School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Chicago, IL

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Essentials

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Student Essentials
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: $39,020
Out-of-State Tuition: $39,020
Retention Rate: 79%
Enrollment: 3,626
Year Established: 1866

About SAIC

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.

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SAIC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Overall Rating

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SAIC Map & Location

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
36 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603


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Getting Around SAIC

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chicago, IL

Winter
Dec
35
23
Jan
31
18
Feb
36
22
Spring
Mar
47
31
Apr
59
42
May
70
52
Summer
Jun
80
62
Jul
84
68
Aug
82
66
Fall
Sep
75
58
Oct
63
46
Nov
49
35

SAIC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,807
Freshman Class 656
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,626

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 67%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 8%
African American 4%
Caucasian 67%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 15%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 77%
Graduate 23%
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%
Women 74%
Men 26%
International 20%
Domestic 80%

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