California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,466

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

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

6.54

students

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Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 573
Declined 1,694
Total Received 2,267
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Private

1,021

undergraduate students

499

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

California Institute of the Arts, a private institution, was founded through the 1961 merger of the L.A. Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute. Its 60-acre campus is located in Valencia.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,520
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational

60-acre, suburban campus in Valencia (Santa Clarita population: 210,888), 30 miles from Los Angeles. Major airport and train serve Los Angeles; smaller airport serves Burbank (25 miles); bus serves San Fernando (15 miles).

  • Metropolitan area: Los Angeles
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Burbank Bob Hope, Glendale

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia
91355

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Council
  • FISK - Graphic Arts Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Korean Bible Study
  • Black Student Union

Top Events

  • Spring Event
  • Town Hall Meetings
  • Tea & Sympathy
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

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
Application deadline January 5

Very Selective

25%

acceptance rate

Accepted 573
Declined 1,694
Total Received 2,267

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
talent/ability

Important

extracurricular activities
interview

Considered

level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $52,850
Room & board $12,135
Additional fees $616
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $5,656
Total $72,257
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Directing and Theatrical Production
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Photography
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

1,520

total students

58%

in-state

42%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

1,021
students

Female
55%
565

Male
45%
456

33%

499
students

Female
60%
298

Male
40%
201

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,011
students

Female
56%
561

Male
44%
450

1%

10
students

Female
40%
4

Male
60%
6

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%
Student 4 year graduation rate 54%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

20%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

100

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

Fall: January 5

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • 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
  • Health clinic

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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