About American Academy of Art

Founded in 1923, American Academy of Art. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 297 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The American Academy of Art Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 23 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at American Academy of Art include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,2% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at American Academy of Art.

20%
“We”re apathetic”
40%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
40%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
40%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
20%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
60%
“I feel extremely safe”
100%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
0%
“We bought the gear”
0%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
0%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
0%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
100%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
0%
“They keep regular office hours”
100%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
40%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
60%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
20%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
60%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

American Academy of Art REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    6 Students rated on-campus housing 4.8 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    7 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    10 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    10 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    10 Students rated school activities 3.3 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    10 Students rated local services 4.9 stars. 80 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    10 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of American Academy of Art?

5 Students rated American Academy of Art

Andreina

A great environment to learn and grow as artists. The classes are small enough so every student gets one on one moments with the proffesor. Every proffesor in the school is willing to help with any problem. The courses are all made to teach you and start of with beginners classes. An overall amazing experience.

Kathryn

The American Academy of Art is an amazing school, in my honest opinion. The classes aren't too big, and they aren't too small; a comfortable size that allows one-on-one time with the teacher, as well as time to have lectures and work on our various art projects. The campus isn't so much a campus, but two floors inside of a skyscraper in Chicago- it is small, and in a square-sized map so it is easy to navigate and not clustered. The teachers are phenomenal, some being alumni of the school, and some from other places around the country. They all know their teachings very well, all being artists themselves for the classes they teach. The teachers who teach the general education classes are also very well practiced in their studies, and all have a love for the arts as well, though not as indulged in it as the actual art teachers. overall, the school is very fun and relaxing. Yes, there will be times where stress is high, and deadlines seem closer than what they original appear, but that is college. Student life is generally relaxed, yet we all stay focused in our schooling which shows how we love the school so much. The American Academy of Art is a great school for anyone who is involved in the arts, may that be photography, animation, or even illustration. The classes, the teachers, and the students all give off an aura of understanding, acceptance, and the willingness to learn and teach more. All in all, this school is not only great in teaching, but also a great home for anyone who is willing to indulge themselves in the world of the fine arts.

Destiny

I Love This School, And Really Wish I Could Go Back.

Madison

It’s an amazing school with great teachers and faculty members. You’re able to speak to anyone you’d like if there’s an issue, and our concerns matter to them. Class sizes are small, which make it easier for you to have one on one with a teacher. Students help and critic other students in order to help each other grow.

American Academy of Art FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at American Academy of Art?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for American Academy of Art is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Advice I would give to any high school senior with any desired major is to make sure you always stay focused. Dont let anybody or anything detour you away from getting good grades and test scores. Always try your best and never slack off because that can result in a very bad habit and you will definitely end up paying for it by not graduating or graduating and being unable to attend the college that you wanted to. Always you make sure you study hard and worry about what is important. Its ok to have fun sometimes with your friends but remember why your in school in the first place. That reason is to learn and get outstanding grades. Dont settle for low grades like D's and C's and especially F's. B's are good but always strive for A's and be the best you can be. That is advice i would like to give to any senior planning to attend college.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for being resposible for some of the most outstanding artists like Alex Ross. If you dont know who Alex Ross is, he is an illustrator for Marvel Comics. He is a very outstanding artist and his work is displayed throughout the academy. I hope to be as successful when i graduate. He is not the only established artist from the school though. There are many others who have made a name for themselves. He is just one of the most famous artists from the academy.

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  4. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is the cost of attendance and the lack of community among the students. The financial aid department doesnt help the students to feel comfortable with their financial status nor do they provide enough information to explain the workings of the financial process. The school also lacks a sense of community, especially among the students.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    The American Academy of Art allows students to learn all of the aspects of the artistic world, develop their proffessional skills, and how to use the traditional techniques of the old masters to improve on their natural abilities, as well as allowing them to grow as artists and as human beings, the school is also diverse.

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  6. Describe the students at your school.

    They are inspiring, talented, young scholars.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    The kind of person who shouldn't attend American Academy of Art is one who isn't into any type of art. This is an art academy and even though it has general education classes, these classes aren't the main focus.

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  8. What are the academics like at your school?

    Arts

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Good dates

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  10. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Good profs

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  11. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Greeks

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  12. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that the school was kind of small and that their curriculum was such a wide variety, so I could have applied earlier.

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  13. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    That there aren't a lot of healthy food options near the campus.

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  14. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I brag about my school I talk about how the teachers have truly mastered their arts and are extremely helpful in every way. I also brag about the subjects at our school, which come in a wide variety that challenges the everyday thought and makes you re-evaluate your possibilities.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

297

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

26%

Out-Of-State

59%

In-State

15%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
7%
% Hispanic/Latino
33%
% White or Caucasian
51%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

86% of students attending American Academy of Art receive some sort of financial aid. 51% were awarded federal grants. While 85% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$32,220

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$6,354

Room and Board

40,174

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$30,822
$30 - $48K
$29,131
$48 - $75K
$32,701
$75 - $110K
$37,439
$110K & UP
$37,439

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