Overview

Applicants
1,713
Acceptance Rate
80%
Average HS GPA
3.27

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 598
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
453 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
499
with Terminal Degree
299

259
Men
240
Women
77
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Writing, General

  • Precision Production

  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drawing
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Michael Vanderbyl
Designer

Wayne Wang
Film Maker

Raymond Saunders
Painter

Viola Frey
Ceramicist

Robert Arneson
Sculptor

David Ireland
Conceptual Artist

Nathan Olivera
Painter

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
35%
Graduate in 5 years
57%
Graduate in 6 years
59%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,417

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,574

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,848

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,417

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$43,148
Required Fees
$460
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,450

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

From The School

At CCA, education takes place both inside and outside the classroom. About 80 percent of first-year students live on campus. Throughout the year, the residential-life staff hosts social and educational programs ranging from movie nights and barbecues to museum trips and professional lectures.

Students are encouraged to join existing clubs and organizations or to form new ones. Clubs and activities range in focus from community building to politics to physical fitness. Students may also become involved in student government. The Student Council sponsors a variety of activities throughout the year, including dinners, films, and shuttles to San Francisco galleries.

Our students are active in many pre-professional groups that are affiliated with corresponding Bay Area professional chapters: American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

Student services include counseling, tutoring, advising, career development, health and wellness, disability and access services, fitness classes, stress relief, and safety workshops. There are many services specifically for international students, including dedicated staff, special workshops, social events, and exhibitions.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,533
Foreign Countries Represented
54

Demographics

16.09%
Asian
4.32%
African-American
13.50%
Hispanic
26.60%
Caucasian
7.58%
Unknown
30.72%
International

62% female
38% male
32% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview

From The School



Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
84%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
22
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations

1% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Other



Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
16

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
CCA offers a custom apple store and HP Store where students can get special pricing on laptop bundles.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Arnold Icasiano
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Address
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone
415-703-9529

Email
enroll@cca.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The Nave- San Francisco campus
The Foundry - Oakland campus
Individualized Painting Studios - SF
North/South Student Galleries - Oakland
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art
Students learn from individuals, the inter-cultural community, and the myriad events and activities sponsored by the Center for Art and Public Life, the CCA Wattis Institute, and the Student Affairs Office. Activities range from social events, yoga classes, exhibition receptions, workshops, and topical forums to programs designed to engage the public and the academic community in a dialogue about the nature of arts and culture. Readings, lectures, performances, issue-based symposia, and panel discussions on the arts, architecture, design, and humanities are offered throughout the year.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Old Historic Downtown - Oakland
Mission Neighborhood - SF
Dolores Park, - SF
Buena Center for the Arts - SF
Thee Parkside Restaurant - SF

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10AM Oakland campus & 1:30 PM SF campus
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis, Shuttle buses, BART (train), buses. San Francisco International Airport is close to the San Francisco campus and Oakland International Airport is close to the Oakland campus..

Driving Instructions to Campus
San Francisco campus: from the SF Airport: Take Highway 101 north. Exit at Vermont Street and turn right on 16th Street, then left on Wisconsin. Oakland campus from the Oakland Airport: Take I-880 north to the junction of I-980 to Highway 24 (Walnut Creek). Take Highway 24 east, exit at Broadway, turn right, proceed south.

Local Accommodations
There are many hotels and bed & breakfasts close to our campuses that can accommodate visitors. Prices vary.