School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
25%
75%
Size of Town
Major city
In-State Students
16%
Countries Represented
48
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
Hispanic
11%
White
34%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
5%
Percent of First Generation Students
21%
Student Organizations
45
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes

Athletics

School Colors
Gold/Teal
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Intramural Sports
2

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.80 Average Rating
The school is right on Michigan Avenue so there are multiple places to dine close by! Chicago is most known for its deep dish pizza and its definitely worth a try if you aren't from around here. Other than that, I'm not sure if SAIC has its own dining facilities (sorry, the question wasn't asked when I attended the tour).
Amanda from Westchester, IL
The school just painstakingly selected a caterer for the new meal plan and the food is amazing. You are never hard pressed to find events featuring free food. Outside the school is a whole city of an amazing range of restaurants.
Katherine from Clinton, MO
If you live on campus, meal plans ARE mandatory. If you like the cafeteria food, great! If you don't like the cafeteria food, this can be an annoying waste of money. The food is pretty mediocre and way overpriced. If you live off campus, there are plenty of places to eat around the city. It's easy to find a quick bite. Near the school is a falafel and shawarma place called the Naf Naf Grill. It's great! SAIC provides options for vegetarian and vegan students (although the options can get tiring day after day) and also makes sure to accommodate students with allergies and religious dietary restrictions.
Sarah from MA
aside from being in the loop, which has lots of delicious options, the columbus building has a full cafeteria.
Maria from Irmo, SC