Cleveland Institute of Art

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11141 East Boulevard

Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 421-7000
2013-2014 Tuition
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Cleveland Institute of Art is a private institution that was founded in 1882. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 556, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 5 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $36,509 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

A professional college of art and design with one of the most comprehensive of majors. BFA students get personal studio space in all majors.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1882
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $24,252,472


When applying to Cleveland Institute of Art, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 1. The application fee at Cleveland Institute of Art is $30. It has an an acceptance rate of 71.1 percent and an early acceptance rate of 98.1 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.1%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Cleveland Institute of Art is 9:1, and the school has 82.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Cleveland Institute of Art include: Industrial and Product Design; Illustration; Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator; Graphic Design; and Game and Interactive Media Design. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.8 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 9:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Industrial and Product Design 22%
Illustration 14%
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 10%
Graphic Design 8%
Game and Interactive Media Design 3%

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Student Life

Cleveland Institute of Art has a total undergraduate enrollment of 556, with a gender distribution of 41.9 percent male students and 58.1 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus.

Total enrollment 556
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association N/A

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Campus Info & Services

Cleveland Institute of Art offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Cleveland Institute of Art also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Cleveland Institute of Art, 45 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Students who have cars on campus 45%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Cleveland Institute of Art, 87.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $18,556.

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Tuition and fees $36,509 (2013-14)
Room and board $12,132 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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