Cleveland Institute of Art: Admission & Tests

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Below is a quick overview of Cleveland Institute of Art general admissions procedures, application policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Cleveland Institute of Art admission requirements are somewhat competitive; the school accepts about 65 percent of the applicants.

The school requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

Cleveland Institute of Art will typically accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • credits for life experience
    (for example, learned through independent study, non-credit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$40
Cleveland Institute of Art requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Cleveland Institute of Art is $40.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Aptitude Test is common element of the application process. 37 percent of applicants at Cleveland Institute of Art took the SAT test.

Most of the accepted applicants who took SAT scored
SAT
Total
1070
from 480 to 590 on Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, from 490 to 570 on Math, and from 980 to 1160 on Total. Based off those numbers, if you got above 540 in SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing, 530 in SAT Math, and 1070 in SAT Total, that gives good chances to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
480
540
590

SAT Math
490
530
570

SAT Total
980
1070
1160

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is important step of the application at Cleveland Institute of Art. 67 percent of applicants submitted results of their ACT test.

Most of the accepted applicants who took ACT scored
ACT
Composite
24
from 20 to 26 on English, from 18 to 25 on Math, and from 21 to 26 on Composite. Therefore, if you got a score above 23 in ACT English, 22 in ACT Math, and 24 in ACT Composite, this is good enough to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT English
20
23
26

ACT Math
18
22
25

ACT Composite
21
24
26

Contact Admissions

Phone
(216)
421-7000
To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Cleveland Institute of Art, please contact this school directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (216) 421-7000 or check Cleveland Institute of Art Website

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