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Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.6%
Admission Difficulty for Cleveland Institute of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Cleveland Institute of Art and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 792 out of 1,138 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 54 percent. Cleveland Institute of Art typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Cleveland Institute of Art. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 29% of students submit SAT scores and 53% submit ACT scores.

Cleveland Institute of Art SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1210
Applicants Submitting SAT
29%
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1210
Average SAT Score 1110

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. The school ranks #25 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1210 and Above Good >80%
1110 to 1210 Avg + 70%-80%
1010 to 1110 Avg - 58%-70%
910 to 1010 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 910 Low <45%
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Cleveland Institute of Art ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
53%
ACT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 27
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
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 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #17 in Ohio for highest average ACT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Cleveland Institute of Art.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >81%
23 to 27 Avg + 70%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 60%-70%
17 to 20 Reach 48%-60%
Less than 17 Low <48%
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Cleveland Institute of Art GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Cleveland Institute of Art?

Applicants require 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 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.38 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

Cleveland Institute of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 836 302 1,138
Accepted 615 177 792
Acceptance Rate 74% 59% 70%
Enrolled 118 37 155
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 21% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
221

Applicants have 221 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Cleveland Institute of Art is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Cleveland Institute of Art and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Cleveland Institute of Art prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art?

70% 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.

What SAT score is required for Cleveland Institute of Art?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1210. 29% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Cleveland Institute of Art?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 27. 53% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.