California Institute of the Arts

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world rank  1312

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Founded in 1961, California Institute of the Arts is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Valencia (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), California. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 59 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. CalArts also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym CalArts
Founded 1961
Motto No information in advance of need

University Location

Address 24700 West Mcbean Parkway
Valencia
91355-2397 California
United States
Tel +1 (661) 255 1050
Fax +1 (661) 253 7712

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is considered but not required
- Secondary school rank is considered but not required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is considered but not required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are considered but not required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia 91355
(661) 255 1050
800 545 2787

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to California Institute of the Arts's Library
California Institute of the Arts's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 115,216 physical volumes, 37,902 physical media, 237,397 digital/electronic medium and 46 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
California Institute of the Arts provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 408 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1955


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
  • National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), Commission on Accreditation
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD)

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