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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Overview

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is School of the Art Institute of Chicago Known For?

616 Undergraduate Awards
$54,173 Avg Cost After Aid
70% Acceptance Rate
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 25% of the faculty were full-time.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards School of the Art Institute of Chicago has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts College Factual
#3 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#3 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

Location of School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Contact details for School of the Art Institute of Chicago are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 36 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-629-6118
Website: www.saic.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/saic.events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saic_news

How Do I Get Into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

You can apply to School of the Art Institute of Chicago online at: https://www.commonapp.org/

Admission Requirements for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Submission Required?
High School GPA neither required nor recommended
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program neither required nor recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

70% Acceptance Rate
78% Of Accepted Are Women
41% Submit SAT Scores
School of the Art Institute of Chicago has an acceptance rate of 70%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 22% of accepted students are men and 78% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 41% of students accepted to School of the Art Institute of Chicago submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 670. Math scores were between 530 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago  ( 580 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago  ( 530 to 670 )
200
800
School of the Art Institute of Chicago received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 28. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 30.

ACT English Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago  ( 22 to 28 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago  ( 22 to 30 )
1
36

Can I Afford School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

$54,173 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
5.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $54,173. 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

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 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $8,843 a year. That adds up to $35,372 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 5.7%. 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.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,746 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,893 undergraduate students at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with 2,746 being full-time and 147 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  School of the Art Institute of Chicago

There are also 746 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,746 full-time undergraduates at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 25% are male and 75% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of School of the Art Institute of Chicago students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 265
Black or African American 98
Hispanic or Latino 288
White 932
International Students 942
Other Races/Ethnicities 221

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 64 countries are represented at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

0 Took All Classes Online

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Fine & Studio Arts 587 11 184 782
Design & Applied Arts 0 4 24 28
Writing Studies 10 0 17 27
General Visual & Performing Arts 15 0 11 26
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 25 25
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 24 24
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 17 17
Arts & Media Management 0 0 13 13
Journalism 0 0 6 6
Interior Architecture 4 0 0 4
TOTAL 616 15 321 952

References

*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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