B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Savannah College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Florida Sun Conference
Address
342 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31402
Website
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Savannah College of Art & Design 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
72%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1190
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$40,856/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $36,962/ year
  • $30-48k
    $37,641/ year
  • $49-75k
    $39,596/ year
  • $76-110k
    $40,928/ year
  • $110k+
    $41,779/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.174 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,981Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 141 responses
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  • Artsy
    29%
  • Sleep Comes After Death
    18%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • All of the above except for loud
    17%
  • Driven
    4%
  • Hard working
    4%
  • A loud independent artsy person
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.211 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    42%
  • A place where creatives come together
    22%
  • Inspiring
    22%
  • Stimulating
    6%
  • Pretentious
    4%
  • Bureaucracy
    2%
  • Accommodating
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
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I wish that SCAD didn't suck my wallet dry not only through the tuition, but also through hidden fees on everything. That major downfall aside, I love attending SCAD! I met my best friends attending this school. The academics, while sometimes grueling, are exceptional. The professors actually care about the students and their work. The student community is welcoming and helpful. The opportunities this school provides are fantastic! Employers visit the school constantly. Overall, SCAD is a wonderful place to get your foot in the door and learn.
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SCAD is a dynamic school in a beautiful and unique city. I valued my undergrad education there. It retained a small-school feel of community despite its growth during my time there (2005-2009). Make sure to take a close look at the curriculum for each selected program, and compare it to the curriculum of other schools. Some classmates felt the foundations requirements were too unrelated to their program of study. Pay attention to current rankings, as there have been some changes in recent years. Look at acceptance vs. retention rates for patterns in certain programs as well!
I'm a final quarter Senior in ITGM and I want to write a very honest review, SCAD is what you make of it. The course load is heavy and work can be grueling, many students drop out, but if you use the resources available (career advising and CLC) and stay dedicated to your work you can excel. SCAD provides great resources for networking, gaining experience, and finding opportunities. My career adviser played a huge part in landing an internship on a AAA title. A downside is obviously the cost, it is a for-profit school. There are articles on how much the president makes, where money goes, while I'm lucky my parents pay tuition we as a family find SCAD's choice in spending frustrating. The physical availability of computers and cintiqs and the quality of life post freshman year declines. While the freshman dorms look nice with many amenities once parting them administration forgets about its upperclassmen. It's a facade for prospective students and their families.