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California Institute of the Arts Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 8 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

51% Women
49% Men


We do not have information on athletics at California Institute of the Arts


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.1%
Hispanic 13.0%
Non-resident alien 17.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 8.2%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 44.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 17 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Erin from Saugus, CA
  • 5
  • Living in the dorms is a very popular decision at CalArts. Many students enjoy living in the dorms and act like a family of neighbors.…

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  • Private from Valencia, CA
  • 1
  • Do not walk alone at night. Do not accept food or drinks from strangers. Rape happens here. Old gross furniture, lack of things that people need like privacy and kitchens. Watch out…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • anon, AA
  • I am a past student here

    Food is abysmal for such a marvelously overpriced school. Slop enticingly titled after mouthwatering world cuisine that simply is unappetizing, overcooked, and greasy every day. The cafe doesn't even succeed in making good guilty pleasure food that is unhealthy as their pizza is subpar and even the junk food is lacking. Also healthy and vegetarian options are bleak.

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  • 1
  • Private from Valencia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Experimental animation is like the cafeteria, it has been remodeled to look good but the food is terrible. They wear t-shirts about cool bands experimental things but couldn't tell you anything about it.

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  • 4
  • NS from Los Angeles, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I usually bring my own lunch and snacks. However, I do munch at Tatum Coffee House's nice, and the view is awesome!

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  • 5
  • Marvin from Norwalk, CA
  • I am a current student here

    I personally really like the dining hall. It's good around 80% of the time, and when it's not it's a good excuse to vary up your meals anyway.

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  • 3
  • Preston from NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV
  • I am a current student here

    Food on campus is mediocre. It's quite good for about the first half of the semester, but soon after it gets repetitive and some days they will serve the same thing three days in a row.

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  • 4
  • Erin from Saugus, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Very good food for a school cafeteria and school cafe. The main cafeteria provides many options for vegetarians. Keep in mind that the school only accepts cash, so get used to that.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    haven't attended yet. plan to go in Fall 2012

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    haven't attended yet. plan to go in Fall 2012

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