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California College of the Arts Admission Requirements

Oakland, California

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Chances of getting into California College of the Arts

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85%
Admission Difficulty for California College of the Arts
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into California College of the Arts and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #90 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,192 out of 2,578 applicants were admitted making California College of the Arts an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. California College of the Arts typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 11% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required or recommended by California College of the Arts.

California College of the Arts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for California College of the Arts
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for California College of the Arts
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

California College of the Arts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for California College of the Arts
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for California College of the Arts
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

California College of the Arts GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.2
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into California College of the Arts?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into California College of the Arts. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California College of the Arts was 3.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #66 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.2 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as California College of the Arts accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted California College of the Arts students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 10% Good
3.50 to 3.75 16% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 25% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 25% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

California College of the Arts admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,893 685 2,578
Accepted 1,634 558 2,192
Acceptance Rate 86% 81% 85%
Enrolled 174 74 248
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 13% 11%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
56

Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California College of the Arts is $70.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California College of the Arts and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California College of the Arts Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California College of the Arts
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110370 IPEDS survey data for California College of the Arts.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into California College of the Arts?

85% of those who apply are granted admission to California College of the Arts. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.