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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago, IL
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1866, is a private institution. The school occupies its own facilities adjoining the museum in downtown Chicago, overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,849
   Women 2,089 (73.3%)
   Men 760 (26.7%)
Graduate Students 721
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 59% of 5,244 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.51
SAT Math 490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 530-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,630
  Tuition and Fees $45,750
  Room and Board $13,100
Average Percent of Need Met 63%
Average Freshman Award $35,464
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 168
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 69% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Chicago Population 2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 89% of freshmen, 17% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.3% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
15.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.2% White
7.1% Unknown
International Students 32.3% from 48 countries
First-Year Students Returning 81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 41.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported