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California College of the Arts - CCA Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 105 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

61% Women
39% Men


We do not have information on athletics at California College of the Arts - CCA


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.4%
Hispanic 11.2%
Non-resident alien 9.1%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 48.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • No Meal Plan

Clubs & Organizations

Performance Arts
  • Dance
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • International Student Organization

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Dallas
  • 3
  • I lived at the Cal. St. dorms and for a dorm, it could be way worse. Its very expensive, but SF is expensive. However the communal kitchen (1 kitchen for…

  • Jun-10-2012 Read More
  • Cinthia from Oakland, CA
  • 3
  • Have never lived in the dorms at the California College of Arts campus but have heard and seen reviews from past students who have lived in the dorms that they…

  • May-13-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 1
  • N/A Piedmont CA
  • Dec-01-2017 I am a current student here

    This school has no real meal plan, if you do residency then you are forced to buy a 250 a2 meal card which is pointless, as it is not nearly enough to cover a semester and you might as well just pay out of pocket. The cafe is overpriced and the food is not very good. There are cheaper better places to eat nearby on college ave, like the Burrito Shop or Cactus Taqueria.

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  • 1
  • Serena from Roseville, CA
  • Jul-30-2017 I am a current student here

    There is no meal plan option, so you have to get your own food. But there is kitchen access in all dorm buildings for cooking. Bringing cooking supplies and utensils is a must.

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  • 2
  • Elaina from Portland, OR
  • Dec-19-2015 I am a past student here

    Food on campus is extremely expensive but it is convenient since there are hardly any places to eat around campus which are affordable. College Ave has a plethora of restaurants and cafes but they are not geared toward a student budget and the food is actually pretty gross, too. Beware of the people who own the cafe next to campus, they are rude and homophobic.

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  • 3
  • Bo
  • Jun-07-2015 I am a current student here

    There's only one restaurant on campus, and there is no meal plan. If you're going to spend money on food, I highly suggest buying food from a local restaurant or the grocery stores nearby, as it will be fresher, tastier, and better for you in the long run.

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  • 1
  • Jane
  • Nov-09-2014 I am a current student here

    No meal plan, which is inconvenient, but there is Safeway (grocery store) and a ton of cafes, including one on both campuses, nearby.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from San Francsico, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There are no cafeterias, so if you live in the dorms learn how to cook or you will eat a LOT of ramen. Cooking with a group of people helps pull resources, creates tastier meals, and makes it easier if you are not so good at cooking. There are lots of local places to get good food if you prefer not to cook, but they come at Bay Area prices.

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  • 5
  • India from New York, NY
  • Feb-10-2014 I am a current student here

    A2 cafe is our only dining but it is the best. Both the one on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are run by the same family. They are the best and you will grow to love seeing them everyday.

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  • 5
  • Xavier from Tallulah, LA
  • Oct-25-2013 I am a past student here

    The A-2 food is not bad for the price you pay and you get a variety of food ranging from pizza, sandwiches, pastries, coffee, soda, and even soup. My favorite would be the breakfast treats, I would order myself a coffee with a bagel and cream cheese, or if I was feeling fancy I would purchase a mushroom bagel with egg and cheese and some fruit on the side. The best part of having your school located in the bay area is the variety of food you have at your disposal. If you are in the mood for Asian cuisine, Mexican food, Mediterranean, or some burgers all you have to do is walk and your there. I enjoyed walking around and trying different food whenever I could, I would make it into a food adventure. There is a little something for everyone and I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Bo
  • Jun-07-2015 I am a current student here

    Non existent, thank goodness

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  • 0
  • Jessica from San Francsico, CA
  • May-28-2014 I am a current student here

    There is one Fraternity on campus: Alpha Rho Chi Professional Fraternity for Architecture and the Allied Arts. While it is mostly on the San Francisco Campus, it its open to everyone and good for learning about professionalism, meeting professional Alumni, and making close friendships with those who are interested in the same things you are.

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  • 0
  • Xavier from Tallulah, LA
  • Oct-25-2013 I am a past student here

    There are no Sororities or Fraternities at CCA, and I like it that way. I feel this way people can focus more on including everyone and becoming a closer community of artist citizens. If you want to get involved with the school you could try applying as a Chimera leader which is a student body representative or an R.A. which is a Resident Advisor with similar task but more specifically to the dorms. I had the privilege of working both positions and really enjoyed the students I met, and the person it helped shape me into. There are so many different way to get involved with the school, and making the most out of your college experience.

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