Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA)

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland Institute of Art Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline March 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 190 394 584
Accepted 135 280 415
Acceptance Rate 71% 71% 71%
Enrolled 49 89 138

CIA Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

SAT Scores

(46% of Students Admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 480 to 640
  • Math 490 to 600
  • Writing 470 to 590
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 640 600 590
Bottom 25th Percentile 480 490 470

ACT Scores

(69% of Students Admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 18 to 27
  • Math 17 to 25
  • Composite 19 to 26
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 27 25 26
Bottom 25th Percentile 18 17 19

Cleveland Institute of Art Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($30)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Not Considered
High School Transcript   Important
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Not Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
Electives 6 6
English 4 4
Math 3 3
Science 3 3
Social Studies 3 3
Other 3 3
Electives 1 1

Cleveland Institute of Art Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($30)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 9)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Important
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)

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