If you are thinking about applying to Cleveland Institute of Art, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is March 1 and the fee for the application is $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
|Cleveland Institute of Art 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||10%|
|Mean SAT Score||1100|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||32%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||45%|
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. In 2021, 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.
It is moderately difficult to get into Cleveland Institute of Art. 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.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Cleveland Institute of Art has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.
|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|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
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)||2.0|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
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, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
Cleveland Institute of Art considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Cleveland Institute of Art is test optional. 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.
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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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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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
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:
Does Cleveland Institute of Art accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Cleveland Institute of Art accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Cleveland Institute of Art's acceptance rate?
Cleveland Institute of Art's acceptance rate is 70%.
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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First-Year Applications are Due
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
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1220 and Above
1000 to 1220
1000 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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.
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