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Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland Institute of Art Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
54.2%
Admission Difficulty for Cleveland Institute of Art
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1090-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
32%
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for Cleveland Institute of Art
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1210

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Cleveland Institute of Art ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
79%
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Cleveland Institute of Art admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 54% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Cleveland Institute of Art admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 635 275 957
Accepted 370 129 519
Acceptance Rate 58% 47% 54%
Enrolled 116 35 154
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 31% 27% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
150

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

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.