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California College of the Arts

Men
Women
# Applicants
423
982
# Admitted
332
814
% Admitted
78.5%
82.9%
% Overall
81.6%

Students who got into CCA:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (7), Grades (2), Sports/Extracurriculars (0), College Essay (3)
If you have the money and a good portfolioMay 01 2009Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
If you have the money and a good portfolio you will get in. I went to another school for two years, worked on a portfolio, and got in!
Female
I am a poor ass bastard, literally! I'm aApr 19 2009Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I am a poor ass bastard, literally! I'm a one-night stand baby, (the financial lady assured me however it aint so uncommon, didn't really help my FAFSA, wtf? ha ha. Since high school, my Mama's health has been terrible and keeps her out of work, we survived on food stamps, the whole 9 yards on the system. And look I go to CCA!!! True story!
If your get decently good grades in high school, you'll get financial aid, I can only speak for CA residents. . .the Cal Grant saves my life. Do your research, shake down the government, where ever you live!

Truly be passionate about what your creating, no matter whose fronting the dime, the Government, your parents, gosh golly you?! Make it worth your while, it's expensive, but luckily for all us poor kids who never got new clothes to k-12 and never got braces, fancy art college is affordable, ha ha!

No matter what your background is, be passionate. Be articulate, and ask your self, what do I really want to do with my life? I always think people with diverse interests/passions make the best artists, just be true to yourself, trust your self, and be real, give it all you got, and you'll most definitely get in CCA. For older students, like "real" grown-ups, not just that you can grow a hip beard, etc. CCA may not be worth it as a full time student, I'd say test the waters, before diving in, because it does have the dominant energy and awkwardness of early 20 year olds. I'm only 22 and I get annoyed! I always appreciate the rebel rousers in class, because they at least say something, and shake things up (in stimulating ways, not destructive ones). But again, it's your education, it's up to you to make it your own defined best, and I assure you my dears, if you do that, you won't be disappointed in the very least! Good Luck! Namaste.
Female

1. Do well in school! 2Feb 04 2009Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
1. Do well in school! 2. Be earnest, work hard. 3.Develop a thick skin...
SAT: 1300 Female
Transfered credits, submitted portfolio, interviewed with staff, filled outNov 03 2008Industrial Design
Transfered credits, submitted portfolio, interviewed with staff, filled out application, applied for financial aid and scholorships.
Female
Submit portfolioSep 11 2008Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
Submit portfolio. The more quality it has the better. And take as many AP classes as you can, especially humanities, like AP english (2AP english classes would be perfect, so you can waive both requirements), AP Calculus and AP Art of course. It will help in a long run. And submit work for all scholarships possible and all financial aid opportunities.
SAT: 1800 Female
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