Tuition & Fees

$49,276

$49,276

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

42%

male

58%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Very Selective

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 545
Declined + 1,720
Total Received 2,265
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Private (nonprofit)

959

undergraduate students

496

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4049
ACT 0181

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,455
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Valencia, CA

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).

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
January 5
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

Very Selective

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 545
Declined + 1,720
Total Received 2,265

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Interview
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact


P: 800 545-2787
F: 661 253-7710
admissions@calarts.edu

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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
March 2

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 443-0480
finaid@calarts.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bobbi Heuer
Director of Financial Aid

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting
Aesthetic Studies
Character Animation
Dance
Directing for Theatre
Experimental Animation
Film/Video
Fine Arts
Graphic Design
Jazz
Music Composition
Music Performance
Musical Arts
Photography
Technical Theatre
Writing
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

1,455

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

959
students

Female
58%
556

Male
42%
403

34%

496
students

Female
57%
284

Male
43%
212

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

943
students

Female
59%
548

Male
41%
395

2%

16
students

Female
50%
8

Male
50%
8

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Transfer Admissions

27%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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Counseling services

  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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