The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

233 reviews
  1. Schaumburg, IL
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
1000 Plaza Drive, Ste. 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$24,212/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,612/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,017/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,619/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,380/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,085/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.28 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
614Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
18%
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Art
    83%
  • Career oriented
    17%

After The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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Reviews

233 reviews
  • Excellent
    43
  • Very Good
    95
  • Average
    84
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    4
A very open school. We're a school of designers! Tattoos? Piercings? No one will look twice. Typical students are "average", with a fair few people who dress differently. Many instructors are young, and some become like friends with students. You'll see the same folks quarter after quarter because of the small size of the school. Average freshly graduated high school students whose maturity level varies, older students keep to themselves, mostly. Ethnically diverse, economically diverse (come on, it's an art school! we're poor, but creative!), politics are irrelevant, religion is irrelevant, and any sexual preference is openly accepted (by accepted, I mean welcomed - we have a fashion department, after all! flamboyant gay men are not uncommon :P). LGBT clubs exist, I've seen the posters. All in all, a very open-minded student body and faculty. You will not be judged here, we love "different" people!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 12 2013
Let's not ignore the elephant in the room. University's are expensive. That being said, ILIS has a tuition rate of $400 per credit hour. Each class is 4 credits. Yes, that's $1600 per class. Yes, if you're full-time, that's $25,600 per year. BUT - thankfully, this school is on a quarterly schedule. You'll graduate quicker, 16 classes per year. Just think, you'll be doing what you love when you graduate! Hopefully. Anyways, be wise and take your gen ed's at a community college - save yourself $30,000 (no joke). Take your core classes at ILIS, and be done with it. The tuition sucks, but that's unavoidable with most schools. The Financial Aid is pretty typical of a college, you can get a wide range of grants, scholarships (you do the dirty work) and LOANS, yay! Just remember that hefty tuition when you decide to blow off a class, are you really doing your money justice?! The Financial Aid office is always helpful, as they should be. Just walk in and they'll answer mostly anything you ask. I must have been in there 5+ times this last year to verify questions I had about my student loans, reimbursement questions and just a friendly chat. Seriously, get to know them. Most importantly, get to know how much money you're racking up.
  • College Junior
  • Aug 13 2013
ILIS has a sweet deal with Adobe. Every single computer has ALL the Adobe products you could ever dream of fiddling around with. Many computer labs have giant Mac computers, some have PC's but I've noticed they're replacing those slowly. I've encountered problems with the network a few times in 5 quarters - mostly the inability to access the faculty drive, which isn't the end of the world by any means. It's easy to bring your own device and log onto the network. Speed of the network is fine, I've never complained about slow connections. Wireless is available to all students on campus. Printing in labs is easy - they load $9.00 onto your student ID to print with, and I've never come close to using all $9.00 even when printing personal documents unrelated to school work. The catch is the printers are black and white only. If you desire a color print, you'll have to invest in a minimum of $5.00 for a "print me" card, which you'll take to the printing area and they'll deduct the amount from your card. They have really nice printing options (and basic ones for 50 cents, a piece), for photography prints and other glossy prints. It's a great convenience even if the price is slightly higher than Kinko's. There isn't much to complain about with the resources here. I love working on the huge display Mac computers, it makes my work so much easier!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 13 2013