C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, CA
Located on two campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, California College of the Arts offers undergraduate programs in fine art, architecture, design, and writing.  CCA educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts and prepares them for lifelong creative work and service to their communities.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,528
   Women 976 (63.9%)
   Men 552 (36.1%)
Graduate Students 455
Entrance Difficulty  
Overall Admission Rate Not reported
Early Action Offered  
Early Decision Offered  
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance Not available
  Tuition and Fees $45,466
  Room and Board Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met 66%
Average Freshman Award $33,021
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 99
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 68% of classes
20-29 students: 4% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
San Francisco Population 825,863
Nearest Metropolitan Area San Francisco, Oakland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.8% Asian
8.6% Black/African-American
18.8% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
1.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
35.6% White
8.7% Unknown
International Students 34.3% from 53 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 39.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 56%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported