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Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.5%
Admission Difficulty for Cleveland Institute of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Cleveland Institute of Art and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 753 out of 1,025 applicants were admitted making Cleveland Institute of Art a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Cleveland Institute of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Cleveland Institute of Art SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1060-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1060
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1150

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

Cleveland Institute of Art typically requires applicants to be in the top 49 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1060 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 29 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >82%
1145 to 1230 Avg + 73%-82%
1060 to 1145 Avg - 61%-73%
975 to 1060 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 975 Low <48%
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Cleveland Institute of Art ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Cleveland Institute of Art regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cleveland Institute of Art.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >82%
22 to 25 Avg + 73%-82%
19 to 22 Avg - 61%-73%
16 to 19 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 16 Low <48%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.38*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Cleveland Institute of Art. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Cleveland Institute of Art was 3.38 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #23 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Cleveland Institute of Art accepts 73% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Cleveland Institute of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 717 308 1,025
Accepted 546 207 753
Acceptance Rate 76% 67% 73%
Enrolled 123 52 175
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 25% 23%

Admission Requirements

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

Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
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 Cleveland Institute of Art
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=202046 IPEDS survey data for Cleveland Institute of Art.

Frequently Asked Questions

29% of students submit their SAT scores to Cleveland Institute of Art. 53% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

73% of those who apply are granted admission to Cleveland Institute of Art. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1060 and 1230. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 25. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.