Cal Arts Description

The first school to offer BFA and MFA degrees, California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) prides itself on artistic innovation and high rankings.

Located in Valencia, CA, about 40 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Cal Arts’ programs in the visual arts, including those in photography and graphic design, have been ranked within the top ten by U.S. News & World Report.

Cal Arts offers BFA and MFA degrees in other artistic disciplines as well, including Dance, Film, Theatre Performance and Creative Writing.

Highly innovative in its approach, Cal Arts also has specialized programs in such specific artistic disciplines as puppetry. Another of their unique and innovative offerings is the interdisciplinary program whereby students study different artistic disciplines and can earn a degree for both.

The innovation at Cal Arts also extends into the way that art is practiced. All forms of experimentation and artistic boldness are encouraged across all disciplines.

Financial aid at Cal Arts is available to eligible students and is primarily obtained through student loans, grants and scholarships.

Quick Facts about California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.calarts.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Most Selective

In-State Tuition

$37,684

Out-of-State Tuition

$37,684

Retention Rate

79%

Enrollment

1,430

Year Established

1961

Cal Arts Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
871
Freshman Class
260
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
1,430

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
61%
Graduate
39%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
69%
Part-Time
31%

Gender of Students

Women
45%
Men
55%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
12%
African American
8%
Caucasian
66%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
12%
Unknown and Other
1%

International Students

International
11%
Domestic
89%

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