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Chances of getting into California Institute of the Arts

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
25.3%
Admission Difficulty for California Institute of the Arts
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into CalArts and can I get accepted? The school has a 25% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 573 out of 2,267 applicants were admitted making CalArts a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

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

CalArts SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
-
SAT Scores for California Institute 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 Institute 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

CalArts ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
-
ACT Scores for California Institute 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 Institute 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

CalArts GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

California Institute of the Arts has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Similar Requirements

Applying

Admission Statistics

California Institute of the Arts admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,496 771 2,267
Accepted 376 197 573
Acceptance Rate 25% 26% 25%
Enrolled 129 87 216
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 44% 38%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 7, 2022
Days left to Apply
76

Applicants have 76 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 7, 2022.

Application Fee

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

Admission Requirements

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

California Institute of the Arts Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California Institute 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=111081 IPEDS survey data for California Institute of the Arts.

FAQs

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

25% of those who apply are granted admission to CalArts. Admission competition is high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.