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California Institute of the Arts

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

24.1%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$47,446

Average Salary in 10 Years

$50,600
Note: 10 years after enrolling at California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts is located in Valencia, California. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 984 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 24.1%.

Most students major in Visual and Performing Arts. 67% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,200.

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About
🗺 24700 W. Mcbean Pky
Valencia, California 91355
🌐 www.calarts.edu
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Admissions
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California Institute of the Arts has around 2,265 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 43% decide to enroll at California Institute of the Arts. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 2,265 applicants 36% are men and 63% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 174 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 58 men.

California Institute of the Arts's acceptance rate is 24.1%. The acceptance rate for men is 25.5% and the acceptance rate for women is 23.0%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to California Institute of the Arts?

Number of Applicants

2,265

Number of Applicants per Spot

10
per spot

Male Applicants

36%

Female Applicants

63%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts Acceptance Rate

24.1%

Getting in

More Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

25.5%

Female Acceptance Rate

23.0%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to California Institute of the Arts?

California Institute of the Arts Admissions Yield

43%
of accepted students choose to go to California Institute of the Arts

Male Admissions Yield

46%

Female Admissions Yield

41%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Record Required
Complete High School Considered but not required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

67%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

66%

Women Graduation Rate

68%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend California Institute of the Arts?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$49,256
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$47,446
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,203
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,203
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of California Institute of the Arts would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

California Institute of the Arts Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

88%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

55%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at California Institute of the Arts you can visit calarts.edu/financial-aid.

California Institute of the Arts Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,203
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,203
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from California Institute of the Arts?

California Institute of the Arts students, on average, make $50,600 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 10% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from California Institute of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

10.3%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at California Institute of the Arts.

Median Earnings of Students from California Institute of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts.

Male Students: Average Earnings from California Institute of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts.

Female Students: Average Earnings from California Institute of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at California Institute of the Arts

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend California Institute of the Arts? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.9x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at California Institute of the Arts. Salary is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.6x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at California Institute of the Arts. Salary is for the number of years after you start at California Institute of the Arts. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

8
students per faculty
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at California Institute of the Arts?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

66%

Undergrads

984

Total Students

1,498
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

2%

Students over 25

12%

Student Median Household Income

$74,875
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

57%
of undergraduates

Men

43%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Women

California Institute of the Arts has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students

18%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at California Institute of the Arts

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at California Institute of the Arts study?

California Institute of the Arts Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Most students study Visual and Performing Arts at California Institute of the Arts.

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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at California Institute of the Arts?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

90%

Students Who Transfer Out of California Institute of the Arts

2%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

California Institute of the Arts has a retention rate of 90% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

39
4% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

California Institute of the Arts has around 39 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 4% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see California Institute of the Arts as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Politics in California
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, California tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 62% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 32% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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