School of the Art Institute of Chicago Rankings

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In the World#2025 of 14178
In North America#621 of 2629
In the United States#569 of 2528
In Illinois#21 of 100
In Chicago#9 of 38

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1240
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$50,167 /y
Aid receiving
91%
Undergraduates
2,983
Graduates
699
Male:Female Ratio
25:75
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
saic.edu

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%52%59%
Applicants6,4101,4974,913
Admissions3,6567742,882
Freshmen enrolled full time619145474

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
383 or 62%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1120
or below

75% of them
had 1360
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in School of the Art Institute of Chicago are 1120-1360 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
192 or 31%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in School of the Art Institute of Chicago are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school GPA Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1231 (33%)
Nonresident Alien1215 (33%)
Hispanic392 (11%)
Asian297 (8%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown293 (8%)
Black or African American133 (4%)
Two or more races105 (3%)
American Indian or Alaska Native6 (0.2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$50,167/year
Average aid awarded
$17,087
Students receiving aid
91%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$38,617
$30-48K$40,684
$48-75K$41,809
$75-110K$47,467
$110K+$49,700

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$47,814$42,904
Tuition in-state$47,814$42,904
Tuition out-of-state$47,814$42,904
Fee in-district$940$940
Fee in-state$940$940
Fee out-of-state$940$940

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,057
Combined charge for room and board$15,190
Room charge$12,670
Meal charge$2,520

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Fine & Studio Arts, General583166
Creative Writing1017
Visual and Performing Arts, General1511
Architectural and Building Sciences & Technology25
Art Therapy & Therapist24
Art History, Criticism and Conservation418
Art Teacher Education17
Design and Applied Arts, Other14
Fine and Studio Arts Management13
Fashion & Apparel Design10
Journalism, Other6
Interior Architecture4
Grand Total616321
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate70%67%71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%

Publications & Citations

Publications
548
Citations
11,715

Publication count by topic

Art
119
Physics
105
Sociology
79
History
52
Psychology
38
Computer science
24
Engineering
19
Philosophy
13
Political science
13
Biology
6
Geography
5
Medicine
5
Environmental science
3
Mathematics
3
Materials science
2
Business
1
Chemistry
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Art872120
Physics9789,336
History139349
Sociology1793463
Engineering2798381
Political science294545
Philosophy32681
Psychology3975196
Geography429520
Environmental science433533
Materials science482144
Biology520277
Computer science530740
Medicine545238
Mathematics546113

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199021
199134
199233
199325
199448
199500
199602
199741
199875
199922
200028
2001326
200247
2003210
2004327
2005626
2006529
20071342
2008972
20091589
201015147
201119174
201246531
2013491081
2014371304
2015431312
2016381234
2017321080
2018531257
2019381222
2020271144

General info

Alternative namesSAIC
Founded1866
WikipediaSchool of the Art Institute of Chicago
Colorsteal, gold
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff787
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address36 S Wabash
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
United States
City population2,722,000
Phone3126296118
Fax+1 (312) 629 6101

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