Great experience. For the independant and self motivated artitst. Use all the departments to achieve your goals. mingle with all other artists. I would like to get my masters degree there. Not for anyone who needs a push. Internships are the key to industry jobs.
CalArts is a very special place, and I loved the 4 years i spent there. The classes are small enough to get plenty of personal attention, but the student body itself is diverse enough to not feel too tiny or limited. I would definitely go to calarts again. A student can learn so much there, but it is possible to slide by doing a minimal amount of work; don't be that student! Do ass much as you can and you will learn an amazing amount of STUFF. My best adivce: arrive to class registration early, don't get behind on "critical studies" credits, and stay focused on your major. Don't be afraid to try something new!!