American Academy of Art

17 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL

American Academy of Art is a private art school, which is located in Chicago, IL. American Academy of Art offers several programs for students to choose from. The more popular programs among aspiring artists are listed below:

  • Illustration
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Painting
  • Drawing

To help students and alumni succeed, American Academy of Art may offer student services including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At American Academy of Art, the graduation rate is around 44%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 10%.

American Academy of Art has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges having first received its accreditation from that agency in 1974. Please visit for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

Programs Offered

Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.

Find more information about available programs offered by American Academy of Art by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Communication Technology

Visual and Performing Arts

*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to $27,100 annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. Students wishing to apply to this school must pay an application fee of $25. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (312) 461-0600. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $38,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,100-$1,300 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $490

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$11,711
Receiving Student Loans90%$7,683

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