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Tuition & Fees

$46,560

$46,560

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

27%

73%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,111
Declined + 2,133
Total Received 5,244
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Private (nonprofit)

2,804

undergraduate students

721

graduate students

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School Facts

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1866, is a private coeducational institution. Its urban campus is located in Chicago.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,525
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Chicago, IL

Urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,720,546). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
June 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline January 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

59%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,111
Declined + 2,133
Total Received 5,244

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Asia Mitchell
Director of Underaduate Admissions
P: 800 232-7242
F: 312 629-6101
admiss@saic.edu

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architecture
Art Education
Art History/Theory/Criticism
Art Therapy
Art/Technology Studies
Arts Administration
Ceramics
Design for Emerging Technologies
Designed Objects
Fashion
Fiber/Material Studies
Film/Video/New Media
Historic Preservation
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Architecture
Journalism
Painting/Drawing
Performance
Photography
Printmedia
Sculpture
Sound
Studio Art
Visual Communications
Visual/Critical Studies
Writing
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Undergraduate

80%

2,804
students

Female
73%
2,044

Male
27%
760

Graduate

20%

721
students

Female
68%
490

Male
32%
231

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,637
students

Female
73%
1,916

Male
27%
721

undergraduatePart-time

6%

167
students

Female
77%
128

Male
23%
39

Student Break-down

25%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

70%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

66

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 59
Countries most often represented China
India
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Dave Murray
Assistant Director of Admissions, International Students
312 629-6125
dmurray@saic.edu

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