California Institute of the Arts


Student Population
Best Colleges National Rank
 Location Valencia, California
 Online calarts.edu 
School Type Private 4 Year
Size Small
Profit Status Non-profit
On campus housing Yes
Degrees Offered Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Valencia, California, California Institute of the Arts is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 2,158 prospective students applied, and 538 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 193 enrolled in the school.  1,436 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 12 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2016/2017, excluding room and board, is $45,030 plus fees of $616. CalArts is ranked 577 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2018 U.S. Colleges Ranking.


Getting In

Admission Standards
Test Scores
Applications Accepted
Applications DueJan 5, 2018
Applicant CompetitionVery High

Cost to Attend

Costs for California Institute of the Arts
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,590
Other Fees$616
Room and Board $11,363
Budget for Other Expenses$7,200
Total One Year Cost$66,799


Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
65% within 6 years
Graduation Rates for California Institute of the Arts
Years Percent Earning Bachelor's Degree
in 4 years 51% earned a bachelor degree
in 5 years 53% earned a bachelor degree
in 6 years 65% earned a bachelor degree

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. These statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from California Institute of the Arts. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. California Institute of the Arts is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.