How much does California College of the Arts cost?

California College of the Arts Cost of Attendance
In-state $47,266
Out-of-state $47,266
On-Campus Room and Board $12,690
Off-Campus Room and Board $10,450
Average Annual Cost $39,075
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $26,122
$30,000-$48,000 $27,949
$48,000-$75,000 $32,258
$75,000-$110,000 $34,442
Over $110,000 $38,719

California College of the Arts Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 77% $21,290
Federal Grants 24% $5,045
Pell grants 24% $4,574
Other federal grants 4% $2,069
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 12% $4,540
Institutional grants or scholarships 77% $20,510
Student loan aid 38% $7,886
Federal student loans 38% $7,829
Other student loans 4% $24,797

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Visit a college campus 299 Up to $6,000
Do community service 295 Up to $500
Have perfect attendance for a year 219 Up to $2,000
Do an extracurricular activity 298 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 194 Up to $10,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 184 Up to $5,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

California College of the Arts Admissions

What is California College of the Arts's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 64%
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California College of the Arts Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1486
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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About California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study of the arts. The college prepares its students for lifelong creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in fine art, architecture, design and writing.


1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Schools of art, music, and design
Setting Large City
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