School of the Art Institute of Chicago

United States of America

367thUS College Rankings

Established in 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is a private institution and one of America's largest accredited independent schools of art and design located in the Loop in Chicago, Illinois. The school is associated with the museum of the same name, and "The Art Institute of Chicago" or "Chicago Art Institute" often refers to either entity.

SAIC offers classes in art and technology; arts administration; art history, theory, and criticism; art education and art therapy; ceramics; fashion design; filmmaking; historic preservation; architecture; interior architecture; designed objects; journalism; painting and drawing; performance; photography; printmaking; sculpture; sound; time arts (time-based media); video; visual communication; visual and critical studies; and writing. The school also offers low-residency master's degree programs in Studio and Writing. It serves as a resource for issues related to the position and importance of the arts in society.

The totals student population at the school is more than 3,500 students of which over 2,800 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. The student to faculty ratio at the school is 10:1 and the acceptance rate is 59%.  The faculty at the SAIC includes world renowned artists, designers, and scholars.

Undergraduate international students are eligible for merit-based scholarships, as are graduate international students, which are awarded during the admission process. International students are not eligible for need-based federal financial aid, however they are eligible to work on-campus for up to 20 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week during the summer and winter sessions.

Notable Alumni: Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (American artist, best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes), LeRoy Neiman (American artist known for his brilliantly colored, expressionist paintings and screen prints of athletes, musicians, and sporting events), Elizabeth Murray (American painter, printmaker and draughtsman)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

Substantial coursework in Art History, supported by additional coursework in Liberal Arts and in studio departments define the course of study. In their first year, students complete the studio-intensive Contemporary Practices program and introductory Art History surveys as a foundation for beginning their advanced Art History coursework in their second year

Common Application form, Artist statement, Official transcripts, Letter of Recommendation, Portfolio, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS 55, TOEFL Intenet Based 82

Researcher, Art History teacher, Consultant, Mentor.

15th Apr

English

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Visual and Critical Studies degree program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) allows you to pursue in-depth academic study in the creative environment of an art school. During your work, you will draw connections between the visual arts and history, philosophy, psychology, and the natural sciences.

Common Application form, Artist statement, Official transcripts, Letter of Recommendation, Portfolio, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS 55, TOEFL Intenet Based 82

Visula Artist, Psychologist,Philospher, Researcher, teacher

15th Apr

English

The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree provides you a broad education that balances thinking and making, academic rigor, and experimental play. The BFA curriculum integrates academic and studio education the classroom and the studio inform and enhance each other.

Common Application form, Artist statement, Official transcripts, Letter of Recommendation, Portfolio, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS 55, TOEFL Intenet Based 82

Fine Art Artist, Painter, Teacher, researcher

15th Apr

English

BFA students may complete a nine-credit, research-based Visual and Critical Studies thesis as part of their studies within the 126 credits for the BFA In Studio degree. BFA with VCS Thesis course sequences are offered over 3 semesters through the department of Visual and Critical Studies.

Common Application form, Artist statement, Official transcripts, Letter of Recommendation, Portfolio, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS 55, TOEFL Intenet Based 82

Studio Artist, Researcher, Teacher, Consultant

15th Apr

English

The institute focus on teaching by asking questions like what is an object, a building, a space and then pursuing answer through a commitment to making a dedication to experimental practice, interdisciplinary study and community partnership.

Common Application form, Artist statement, Official transcripts, Letter of Recommendation, Portfolio, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS 55, TOEFL Intenet Based 82

Architect, Interior designer, Object designer, teacher

15th Apr

a) Common Application

b) $85 application fee

c) Official high school transcript

d) Letter of recommendation and Portfolio

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT scores: Math (450-670), Writing (450-670), ACT Composite (18-28)

g) Average GPA 3.43

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English.

i) TOEFL: IBT-82, IELTS:6.5, PTE: 55

j) Acceptance rate: 53% (2016)

Requirements vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $47420.

Fees vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $16500 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Undergraduate: Fall- April 15, Spring- January 15

Graduate: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

3590

Students

2840

Undergraduates

750

Postgraduate

140

Faculty Strength

25

Student Faculty Ratio

66
%

Acceptance Rate

$
47420

Tuition Fees

$
16500

Living Cost

$
3555

Other Fees

3.43

Avg. GPA

66
%

Avg. Percentage

1340

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD