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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?

2,735 Full-Time Undergraduates
$43,013 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 one 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.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rankings

School of the Art Institute of Chicago landed the #520 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 61 colleges in Illinois, it is ranked at #18.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that School of the Art Institute of Chicago has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for International Students 276
Best Colleges for Diversity 335
Best Colleges 520
Best Colleges for the Money 1,299
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,915

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?

$43,013 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 $43,013. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for School of the Art Institute of Chicago

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$38,308 $39,995 $40,663 $45,272 $47,184

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

2,735 Full-Time Undergraduates
75% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,889 undergraduate students at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with 2,735 being full-time and 154 being part-time.

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

There are also 759 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,735 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 260
Black or African American 92
Hispanic or Latino 304
White 941
International Students 917
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 Majors

In 2017-2018, School of the Art Institute of Chicago awarded 1,232 undergraduate degrees and 642 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 25 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 13 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 24 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 587 184 0
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 15 11 0
Interior Architecture 0 4 0 0
Journalism 0 0 6 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 24 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 17 0
Writing Studies 0 10 17 0
Total 0 1,232 642 0

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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