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What Makes Us Special

About California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts, founded in 1907, empowers students to make art that matters. The college offers 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. Its learning environment encourages collaboration, innovation, entrepreneurship, and community engagement. CCA has world-class facilities at its two campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and takes advantage of its location in the middle of a global hub of design, technology, sustainability, and social activism.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics460-640
Critical Reading470-598
Writing453-600

* SAT1or ACT scores are not required, but used for placement if submitted.

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.27

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 62%
Men 38%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 82%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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tuition and fees, and financial aid, click here.

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$32,050

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 7:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 75%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 522 30 0 0 552

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