California College of the Arts: Ranking & Review

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San Francisco Rank United States Rank World Rank
5 533 1806
Top 11%

California College of the Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate64%59%66%
Enrolled undergraduates27387186
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,9276981,229

19 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

19 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $70.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither required nor recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

California College of the Arts Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $64,906 $64,906
Off-campus $63,986 $63,986
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,840 and other expenses per full academic year.

California College of the Arts provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 515 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $46,776 $46,776
Fees for full-time undergraduates $490 $490
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,949 $1,949
Tuition for Full-time graduates $49,230 $49,230
Fees for full-time graduates $490 $490
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,641 $1,641

Programs and Degrees

Visual and Performing Arts 251 90 341
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 53 53
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 30 13 43
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 19 22 41
Architecture and Related Services 22 13 35
English Language and Literature & Letters 4 16 20
Precision Production 3 3
Grand Total329207536

A total of 329 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California College of the Arts.

At the master's level 207 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate61%71%56%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

General info

Alternative namesCCA
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff506
Instructional FTE236
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, California, 94107-2247
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Fax+1 (415) 7039539

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