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Cleveland Institute of Art Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Cleveland Institute of Art, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $40. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Cleveland Institute of Art?

Cleveland Institute of Art does not offer early decision but does offer early action. Cleveland Institute of Art accepts about 57% of early action applicants* and 70% all applicants for all deadlines.. Last year, Cleveland Institute of Art admitted 349 of the 615 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Cleveland Institute of Art

Getting into Cleveland Institute of Art is moderately difficult. Cleveland Institute of Art evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Cleveland Institute of Art **accepted 70% of students, around 792 of the 1,138 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Cleveland Institute of Art, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Cleveland Institute of Art has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Cleveland Institute of Art Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Cleveland Institute of Art

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Cleveland Institute of Art Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Cleveland Institute of Art must submit the following items. Double check with Cleveland Institute of Art's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Interview
Other Requirements portfolio
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Cleveland Institute of Art?

Students admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At Cleveland Institute of Art 10% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 35% were in the top 25% and 66% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Cleveland Institute of Art, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 43%

Cleveland Institute of Art is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2020, 32% of Cleveland Institute of Art's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 45% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Cleveland Institute of Art?

To be competitive with other Cleveland Institute of Art applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Cleveland Institute of Art 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Cleveland Institute of Art student is 1100.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Cleveland Institute of Art students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cleveland Institute of Art students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Cleveland Institute of Art?

To be most competitive at Cleveland Institute of Art, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cleveland Institute of Art's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cleveland Institute of Art students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Cleveland Institute of Art

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Cleveland Institute of Art during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

Cleveland Institute of Art Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Cleveland Institute of Art?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Cleveland Institute of Art.

Does Cleveland Institute of Art accept transfer credits?

Cleveland Institute of Art accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Cleveland Institute of Art accepts:

CLEP subject tests

Does Cleveland Institute of Art accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Cleveland Institute of Art accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Cleveland Institute of Art?

No, Cleveland Institute of Art is test optional, so you can make the call if you want to to send your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

What is Cleveland Institute of Art's acceptance rate?

Cleveland Institute of Art's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Cleveland Institute of Art?

The early action acceptance rate at Cleveland Institute of Art was 57% in 2021.

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Cleveland Institute of Art Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

70%

How hard is it to get into Cleveland Institute of Art? Cleveland Institute of Art is a somewhat selective institution. The Cleveland Institute of Art acceptance rate is 70%. This means that the institution accepts 69 out of every 100 applicants.

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Cleveland Institute of Art Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cleveland Institute of Art is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Cleveland Institute of Art is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Cleveland Institute of Art ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

20 to 27

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Cleveland Institute of Art is 23. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Cleveland Institute of Art. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Cleveland Institute of Art SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1220

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Math SAT Range

480 - 580

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above

Good

1000 to 1220

Avg

1000 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Cleveland Institute of Art students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art, while applicants with SAT scores between 1000 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1000 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Cleveland Institute of Art.

Cleveland Institute of Art GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.32

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Cleveland Institute of Art, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

632

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,385

Out-of-State

$44,385

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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