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California College of the Arts 1111 8th Street • San Francisco, CA 94107

Admission: 415-703-9523; 800-447-1-ART • Financial Aid: 415-703-9528; 800-447-1-ART •

Coed • Four-year • Specialized University California College of the Arts empowers students to make the only art that matters: art that makes a difference. Founded in 1907, the college is noted for the interdisciplinary and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in twenty-one undergraduate and eleven graduate programs in the areas of art, architecture, design, and writing. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area—a global center of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship—CCA cultivates innovation, social engagement, and environmental responsibility in its students. Campus Information Academic Calendar Semester System Undergrad: 1,450; Grad: 467 Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class 410 Largest UG Degree Programs Architecture; Graphic Design; Illustration; Painting; Industrial Design; Photography, Animation Distance Learning Offered No Oakland Additional Campus Locations (1) Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1 Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 78% Tuition (w/o financial aid) $39,984 79% of first-year students live on campus Housing Policy Auto Regs Students in first-year housing may not have a car Extracurricular 20 Student Organizations

Financial Aid Information Priority Deadline for Financial Aid See website FAFSA Financial Aid Forms Required Types of Aid Available Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Perkins Loans; Merit-based Scholarships; Work Study; Institutional Grants; Deferred Payment Plan; Student Loans; Private Loans

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid

Admission Information Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount

$60 Yes $265

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Priority Deadlines Date Students Notified of Admission Accept/Recommend A-G Course Pattern Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class Math Scores Writing Critical Reading Combined Scores Average GPA of Entering Class

Fall: Feb. 1; Spring: Oct. 1 Fall and Spring: Rolling Yes 470 to 610 460 to 580 450 to 590 1400 to 1770 3.16

Profile of Incoming Freshmen Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate

1,330 1,113 83%

Graduation Rates Freshmen who graduate within four years Freshmen who graduate within five years

28% 41%


Freshman Class Geographical Profile


Other Countries 27%

28% 15%

Federal Grants

State/Local Grants

Institutional Grants



16% 5% 13% 1%

American Indian/Alaska Native Asian Black/African American Hispanic Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

36% 19% 10%

White Non-Resident Alien Race/Ethnicity Unknown

Other States 30%

Student Loans

Diversity (All Undergraduates)

California 42%

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Application Priority Deadlines Fall: Feb. 1; Spring: Oct. 1 Priority Scholarship Consideration Feb. 1; Reg. decision: Mar. 1 Fall and Spring: Rolling Date Students Notified of Admission Advanced Placement Offered Yes Advanced Credit Given Yes Max. Sem: 96 BFA; 117 BARC Transfer Units Accepted Residency Units Req’d for a Bachelors Degree Sem: 30 BFA; 48 BARC Minimum College GPA 2.0 Accept IGETC/CSUGE Breadth Yes, See website CA Community College Articulation Agreements (GE/BA) Yes

0% Two or More Races

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