Cleveland Institute of Art Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

The Cleveland Institute of Art was founded in 1882. It has a long and rich history as Cleveland’s oldest art school. The school was initially founded to provide vocational training for students interested in fine arts, industrial arts, and crafts. It has since evolved into a college of art and design that offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees in 15 different majors, with concentrations in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, digital media and animation. In addition to its BFA program, the institute also offers Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees in six areas: Painting & Drawing; Sculpture; Photography & Digital Media; Printmaking & Book Arts; Ceramics & Glass; and Design & Crafts. The institute also offers certificate programs for students who wish to pursue specialized study in areas such as digital illustration or advertising design.

In recent years the Cleveland Institute of Art has continued to expand its curriculum to include new fields such as interactive media design, game design and development, motion graphics and web design. This expansion reflects the changing nature of the creative industries that are increasingly reliant on digital technologies and media platforms. To accommodate these changes the institute has invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology including 3D printers and scanners as well as virtual reality equipment used for teaching 3D modeling techniques. Additionally the school has forged partnerships with local companies such as Google Inc., Adobe Systems Inc., Microsoft Corporation and Apple Inc., allowing students access to industry level software programs for their projects at no cost.

Cleveland Institute of Art, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Cleveland Institute of Art. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Cleveland Institute of Art, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a private college located in Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the nation’s leading art and design institutions and offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The college has an acceptance rate of around 60%, which means that out of every 100 applicants, 60 will be accepted into the program. The student body consists of approximately 1,000 students from all over the world. In terms of gender diversity, approximately 61% of the student population are female and 39% are male. Additionally, about 44% are identified as a racial or ethnic minority group. The average GPA for incoming freshman is 3.5 to 4.0 on a 4-point scale, with an average SAT score between 1100-1300 and an ACT score between 22-27. Furthermore, the Cleveland Institute of Art is committed to providing financial aid to its students in order to make their education more affordable; almost all students receive some form of financial aid through grants, scholarships, loans or other forms of assistance from the college or outside sources such as employers or family members.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 82%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 29%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 108%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 593
Female applicants 216
Male applicants 377
Applicants accepted 486
Female applicants accepted 176
Male applicants accepted 310
Freshman enrollment 153
Female freshman enrollment 90
Male freshman enrollment 63
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 196
Early action applicants accepted 57
Early action applicants enrolled 31
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 20%

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 70%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.2
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.7-3.7

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 42%
SAT Critical Reading average score 530
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 470-610
SAT Math average score 510
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 450-580
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 73%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 19-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A