California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA, USA

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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
Suburb or town
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100
27%
Acceptance Rate
2,254
Students Applied
26%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
100
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

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

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision January 5 June 1
Other
Preferred deadline
December 3
Rolling Admissions

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

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

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
42%
US States Represented
20
Countries Represented
25
Average ACT Composite: 21
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36
Average SAT Composite: 1160
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1600
SAT Percentiles

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

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-545-2787
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.78 Average Rating
Be yourself. Recruiters are much more looking for unique voices than they are people who are trying to impress.
Marvin from Norwalk, CA
Do your research. Try to connect with students that already go there, and also with ones that have been accepted. Be ready for intense, focused study- just because it's an art school doesn't mean it's easy, the professors (who are well respected, successful intellects) expect the very best.
NS from Los Angeles, CA
Start early with applying for scholarships! This school is possible for anyone interested but you will need financial help if you're not from a wealthy family. I have almost no money at all to put toward college, but after scholarships, grants and loans, I've made it work!
Erin from Saugus, CA
apply yourself, but don't overwork yourself. try to set times to sleep, everyone needs sleep, and i can tell you from experience how much it sucks to go days with very little of it.
Tomas from Novato, CA
be prepared to have very little sleep. Calarts gets very crazy with your own metier studies and critical studies.
Mengna from Stevenson Ranch, CA
Probably need a car.
Celeste

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