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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at SAIC/STAIO-Chicago
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at SAIC/STAIO-Chicago
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
1,015
2,767
# Admitted
655
2,062
% Admitted
64.5%
74.5%
% Overall
71.8%

Students who got into SAIC/STAIO-Chicago:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (1), Grades (2), Sports/Extracurriculars (3), College Essay (2)
Everyone /gets/ in, it's a matter of staying inMay 17 2015Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
Female
The typical things required to get into any artJan 28 2015Video/Media
The typical things required to get into any art school. Write a killer essay, send in your transcripts, develop 10-15 strong pieces of work and get someone to write you a recommendation letter.
Female
I had to complete a huge portfolio and artistNov 16 2014Other
I had to complete a huge portfolio and artist statement. This is very normal for an art school.
Female
I enrolled in both AP and IB studio artOct 21 2013Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
I enrolled in both AP and IB studio art courses, was a member of the Art Society, and enrolled in juried competitions while in High School. I developed strong relationships with the Art faculty and therefore received strong recommendations. I was also invested in academics, presenting a strong GPA and ACT score for admission. If you would like to be considered for financial aid, fill out your FAFSA. For further, merit-based aide, note the merit-scholarship portfolio due date and submit your strongest works. Remember, SAIC appreciates fine craftsmanship, but choose a body of work that represents both your skill and conceptual framework in order to best present yourself.

Once you are accepted to SAIC, do all that you can to further your practice. Though trying, Core and Research are very beneficial to your development, so participate fully and investigate each prompt given to you, as these won't be handed to you in upper level courses. 3000 and 4000 will require you to be self motivated and autonomous in your work.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1980 Female

Getting in is fairly easyMar 11 2012Art & Design Department
Getting in is fairly easy. Almost everyone is accepted. You can tell just how much they want you based on the scholarship they offer. I was offered about 11,000 a year, which is a pretty standard scholarship there.
SAT: 1890 Female
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