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School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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  • 4 Year
  • CHICAGO, IL

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade A minus
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Undergrads in College Housing
No data available  
Average Housing Cost
$13,500 / year
Poll
66%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 168 responses
Poll
46%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 72 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$2,480 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 110 responses
  • The Sharp Cafe is the biggest and best
    16%
  • You have any food you want, your in the city!
    15%
  • Pot belly, Chipolte, Panera, Corner Bakery ECT
    15%
  • Huge selection of restaurants in walking distance
    11%
  • Yeah, if you want campus food, go for it.
    7%
  • If you want anything but campus food, go for it.
    5%
  • The grammar in some of these answers are atrocious
    5%
44%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 50 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A minus
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 43 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    53%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    7%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
89%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 54 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 38 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    53%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    42%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    3%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 42 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    12%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    52%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    2%
  • Not very visible.
    14%
  • We have campus police?
    19%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 68 responses
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    1%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    3%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    96%
Men's Varsity Sports
No data available  
Women's Varsity Sports
No data available  

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Film Society, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Newspaper, Radio Station, Student Government, Television Station
Music
No data available  
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 20 responses
  • BFA show
    35%
  • Free massage
    30%
  • MFA show
    20%
  • Block Party
    10%
  • Finals prep Late-night Breakfast
    5%

Scholarship

Party Scene

Party Scene
grade B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 50 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    4%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    28%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    10%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    22%
  • Parties? What parties?
    36%
Poll
What is the biggest social event of the year?
Based on 16 responses
  • Various off campus parties
    56%
  • From what I hear, the Halloween ball is attractive
    31%
  • Halloween
    13%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 64 responses

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