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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    C+
  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
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
Savannah Art & Design is a private college located in Savannah, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 9,013 undergraduate students. The Savannah Art & Design acceptance rate is 93%. Popular majors include Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects, and Illustration. Graduating 65% of students, Savannah Art & Design alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,400.
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
93%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1030-1230
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
$41,738/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,973/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.194 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.195 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,013Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,661
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 161 responses
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  • Artsy
    27%
  • Sleep Comes After Death
    19%
  • All of the above
    17%
  • All of the above except for loud
    17%
  • Driven
    4%
  • Hard working
    3%
  • A loud independent artsy person
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
64%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.231 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.291 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 150 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    41%
  • A place where creatives come together
    25%
  • Inspiring
    19%
  • Stimulating
    7%
  • Pretentious
    3%
  • Bureaucracy
    1%
  • Accommodating
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses
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I really liked the classes when going to SCAD, the teachers have their full focus on helping you succeed and making it fun and enjoyable that's the best part about scad. As well as activities and special events that were organized were fun and eventful and gave you opportunities to make friends. The dorms however weren't the best, I lived in a one dorm room with 2 other girls when the room is designed for two people. The food was TERRIBLE! Every week someone would get food poisoning, the food was not to be trusted. The chicken had looked like it shouldn't be served but the workers couldn't care less, the food never changed and for the price I'm paying I should be getting decent meals and not having to only eat pizza so I know I won't get food poisoning. But I mostly enjoy the classes and that's the main reason I love SCAD, the teacher are quirky and make the experience fun for you and the projects make you go into imagination.
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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.
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.