2,849
Students
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
59
59%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a Comprehensive institution located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 36 South Wabash
Chicago, IL  60603
United States
Contact Ms. Asia Mitchell
Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Email: ugadmiss@saic.edu
Phone: 312-629-6100
Fax: 312-629-6101

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Ceramic Arts And Ceramics Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,244
Applied
3,111
Accepted
2,849
Enrolled
59%
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Female Admissions

3,926
Females Applied
2,456
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,318
Males Applied
655
Males Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.51
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen November 15th January 30th Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 22 27

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,390
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Fees

920
Full-time student fees
15,890
Room & board
12,300
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Student Body

2,849
Total undergrad students
32%
International Students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.57%
Black or African American 3.4%
White or Caucasian 34.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.25%
Asian 11.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.95%
Other 4.77%

Gender

Male (26.68%)
Female (73.32%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 17%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Exhibition Openings, Holiday Art Sale and All School BBQ

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Association/Student Union Galleries, Korean Student Association, InterVarsity, Curatorial Community and Good 'Ol Futbol

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Faculty

731
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 172
Part-time - 559
Male - 362
Female - 369