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Savannah College of Art and Design Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

11,000 students

62% admitted

  • 9,236 full time
  • 2,051 part time
  • 3,358 men full time
  • 5,878 women full time
  • 8,977 applied
  • 5,535 admitted
  • 1,794 enrolled

8,230 Undergraduates

$31,905 tuition/year

  • 1,968 Graduates
  • 122 Non-Degree
  • $31,905 in state
  • $500 fees
  • $12,945 room & board
  • $2,496 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Bee
School Colors: Black and Yellow
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ana from Savannah, GA
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  • This college is meant for those who want to be themselves or want to discover themselves. The classes feel almost personalized, everyone cares about your education and how you do.…

  • Jun-14-2012 Read More
  • Raquel from Lilburn, GA
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  • SCAD is the greatest decision I ever made. The professors genuinely care and are always there to help. You are not just a number here.…

  • Nov-28-2012 Read More
  • Megan from Charlotte, NC
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  • this school is simply amazing. they will teach you everything you need to know about your major and more. there is no school that can compare.…

  • Mar-14-2012 Read More
  • Brittany from Atlanta, GA
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  • If you're interested in anything art, consider SCAD. It's an amazing school, the only downside really is the tuition is expensive because it's a private school. …

  • Jul-20-2012 Read More
  • C. S.
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  • SCAD is the most creative environment a student artist could ever wish to be a part of. I am so fortunate to have such great instructors, inspiring peers, and modern…

  • Mar-22-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The Savannah College of Art and Design exists to prepare talented students for professional careers, emphasizing learning through individual attention in a positively oriented university environment.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Mohamed from Atlanta, GA
  • Jan-03-2012 I am a current student here

    I extremely enjoy the time I spend with students and my instructors. I also enjoy every event that is related to cinematic productions as well as student activities such as radio shows, I however don't feel conferable sometimes because I can't afford to get housing near school.

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  • 1
  • SCAD Atlanta Student
  • Dec-30-2011 I am a current student here

    I have a lot of issues with this school. First of all, I should mention that I'm at the Atlanta campus, so I can't really comment on things at the Savannah campus. I kind of wish I was at the Savannah campus, because the Atlanta campus has an annoyingly small amount of some classes. A number of classes required for my major (animation) are only offered one or two quarters out of the year, and during those quarters only one class is available. There are no other class days or times to choose from in case that class is available at an inconvenient time or causes a scheduling conflict. Also, a lot of the teachers aren't that organized. Forget about getting your syllabus a few days before the start of the quarter so you can go buy supplies while things are still part of the back-to-school sales. The teachers have a place to upload the syllabi online, but only a few ever do ahead of time. And then on top of that, half the time they have you buying things that you never even use. And by the time that they decide to change the project requirements or just drop the project from the schedule, it's too late to return things. Art supplies are not cheap enough for that. And don't rely on descriptions of projects that they post online, or in the syllabus. Sometimes the information is old, and they'll wind up telling you to do something different. Some of the teachers also like to decide things last minute, like where or when the required field trips are going to be. Speaking of the field trips, they oftentimes have nothing or little to do with the class. I've heard of public speaking classes being taken to the circus. I've also had a class where the requirement was just to go to one of the Thursday movies at the school. One of those nights the movie was Alien. I wouldn't mind the field trips being such things if I didn't need to instead be spending my time working on projects so I can get them done and get some sleep. And I could go on and on about First Year Experience and the passport that wasted a huge chunk of time in my first quarter. All the class did was show us where the gym and library was, and made us do some silly study skills exercise that would only have been fun or useful back in middle school. For the passport, I was dragged around the building looking for people to stamp it, and being made to go to a bunch of worthless events. One time I went to a study skills workshop (where I wound up being the only person attending), where in the end all the lady said was Yeah, you seem to already know how to study really well. That was after waiting 15 minutes in a different location, then going to the front desk asking if the location had changed, then following a counselor around for another 10 minutes trying to find out where the workshop had been moved to. The counselors aren't all that great, either, though they are all really nice people. Recently, my main counselor (who works with people in my major) left, and they replaced her with some other counselor, apparently at random. The lady was very nice, but she knew virtually nothing about my major (and she said so herself). After 30 minutes with her, she was still completely unable to help me with my schedule for the next quarter. And if you're planning on transferring in from another college, be careful. I know a lot of people who have had to take several classes over because their credits didn't transfer. Lastly, the school asks for monetary donations at least once a year. I haven't even graduated yet! It's hard enough paying for my own tuition and supplies. I think that the school is perfectly capable of funding its own scholarships without taking money from current students. So to sum it all up, more often than not, this school annoys me and I am not particularly enjoying being here. The only thing that I enjoy is learning more things about animation so that I'm continually one step closer to my dream career and being out of the education system.

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Dallas, TX
  • Dec-19-2011 I am a current student here

    SCAD is located in the quaint town of Savannah. Not only does the school provide a multitude of activities, the city itself is a hub of history and excitement. There are ghost tours, restaurants, shops, and events that are unique to Savannah.

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  • 5
  • Nicole from Antwerp, OH
  • Dec-05-2011 I am a current student here

    Other than not being a huge fan of the weather (hot and humid), SCAD is exactly where I'm supposed to be to finish out my education. I love it!

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  • 5
  • Mario from Savannah, GA
  • Dec-04-2011 I am a current student here

    I couldn't be more sure that SCAD is the school for me. I have been able to make literally hundreds of acquaintances with people that I can associate with -- being a niche school, SCAD has a lot of students that come here to study in a highly specialized field. The campus and the city are gorgeous, and they both offer a very homely perspective of the Southern life of the US. I am very glad I had SCAD in my top three college choices before I came here.

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