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  • 24700 W McBean Pky
    Valencia , CA 91355-2397
    (661) 255-1050
    http://www.calarts.edu

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    Setting
    Large suburb
    Enrollment
    1,467
    Full time
    1,449
    Part time
    18
    Men full time
    703
    Women full time
    746

    California Institute of the Arts More Information

    Type of School
    Four or more years , Private not-for-profit
    Religious affiliation
    None
    Highest degree offered
    Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
    Calendar
    Semester
    Distance learning opportunities
    No

  • California Institute of the Arts Admission Basics

    Admissions office phone number -
    Open admission policy No
    Undergraduate Application fee $70
    Applied 3,886
    Admitted 1,046
    Enrolled 448
    Admitted % 27%

    California Institute of the Arts Admission factors

    Admission test scores Neither required nor recommended
    Secondary school GPA Recommended
    Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
    Secondary school record Required
    TOEFL Required
    Completion of college preparatory program Recommended
    Recommendations Required
    Formal demonstration of competencies Required

    California Institute of the Arts Admission statistics

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    California Institute of the Arts Diversity

    American Indian/Alaskan Native 0%
    Asian/Pacific Islander 10%
    Black/Non-Hispanic 7%
    Hispanic 10%
    White/Non-Hispanic 58%
    Non-Resident Alien 12%
    Race/ethnicity unknown 1%
  • California Institute of the Arts Cost

    In-State Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,438
    Out-of-state Tuition, Full-time Undergraduates $38,438
    Books and Supplies $1,818
    On-campus room and board $10,575
    Off-campus room and board $11,502

    California Institute of the Arts Financial Aid

    Students Receiving Aid 79%
    Receiving Federal Grants 27% , $4,919 on average
    Receiving Institutional Aid 69% , $10,695 on average
    Receiving Student Loans 63% , $10,537 on average
  • California Institute of the Arts Programs & Majors

    Graduates in 2012/2013 academic year.

    VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS Bachelor Master Doctorate
    Acting 19 15 0
    Cinematography and Film/Video Production 53 20 0
    Dance, General 25 2 0
    Design and Visual Communications, General 14 7 0
    Digital Arts 0 3 0
    Directing and Theatrical Production 0 3 0
    Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other 13 34 0
    Fine/Studio Arts, General 25 20 0
    Jazz/Jazz Studies 4 11 0
    Music Performance, General 11 18 0
    Music Technology 12 1 0
    Music Theory and Composition 15 26 2
    Music, General 6 0 0
    Photography 20 10 0
    Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 16 32 0
    Visual and Performing Arts, Other 2 35 0
    Voice and Opera 0 2 0
  • California Institute of the Arts Deadlines

    Regular Admissions

    Regular application deadline January 5
    Priority application deadline December 1
    Fall application deadline January 5
    SAT Reasoning / ACT scores due -
    SAT Subject score report due -
    College will notify student by April 1
    Student must reply to acceptance by May 1
    Deadline for housing deposit May 1

    Financial Aid

    Financial aid priority deadline March 2
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    College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about April 1
    Student must reply to financial aid decision by May 1

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    Transfer Students

    Transfer priority application deadline December 1
    Transfer priority financial aid deadline -
    Transfer application closing date January 5
    Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms -
    College will notify student of transfer decision by April 1
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Student Reviews of California Institute of the Arts

4.2
based on 15 reviews
  • Jay Cee

    You make CalArts what you want it to be. If you emerge yourself into the community and work interdisciplinary than you cannot go wrong. CalArts is a school for people who are true artist. Who live, breathe, sleep being an Artist. The faculty and… more read full review

    You make CalArts what you want it to be. If you emerge yourself into the community and work interdisciplinary than you cannot go wrong. CalArts is a school for people who are true artist. Who live, breathe, sleep being an Artist. The faculty and staff at CalArts are all professionals in there fields, and they are active in them. You are not a kid when you are at CalArts, you are a professional artist and you will be treated that way. read full review

  • Yeun Angie from Pleasanton, CA

    CalArts has a vibe that no other school has. Everyone is friendly, helpful, talented, and not afraid to be who they are. There's no trashing new-coming students and there are no sororities or fraternities. Meeting new people and making new friends… more read full review

    CalArts has a vibe that no other school has. Everyone is friendly, helpful, talented, and not afraid to be who they are. There's no trashing new-coming students and there are no sororities or fraternities. Meeting new people and making new friends is not difficult, especially with art galleries and parties happening every Thursday night. We also have many events to allow new-coming students to make friends. (My first year, the first years and transfer students were invited to go on a trip to Santa Monica together on a bus.) Not only do you get to meet people, but you get to enjoy creative art in so many different aspects. You come across some strange things that inspire and also arouse different emotions from looking at art, listening to music, to observing dance performances. But you have to prepare yourself because this is a VERY liberal school--no one is afraid of being naked (the Chouinard dorms have a clothing-optional swimming pool, and there are people swimming or tanning naked there. We also have a Naked Gamelon. You'll find out what they are when you arrive ;) ) The parties are outrageous; our Halloween party is the craziest. I've heard that it's been ranked by Playboy to be one of the top 10 parties in America. Also, as I have mentioned before, not only is the social life here great, but the education is awesome. You learn from both your professor and your peers. Everyone is very supportive and encouraging. You also have to keep in mind that this school is relatively small compared to other universities (CalArts acceptance rate is 31%; it's relatively low.), but I think that it's an advantage because you receive more concentrated attention and critique in your work and you develop a close relationship with your professors. (Graphic designers have barbeques together and invite teachers and we all mingle and drink. It's really awesome.) The average class size is around 14 people. In my year, I had 17 other first year Graphic Designers, which were a lot compared to the other years. The graduating Graphic Design class of 2011 was only 8 people. I'm not trying to scare anyone, but it's a tough school. There are drop outs every year. The professors don't even get paid as much as other professors at different universities, but they work here because they are really dedicated in teaching their students and helping them to grow. I can't imagine being at any other school! read full review

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