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CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS - [CCA], OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

Oakland, CaliforniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1907Established Year
  1927Enrollment

California College of the Arts: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Sugandhi Sood Sugandhi Sood
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Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is a non-profit private college situated in California. With its two distinguished campuses, the college offers 22 UG and 11 PG degree programs.

It is globally recognized for offering interdisciplinary courses that range from Architecture, design to various forms of fine arts and Humanities Science which includes sculpting, literature and print media, etc. Graduates of CCA are sought after by companies like Facebook, Apple, Disney/Pixel, and Google.

Highlights

Type of InstitutionNon-profit; Private
Establishment Year1907
Campus SettingUrban
Annual Acceptance Rate88%
Graduation Rate60%
Basic Tuition Fee UG students50,592 USD
Basic Tuition Fee PG students31,950 USD - 63,900 USD
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, PTE, etc.
Official websitewww.cca.edu

California College of the Arts Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

California College of the Arts has four-core disciplinary programs which includes

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Fine arts
  • Humanities & Science.

Presently, CCA offers 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs to all future students. Apart from these degree programs, the college also offers 4 dua-degree programs:

Campus

California College of the Arts has two distinguished campuses in the Bay Area. One in Oakland and the other one in San Francisco. The students studying at CCA will spend the time at both the campuses.

While the undergraduate programs are spread throughout both campuses, the graduate programs are only available at the San Francisco campus.

Residence

The college provides both Off-Campus with On-Campus housing facilities to its students. The on-campus housing is mandatory for first-year UG students.

Accommodation options are available in the form of four residence halls.: 188 Hooper, Blattner Hall, Panoramic Residence, and Irwin Hall.

California College of the Arts Application Process

Pre-requisites

  • High school/university transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio
  • Proof of English proficiency
Test NameUG ScorePG Score
TOEFL-iBT80100
TOEFL-PBT550600
IELTS6.57.5
PTE5873

How, When, and Where to Apply?

  • Prospective applicants are required to submit an online application form available on the official website. Applicants can also apply via the common application portal.
  • Transfer students have a separate admission application form.
  • CCA charges a non-refundable application fee of 70 USD from both domestic and international applicants.
  • The application deadlines vary for UG and PG programs. Also, applicants must note that the college accepts priority applications

Cost of Attendance

Undergraduate

CategoryOn-campus, First-yearOn-campus, TransferOff-campusWith Guardians
TuitionUSD 50,592USD 50,592USD 50,592USD 50,592
FeesUSD 500USD 500USD 500USD 500
HousingUSD 11,221USD 12,950USD 9,005--
FoodUSD 2,850USD 2,850USD 2,850USD 3,480
Personal/Misc.USD 2,200USD 2,200USD 2,570USD 2,950
TransportationUSD 1,250USD 1,250USD 1,590USD 1,450
Books + SuppliesUSD 1,500USD 1,500USD 1,500USD 1,500
Total Estimated CostUSD 70,113USD 71,842USD 68,607USD 60,472

Graduate

CategoryMFA, MArch, MAAD, DMBAMFA Writing, MA Curatorial PracticeMDes Interaction DesignMA Visual + Critical StudiesMFA Comics
TuitionUSD 53,250USD 42,600USD 63,900USD 31,950USD 33,468
FeesUSD 500USD 500USD 550USD 500USD 400
HousingUSD 9,005USD 9,005USD 10,006USD 9,005USD 10,006
FoodUSD 2,850USD 2,850USD 3,167USD 2,850USD 3,167
Personal/Misc.USD 2,570USD 2,570USD 2,856USD 2,570USD 2,856
TransportationUSD 1,590USD 1,590USD 1,767USD 1,590USD 1,767
Books + SuppliesUSD 2,200USD 1,760USD 2,640USD 1,320USD 1,760
Total Estimated CostUSD 71,965USD 60,875USD 84,884USD 49,785USD 53,424

Scholarships and Financial Aid

CCA provides financial aid to the students in the form of scholarships. The scholarship award range up to USD 24,000 and those who apply by the priority deadline for merit scholarship consideration deadline are eligible for the following scholarship provided by the institute.

  • Merit Scholarship
  • Diversity Scholarship
  • Need-based Scholarship etc.

Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply for all three types of scholarships.

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California College of the Arts Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2280
FAFSA Code001127
Application Cost$70
Average Cost of Attendance$48,648 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

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April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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California College of the Arts Acceptance Rate

63.7%

Acceptance Rate

2005

Total Applicants

2280

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

35.9%

Male

64.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program63.7%
Total Applicants2754
Total Enrolled1754
Graduate
Graduate Programs63.7%
Total Applicants826
Total Enrolled526

California College of the Arts Enrollment

Enrollment
California College of the Arts Enrollment2280
Undergraduate Enrollment1754
Graduate Enrollment526
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate58.0%

Attendance Cost

$48,648

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$48,648 / Year
Post Graduate Program$51,210 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,690 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$3,450 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$11,060 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$4,160 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,400 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,400 / Year
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
783515176318-
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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    9.3/10

    10/10academic
    9/10infrastructure
    9/10placements
    10/10faculty
    9/10extracurricular
    9/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Baber dodiya, INDIA Animation
    California College of the Arts
    Current student , Batch : 2022
    9.3
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    I opted to study at this college as it had various studios, shops, and labs that are spaces to develop my core studio skills. The skills including life drawing, color and design, digital painting, storytelling and dialogue, acting, and character animation are also a part of my course. State-of-the-art equipment, such as 24-inch Cintiq monitors, help me to hone my technical expertise in 3D animation, sound effects, layout and lighting, and post-production processes. I applied to the college with the help of a common application form.


    Course Curriculum - 

    At the heart of the curriculum, it is rigorous interdisciplinary. Following completing the course it will extend my artistic reach beyond the work of a standard animation studio. While studying the media, fine art, drawing, sculpture, acting, and storytelling I am able to develop my unique film grammar, including the way I build my frames, shots, scenes, and sequences. This kind of immersive, interdisciplinary practice not only shapes me into a well-rounded maker but also gives me an edge when I enter the industry.

    10 /10
    academic
    10 /10
    faculty
    9 /10
    infrastructure
    9 /10
    accomodation/food
    9 /10
    placement
    9 /10
    extracurricular
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