Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland Institute of Art

Cleveland, OH
student ratio
total students
$35,980 | $35,980
in-state | out-of-state tuition
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
sat math
sat reading
sat writing
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Communication technologies
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Medical Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Drawing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Graphic Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Illustration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial and Product Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interior Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Metal and Jewelry Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Painting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Printmaking
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sculpture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


66% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied715
    • Accepted479
    • Acceptance Rate66%
    • Enrolled559
    • Female Applicants440
    • Females Accepted303
    • Female Acceptance Rate68%
    • Male Applicants275
    • Males Accepted176
    • Male Acceptance Rate64%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$30
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.06
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer June 1st Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 540 470 620
    • SAT Math 500 440 560
    • SAT Writing 500 440 570
    • ACT Composite 22 19 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$35,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$35,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$2,340
    • Room and board *$11,455
    • Room only *$7,325
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students559
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino5.81%
    • Black or African American10.16%
    • White or Caucasian70.05%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.18%
    • Asian3.27%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.18%
    • Two or more races3.27%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout7.08% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students37% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 37%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Campus Activities Board, Student Independent Exhibition, International Interior Design Association, Student Leadership Council, Community Service Club
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty109
    • Full-time Percentage41%
    • Part-time Percentage59%
    • Female Percentage43%
    • Male Percentage57%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 559 students to 60 faculty

Location & Contact

11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1700

Office of Admissions

Phone: 216-421-7418
Fax: 216-754-3634

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