Tuition & Fees

$51,466

$51,466

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

-

students

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Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 536
Declined + 1,797
Total Received 2,333
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Private (nonprofit)

1,011

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 1,507
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)
•  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
37%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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 January 5 (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

Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 536
Declined + 1,797
Total Received 2,333

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
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

1,507

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

1,011
students

Female
55%
556

Male
45%
455

33%

496
students

Female
58%
288

Male
42%
208

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

998
students

Female
56%
551

Male
44%
447

2%

13
students

Female
39%
5

Male
61%
8

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Student Break-down

18%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

25%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

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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