School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$53,160

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

25%

male

75%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,079
Declined 1,451
Total Received 6,530
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Private

2,911

undergraduate students

764

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,558
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

Urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,705,994). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 South Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201
Chicago, IL
60603

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
660
25th
560
75th
600
25th
488
75th
31
25th
22
75th
26
25th
19
75th
25
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
Application deadline (final deadline) April 15
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Optional SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,079
Declined 1,451
Total Received 6,530

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Recommendations
Secondary School Record
Portfolio

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Secondary School Rank
Completion of college-preparatory program

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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

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

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Financial Aid

89%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$16,952

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $52,200
Room $13,100
Board $2,480
Additional fees $960
Books & supplies $1,770
Total $70,510
Average Financial Aid - $16,952
Total with Avg. Aid $53,558

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 312 629-6600
F: 312 629-6601
finaid@saic.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Art Therapy/Therapist. yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Design and Applied Arts, Other. yes
Design and Applied Arts. yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes yes
Fine and Studio Arts Management. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Interior Architecture. yes yes
Journalism, Other. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art

3,558

total students

18%

in-state

82%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

2,911
students

Female
75%
2,172

Male
25%
739

21%

764
students

Female
75%
573

Male
25%
191

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

2,911
students

Female
75%
2,172

Male
25%
739

7%

198
students

Female
68%
135

Male
32%
63

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Student Break-down

32%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

554

Transfer applicants enrolled

18%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: February 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

66

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 74
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Mexico
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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