School of the Art Institute of Chicago

country rank  518
world rank  1325

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Founded in 1866, School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a non-profit private specialized higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Chicago (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Illinois. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 154 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SAIC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym SAIC
Founded 1866
Colours Teal and gold

University Location

Address 37 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago
60603 Illinois
United States
Tel +1 (800) 232 7242
Fax +1 (312) 629 6101

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are neither required nor recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 36 South Wabash Avenue
Chicago 60603
(312) 629 6118
312 629 6118

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 700-799
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
2000 Classification Schools of art, music, and design
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Library
School of the Art Institute of Chicago's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 99,262 physical volumes, 17,713 physical media, 12,109 digital/electronic medium and 200 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
School of the Art Institute of Chicago provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 999 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1944


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • American Art Therapy Association (AATA), Education Program Approval Board


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Academic Structure

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