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 1120 to 1360, or got accepted with an ACT composite score in the range of 22 to 29. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the SAIC average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.57. This school has an acceptance rate of 57 percent with 17 percent of applicants choosing to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SAIC Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for School of the Art Institute of Chicago was reported as 57.0% in Fall 2020 with over 6,410 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: 22 - 29
  • SAIC Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

SAIC has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for SAIC has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 59.3%
  • 2017-2018: 69.8%
  • 2018-2019: 58.6%
  • 2019-2020: 57.0%
  • Projected SAIC Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 55.9%

How Does SAIC Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for School of the Art Institute of Chicago is zero percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

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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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SAIC (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 670
Math540 - 690
Total Score1120 - 1360
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math19 - 27
Composite Score22 - 29
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