1,528
Students
Financial aid thermometer
32,759
Avg. Financial Aid
69
69%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

California College of the Arts is a Comprehensive institution located in San Francisco, CA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA  94107
United States
Contact Mr. Arnold Icasiano
Director of Admissions
Email: enroll@cca.edu
Phone: 415-703-9523
Fax: 415-703-9539

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Interior Architecture Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
Commercial And Advertising Art Checkmark
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Fiber, Textile And Weaving Arts Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Illustration Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Metal And Jewelry Arts Checkmark
Painting Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Printmaking Checkmark
Sculpture Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,077
Applied
2,144
Accepted
1,528
Enrolled
70%
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Female Admissions

2,112
Females Applied
1,500
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

965
Males Applied
644
Males Accepted
67%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.34
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
One recommendation
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Interview
Other requirements: Portfolio of creative work

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,648
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Fees

500
Full-time student fees
10,136
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

32,759
Avg. Financial Aid Package
33,562
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
9,814
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,665
Avg. Loan Aid
11,884
Avg. Grant Aid
27,933
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
61%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,528
Total undergrad students
34%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.28%
Black or African American 5.61%
White or Caucasian 23.3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 17.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.79%
Other 5.68%

Gender

Male (36.13%)
Female (63.87%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 22%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Chimerapalooza, Holiday Lunch and Holiday Fair

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Alpha Rho Chi (coed)
Most popular organizations:
Student of Color Coalition, International Student Alliance, Chimera Council, Animation Resource Center and MyChina

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Faculty

485
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 100
Part-time - 385