Overview

Applicants
5,993
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.53

SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 680
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 31

Regular — April 15


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


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
731
with Terminal Degree
495

368
Men
363
Women
133
Minority

Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • 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/Video 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
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

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

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


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)
$48,390
Required Fees
$880
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,770

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,795
Transportation for Commuters
$640

On-Campus Room and Board
$15,890
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
2,893
Foreign Countries Represented
68

Demographics

9.92%
Asian
3.56%
African-American
10.78%
Hispanic
34.15%
Caucasian
4.70%
Unknown
33.39%
International

75% female
25% male
70% are out of state
95% are full time
5% 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


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


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

61/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, GovConnection, CDWG

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
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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


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