The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) educates artists, designers, and scholars, offering nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,600 students from around the globe.
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Accreditation and Memberships

Admissions and Academic Information

Graduation, Retention, and Transfer-Out Rates
Student Body Diversity


Community College Articulation Agreements
Transfer Credit
Transfer Pathways


Transfer Credit

Post-Baccalaureate and Certificate

Admissions and Programs
Gainful Employment: Post baccalaureate certificate in Fashion/Apparel Design
Gainful Employment: Post baccalaureate certificate in Fine/Studio Arts, General

Cost and Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct for Education Loans
Cost of Attendance
Criteria for Continued Student Eligibility
Criteria for Adjusting Aid Amount
Criteria for Selecting Recipients and Determining Award Amount
Eligibility Requirements
Federal Loan Entrance and Exit Counseling Requirement and Information
Federal Work-Study Conditions and Terms
Financial Aid Advances to Obtain/Purchase Books and Supplies for Eligible Students
Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy
General Financial Assistance Information
Loan Repayment Sample Schedule and Necessity for Repayment
Method and Frequency of Disbursements
Net Price Calculator
Procedure and Forms
Receipt of Pell Grants
Refund Policy
Study Abroad and Title IV Aid 
Terms of Federal Loans

SAIC does not participate in preferred lender arrangements.

Policies and Resources 

2017–18 Bulletin
Accommodations for People with Disabilities
Acceptable Use for Network and Computing Resources
Affiliate Entities
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 
Career and Professional Experience
Copyright Infringement
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act AmendmentDrug-Free Schools and Communities Act AmendmentDrug-Free Schools and Communities Act AmendmentDrug-Free Schools and Communities Act AmendmentDrug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment
Immunization Policy
Intellectual Property Policy
Non-Discrimination Statement
Requirements for Withdrawal
Policy Prohibiting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Student Activities
Student Handbook
Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Textbook Information
Title IX Coordinator
Voter Registration and Constitution Day

Post-Graduation Activities

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.

*graduating class of 2015

Art Therapy Credentials Board Examination

Pass rates for the last four years for SAIC graduates who have taken the exam for the purpose of board certification with the Art Therapy Credentials Board.

2016  9 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2015  2 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2014  9 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate
2013  1 Pass  0 Fail  100% Pass Rate

Art Education Assessment Pass Rates
Teacher Preparation Program Report: 2017 Title II Report Card

Types of Graduate and Professional Education in Which the Institution’s Graduates Enroll
[Not yet available]

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. 
Alphabetical Listing by State [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: