California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,466

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

7

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 618
Declined 1,636
Total Received 2,254
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Private

1,051

undergraduate students

507

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,558
Established in 1961
Coeducational Coeducational

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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).

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
36%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 5
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Not used

Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 618
Declined 1,636
Total Received 2,254

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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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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Financial Aid

94%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$16,823

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,850
Housing $7,040
Food $5,769
Additional fees $616
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $67,275
Average Financial Aid - $16,823
Total with Avg. Aid $50,452

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 443-0480
finaid@calarts.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Acting. yes yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes yes
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes
Cultural Studies/Critical Theory and Analysis. yes
Dance, General. yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Graphic Design. yes
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes
Photography. yes yes
Playwriting and Screenwriting. yes
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology. yes yes
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

1,558

total students

35%

in-state

65%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

1,051
students

Female
56%
585

Male
44%
466

33%

507
students

Female
60%
304

Male
40%
203

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,037
students

Female
56%
579

Male
44%
458

1%

14
students

Female
43%
6

Male
57%
8

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Student Break-down

21%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

16%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

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