California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
64%
Acceptance Rate
2,005
Students Applied
72%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
346
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$70
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
32%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
53
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1160
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
500
75th
660
Reading
25th
510
75th
650
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
18%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 415-551-9200
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.56 Average Rating
you get out as much as you put in. work alot and just be psyched on it. You will learn as much as you want to.
Matthew from Oakland, CA
Be confident! Prepare your best portfolio and have faith it's strong enough. Once you are excepted don't be afraid to call the school if you have questions about billing, registering for classes, etc. When I was incoming my enrollment counselor was on my speed dial. They are happy to help.
Brittney from Hillside, IL


I would recommend going on tours, and absorbing as much information as possible. Also, getting involved with the school is a great way to meet people and learn from your fellow peers. Lastly, I would try selecting electives that you would normally never choose because you never know what you might fall in love with. To make the most of your school experience try saying no less and yes to everything, you would be surprised.
Xavier from Tallulah, LA
Some tips to offer to students looking to pursue their education at California College of the Arts would be to check out their website first and foremost for more information on the programs offered, financial aid. Also to visit both campuses in person or at least take the online tours and speak with one of their friendly advisors to answer any questions you may have that the website did not answer or you are unclear about. Apply, you will never know what possibilities can open up for you unless you help yourself to find out and try.
Cinthia from Oakland, CA
don't go if you are interested in making art and not knowing what youre doing. if you like art history and want to make art about art go there. good for design but the fine arts are somewhat lacking.
Joshua from Oakland, CA
Research your interests.
Apply for scholarships.
Ask many questions
Alexander from Oakland, CA
Time management is everything. It will really help you to master your time during first year.
India from New York, NY
Just a few tips for the future students attending this great school!

1. Use what is given to you for free - counseling, tutoring, resources, etc.
2. Know your campuses - there are maps for a reason
3. Understand the cost of the tuition - study hard and you will be able to receive scholarships to help pay for the expenses
4. Plan a visit - there are tours
5. Engage in the school - plenty of events and clubs for you to join
6. Believe in yourself - your art matters!
Jaimie from San Ramon, CA
Try your hardest not to procrastinate. Also, make sure your work is the best work you submit and even if it's not, believe that it is because once you attend CCA, they can help you.
Kalyn from Roxbury, MA