37 S. Wabash Chicago, IL 60603 312-629-6100
http://www.artic.edu admiss@artic.edu
About School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Year of Foundation 1866
  • Size of Campus N/A
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor , Master, Post-Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,099
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 65%, 35%, 77%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $34,200
  • Room and Board $9,200
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $65
  • Enrollment No. 2,359
The Art Institute of Chicago collects, preserves, and interprets works of art of the highest quality, representing the world’s diverse artistic traditions, for the inspiration and education of the public and in accordance with our profession’s highest ethical standards and practices.The Art Institute of Chicago was founded as both a museum and school for the fine arts in 1879, a critical era in the history of Chicago as civic energies were devoted to rebuilding the metropolis that had been destroyed by the Great Fire of 1871. Its first collections consisting primarily of plaster casts, the Art Institute found its permanent home in 1893, when it moved into a building, constructed jointly with the city of Chicago for the World's Columbian Exposition, at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Chinese Cultural Association, Korean Students Association, Korean Student Community, Latino Art Student Organization, NIA (The Black Student Association, NASA (Native American Student Organization), Students for Sexual Dive
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Student Union Gallery Openings; Student Leadership Dinners; Holiday and Spring Art Sales; Caf? ? Relax; Halloween Ball; All School BBQs; Masala; International Culture Week; Global Cafes; Career Cafes; Political forums/speakers/debates; Residence Hall Progr
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies N/A
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) AGAPE (Campus Crusade for Christ), SAIC Hillel
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Chicago (18), Chicago (11)
  • Distance to nearest train Chicago (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Chicago (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 36%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 14%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 14%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 72%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 175
  • Number Of Subscriptions 355
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library Facilities Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 15
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Computer Courses No
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Museums Access to the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.Galleries: exhibition spaces include the Betty Rymer gallery, Gallery 2, 1926 Exhibition Study Spaces, Gallery X, Student Union Galleries and Lounge Gallery.Gene Siskel Film Center: presents pr
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 35
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 5,525
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,625
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 78,028
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control
  • OS of Wifi Network Mac
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 157
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 225
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills, other
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Student Employment Off Campus Job Opportunities
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 56%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Our graduates are employed by a broad range of institutions and businesses. Most are small. Examples include Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Leo Burnett, Avenue Edit, the City of Chicago (Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered