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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57%
Admission Difficulty for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #14 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,656 out of 6,410 applicants were admitted making School of the Art Institute of Chicago a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 37 percent. School of the Art Institute of Chicago typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. School of the Art Institute of Chicago is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 540
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1240

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 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 1000. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1240 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

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
1360 and Above Good >69%
1240 to 1360 Avg + 57%-69%
1120 to 1240 Avg - 44%-57%
1000 to 1120 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1000 Low <31%
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
33%
ACT Scores for School of the Art Institute of Chicago
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
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 31
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

School of the Art Institute of Chicago admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >71%
25 to 29 Avg + 57%-71%
22 to 25 Avg - 46%-57%
19 to 22 Reach 35%-46%
Less than 19 Low <35%
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School of the Art Institute of Chicago GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

Applicants require 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 #17 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 57% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

School of the Art Institute of Chicago admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,913 1,497 6,410
Accepted 2,882 774 3,656
Acceptance Rate 59% 52% 57%
Enrolled 474 145 619
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 19% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
222

Applicants have 222 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $65.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to School of the Art Institute of Chicago and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does School of the Art Institute of Chicago prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1360. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.