2022 Acceptance Rate

A total of 2,364 students have applied and 686 students have allowed to admit to California Institute of the Arts (Acceptance rate: 29.02%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 30.03 % where 206 students have finally enrolled out of 686 admitted students.
The acceptance rate of the school is lower (tighter to admit) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Academy of Art University and American Film Institute Conservatory, its acceptance rate is lower (difficult to get in) (the average acceptance rate of the schools is 72.50%).
The yield of the school is lower (less admitted-students enrolled) compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. Compared to similar schools in rankings, its yield is much lower (admitted, but not enrolled) (average yield is 49.75%).
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). (Last update: June 2022)

How to Apply to California Institute of the Arts

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Admission Statistics Charts

Admission Requirements

The following table summarizes the admission requirement to apply to California Institute of the Arts. The school requires 4 items to submit - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
Admission Requirements for Applying to California Institute of the Arts
Secondary school GPAConsidered but not required
Secondary school rankConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered but not required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended