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American Academy of Art Overview

Located in Chicago, Illinois, American Academy of Art is a private not-for-profit institution. Chicago is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is American Academy of Art Known For?

52 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at The Academy may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at The Academy.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • It takes the average The Academy student 4.0 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards The Academy has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#76 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual

Where Is American Academy of Art?

Location of American Academy of Art

Contact details for The Academy are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 332 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604-4302
Phone: 312-461-0600

How Do I Get Into The Academy?

You can apply to The Academy online at:

American Academy of Art has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford American Academy of Art?

90% Take Out Loans
7.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At The Academy, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $7,683 a year. That adds up to $30,732 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at The Academy is 7.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

American Academy of Art Undergraduate Student Diversity

159 Full-Time Undergraduates
72% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 205 undergraduate students at The Academy, with 159 being full-time and 46 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  The Academy

Gender Diversity

Of the 159 full-time undergraduates at The Academy, 28% are male and 72% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  The Academy

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of American Academy of Art students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of The Academy Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 5
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 83
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at American Academy of Art. At this time, 3 states are represented by the student population at the school.

American Academy of Art Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 31 31
Fine & Studio Arts 10 10
Graphic Communications 7 7
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 4 4
Computer Software & Applications 0 0
TOTAL 52 52


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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