Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art
How hard is it to get into Cleveland Institute of Art and can I get accepted? The school has a 54% acceptance rate ranking it #17 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 519 out of 957 applicants were admitted making Cleveland Institute of Art a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. Cleveland Institute of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Cleveland Institute of Art SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT32%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1090|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||630|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 1210 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 32 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|
|1330 and Above||Good||>67%|
|1210 to 1330||Avg +||54%-67%|
|1090 to 1210||Avg -||41%-54%|
|970 to 1090||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 970||Low||<29%|
Cleveland Institute of Art ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT79%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 79 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cleveland Institute of Art.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>67%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||54%-67%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||41%-54%|
|17 to 20||Reach||29%-41%|
|Less than 17||Low||<29%|
Avg. High School GPA3.38*
Typical High School GradesB+
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 54% of students who apply.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||31%||27%||30%|
Applications are DueMar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply150
Applicants have 150 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Cleveland Institute of Art before the Mar 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Nov 2||Nov 15|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Oct 26||Nov 14|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Cleveland Institute of Art and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|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=202046 IPEDS survey data for Cleveland Institute of Art.