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Savannah College of Art and Design Reviews

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  • 07/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    73 out of 73 people found this review useful. 1 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Savannah is a wonderful place to study art and you will meet the best people here (professors, students, faculty, etc.). It's the perfect networking area and you'll come out a better artist if you invest your time well and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan way in advance for both loans and scholarships (especially scholarships). It will be well worth your time to do scholarships before you get to SCAD because art students are very busy people!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to some other art colleges it's not as expensive but it is still expensive regardless.

    Am enjoying being here

    While it gets hot in Georgia, the facilities that SCAD provides are beyond amazing and make up for the dreadful heat (I'm from the north so I'm not so used to 90 degree weather everyday). You are right in the middle of historic Savannah with almost everything within walking distance...what more can an art student ask for? Also, if you think you know what an art store looks like, you have seen anything yet! The art stores in downtown Savannah are jaw-dropping. We aren't talking about your hometown's local craftstore anymore...this is the real thing!

    Am learning a lot

    I didn't imagine I would learn so much in one year but I have. It makes me excited to see what I will be learning the next 3 years.

  • 07/14/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 out of 38 people found this review useful. 2 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is perfect for anyone pursuing a career in the art and design fields, especially students who are dedicated and willing to put in a lot of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you submit your absolute best work in your portfolio, and write a good essay, make sure it meets the required three pages. Also you want to make sure that you get really good recommendation letters from your teachers.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is on the expensive side, but it is worth every penny! Just make sure to apply to as many scholarships as you can.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a wonderful environment, all of the new people you meet are amazing and SCAD offers so much to do, a lot of clubs and events.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are awesome, they really know what they are doing and really want to help you learn. I have learned so much already and am only in my first year, they have the best equipment and cover so much information.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 31 people found this review useful. 3 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who has the money to attend first of all. I wouldn't have gone to SCAD if I didn't have to financial aid to back me up. If this is a problem and you really want to go to SCAD, I recommend transferring like many of my friends and acquaintances who currently attend. Overall I would recommend this school to someone who is looking for a job in a creative oriented field. Many of the teachers used to work in the fields related to what they teach, the career services department is very active in aiding students secure jobs/internships, and there are programs of study not available or of the same quality as there are at SCAD. Plus, people tend to remember when you tell them you attend SCAD :p

    Tips for prospective students

    The first and most important tip I can give is to keep track of your deadlines and make use of your time on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to complete your work. I don't recommend spending the WHOLE weekend studying, but a few hours each day or a dedicated Friday will go a long way to keeping you on track in your classes. Second, do not count on the buses to remain 100% true to their schedules. Although they make a point to stay on time, and usually are, their reliability drops significantly after a class period has started. There are many less buses after the initial 20 minute rush hour to help tardy students get to class. On the topic of late buses, be prepared for a long, long, looong wait for the extra-curricular buses to arrive, and an equally long wait to reach or return from your destination, whether it's Kroger, Wal-Mart, or the mall. Third, participate in SCAD events. They are a lot of fun, especially if you have friends that can tag along, and you can meet a lot of new people. There are things going on almost every week that you can attend, not taking into account the athletic events/classes/workouts happening almost every day. Also, it will help you get the all-important Passport Stamps required to pass First Year Experience.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not sure exactly how much all the services provided to students is worth, but I feel like I've made a great investment in my choice of college, mostly because SCAD is the only well-known school with a Game Development program. There are bus lines to each academic building and residence hall, the malls in Savannah, and department/grocery stores. The facilities are well-kept and up-to-date and have a staff of diligent security personnel. Every member of the faculty has been kind and helpful to me and I feel like any problems I have can be solved in a timely and satisfactory manner.

    Am enjoying being here

    It has really been great at SCAD. There's always something to do in Savannah, and, being downtown, nothing is more than a 10 minute walk away. My friends who have visited tell me how lucky I am to have a dorm room that is larger than average, although with three people it can get a little cramped. The dorms I live in are nice and seem pretty new compared to the alternatives. There are even a sub shop and pizza place in the dorms themselves, and two buffet-style dining halls within 2-5 minutes of walking distance. The food isn't bad by any measure, but it is a welcome change of pace to go out for food every once in a while. There are plenty of restaurants and fast food places nearby, with some great, and less costly, ones off River Street. The classes aren't crowded, and the teachers are more than happy to help you out. Teachers are even disappointed in how little students see them for help during their office hours. I can't comment much on the party scene at SCAD, and let it be known that I do not condone any illegal activities. Although SCAD is a dry and drug free campus, there are always people who manage to avoid the eye of security. As far as I can tell, anyone who wants to party in downtown Savannah needs to be prepared to party-hop a fair amount. It seems like most parties are shutdown by the authorities relatively quickly. Also, all clubs in Savannah are 21 and up, so unless you procure a false ID or are of age, clubbing is out of the question.

