • MyChina

Top Events

  • Chimerapalooza
  • Holiday Lunch
  • Holiday Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run radio station
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $70
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.34

Moderately Selective

69%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,144
Declined 933
Total Received 3,077

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
talent/ability

Important

recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 53
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Commercial and Advertising Art
Creative Writing
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drawing
Fashion/Apparel Design
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Illustration
Industrial and Product Design
Interior Architecture
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,983

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

77%

1,528
students

Female
64%
976

Male
36%
552

23%

455
students

Female
64%
292

Male
36%
163

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

1,442
students

Female
64%
919

Male
36%
523

6%

86
students

Female
67%
57

Male
33%
29

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 82%
Student 4 year graduation rate 40%
Student 5 year graduation rate 15%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

34%
Nonresident aliens
5%
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
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

141

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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