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Chicago, Illinois

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.8%
Admission Difficulty for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,970 out of 5,686 applicants were admitted making School of the Art Institute of Chicago a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. School of the Art Institute of Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
41%
SAT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 700
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1290

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

School of the Art Institute of Chicago typically requires applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 41 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

School of the Art Institute of Chicago admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1400 and Above Good >80%
1290 to 1400 Avg + 70%-80%
1180 to 1290 Avg - 58%-70%
1070 to 1180 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1070 Low <45%
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
50%
ACT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

Admission data indicates that School of the Art Institute of Chicago regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 50 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

School of the Art Institute of Chicago admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >80%
26 to 30 Avg + 70%-80%
22 to 26 Avg - 58%-70%
18 to 22 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 18 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at School of the Art Institute of Chicago was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #15 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as School of the Art Institute of Chicago accepts 70% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

School of the Art Institute of Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,281 1,405 5,686
Accepted 3,105 865 3,970
Acceptance Rate 73% 62% 70%
Enrolled 516 135 651
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 16% 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
258

Applicants have 258 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to School of the Art Institute of Chicago before the Jun 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to School of the Art Institute of Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Neither required nor recommended
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at School of the Art Institute of Chicago
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=143048 IPEDS survey data for School of the Art Institute of Chicago.