CalArts School of Art

Acceptance Rate 2,267 Applied 573 Accepted 1,021 Enrolled 25%

Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record Essay 2 recommendations Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview 3 recommendations
Other requirements: Portfolio or audition
Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 5th April 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer January 5th April 1st Yes

Fees 616 Full-time student fees 12,135 Room & board

Hispanic/Latino 13.4%
Black or African American 4.04%
White or Caucasian 40.59%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.39%
Asian 10.64%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 5.81%
Other 4.24%

Gender Male (466%) Female (55.34%)

College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing Disabled housing Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 36%

Student Activities Student-run campus newspaper

24-hour patrols by trained officers

Faculty 400 Total Faculty 7:1 Student-Faculty Ratio Full-time – 168 Part-time – 232 Male – 215 Female – 185

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How hard is it to get into Cal art?

The faculty of each program at CalArts evaluates applicants on the basis of demonstrated artistic merit in a competitive admission process.

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