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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admissions Stats

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

Application Fees

$65
Undergrad Application Fee
$80
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
36 S Wabash Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 629-6100
Admissions Phone: (312) 629-6100
General Site: www.saic.edu
Admissions: http://www.saic.edu/admissions/ug_admiss
Application: https://www.commonapp.org/

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • McKenzie from Montgomery, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Be honest with yourself if you can afford the school and make it happen, because the price is high and there isn't a lot of assistance with that.

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  • Nicolas from Riverview, FL
  • I am a current student here

    Make positive relationships with your professors. Many of them work or have worked with people who are in specific art fields that may pertain to you. Don't be afraid to try new art forms, SAIC gives the opportunity to students to use their time in college to experiment before heading out into the art world.

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  • Isabetta from West Fargo, ND
  • I am a current student here

    Stay organized. Cultivate good relationships with your professors and the staff at the school. Don't get too caught up in making everything perfect.

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  • Sarah from MA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Attend an SAIC day and have a portfolio review! Simply by doing this, your application fee will be waived and you may be considered as a prime candidate for a merit scholarship. All applicants are automatically considered for these scholarships, but this will give you a leg up on the competition. In your portfolio, focus on concepts and experimentation rather than technical skill. SAIC is very concept-heavy and loves when students take risks. Don't bring a car! Parking in a city is always brutal, there is a train directly next to the school, and taking it is far cheaper than the cost of a car.

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