California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA
4-year
Small
Suburban

Questions and Answers

Machig D.
2 days ago
How many students are accepted into the Character Animation program?
g z.
21 days ago
What are the amenities included in California Institute of the Arts on campus housing?
Lakshita B.
1 month ago
Is the California Institute of the Arts specific to animation and digital art or are traditional artists valued equally?
Isabella D.
3 months ago
Does California Institute of the Arts allow students to double major?
Valentina A.
4 months ago
Does California Institute of the Arts offer merit-based or need-based scholarships for international students?
Eris (Jasmine) S.
6 months ago
What do California Institute of the Arts admissions counselors look for in an ideal applicant?

Academic details

Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (23% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

39% White
12% Hispanic
9% Asian
4% Black
4% Multiracial
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Common Careers

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
56.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
88.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
2%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
$16,471
Average grant for incoming freshmen
$4,872
Average Pell Grant
$7,345
Average Federal Loans

$14,394
Average Institutional Grant
$15,272
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$51,466 / year
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