School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

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SAIC can be found in Chicago, IL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately three thousand students are enrolled at SAIC.

Most of the students accepted into SAIC earned an SAT score within the range of 900 to 1340, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 18 to 28. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SAIC average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.52. This school has an acceptance rate of 72 percent with 21 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at saic.edu.

Overall SAIC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013

71.8%

The overall acceptance rate for School of the Art Institute of Chicago was reported as 71.8% in Fall 2013 with over 3,780 college applications submitted to SAIC. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAIC ACT Scores: 18 - 28
  • SAIC Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for School of the Art Institute of Chicago has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 81.3%
  • 2010-2011: 73.3%
  • 2011-2012: 76.6%
  • 2012-2013: 78.3%
  • 2013-2014: 71.8%
  • Projected SAIC Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 75.2%

How Does SAIC Compare?

71.8%
This School
55.5%
National Avg

The acceptance rate for School of the Art Institute of Chicago is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Robert Morris University Illinois21.0%
Moody Bible Institute68.6%
North Park University52.3%
Dominican University60.0%
Hebrew Theological College93.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

TotalMaleFemale
Applicants3,78226.8%73.2%
Admitted2,71724.1%75.9%
Enrolled57729.6%70.4%

Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SAIC (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 31
Math19 - 30
Composite Score18 - 28
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