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California Institute of the Arts 24700 McBean Parkway • Valencia, CA 91355

Admission: 800-545-ARTS • Financial Aid: 800-443-0480 •

Coed • Four-year • Specialized Institution CalArts is an internationally recognized school for the visual and performing arts.The CalArts educational philosophy combines rigorous instruction with individualized attention, a process that empowers students to define their own personal objectives and artistic voices. To encourage cross-pollination and experimentation, CalArts’ schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music and Theater—are all housed under one roof in Valencia, California, just thirty miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Campus Information

Admission Information

Academic Calendar Semester System Undergrad: 938; Grad: 491 Number of Students Average Size of Entering Class 450 Largest UG Degree Programs Cinematography & Film/Videos Production; Music Performance; Fine/Studio Arts; Theater; Dance Distance Learning Offered No None Satellite Locations Student to Faculty Ratio 8:1 Freshmen who Return as Sophomores 82% Tuition (w/o financial aid) $39,976 Available, not required On-Campus Housing Policy Auto Parking Available Extracurricular 10 Student Organizations

Financial Aid Information Priority Deadline for Financial Aid Feb. 2 FAFSA and Profile Financial Aid Forms Required Types of Aid Available Pell Grants; FSEOG; Cal Grants; Direct Loans; Perkins Loans; Merit-based Scholarships; Work Study; Institutional Loans; Deferred Payment Plan; Student Loans; Private Loans

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Financial Aid 63%

Application Fee Application Fee Waiver Commitment Deposit Amount Early Action/Early Decision

Procedures & Standards—Freshmen Application Deadline Date Students Notified of Admission Middle 50% SAT Range for Freshman Class Average GPA of Entering Class

Profile of Incoming Freshmen

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

State/Local Grants

Institutional Grants

Student Loans

Diversity (All Undergraduates)

7% 12% 1%

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

54% 16%

57% 62%

Freshman Class Geographical Profile Other Countries 12%

California 35%

Other States 53%

Federal Grants


1,453 443 30%




Fall: Jan. 3; Spring: Nov. 1 Rolling N/A 3.2

Applicants Admitted Fall Admit Rate


$70-85 In rare cases $500 No

Procedures & Standards—Transfers Application Deadline Fall: Jan. 3; Spring: Nov. 1 Priority Scholarship Consideration Feb. 15 Date Students Notified of Admission Fall and Spring: Rolling Advanced Placement Offered Yes Advanced Credit Given Yes Transfer Units Accepted Min. Sem 15; Max. Sem: 34 Residency Units Req’d for a Bachelors Degree Sem: 12 Minimum College GPA N/A Accept IGETC/CSUGE Breadth N/A CA Community College Articulation Agreements (GE/BA) College of the Canyons, & Santa Monica College

White Non-Resident Alien


Race/Ethnicity Unknown


Two or More Races

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The Guide 2013-14  

Private nonprofit colleges and universities of CA

The Guide 2013-14  

Private nonprofit colleges and universities of CA