School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the School of the Art Institute of Chicago tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, School of the Art Institute of Chicago's tuition & fees is $54,530.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $75,450 when a student lives on-campus.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$54,530
Books & Supplies Costs$2,350
On-campus Room & Board$16,550
On-campus Expenses$2,020
Off-campus Room & Board$10,280
Off-campus Expenses$2,020
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$54,490

How Much Does it Cost to Go to School of the Art Institute of Chicago for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $242,739 at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $323,316. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $247,836.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$56,888$76,067$58,378
Sophomore (2024-25)$59,347$79,156$60,702
Junior (2025-26)$61,913$82,372$63,120
Senior (2026-27)$64,590$85,720$65,636
4 Years Total$242,739$323,316$247,836
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$59,347$79,156$60,702
Sophomore (2025-26)$61,913$82,372$63,120
Junior (2026-27)$64,590$85,720$65,636
Senior (2027-28)$67,383$89,206$68,254
4 Years Total$253,234$336,455$257,712
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$61,913$82,372$63,120
Sophomore (2026-27)$64,590$85,720$65,636
Junior (2027-28)$67,383$89,206$68,254
Senior (2028-29)$70,296$92,836$70,977
4 Years Total$264,183$350,135$267,988
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$64,590$85,720$65,636
Sophomore (2027-28)$67,383$89,206$68,254
Junior (2028-29)$70,296$92,836$70,977
Senior (2029-30)$73,336$96,615$73,811
4 Years Total$275,606$364,378$278,679
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$67,383$89,206$68,254
Sophomore (2028-29)$70,296$92,836$70,977
Junior (2029-30)$73,336$96,615$73,811
Senior (2030-31)$76,507$100,550$76,760
4 Years Total$287,522$379,207$289,803

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, School of the Art Institute of Chicago' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $21,542.
In-StateOut-of-State
School of the Art Institute of Chicago$54,530
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,795
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,542

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between School of the Art Institute of Chicago and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
School of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago, IL$54,530$44,634
American Academy of Art CollegeChicago, IL$39,510-

Financial Aid and COA

At School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2,792 students (100%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $16,956.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is $58,494 for students living on-campus and $52,224 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 662 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $18,290 and the average amount of student loans is $10,796.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$75,450
COA (off-campus)$69,180
Tuition & Fees$54,530
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,920
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$14,650
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$58,494
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$52,224
Average Financial Aid$16,956
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,792100%$16,956
Pell Grants53219%$4,992
Federal Student Loan1,03237%$7,312
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid662100%-
Grants or Scholarships662100%$18,290
Federal Grants13220%$5,216
Pell Grants13220%$5,034
Other Federal Grants61%$4,000
State/Local Grants345%$5,291
Institutional Grants64698%$17,399
Student Loan Aid27041%$10,796
Federal Student Loans26540%$5,567
Other Student Loans467%$31,297

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

School of the Art Institute of Chicago's acceptance rate is 80.98%. A total of 5,835 applicants applied to and 4,725 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 669 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 14.16%.
To apply to School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 4 items are required - Secondary school record, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants5,8351,342$4,493
Admitted4,725995$3,730
Enrolled669135$534
Acceptance Rate80.98%74.14%83.02%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)14.16%13.57%14.32%
Secondary school GPANeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a total of 3,532 students including 2,819 undergraduate and 713 graduate students. By gender, there are 890 male students and 2,669 female students attending School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The school offers online degree programs and 127 students enrolled online exclusively (3.60% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,559 8902,669
Undergraduate2,795 6932,102
Graduate764 197567

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address36 S Wabash, Chicago, IL
Phone312-629-6118
WEBwww.saic.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered19 Programs
Graduate Program Offered12 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate78.96%
Yield13.57%
Student Population3,532
Graduation Rate66%
Transfer-out Rate20%
Retention Rate79% (Full-time), 40% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate11 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties162 (Full-time), 530 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs512 (Full-time), 535 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$100,399
Average Staff Salary$70,960