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California College of the Arts Admissions

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
65%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
Total Applicants
2,361
SAT Range
SAT Reading
450-590
SAT Math
470-610
Students Submitting SAT
ACT Range
19-27
ACT English
19-25
ACT Math
18-28
ACT Writing
Students Submitting ACT

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Offers Early Action
Application Fee
$70
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
No

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Neither required nor recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Neither required nor recommended
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
55%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.11 responses
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