American Academy of Art
Chicago, IL 60604-4302


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 297
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 14:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


American Academy of Art has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Application Fee

Undergrad students

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, American Academy of Art's tuition was $31,800 for all students regardless of residency (18.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 86% of American Academy of Art's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 51% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,457 (which is 1.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at American Academy of Art in 2016-2017, was 50, which is 85% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,785 (which is 1.9% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, American Academy of Art has enrolled a total of 297 students (217 students full-time and 80 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 297 students, 11 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 40% men and 60% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Hispanic: 33%

Black/African American: 7%

Asian: 5%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%


Listed below are the 3 largest majors offered at American Academy of Art.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Visual And Performing Arts 64% 124
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 2% 4
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of American Academy of Art full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of American Academy of Art graduates 6 years after enrollment is $21,900. Last year, out of the total 141 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 141 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 204 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 177 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $21,900 $27,700
Employment Rate 100% 87%
Total Graduates 141 204

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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