    Am learning a lot

    In my first quarter, I haven't really learned much as far as arts are concerned. Of the two fine arts classes I attended, 2D Design was the least stimulating. It was more about cutting and pasting than I would have hoped. However, Drawing I was challenging at times and taught me a few things about different materials new to me at the time. The most I learned was about myself from living there the first quarter. It takes a not insignificant amount of self control and responsibility to keep up with all the deadlines and work outside of class hours. That being said, once I've finished most of my foundations courses and begin my major-specific work, I feel I will be learning more than I can keep track of. I can say that not matter how tedious or boring classes seemed at times, I could always take something new from my experience. Plus, none of my classes were as boring, or wretched in some cases, as most general study programs my friends at other colleges had to endure.

  • 07/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 out of 30 people found this review useful. 4 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for students who are artistic, funny, outgoing,ready to learn, imagnative, creative, friendly, and hard working. What else can i say but weird, in a good way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips i have for prospective students is to make sure your grades in high school are in good standing because if you are accepted you can get scholarships. Another tip i would give would be, SCAD is a college about good grades if you don't keep you grades up , they will and i repeat will kick you out. Scad's curriculum isn't hard it you keep up with your work and do not procrastinate all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is an expensive college, but I can tell you it is worth every penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying being here at SCAD, i can honestly say that i can not think of any other college i would rather attend. SCAD is the place to be when it comes to never being bored out of your mined.

    Am learning a lot

    Since i have been at SCAD i have learned a lot from all of my professors. They are not only there to teach you but also to help you and if i might add. They are always willing to help any student in need.

  • 08/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 22 people found this review useful. 5 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artistic and creative people. I kid you not when I tell you I’ve met all kinds of people and most people can learn to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for good deals wherever you can. Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and buying books and supplies online. Get savings wherever you can. You’ll need every dime.

    Bang for the buck

    There’s no getting around how expensive the school is, but I promise you, you’ll get a lot. For all those dollars you get so many majors and minors, to help you get to your specific ideal-job.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people at SCAD are generally friendly and there are many types of people there so meeting friends is rather easy. Classes in your field are always exciting. There is always something to do when not doing assignments. There are also many different types of clubs (I think there’s at least one or two for each major) which are generally fun for down time. But if that’s not you thing, then there’s all kinds of different actives on campus. Plays. Movies. Shows. Competitions. Savannah, the city, is a beautiful historical town. Even exploring the town on a tour could be interesting. I could go on and on. There will be no problems finding something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Although you have a shorter amount of time to learn than in a traditional school, they squeeze every second you have to learning. All my professors were generally masters in their field and are able to convey each subject to you in an interesting way. Being an art school, creativity takes precedent over everything. Yes, there are many general education classes but they are spread out throughout your entire academic career. All in all, I believe that I am getting a topnotch education.

  • 06/20/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 out of 27 people found this review useful. 6 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who love any form of art.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many Scholarships and Grants as you can because this school is extremely extremely expensive.

  • 12/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 7 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    1. Determined 2. Motivated 3. Artistic

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Apply early even if you are not sure. The application is cheap and you have a better chance of receiving a scholarship. 2. If you love art this is the school for you. 3. Don't worry about being the best at the beginning everyone is. The whole point of going to school is to learn and be better. Trust me you will see the progression in your artwork after only a couple weeks.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD like most art schools is a bit pricey but from my experience it is worth the price. You get a quality education from the beginning. Once you include in all the resources provided and just the reputation of the school you are getting a deal. After considering all I have gained from one quarter I can assure you the price is reasonable. Also SCAD has tons of scholarship and grant opportunities.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am having so much fun. It is quite simple to make new friends and we all have had a good time here so far. There is always something to do everyday its hard to be bored. They have companies come and visit every week. SCAD also hosts its own film festival and I met a bunch of people who currently work in the field.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much during my first quarter at SCAD. I can easily see an improvement in all of my artwork. The professors have worked in the field and some currently do so they know what they are talking about.

