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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
California Institute of the Arts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
24700 W McBean Pky
Valencia, CA 91355
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California Institute of the Arts Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
24%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$50,472/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $47,806/ year
  • $30-48k
    $43,779/ year
  • $49-75k
    $48,619/ year
  • $76-110k
    $51,050/ year
  • $110k+
    $54,643/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
94%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
943Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    38%
  • Creative
    23%
  • Passionate
    23%
  • Entitled
    8%
  • Unique
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
78%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.23 responses
Poll
93%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Unique
    71%
  • CalArts is a universe within itself
    14%
  • Exceptional
    7%
  • Out of this world
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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California Institute of the Arts Reviews

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The best part of being a student at California Institute of the Arts is that you are free to express anything you want, including going to class naked. You have the right for almost anything, the school is full of creativity. There are rarely any wrong answers. Mainly of the people are open minded, free to be who you truly are. Very accepting people all around. The professors are kind, you could speak to them about anything and will be helpful. It doesn't feel anything like High School, to me attending Calarts has given me a lot of freedom to do what I wish with my personal life and my practice. You may take any class you are interested in even if it is not your major. The only thing wrong about this school is that, it is not a diverse school. Thursday nights, which is gallery night is typically party time.
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It is an amazing school for art students. As a musician, it has been an amazing experience so far and it proves every day to have the most amazing teachers and experience. The food could improve, though!
It does not feel particularly dangerous considering that the city is considered the 2nd safest city in the US (apparently). Though we have had warnings come through campus security of people being banned for harassment and a homeless person hanging out in the music school, as well as an old lady taking a topless shower by the dorm pool. We called security about the old lady and they basically told us to just chill. Take what you will of that!