Application Fee
$70
Graduate Application Fee
$70
Acceptance Rate
25%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)
38%
Freshmen Enrollment
216

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/ACT Scores Comparison
SAT AverageACT Average
California Institute of the Arts00
All U.S. Colleges112368
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges113269
4-Years Colleges112468
Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in California117875

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.
SAT Scores by Subject
25th percentile75th percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing00
Mathematics00
Total00

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