School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the nation located in one of the greatest American cities. For 150 years, the SAIC has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers and scholars.

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  • Academics
  • Admissions
  • Financial Aid Tuition
  • Life @ SAIC
  • Continuing Studies
  • Public Programs
Phone: (312) 499-4219

About School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Welcome to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the nation located in one of the greatest American cities. Our accolades are many, including recognition by Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism survey as “the most influential art college in the United States” and our consistent ranking among the top graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


Foremost, SAIC is about students. We are dedicated to providing a complete liberal arts as well as the arts and design education that will serve our alumni throughout their multifaceted careers. We are delighted by your interest and sincerely hope that you will add your voice to the SAIC dialogue at such a critical point in the history of Chicago, the nation, and the world.

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116 S. Michigan Ave., 6th floor
Chicago, Illinois 60603 US

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