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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Admissions

School of the Art Inst. of Chicago Says...

Undergraduate applicants are required to submit the admissions application; a nonrefundable application fee of $65 for domestic students and a fee of $85 for international students; a portfolio usually consisting of ten to fifteen examples of recent work, a minimum of five minutes of time-based work, or an alternative portfolio submission that demo... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

36 South Wabash Avenue

Chicago, IL 60603

United States

Phone: 312-629-6100

Fax: 312-629-6101

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 75
SAT:
% Submitting Score:40%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:0 - 0
     Math Middle 50%:450 - 670
     Writing Middle 50%:450 - 670
ACT:
% Submitting Score:33%
     ACT Middle 50%:18 - 28
     Math Middle 50%:0 - 0
     English Middle 50%:0 - 0
     Writing Middle 50%:0 - 0
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 3,704
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,655
Total of accepted students who enroll: 575
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 81%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $65.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Action Application Deadline: 01/02
Early Action Notification Date: 02/15
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 06/01
Priority Application Date: 02/15
Notification Begins: 10/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: No set date
Housing Deposit Amount: $550.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Important
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Very important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    75
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    0 - 0
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    450 - 670
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    450 - 670
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    18 - 28
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    0 - 0
  •      English Middle 50%:
    0 - 0
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    0 - 0
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    01/02
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    06/01
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