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California Institute of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355-2340

Official telephone: (661) 255-1050
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The admissions information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Contacting the office: 800 545-2787
800 545-2787 (toll free)

Is there an application deadline for fall? yes
Final filing date for fall: January 5
Application fee: $70
High school graduation is: required, GED is accepted
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school: no

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations very important
  • standardized test scores not considered
  • essay very important
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview important
  • extracurricular activities important
  • particular talent/ability very important
  • character/personal qualities considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence not considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered

Number of completed applications received: 2,267
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 573
School has a waiting list policy: yes
Number accepting place on waiting list: 57
Number of those on waiting list who were enrolled: 22
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state: 42%
Admission may be deferred: no

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