School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

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

Tuition & Fees

$53,160

$53,160

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

25%

male

75%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,672
Declined + 2,743
Total Received 6,415
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Private (nonprofit)

2,983

undergraduate students

699

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 1713
ACT 1136

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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 3,682
Established in 1866
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

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Chicago, IL

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

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

Campus Life

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

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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,672
Declined + 2,743
Total Received 6,415

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
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 800 232-7242
F: 312 629-6101
admiss@saic.edu

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $52,200
Room $13,100
Board $3,600
Additional fees $960
Books & supplies $1,790
Total $71,650
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Patrick James
Director of Financial Aid
pjames@saic.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
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
Painting/Drawing
Performance
Photography
Printmedia
Sculpture
Sound
Studio
Studio Art
Visual Communications
Visual/Critical Studies
Writing
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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

3,682

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

2,983
students

Female
75%
2,223

Male
25%
760

19%

699
students

Female
73%
511

Male
27%
188

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

2,804
students

Female
75%
2,099

Male
25%
705

7%

179
students

Female
70%
124

Male
30%
55

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Student Break-down

32%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
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 Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

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: June 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

66

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

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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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

International Student Contact

Jackson Moore
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, International Students
jmoore10@saic.edu

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