Chances of getting into California Institute of the Arts

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
24.1%
Admission Difficulty for California Institute of the Arts
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into CalArts and can I get accepted? The school has a 24% acceptance rate ranking it #10 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 545 out of 2,265 applicants were admitted making CalArts a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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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

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

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

Admission Statistics

California Institute of the Arts admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,420 817 2,265
Accepted 327 208 545
Acceptance Rate 23% 25% 24%
Enrolled 135 96 235
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 41% 46% 43%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 5, 2020
Days left to Apply
21

Applicants have 21 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 5, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California Institute of the Arts and what considerations affect admission decisions?

California Institute of the Arts Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
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 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

24% of those who apply are granted admission to CalArts. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.