California Institute of the Arts: Ranking & Review

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Valencia Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 527 1773
Top 11%

California Institute of the Arts Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate24%25%23%
Applicants2,2658171,420
Admissions545208327
Enrolled undergraduates23596135
Enrolled total (including graduate students)1,498649849

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

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

Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsRequired
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 Institute of the Arts Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $68,993 $68,993
Off-campus $73,236 $73,236
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $11,757 and other expenses per full academic year.

California Institute of the Arts provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 423 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $46,830 $46,830
Fees for full-time undergraduates $616 $616
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,561 $1,561
Tuition for Full-time graduates $46,830 $46,830
Fees for full-time graduates $616 $616
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,561 $1,561

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 198 168 2 368
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 9 9
English Language and Literature & Letters 9 9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 6 6
Grand Total1981922392

A total of 198 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at California Institute of the Arts.

At the master's and doctor's level 194 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate67%66%68%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

General info

Alternative namesCalArts
Founded1961
MottoNo information in advance of need
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff433
Instructional FTE190
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

Official Websitecalarts.edu
Address24700 W McBean Pky
Valencia, California, 91355-2397
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone6612551050
Fax+1 (661) 253 7712

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