School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into School of the Art Institute of Chicago
|Admission Standards||Very High|
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
Applicants Submitting SAT41%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1180|
|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.
|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%|
School of the Art Institute of Chicago ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT50%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.4
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||16%||16%|
Applications are DueJun 1, 2020
Days left to Apply258
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|
What are the requirements for admission to School of the Art Institute of Chicago and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Neither required nor recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.