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 8 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone artistically inclined and looking for a great art education :]

    Tips for prospective students

    SCAD is an absolutely amazing school but just make sure you get more scholarships than the ones they provide. The grading there is a B- or B+ is the same as a B and a 3.5 G.P.A. is an average of an A (this is what you'll usually have to maintain to keep the scholarships they give to you. Basically be careful, it's hard to keep your grades in this category and they're sneaky and you don't find out what your grades are really going to have to be before you go there. Again, go to community college first, get the easy stuff over with. I can't imagine getting the things like english and math over while I'm there. It's the quarter system (you have three quarters/semesters in a year (fall quarter goes from September to November, Winter is January to March and Spring is from March to June.)) Everything is really fast paced and intense so you'd be better of going somewhere else first and transferring. SCAD is usually really good about how things transfer and you'll be more likely to get good scholarships that way as well.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school, it's going to be expensive. In the end though you're going to get a GREAT education and you'll have the name of an amazing school behind you. I do recommend if you're a high school student to go to community college first. You'll have a better chance getting your preliminary classes over with (especially english, social sciences, maths etc (make sure you take speech and public speaking)) I know it may not be what everyone wants to do, but believe me, I went to community college first despite what I initially wanted to do when I got out of High School, and now I couldn't be happier and I've saved A BUNCH of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The historic downtown district is beautiful...as long as you stay in historic downtown. It's a city even though it doesn't seem like it and as soon as you get outside of downtown you get into the ghetto. You'll be living miles away where there's robbery's and all. If you have your street smarts you'll be fine and you'll really enjoy being there despite that fact. There's always something going on being such a big tourist spot. You have fairs all the time, beer fest, and fireworks every first Friday of the month during the spring, summer, and fall. You'll also be happy to know that EVERYTHING you need is right downtown. There's (from what I know) at least three art stores right downtown and they have everything you'll ever need for any of your projects. They're always really helpful there too. Just don't be surprised when you drop 150+ on supplies for your classes each semester...but really that's what we get being art students though and you'll get that at any art school. The weather is hot as heck and the humidity is terrible. I describe it as you'll be standing there doing nothing, and you'll thinking your sweating, but really it's like you're just collecting the humidity around you. You get used to it through in the end and got a laugh when I was outside eating at a cafe in shorts, t-shirt, and flip-flops when home called telling me about how it was snowing. One thing that's wonderful is I have really bad asthma, and really bad allergies. It was like I was cured when I went to SCAD, I took my asthma spray once when I was at Club SCAD working out, and I never had problems with my allergies.

    Am learning a lot

    Every teacher I met REALLY has a wonderful understanding on their subjects and has taught me more than I've ever thought I would. The classes are hard though and the grading system is even more hard. To be able to do well you're not going to be able to get away with partying all of the time.

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 9 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, dedicated, art-loving, those who love culture.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would encourage students to get involved as much as schedules allow. Not only does it improve resumes, but it is a great way to meet people with like interests. Also, don't underestimate the hard work and art class entails. It may be art, but professors expect no less than your best.

    Bang for the buck

    Any student attending SCAD will agree that it is a hefty price tag, however after being here as long as I have I can't really complain. The technology and programs offered for every student is top of the line, events are well coordinated and executed, the quality of teachings is superb, and the overall life at SCAD is appropriate to what I am paying. Compared to any other school offering a Graphic Design major, SCAD is by far the best.

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is not set on a traditional campus, which is a feature I love. This really lets you explore all Savannah has to offer. SCAD is really involved in the community, so students have access to a variety of community service, festivals, and other town events.

    Am learning a lot

    I enrolled in this art school not knowing the basics, and was apprehensive about attending. However, within the one year and one quarter that I've been in classes, my fears have been proven insignificant. The professors really walk you through everything, allow one on one time for extra help, and your classes are set up in that you learn from the very beginning and work your way up into your major.

  • 12/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 10 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Creative, innovative, quickthinking. If you've looked at a museum piece and thought, I can do that... better. If you've woken up in the morning with an idea in your head for a project that won't quit until you begin working on it. If you have felt ostricized or left out by the way you dress or the thoughts you have-- don't worry: you belong at SCAD.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save your money! Art supplies, coupled with tuition, really add up! Also, get classes out of the way in high school or at your community college first! Why pay more money to take a class like Speech or Math, that you know you'll get the same education for less at a community college? SCAD does ART well, and artistic things-- get the academics out of the way somewhere less expensive!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, I will be the first to admit that SCAD is an EXTREMELY pricey school. But there is really no comparison if you know exactly what you want to do. The majors at SCAD are varied, but they provide each department with everything they need to help the students succeed in their field. Everything is state-of-the-art at SCAD (pardon the pun), and you can be assured that prospective employers, upon seeing SCAD on your resume, will pause and consider a bit longer than usual.

