California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA, USA
3.56 Average Rating

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is a Bay Area-based school of art and design with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland. CCA is home to 22 undergraduate programs in core disciplines of Architecture, Fine Arts, Design, and Humanities. To provide an immersive artistic experience, CCA features specialized studio space such as a Model Shop and Digital Craft Lab. For students who wish to practice art and design in another culture, CCA partners with schools in Germany, Sweden, China, and Japan to offer semester abroad programs.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
34%
Out of State Students
23%
0
100
65%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,971
Total Number of Undergrads
1,516
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
53%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$39,075
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$44,976
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,976
0
100
68%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
80%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,460
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
33%
67%
Student Organizations
27
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
San Francisco
Los Angeles
New York
Portland
Seattle
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
56%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$34,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating
attached to art history. mostly conceptually charged teachers. design over fine arts.
Joshua from Oakland, CA
California College of the Arts has a unique and rigorous program created for the conscious modern day artist. Their curriculum and resources prepares students to combine art with the communities both around the institution and the world. Preparing alumni to face the battles of continuing to purse a career in art outside of the school.
Cinthia from Oakland, CA

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