About . Facts + Stats
Our campus includes the George Gund building, home to our classrooms, studio and adminstrative offices, as well as residence halls for freshmen and sophomores, both just steps from our academic building.
Our campus is located east of downtown Cleveland, in the heart of Cleveland’s cultural district, University Circle. Chosen by Forbes Magazine as “one of the ten prettiest neighborhoods in the country,” University Circle is home to students from Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and CIA. We also share University Circle with major arts institutions such as the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra, as well as the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Cleveland History Center.
University Circle is also home to world-class healthcare organizations including the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
CIA offers 13 majors in the fine arts, design, craft, and entertainment arts.
CIA has nearly 50 full-time and 60 adjunct faculty, who are all professional artists, designers, and scholars. The student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1.
CIA has around 600 students from across the country and the world.
Students may enter as a first-year (freshman) or as a transfer student (with advanced standing). Admission is based on a portfolio review, academic record, recommendations and SAT or ACT scores (optional). Visit Admissions to learn more about the application process.
CIA offers scholarships based on academic history and portfolio quality. Need-based aid is also available. Learn more about financial aid at CIA.
View CIA's academic calendar.
76% of the Fall 2019 FTIAC (first time in any college) cohort returned in Fall 2020.
The 4-year graduation rate for FTIAC (first time in any college) students entering in Fall 2016 was 65%.
|4-year Graduation Rate|
|Entering Fall 2016||65%|
|Entering Fall 2015||46%|
|Entering Fall 2014||56%|
|Entering Fall 2013||51%|
Three national college assessment organizations have included the Cleveland Institute of Art on their annual lists of schools that deliver a high-quality education.
Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent, not-for-profit college accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Higher Learning Commission, and the Ohio Department of Education.
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