California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,927
Total Number of Undergrads
1,486
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
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
83%
20-39 Students
16%
0
100
35%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
White
65%
Hispanic
7%
Multi-Racial
4%
Unknown
3%

What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating

Academics can be very challenging at time and seem to consume a lot of your time and social life. Don't let that get in the way of exploring the city or taking some time for yourself and friends. Making a schedule for yourself is a great way to balance the challenges you will face. Art school rigor is no joke, at CCA the professors will challenge you and you will gain a lot from it if you are up for the challenge. I learned a lot from the Humanities and Science classes at CCA, which really helped shape my perspective on life and how initiate some change starting with my actions.
Xavier from Tallulah, LA
Offer an individualized major which is considered a type of honors program that lets you build and structure your own curriculum. However before anything the school must approve it and they offer a class that will help you structure what it is that you would like to pursue.
Cinthia from Oakland, CA
i get straight as but i've always been that student that doesn't try hard and does well anyways. people say its difficult but i think most people are lazy.
Joshua from Oakland, CA
Instructors push you the limit, pulling every ounce of artistic talent, even if you didn't know you had any, out and into your art. Every instructor encourages individuality.
Someone from San Francisco
everything is one after the other. It is good to have done everything on a schedule. The instructors expect a lot from the students because of how small the classes are. There is good one on one critique time as well as class critiquing.
India from New York, NY
Since I completed only my freshman year so far, I could only talk about how rigorous my freshman year was. CCA has a CORE-program for all freshmen. It is needed to take all four CORE classes - D1, 2D, 3D, and 4D. If you already have credits for one or more of these classes, you will be excused. The professors are all fun and chill yet strict. They are there to teach us techniques, information, and skills. We must follow with their instructions yet add our own 'spark' into the assignments and projects.
Jaimie from San Ramon, CA
The teachers are professionals who have worked in the business and can help you reach your goals.
Kalyn from Roxbury, MA

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