Overview

Applicants
Acceptance Rate

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
0 - 0
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 670
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 670
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Early Action
January 2

Regular
June 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
763
with Terminal Degree
628

385
Women
378
Men

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Interior Architecture

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drawing
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty

Karl Wirsum
Adjunct Professor, Painting and Drrawing

Joan Livingstone
Professor, Chair, Fiber and Material Studies

Maud Lavin
Associate Professor, Visual and Critical Studies

James McManus
Professor, Liberal Arts, Writing

Dan Eisenberg
Professor,Chair, Film, Video and New Media

Prominent Alumni


Georgia O'Keefe
painter

Halston
fashion designer

LeRoy Neiman
painter

Victor Skrebneski
photographer

Claes Oldenburg
sculptor

Vincent Minnelli
filmmaker

David Sedaris
writer

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
38%
Graduate in 5 years
54%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,935

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$16,644

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,217

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,778

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$43,140
Required Fees
$820
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,770

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,550
Transportation for Commuters
$640

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,850
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,843
Foreign Countries Represented
68

Demographics

72% female
28% male
70% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
17%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Heather Walsh

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Complete psychoeducational evaluation including adult IQ and achievement testing

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation form must be completed by a qualified professional. The documentation form is available on our website, as well as in the Learning Center.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
No

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
49
Number of Honor Societies
0

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Other



Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
38

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, GovConnection, CDWG

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Admissions Main Office

Address
36 S. Wabash
Chicago, IL 60603

Phone
312-629-6100

Email
admiss@saic.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Leroy Neiman Student Center
Residence Halls
The Art Institute of Chicago
Gene Siskel Film Center
Studio Classrooms

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Museum Campus (Planetarium, Aquarium, Field Museum
Millenium park
Gallery Districts
Navy Pier
Lakefront
Chicago is one of the world's great cities. It's sophisticated and brash, sprawling and close-knit, earthy and earnest, and wildly experimental. The city is defined by an extraordinary and rich diversity. For artists, Chicago is irresistible: a city of unparalleled architecture and innovative public art, world-class museums and galleries, and vibrant communities of working artists, designers, writers, and thinkers.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Fridays
8:30 - 4:30
312-629-6100

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 11:45am
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Extensive public transportation is available including buses, trains and taxis. Campus is served by both Chicago's O'Hare and Midway airports.

Local Accommodations
Palmer House Hilton 17 E. Monroe 312-726-7500