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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 226 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

68% Women
32% Men


We do not have information on athletics at School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11.0%
Black/non-Hispanic 3.7%
Hispanic 7.8%
Non-resident alien 17.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.6%
Two or more races 0.4%
White/non-Hispanic 57.5%
Percent of students with disability 10%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • No Meal Plan

Clubs & Organizations

We do not have information for clubs or organizations at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 3
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Sarah from MA
  • 5
  • SAIC dorms are amazing, but expensive! Housing is around $10K a year, I think. Regardless, the price is right. The dorms are very, very spacious and each include a private…

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  • Maria from Irmo, SC
  • 5
  • the dorms are clean and beautiful. i lived at 162 north state street, and met wonderful people on all floors. security is always present. …

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  • Jerri
  • 3
  • It is really god for the first year but the loop is a strange place to live. …

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  • Katherine from Clinton, MO
  • 5
  • Reslife is helpful and friendly, even if they don't always answer your phone calls. The dorms are beautiful and unique, and living in the heart of Chicago is the…

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  • J from Chicago, IL
  • 1
  • I wouldn't know, I've always lived off campus (so I shouldn't rate it, but a star rating is required for some reason). Most students I've spoken to don't live in…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Nicolas from Riverview, FL
  • I am a current student here

    The food is decent for students. Nothing is necessarily extraordinary but it definitely is not bad quality. However, the food is definitely overpriced and the portions for the high prices are not really worth it.

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  • 3
  • Margaret from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Weekly menus are interesting but vegitarian and vegan options are pretty limited. Nice that there are multiple cafes throughout the buildings

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  • 2
  • Sarah from MA
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    If you live on campus, meal plans ARE mandatory. If you like the cafeteria food, great! If you don't like the cafeteria food, this can be an annoying waste of money. The food is pretty mediocre and way overpriced. If you live off campus, there are plenty of places to eat around the city. It's easy to find a quick bite. Near the school is a falafel and shawarma place called the Naf Naf Grill. It's great! SAIC provides options for vegetarian and vegan students (although the options can get tiring day after day) and also makes sure to accommodate students with allergies and religious dietary restrictions.

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  • 3
  • Erin from Chicago, IL
  • I am a current student here

    Food is and has been improving. I believe with reviews from students, food will definitely get better.

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Westchester, IL
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The school is right on Michigan Avenue so there are multiple places to dine close by! Chicago is most known for its deep dish pizza and its definitely worth a try if you aren't from around here. Other than that, I'm not sure if SAIC has its own dining facilities (sorry, the question wasn't asked when I attended the tour).

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  • 3
  • Yitzhak from Oak Park, MI
  • I am a past student here

    They only added the meal plan a few years ago and it's OK. Normal cafeteria fare, don't get too excited but it's decent. The staff are usually friendly at least.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life