California Institute of the Arts

24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, CA 91355-2397
California Institute of the Arts (also known as CalArts) is a non-profit, private education institution located in Valencia, California.

Programs offered at CalArts include bachelor's and master's degrees. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities and has specialized accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design - Commission on Accreditation.

Dual credit and study abroad programs are offered at California Institute of the Arts. Secondary level Advanced Placement courses can qualify as credit towards a degree.

General Information

Main Phone: (661) 255 -1050 Website:
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 209
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above Affiliation: None
Size: Small (1,000 - 5,000 students) Undergraduates: 929
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 532
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 27%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: No
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1


Application Fee: $ 70

Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Transcript

Acceptance Rate

Applied 3,886
Accepted 1,046
Acceptance Rate 27%
Enrolled 448

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 99% Full-time 1% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 99% Full-time 1% Part-time
Student Gender 47% Men 53% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

52% White 1% American Indian/Alaska Native
6% Black or African American 6% Multiracial
9% Hispanic/Latino 9% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 17% Other

Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 65% $ 8,210
Local Grant 36% $4,412
Institutional Grant 76% $ 11,135
Student Loans 72% $ 9,474

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