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California Institute of the Arts
  • 4 Year
  • VALENCIA, CA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade C+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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CalArts is an above-average private college located in Santa Clarita, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,011 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the CalArts acceptance rate is 25%. Popular majors include Cinematography and Video Production, Acting, and Studio Arts. Graduating 61% of students, CalArts alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.

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24700 W MCBEAN PKY
VALENCIA, CA 91355
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Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
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California Institute of the Arts Rankings

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California Inst. of the Arts Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
Application Deadline
January 4
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$54,594 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,651 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 21 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 21 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,011 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Artsy
    31%
  • Creative
    25%
  • Passionate
    19%
  • Entitled
    13%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Unique
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 26 responses
Poll
91%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Unique
    71%
  • CalArts is a universe within itself
    18%
  • Exceptional
    6%
  • Out of this world
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
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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