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 3,700 students from around the globe.
Additional information about the School of the Art Institute of Chicago can also be found online at College Navigator.


Accreditation and Memberships

Admissions and Academic Information

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


Transfer Credit


Transfer Credit

Post-Baccalaureate and Certificate

Admissions and Programs
Affiliate Entities
Community College Articulation Agreements
Transfer Pathways

Cost and Financial Assistance

General Financial Assistance Information
Cost of Attendance
Net Price Calculator
Study Abroad and Title IV Aid 
Refund Policy
Code of Conduct for Education Loans
Receipt of Pell Grants

SAIC does not participate in preferred lender arrangements.

Policies and Resources 

2016-17 Bulletin
Accommodations for People with Disabilities
Acceptable Use for Network and Computing Resources
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
Career and Professional Experience
Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment
Immunization Policy
Intellectual Property Policy
Non-Discrimination Statement
Requirements for Withdrawal
Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy
Student Activities
Student Handbook
Student Records Policies/Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)
Teacher Preparation Program Report
Textbook Information
Title IX Coordinator
Types of Graduate and Professional Education in which the Institution’s Graduates Enroll

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

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: