949
Students
Financial aid thermometer
35,000
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
24
24%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

California Institute of the Arts is a Comprehensive institution located in Valencia, CA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA  91355-2340
United States
Contact Molly Ryan
Director of Admissions
Email: admiss@calarts.edu
Phone: 661-255-1050
Fax: 661-253-7710

Majors & Degrees

Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
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Music Performance Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Photography Checkmark
Theater Design And Technology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Related Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,145
Applied
536
Accepted
949
Enrolled
25%
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Female Admissions

1,349
Females Applied
336
Females Accepted
25%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

796
Males Applied
200
Males Accepted
25%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
3 recommendations
Other requirements: Portfolio or audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 5th April 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer January 5th April 1st Yes

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,660
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Fees

616
Full-time student fees
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Other Payment Considerations

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

Financial Aid

35,000
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,000
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,334
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
10,500
Avg. Loan Aid
8,800
Avg. Grant Aid
17,500
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
75%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

949
Total undergrad students
15%
International Students
34%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.54%
Black or African American 6.58%
White or Caucasian 39.81%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.53%
Asian 10.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.64%
Two or more races 5.52%
Other 6.16%

Gender

Male (40.15%)
Female (59.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

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Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Spring Event, Town Hall Meetings and Tea & Sympathy

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Council, FISK - Graphic Arts Club, Soccer Club, Korean Bible Study and Black Student Union

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Faculty

340
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 160
Part-time - 180
Male - 196
Female - 144