California College of the Arts

1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA
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Can students stay in the dorms on CCA campus for 4 years of during their study?
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Majors offered at California College of the Arts

Biggest majors
Design and Applied Arts
Graphic Communications
Design and Applied Arts

Academics at California College of the Arts

Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Selectivity
Least Selective (88% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

California College of the Arts demographics

22% White
14% Asian
13% Hispanic
4% Black
1% Pacific Islander
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Common careers for California College of the Arts students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Product Designer143k
Product Designer105k
Senior Graphic Designer86k
UX Designer83k
Art Director68k
Graphic Designer67k
Architectural Designer63k
Based on 1,407 student responses
61.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
104.9kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers

Net price of attending California College of the Arts

California College of the Arts financial aid

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Student reviews of California College of the Arts

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Known for

Welcoming student body
LGBTQ+ friendly
Comfortable dorms
Good work-study options
Close to activities in a city
Lesly Gonzalez
Photography and Photo Editing
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Art + 5 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

Coming to CCA as someone who had been so used to staying in their creative comfort zone. I can definitely say that all my professors have positively influenced me to go beyond my comfort zone and create work that will make my graduating portfolio much stronger in the end.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you want a traditional college life where you can live out the big university or college experience, this is not the school you are looking for. This is a strong small based community and this art school is small you will get to know almost everyone or at least know who they are. If you want a close-knit community with people of different majors this is a great place for collaborative projects as well.

Kaeli McLeod
Business And Entrepreneurship
Cooking

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

California College of the Arts is for a student looking to balance academics with part-time work or travel. The professors encourage the students to make art outside of the classroom and be inspired by the San Francisco area. With little to no "party scene" California College of the Arts is perfect for the curious but introverted student.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

California College of the Arts administration has not provided the CCA professors, staff, and union with the basic necessities for a teacher post-pandemic. Last Spring the Union went on a justifiable strike lasting under a week. Students' education was pushed back altering the structure of many classes. The strike was a necessary action. A lack of fair contracts has prevented staff and now students from experiencing the full potential CCA has to offer students. This is an ongoing issue.

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