American Academy Of Art

Overview of American Academy Of Art

Students attend American Academy in Chicago, IL, a large city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. American Academy degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. American Academy is known for its programs in fine arts.

American Academy Selectivity

Applicants to the school appreciate its open admissions policy.


American Academy maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 387 students at the school (as of 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of the American Academy of Art is to teach students the traditional and contemporary skills of the professsional artist to enable them to pursue careers in art. Academy graduates will have the professional skills and vision, the knowledge of other disciplines of human achievement, and the attitudes toward lifelong learning needed to succeed in a constantly evolving global job market while contributing to their communities."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting American Academy

American Academy of Art
332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago , IL 60604-4302
General Phone: (312) 461-0600

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American Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts61fine arts, painting
Design2design and applied arts

Number of programs and degrees for American Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree42
Bachelor's degree591

American Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, American Academy had a total enrollment of 387 students (417 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 9%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 34%
20-21 39%
22-24 17%
25-29 6%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


American Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 74 %
Part-Time 33 %

American Academy Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

American Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 23,150
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
American Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162800)

American Academy Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1413

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$51,8769$42,383
All faculty totalcalendar year9$51,8769$42,383

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year5$22,9084$23,687
All faculty totalacademic year5$22,9084$23,687

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

American Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Design and Applied Arts, Other

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

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What Sets American Academy Apart:

% of degrees in fine arts
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%American Academy Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 8%American Academy Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%American Academy Male % of student body

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