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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.

Website: www.saic.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,983
Undergraduate
Students
(76.8%) 2,223 Women
(26.3%) 760 Men
699
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 6,410 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
April 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,270
Tuition and Fees
$53,160
Room and Board
$16,700
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
167
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
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Campus Life

Chicago Population
2,714,856
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.3% Asian
5.6% Black/African-American
15.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
51.4% White
8.4% Unknown
International Students
34.1% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
49.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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