Founded in 1866, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is one of the most historically significant accredited independent schools of art and design in the world. Our accolades are many-- we are ranked among the top ten art and design Schools in the world by QS World University Rankings; we were named "the most influential art college in the United States" by Columbia University's National Arts Journalism survey; and, we are ranked among the top 4 graduate fine arts programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
Located in a world-renowned city, SAIC is distinct in providing an interdisciplinary curriculum, cutting-edge facilities, renowned faculty, exceptional resources including the Art Institute of Chicago, and the necessary freedom to develop as artists, designers and scholars. At the same time, we strive for a level of rigor, investigation, and cultural relevance that makes SAIC truly special.
Our students translate the most complex ideas into tangible forms - paintings, sculptures, films, performances, books, installations, inventions, buildings, community projects, and, more often than not, a combination of the above. Few schools in the United States provide such a broad range of possibilities.
Foremost, SAIC is about students. We are dedicated to providing a complete liberal arts education as well as the arts and design education that will serve our alumni throughout their multifaceted careers. We are delighted by your interest and sincerely hope that you will add your voice to the SAIC dialogue at such a critical point in the history of Chicago, the nation, and the world.
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Employees of companies which offer voluntary benefits through select national insurers, or who partner directly with SAGE can earn guaranteed college scholarships for use at over almost 400 private colleges and universities across the United States, for their children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, based on their 401(k), 403(b), profit-sharing or other company sponsored retirement savings plan. Tuition Rewards is available nationwide through over 135,000 participating employers. What could be better than helping to make the ever-escalating cost of college more affordable for your employees? Tuition Rewards should help give your company an edge in workplace satisfaction - and in attracting and retaining talent.
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Tuition Rewards News
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted June 17, 2019
Saint Joseph's College of Maine, a learning destination for students at all stages of their academic careers, has become the 90th Catholic college to participate in the SAGE Tuition Rewards consortium. Nine colleges in the Sisters of Mercy tradition are now SAGE members.
With a campus of nearly 500 acres on the shores of scenic Sebago Lake, 18 miles outside the city of Portland, Saint Joseph's offers a career-focused education that...
Hanover College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted May 2, 2019
Hanover College, which attracts well-rounded high-achievers to a scenic, 650-acre, wooded campus near the banks of the Ohio River, has become the 22nd Indiana private college to join SAGE Tuition Rewards. Founded in 1827, Hanover is the oldest private college in Indiana – and an easy drive from Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati.
A liberal arts and sciences institution, the College offers distinctive programs in business,...
Crown College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted April 16, 2019
Crown College, a fully accredited Christian college with over 1,500 students, more than 40 majors and 18 NCAA-Division III athletic teams, has joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. More than 50 schools affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) now participate in SAGE, the nation's largest private college consortium.
Located just 30 minutes west of Minneapolis (MN) on a beautiful 215-acre, tree-lined...
North Park University Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted March 22, 2019
North Park University, a Christian, city-centered, intercultural university known for excellence in health sciences, education and music, has become the 28th Illinois private college to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. 55 schools affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities are SAGE members.
Located in a diverse neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, North Park was founded in 1891. Today, it boasts a 12:1...