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  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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Savannah Art & Design is an above-average private college located in Savannah, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 8,411 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Savannah Art & Design acceptance rate is 72%. Popular majors include Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Illustration. Graduating 67% of students, Savannah Art & Design alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
About Savannah College of Art & Design...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
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

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
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.187 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,411Undergrads
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 154 responses
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  • Artsy
    28%
  • Sleep Comes After Death
    19%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • All of the above except for loud
    16%
  • Driven
    5%
  • Hard working
    3%
  • A loud independent artsy person
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
70%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.224 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.284 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 143 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    41%
  • A place where creatives come together
    24%
  • Inspiring
    20%
  • Stimulating
    7%
  • Pretentious
    3%
  • Bureaucracy
    1%
  • Great classes, obnoxious peers
    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 am an online student at SCAD. At first I was a little apprehensive about taking all of my classes online because I wasn't sure how much feedback I would get for my art. Both the students and professors proved me wrong with how ready they were to provide feedback on pictures and files of my work every time! The professors also do a great job in remaining available to online students who require assistance. The school site also has many good resources like Lynda.com and recordings of guest lectures from the campus.

I think one thing that would make the classes more interesting would be more videos from professors on their weekly lessons. While the slides on their pages do help, I think having them record themselves talking about the subject or demonstrating concepts in the lesson would be a great help and provide more options for the different learning styles students have.
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SCAD has an amazing campus with many hardworking teachers. You'll definitely get out what you put into your work/projects!
However, there are some minor concerns about the school I've experienced. While the campus is gorgeous and spread out, around the dorms there's little to no cleanup. SCAD outdoor elevators seem to grow sludge and a foul stench after the first week or two of school. Lastly, while nearly all of the teachers are an absolute delight to learn from, there are a few that push their political/social bias onto the students or aren't quite able to teach nor put in real effort.
Other than that, if I was a graduating high school again and needed to pick a college, I would definitely pick SCAD all over again.
Attending SCAD Atlanta, is one of the biggest accomplishments for me right now. Going here being able to do what i love is amazing! It is also exciting to see all the amazing celebrities that come in and teach us how it is in showbiz! SCAD provides a lot for its students, especially going to abroad to places like lacoste or even hong kong! I can say it is pretty worth it to go to this amazing school. Though SCAD can have its pros there are many cons as well. The food could be quite gross to compared eating fast food, they usually have pre-packaged foods sometimes or they might reuse food from the other day that makes the dishes taste rather bland and hard. The dorms as well could’ve been a lot better for what you are paying as well. It used to be an old motel and it really shows. There are cracked shower tiles to leaking sinks, me and my roomates are consistently having maintenance come in our room.