Cleveland Institute of Art

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Cleveland Institute of Art can be found in Cleveland, OH, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Cleveland Institute of Art has only about 530 enrolled students, which allows them to offer smaller classes.

Most of the students admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art earned an SAT score within the range of 1370 - 1820, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 19 - 26. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Cleveland Institute of Art average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.06 - 3.45. Cleveland Institute of Art accepts around 70 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, about 32 percent of students registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Cleveland Institute of Art Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Art was reported as 68.2% in Fall 2013 with over 633 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • SAT Scores: 1370 - 1820
  • ACT Scores: 19 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Cleveland Institute of Art?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Cleveland Institute of Art is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cleveland Institute of Art has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 79.2%
  • 2010-2011: 82.0%
  • 2011-2012: 70.7%
  • 2012-2013: 71.1%
  • 2013-2014: 68.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 71.8%

How Does Cleveland Institute of Art Compare?

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National Avg

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

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cleveland Institute of Music54.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Shenango69.4%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Beaver87.3%
Bethany College49.5%
Concordia University-Ann Arbor53.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • 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)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cleveland Institute of Art (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 620
Math450 - 610
Writing450 - 590
Total Score1370 - 1820
ACT®Score Range
English17 - 25
Math17 - 25
Composite Score19 - 26
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