SAIC Description

Students interested in turning their creative passion into a career would do well to look into the School of Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois. The school provides a practical, focused education to prepare students to begin their careers.

To expose students to different methods and perspectives of art, the school welcomes many guest speakers and artists throughout the year. In addition, it always offers new exhibits, performances, film screenings and readings.

Students looking to become involved in student life may also join one of the many clubs on campus and participate in events like philosophy discussions, weekly belly dancing and yoga classes, art critiques and much more.

Academics are offered in a wide range of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Some of these degrees include Advertising, Game Art and Design, Video Production, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics. All undergraduate students are required to take courses in the liberal arts and art and design history, theory and criticism.

The school also offers certificate programs specializing in the creative arts.

First-year students must submit official high school or GED transcripts, ACT/SAT scores, a letter of recommendation, statement of purpose and portfolio. Students must have scored at least 20 on the ACT and achieved 500 on the SAT Verbal or Critical Reading.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students who submit exemplary portfolios. Other forms of financial aid available to eligible students who have completed a FAFSA include grants, loans and work-study programs.

Quick Facts about School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Private

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.saic.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$36,930

Out-of-State Tuition

$36,930

Retention Rate

78%

Enrollment

3,100

Year Established

1866

SAIC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave School of the Art Institute of Chicago 5 stars overall.

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

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SAIC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
2,356
Freshman Class
656
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
3,100

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
76%
Graduate
24%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
86%
Part-Time
14%

Gender of Students

Women
74%
Men
26%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
10%
African American
5%
Caucasian
70%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
13%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
17%
Domestic
83%

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