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California College of the Arts

  • San Francisco, CA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 62%38%
    student ratio
  • 1,502
    total students
  • $41,592 | $41,592
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 81%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 555
    sat math
  • 525
    sat reading
  • 521
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Applied Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

81% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,402
    • Accepted1,144
    • Acceptance Rate81%
    • Enrolled1,502
    • Female Applicants980
    • Females Accepted813
    • Female Acceptance Rate82%
    • Male Applicants422
    • Males Accepted331
    • Male Acceptance Rate78%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
      portfolio of creative work
    • Required for Some Transcript of high school record
      Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.25
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 525 450 590
    • SAT Math 555 480 610
    • SAT Writing 521 470 580
    • ACT Composite 24 21 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$41,592
    • Out-of-state tuition *$41,592
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$350.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *$8,400.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,502
    • Male Student Percentage38%
    • Female Student Percentage62%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino13.32%
    • Black or African American3.93%
    • White or Caucasian32.96%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.27%
    • Asian16.11%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.8%
    • Two or more races%
    • Unknown9.72%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout22.9% representing 48 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students32% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 20%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic No
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations Yes
    • Most popular organizations Social Projects and Communal Environments (SPACE), Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA), Animation Study Group, Students of Color Coalition, Cossutius Chapter of Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty477
    • Full-time Percentage19%
    • Part-time Percentage81%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,840 students to 197 faculty

Location & Contact

1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA

Ms.Robynne Royster

Director of Admissions

Phone: 415-703-9523 ext. 9532
Fax: 415-703-9539
Email: enroll@cca.edu



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