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California Institute of the Arts

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Rating

Private

Type

1,618

Students

$50,850

Tuition

25%

Acceptance

#181

Ranking

Large Suburb

Campus Setting

Valencia, CA

24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, CA 91355-2397

California Institute of the Arts is a small private art school located in Valencia, CA ranked 181st in the nation. It has a total of 1,111 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, with a 25.28% acceptance rate. California Institute of the Arts offers 39 different majors and is best known for its Acting, Theatre Design and Technology, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 3rd, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,850 per year, California Institute of the Arts is very high-priced. 63.73% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $37,900 per year, which is 9% under the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$51,466
Above Average

California Institute of the Arts

$51,466

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$73,980

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$55,525

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

25%Acceptance
Moderately Selective

California Institute of the Arts

25%

National

69%
Sat

0 - 0

% of students submit

Admissions Yield

38%

ACT

0 - 0

% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Neither required nor recommended

Application Fee

$70

Students

1,111Undergrads
Very Small Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

45%

In-state

83%

Female

55%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

10%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
13% Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other11% Fine/Studio Arts, General10% Acting66% Others

13% Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

11% Fine/Studio Arts, General

10% Acting

66% Others

Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

13%

54 Graduates

Fine/Studio Arts, General

11%

45 Graduates

Acting

10%

42 Graduates

Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

9%

38 Graduates

Cinematography and Film/Video Production

7%

31 Graduates

Music Theory and Composition

7%

31 Graduates

Photography

7%

28 Graduates

Creative Writing

6%

26 Graduates

Academics

A-
Professors
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Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

7

Number of Library Books

138,900

Academic Spend per Student

$24,993

Full-time Retention Rate

81%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$26,900/Year

California Institute of the Arts

$26,900

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$26,900

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$37,900

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

63%