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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1155

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
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
This is an interdisciplinary school and they will make sure you know it. The first year program focuses almost exclusively on the interdisciplinary aspect of the bachelor of fine arts track. However, once you get out of that first year they definitely take care of you.
Katherine from Clinton, MO

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