Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Institute of Art, founded in 1881, is a private institution. Its campus of three buildings is located in University Circle, four miles east of downtown Cleveland.

Website: www.cia.edu/

Private
Co-ed
637
Undergraduate
Students
(63.3%) 403 Women
(36.7%) 234 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
54% of 957 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.39
SAT Math
540 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580 average
520-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$58,880
Tuition and Fees
$42,055
Room and Board
$11,070
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Freshman Award
$26,456
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,195
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
51
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 70% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Cleveland Population
390,928
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
10.3% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
8.6% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
1.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   3
Foreign Language    
Social Studies   3
History    
Academic Electives   6

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted July 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
11610 Euclid Avenue
City, State, Zip
Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone
(216) 421-7418
Fax
(216) 421-7438
E-mail
admissions@cia.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
54% of 957 applicants were admitted
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
130 admitted students enrolled
Men
43 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
58% of 497 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.39
3.75 and Above
32%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
14%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
540 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
4%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
580 average
520-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
16%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
22 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
6%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
38%
Score of 12 - 17
9%
Score of 6 - 11
1%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 13%
Top quarter: 38%
Top half: 68%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$58,880
Tuition and Fees
$42,055
Room and Board
$11,070
Books and Supplies
$2,190
Other Expenses
$3,565
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003982
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
153 (95.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
141 (92.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
141 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
10 (7.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$26,456
Need-Based Gift
Received by 141 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $21,832
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 134 (95.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,865
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7 (5.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
23 (14.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,804

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
518 (84.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
492 (95.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
492 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
44 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$27,536
Need-Based Gift
Received by 492 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,276
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 453 (92.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,712
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 36 (7.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
86 (14.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,392

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,195
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
22.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Special achievements/ activities

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
6
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,101
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Drawing
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Most Popular Disciplines
Visual and performing arts, Communication technologies, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Not required

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
51
Part-Time Faculty
71
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
28%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 70% of classes
20-29 students: 13% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
10-19 students: 100% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
211,859
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
250
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Cleveland Population
390,928
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
2 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
6 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
37% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
63%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, campus activities board, student independent exhibition, international interior design association, student leadership council, community service club
Sororities
1% of women participate
Fraternities
1% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
637
Women
403 (63.3%)
Men
234 (36.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
620
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
10.3% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students.
8.6% from 7 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
48.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Average Starting Salary
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
1.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 17%

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