California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

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California Institute of the Arts can be found in Valencia, CA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. California Institute of the Arts has an enrollment of nearly 1,500 students.

The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 30% of students who applied are accepted to the school.

Overall CalArts Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for California Institute of the Arts was reported as 29.9% in Fall 2013 with over 1,230 applications submitted to California Institute of the Arts. 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California Institute of the Arts has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 34.4%
  • 2010-2011: 15.6%
  • 2011-2012: 26.9%
  • 2012-2013: 24.7%
  • 2013-2014: 29.9%
  • Projected CalArts Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 26.6%

How Does CalArts Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California Institute of the Arts is eighty-six percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The Master's College and Seminary61.4%
Columbia College Hollywood54.8%
Woodbury University55.8%
California Lutheran University48.0%
Mount St. Mary's College74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)

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