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 650 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 1010 - 1210, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 20 - 27. 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 20 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Art was reported as 69.6% in Fall 2020 with over 1,140 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

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Cleveland Institute of Art has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.9%
  • 2017-2018: 54.8%
  • 2018-2019: 73.5%
  • 2019-2020: 69.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.1%

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 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cleveland Institute of Music36.6%
Thiel College79.4%
Bethany College95.3%
Wheeling Jesuit University68.3%

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
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Cleveland Institute of Art (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading530 - 630
Math480 - 580
Total Score1010 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 27
Math18 - 25
Composite Score20 - 27
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