It is moderately difficult to get into Cleveland Institute of Art. The acceptance rate at Cleveland Institute of Art is 70%. Last year, 693 students applied to Cleveland Institute of Art and 484 were admitted.
Reach out to Cleveland Institute of Art's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.
Students who apply to Cleveland Institute of Art for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than December 15.
Here is an overiew of some of Cleveland Institute of Art's admissions stats.
|Cleveland Institute of Art 2023
|Mean Unweighted GPA
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class
|Mean SAT Score
|Admissions Test Policy
|Applicants Who Submit SATs
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs
These are the application deadlines for Cleveland Institute of Art.
|Early Decision I
|Early Decision II
Cleveland Institute of Art does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Cleveland Institute of Art will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Cleveland Institute of Art accepts around 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 early because they believe it will boost their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.
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.
In 2022, Cleveland Institute of Art accepted 70% of students, approximately 484 from 693 applicants.
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.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does Cleveland Institute of Art consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Standardized Test Scores
|Level of Applicant's Interest
|Rigor of Secondary School Record
Make sure to check with Cleveland Institute of Art for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Cleveland Institute of Art, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Cleveland Institute of Art's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Required for Some
|Details (If Any)
|Transcript(S) of College Record
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
|Letter(s) of Recommendation
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)
|Written Essay or Personal Statement
|Transcript of High School Record
Students admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Cleveland Institute of Art considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At Cleveland Institute of Art 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 44% were in the top 25% and 75% were in the top 50%.
At Cleveland Institute of Art, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|Percent of Students
|3.75 and 3.99
|3.50 and 3.74
|3.25 and 3.49
|3.00 and 3.24
|2.50 and 2.9
|2.00 and 2.49
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Cleveland Institute of Art directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
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 2022, 14% of Cleveland Institute of Art's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Cleveland Institute of Art applicants, you should aim to score between 1050 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Cleveland Institute of Art 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1050, 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 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 570 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Cleveland Institute of Art students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 570 or higher.
To be most competitive at Cleveland Institute of Art, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Cleveland Institute of Art's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Cleveland Institute of Art students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art.
Transfer students can enroll in Cleveland Institute of Art during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer 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.
Does Cleveland Institute of Art accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Cleveland Institute of Art accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) 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 probably want to include 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?
✅ The acceptance rate for Cleveland Institute of Art is 70%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Cleveland Institute of Art?
❌ Cleveland Institute of Art does not offer early decision.
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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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.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Cleveland Institute of Art is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1310 and Above
1050 to 1310
1050 and Less
The median SAT score for Cleveland Institute of Art students is 1100. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Cleveland Institute of Art, while applicants with SAT scores between 1050 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1050 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 3.5. 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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