California College of the Arts (CCA)

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California College of the Arts can be found in San Francisco, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. California College of the Arts has an enrollment of nearly a thousand students.

85% of all students that apply are granted admission to California College of the Arts, from which 11% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall California College of the Arts (CCA) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for California College of the Arts was reported as 85.0% in Fall 2020 with over 2,580 college applications submitted to CCA. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California College of the Arts has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.8%
  • 2017-2018: 63.7%
  • 2018-2019: 88.2%
  • 2019-2020: 85.0%
  • Projected CCA Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 73.9%

How Does California College of the Arts (CCA) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California College of the Arts is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
San Francisco Conservatory of Music47.6%
San Francisco Art Institute90.3%
Holy Names University63.3%
Mills College75.9%
Dominican University of California91.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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