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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: calarts.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,021
Undergraduate
Students
(55.3%) 565 Women
(44.7%) 456 Men
499
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
25% of 2,267 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
 
Early Decision Offered
 
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
$74,257
Tuition and Fees
$53,466
Room and Board
$12,135
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$35,000
Average Indebtedness of 2019 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
168
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
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.4% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
16.9% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.2% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
20.7%
First-Year Students Returning
85.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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