To help prospective and current students locate important information about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), this web page holds a collection of links to helpful information on a variety of subjects, including SAIC's academic programs, cost of attendance, financial aid, and post-graduate activities of graduates. SAIC’s presentation of this information complies with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), as amended, and its implementing regulations.

This page contains information on the following topics:


Accreditation, Memberships, and Nondiscrimination Policy


Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Admissions
Community College Articulation Agreements
Transfer Pathways

Academic Information and Policies


Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and Certificate Programs
Enrollment and Diversity Statistics
Affiliate Entities


2016-17 Bulletin
Acceptable Use for Network and Computing Resources
Graduation and Retention Rates
Title IX Coordinator
Transfer Credit-Undergraduate
Transfer Credit-Graduate
Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions
Requirements for Withdrawal

Cost and Financial Assistance Information

General Financial Assistance Information
Cost of Attendance
Net Price Calculator
Study Abroad and Title IV Aid
Refund Policy

Post-Graduation Activities

SAIC Class of 2015

SAIC Undergraduate Alumni

413 out of 597 (69.2%) undergraduate alumni reported their employment status at six months after graduation.
384 (92.97%) of SAIC undergraduate alumni reported that they were employed or seeking further education.

SAIC Graduate Alumni

129 out of 321 graduate alumni completed the SAIC Class of 2015 Alumni Survey, a 40% rate of participation.
77.5% of SAIC graduate alumni respondents reported that they were employed.
78.4% were working in arts-related jobs.

Health Information

Immunization Policy

Drug and alcohol abuse, prevention, and intervention resources

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment [PDF]
Counseling Services

Policies and resources related to alcohol and/or drug use:


Safety and Security

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF]

Additional Emergency Information


Security Contact Information

Emergency Telephone Numbers

The phones in each SAIC building have an emergency button that automatically rings the emergency phone at the Security Desk when pressed. Security Desks are staffed 24 hours every day of the fall and spring semesters. On phones that have this capability, an orange sticker has been placed next to the button with the word "EMERGENCY" on it.

Callers seeking emergency assistance on phones that don't have the emergency button should dial 312.899.1230.

The 24-hour sexual assault emergency line is available by dialing 312.899.1230.

Police, fire, or paramedics can be reached by dialing 911. We encourage faculty, staff, and students to contact Campus Security rather than calling the Police, Fire Department, or Paramedics directly. If this type of assistance is required, we will speed their arrival by providing directions and guidance in reaching the desired location as quickly as possible. Security will have the first contact with these authorities upon their entering the facilities, and it is vital that we are able to assist them without delay.

Fire Safety

Fire Safety Equipment in Dormitories [PDF]
Fire Incident Log [PDF]
Fire Incident Report [PDF]
Programming for Fire Safety [PDF]
Residence Hall Fire Safety [PDF]

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act

Pursuant to 20 United States Code section 1092(f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act," and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 each institution of higher education in the United States which participates in federal student aid programs must produce and distribute an annual security report containing crime statistics and statements of security policy and an annual fire safety report containing fire statistics and statements of fire safety policy.

SAIC's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF] includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SAIC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. It also includes statistics for the previous three years concerning fires that occurred in on-campus housing. Because the school and museum are both part of the same legal entity, the Report is being made available to students and all employees of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies on drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, student housing evacuation in the event of fire, electrical appliances, to whom fires should be reported, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security office or by downloading it here: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report [PDF].

Current and prospective students and employees may request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security Office at 312.899.7446 or by emailing Art Jackson, Associate Director of Campus Security at

Student Life and Services Information and Policies

Student Activities 
Facilities/Services for Students with Disabilities

Residence Hall Guide
Residence Hall Room Configurations/Facilities

The Student Handbook's Student Rights and Responsibilities section includes policies and procedures regarding the following:


Campus Map [PDF]

Academic Buildings

116 S. Michigan Ave.
Columbus Drive, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Sharp Building, 37 S. Wabash Ave.
Spertus Building, 610 S. Michigan Ave.
Sullivan Center, 36 S. Wabash Ave.
Ox-Bow, 3435 Rupprecht Way, Saugatuck, Michigan

Exhibition Spaces and Special Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
Student Union Galleries (SUGs) the LeRoy Neiman Center Gallery, 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 106
Student Union Galleries (SUGs) Gallery X, 280 S. Columbus Drive, room 113
Roger Brown Study Collection, 1926 N. Halsted St.
Video Data Bank, 112 S. Michigan, 3rd floor

Residence Halls

Jones Hall, 7 W. Madison St.
162 North State Street Residences, 162 N. State St.

Campus Center

The LeRoy Neiman Center, 37 S. Wabash Ave.

Departments and Areas of Study Facilities

Visit each Department and Areas of Study website to learn more about their respective facilities and resources.

Other facilities and resource information

The Art Institute of Chicago museum
Fashion Resource Center
16mm Film Study Collection
Health Services
Gene Siskel Film Center
Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists' Residency
Randolph Street Gallery Archives
John M. Flaxman Library
Ryerson & Burnham Libraries
Sullivan Galleries
Video Data Bank 
Visiting Artists Program

Contact information for filing a complaint with an accrediting agency and relevant state agencies

Federal Program Integrity rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions to provide to students or prospective students contact information needed to file a complaint and with relevant state agencies. 

For a link to state agency information for all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico, please click on the following link. 

SAIC Complaint State by State 2017 Final‌ [PDF]

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217.557.7359

Illinois Attorney General
Consumer Fraud Bureau

500 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62706
Consumer Fraud Hotline: 800.243.0618

Higher Learning Commission
North Central Association
230 S. LaSalle St., suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413

National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Dr., suite 21
Reston, VA  20190-5248

For students receiving GI Bill Benefits: