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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
516 Drayton St
Savannah, GA 31402
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Sun Conference
From Savannah College of Art and Design

The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors. Visit scad.edu.

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Savannah College of Art and Design Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
1030-1230
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$43,331/ 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
$12,456/ 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
21:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.202 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.203 responses

Majors

What is SCADpro?

SCADpro, a boutique creative consultancy and prototype generator, primes students to take on emerging markets and timely design challenges. Through SCADpro, students prepare for their professions as they partner with a client list that includes the word’s most renowned companies and organizations: Amazon, Netflix, NASA, Google, Uber, BMW, and more.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    84%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
9,752Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,756
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 167 responses
  • 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
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
69%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.239 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.299 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 158 responses
  • Artsy
    40%
  • A place where creatives come together
    26%
  • Inspiring
    18%
  • Stimulating
    6%
  • Pretentious
    3%
  • Bureaucracy
    1%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $36,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    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

    Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

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    Due to the pandemic the school had to convert everyone to online learning and wow! They were ready and equipped. The professors were so helpful and willing to assist students with online learning. At the start of each week they would remind us about what was due for the week and deadlines as it took some getting use to the eLearning platform. I appreciated the discussions, the extra help sessions and the office hour sessions as it really made a difference with assignments. They even had fit classes online and online sessions for careers and special guests from leading industries to give presentations so you still felt like you were getting industry tips of the trade. I also had people from different departments reach out to me by email to ensure that if I had any concerns or questions that needed their assistance they could help me.
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    I studied in the Atlanta campus. I love my professors who gave me so much encouragement and guidance over my studies. One of my writing professors, who was also the chair of the department of liberal arts, helped me go over all of my cover letters and internship application. I also joined the student media and had a blast working with creatives from majors like photography, writing, painting, filmmaking, fashion design, fashion marketing, printmaking, illustration, animation, and more!
    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.