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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 16/7
Student Surveys
(in Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc)
Males: 4, Females: 19
Average Yrs. Completed: 2.2

Education Quality Vs. Competing Schools

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Average of All Schools
Average of schools in class

Rhode Island School of Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Harvard University
New York University

Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:4.3 High
Actual difficulty:3.9 High
Students found the coursework to be easier than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English0-10%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities

Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc:

SAIC is a good school if you have a clear desire to become an artist. The teachers know their fields and the museum gives you a tremendous access to ...
Ok this is probably one of the most honest crits of this school you are going to find out there. AHEM... this school is ridiculously easy to get int...
Honestly, choosing to attend SAIC for my undergrad was one of the best decisions that I have ever made in my life. The faculty, facitiies, students, m...
While I value the education I got, I didn't get enough information about how to actually make a living and support my career. I never wanted to be ric...
there is no monetary value associated with an education. It is not what you know or who you know. I/t is just being in the right place at the right ti...
Lets see, where to begin? I was astonished that i got accepted to SAIC. Coming to Chicago was a huge culture shock. I've been an army brat my whole li...
It helps if you're outgoing, self-motivated, and have a vision of where you want your art to go. It helps you if take advantage of the resources the s...
about campus maintenance; they are constantly updating their equipment and facilities, so the parts of the school that have just been renovated, or ar...
Im going into my second year at SAIC, and I can't say that I am too impressed with much the school has to offer. I'm from a town that is home to a wel...
SAIC was a great experience.
Going to art school was the biggest waste of time and money. I dont know what to do with my life. If you would like to have a job some day do not go ...
Great MFA program in a great city.
I am actually the parent of a student currently enrolled at SAIC. She transferred as a sophomore. The experience has been mixed at best. The facilitie...
SAIC is for ridiculously intelligent rich kids with a drug problem.
Expensive school, on top of supplies and daily living prices in Chicago with the 9% sales tax. Great if you have loads to spend to experiment per tea...
There are few times in life where things truly are working to perfection. SAIC is pretty damn close. I was worried when I read these reviews as an inc...
SAIC is a good school. It isn't Shangri-la, but I learned a lot there.
In order to succeed at SAIC, you need to have to ability to be self-motivated to do research and experiment in different mediums in order to further d...
SAIC is expensive, but it is so worth it. I have the fondest memories. Faculty is honest and critical of your work, if you can't handle constructive c...
There is some lost experience of the typical university, but this school helps focus on the fine arts and offers an experience you could not get at a ...
SAIC is what you make of it. If you want to see this school as a waste of time, money or a poor social scene, then I think it's time you transfer to ...
This is not a school for people looking to refine their techniques and gaining mastery of a medium. If anything it is the opposite, where dabbling in ...
LET ME HELP YOU. I want this review to be completely directed towards prospective students deciding on whether or not to attend SAIC, or art school in...
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