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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Art & Design Department Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 10/10
Student Surveys
(in Art & Design Department)
Males: 7, Females: 13
Average Yrs. Completed: 2.1

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:3.5 Medium
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

Art & Design Department:

This is a review on the undergrad side of SAIC. I had friends that went to SAIC for their MFA and their experience was SO MUCH BETTER THAN MINE. ...
To the first year who wrote the pretty uneducated review... "the most honest crit you are going to find out there".... 1- it is a fine art school....
14 years after graduation and I am still in the art and technology field. My undergraduate years were a necessary continuation of my undergrad study, ...
huge amount of money for poor-organized curriculums admission office, student affair office and FINANCIAL OFFICE people are SO arrogant that you hav...
I love this school. I'm a transfer and am going on my second year here and it's by far been my best college experience. When I was deciding whether or...
I attended SAIC for only one semester. I've decided to go somewhere else because I want to switch my major. I also had mixed feelings about my experie...
My daughter went to the Summer high School program. She received a nice scholarship which helped the $4000 tag as we were coming from the west coast a...
I graduated with a BFA and have been out of college desperately looking for work in my field for a year now and still nothing. The school's job placem...
The SAIC was able to nourish my ability to think critically and creatively. It also helped develop organizational skills, discipline, and to continu...
A few weeks ago some us were smoking in front of one of the dorms and a woman stopped to hassle us about air pollution, then looked us up and down and...
I love this school. I'm a transfer and am going on my second year here and it's by far been my best college experience. When I was deciding whether or...
The interdisciplinary nature of the school puts it ahead of most other art schools. SAIC has the most advanced sound, performance, and new media/art+t...
Love it.
I wouldn't go anywhere else. For what the school lacks (lots of social groups/clubs, a large campus) the excellent city of Chicago makes up for. I att...
The school accepts a lot of students but that does not necessarily means they stay. They weed them out. We are challenged during classes. Our faculty ...
Coming from a Desigb background, a fine arts school was not the place for me ultimately. Besides this fact, I found the expenses much higher than init...
Okay the education here is wonderful, the faculty is incredible- but the students here are such assholes. They act like they're too cool, or maybe jus...
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