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California Institute of the Arts, a private insitution, was founded through the 1961 merger of the L.A. Conservatory of Music and the Chouinard Art Institute. Its 60-acre campus is located in Valencia, overlooking the Santa Clarita Valley, 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

Website: www.calarts.edu/

Private
Co-ed
949
Undergraduate
Students
(59.9%) 568 Women
(40.1%) 381 Men
499
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
25% of 2,145 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$49,276
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$35,000
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,293
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
160
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 55% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Valencia Population
32,605
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.7% Asian
7.8% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.8% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
47.1% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students
15.4% from 25 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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