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2020 Acceptance Rate
A total of 2,267 students have applied and 573 students have allowed to admit to California Institute of the Arts (Acceptance rate: 25.28%). The yield, also known as enrollment rate, is 37.70 % where 216 students have finally enrolled out of 573 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 69.75%).
The yield of the school is higher (more 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 43.50%).
Admission Statistics Charts
2020 Test Scores Comparison
For the academic year 2019-2020, the average SAT score is 0 over scores submitted by enrolled first-time students. You can check and compare the SAT and ACT scores by subject with tables and charts.
|SAT Average||ACT Average|
|California Institute of the Arts||0||0|
|All U.S. Colleges||1123||68|
|Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges||1132||69|
|Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California||1178||75|
SAT Score by Subject
At California Institute of the Arts, 0 students submitted SAT scores (0% of enrolled students).
The average SAT score is about 0 and it is lower than average for Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California. The following table shows the SAT average scores by subject and 25th/75th percentile.
|25th percentile||75th percentile|
|Evidence-Based Reading and Writing||0||0|
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).
|Secondary school GPA||Considered but not required|
|Secondary school rank||Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record||Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program||Considered but not required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Required|
|Admission test scores||Neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)||Neither required nor recommended|