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Cleveland Institute of Art Overview

Cleveland Institute of Art is a private not-for-profit institution located in Cleveland, Ohio. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is Cleveland Institute of Art Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$38,724 Avg Cost After Aid
66% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at CIA may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at CIA is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at CIA.
  • In <nil>, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from CIA with a bachelor's degree make about $45,283 a year. That's 11% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • It takes the average CIA student 4.2 years to graduate. This is pretty good when compared to the national rate of 4.4 years.

Where Is Cleveland Institute of Art?


Contact details for CIA are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-1710
Phone: 216-421-7000

How Do I Get Into CIA?

You can apply to CIA online at:

Admission Requirements for CIA

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into CIA?

66% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women
21% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at CIA is 66%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 25% of accepted students are men and 75% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 21% of students accepted to CIA submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 540 and 680. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art  ( 540 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art  ( 500 to 590 )
CIA received ACT scores from 35% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 17 and 28. Math scores were between 17 and 25. Composite scores were between 19 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art  ( 17 to 28 )
ACT Math Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art  ( 17 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art  ( 19 to 26 )

Can I Afford Cleveland Institute of Art?

$38,724 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
4.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of CIA is $38,724. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At CIA, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $9,592 a year. That adds up to $38,368 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CIA is 4.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Cleveland Institute of Art Undergraduate Student Diversity

570 Full-Time Undergraduates
74% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 580 undergraduate students at CIA, with 570 being full-time and 10 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 570 full-time undergraduates at CIA, 26% are male and 74% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Cleveland Institute of Art students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 19
Black or African American 62
Hispanic or Latino 53
White 377
International Students 14
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

Geographic Diversity

Ohio students aren't the only ones who study at Cleveland Institute of Art. At this time, 19 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at CIA. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Cleveland Institute of Art

0 Took All Classes Online
54 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 54 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at CIA has changed over the last few years.


This is the #1,689 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at CIA regardless of major.


*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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