School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
3.80 Average Rating
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago was established in 1886 and is one of the oldest design schools in the nation. Located in the business district of Chicago, SAIC offers study abroad programs at other art and design institutions in locations such as London, Seoul, Zurich, and Vancouver. It has a “selective” admissions program and is one of America’s largest accredited independent schools of art and design. SAIC is associated with The Art Institute of Chicago and offers a liberal arts education in addition to its studio program.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
16%
0
100
59%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1155
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision April 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision January 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
3,650
Total Number of Undergrads
2,890
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
37%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
57%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$39,613
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$44,910
Out-of-State Tuition
$44,910
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%
Average Aid Per Year
$16,691
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
22%
78%
Student Organizations
45
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
New York
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
saic provides a challenging and creative environment to sharpen your artistic skills. the staff is well equipped with experience and knowledge to give practical and helpful direction. the school is also located in one of the most exciting cities in the world, with a vibrant history and many opportunities to make your voice heard.
Maria from Irmo, SC
A very multidisciplinary education that opens doors to creativity. SAIC offers a large campus downtown in the vented of Chicago's loop and as a student every education has opportunities to explore the urban landscape. Most of the teachers are accomplished artists and active in contemporary work practices.
Anna from Woodridge, IL

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