    Am enjoying being here

    Savannah is truly the City of Hospitality. It is a beautiful, quaint town, with all the charm and allure of a big city. Broughton Street has every place you could hope to shop (and more!), and exploring the many side streets and lovely squares will yield hidden antique shops and thrift stores, perfect for rummaging through for the next art project. If you don't enjoy the heat, don't worry! Savannah cools off around November, and it's like most temperate places' autumn. The sunsets are glorious.

    Am learning a lot

    When I started at SCAD, I had only taken one art class in high school. I learned more in my first month at SCAD than I ever did all throughout high school, from Art History to Drawing I. Your brain will expand more than you ever thought possible, and you will go to sleep at night satisfied that you have learned new things that day.

  • 06/26/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    8 out of 11 people found this review useful. 11 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for anything to do with art. I'm dying to get SO MANY degrees from this school, but I have to pick ONE, haha, so I'm doing Interactive Design and Game Development, but preferably with a minor in Creative Writing and/or Concept Art for Games and/or Business Management & Entrepeneurship.... AND I want to take french... And possibly more German (took 2 years in high school)... ... ... Yeah, AND I want to go to Lacoste for one of the semesters I spend at SCAD... (Yeah, I've got big dreams and no money, but I'll make it work!)

    Tips for prospective students

    Definately make sure your portfolio is top-notch. Get all the financial aid you can manage, unless you've got plenty in your college fund, lol, in which case, feel free to help me pay for my education, lol... ALSO, be prepared for the humidity (& insects, eek)

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 12 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Nothing has ever happened to me although they claim that Savannah is a dangerous place. I don't think it that way, since my city is way much more dangerous. I'm used to kidnaps, stealing, murders, etc. and coming here, is like going to heaven. But indeed people need to be careful and know where to be and where not to be during the times of the day. At night is better to be in a group than all alone.

    Greek Life

    There's no greek life, but that's why SCAD is so unique and accepting. I have heard so many bad stories about Geek Life, that I am so pleased to know that SCAD is not like that and it doesn't fit in the criteria to have a Greek life. Is better this way, everyone can be and do whatever they want to, without being judged or bullied.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of options for you to choose. There are some clubs that I didn't even know it possibly existed but, is good to go out and explore.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well I come from a different culture so everything is new to me. I love it though. Some things I might find it strange but then after a while, I realize I have embrace other students culture.

    Bang for the buck

    All my family is spending for my education is worth it! I have never learned so much and either do so good! Everything I do in this school I love it, and every single day I realize that SCAD and design is meant to be mine. Coming to SCAD was by far one of my best decisions.

    What to do for fun

    You have to consider this is a small city. There aren't lots of stores like in New York City, the entertainment is not like Las Vegas, but it has little butiques, two malls, parks everywhere. Which is nice for a change of the city life. This is a perfect getaway.

    Food and Dining

    If you're trying to have a healthy life, believe me it'll be hard. They are changing the Sodexo concessionary this year, so I don't know what to expect or tell you about how's going to be. But during my first year I saw people gaining weight and others losing lots of weight. What I did was I balanced it out, sometimes I ate in the cafeteria and sometimes I went out to eat something healthy and good.

    Dorm Life

    Is not bad nor great. The advantage of staying in the dorms is that you get to socialize, make friends, network (SCAD favorite word), with other students with different majors than yours and in the long run you'll realize that you might need their help for a final project. This will be something that it'll be hard if you're not living on campus. T he dorms are okay, but compare to other university dorms (as in the rooms) these are 5 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never been so interested in classes before. I never woke up complaining about going to class. Professors try to keep it interesting, they want to make sure that you actually learn and make it fun instead of tedious.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some students come like if SCAD is a piece of cake, but it isn't. You'll have to work hard to do good, pull all-nighters if you have to, treat your piece like if it was your baby, and specially love what you do. I'm not saying forget about your social life, but at least focus on your classes, because at the end of the day it affects you and your future.

    In three sentences

    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. Basically, everyone accepts you without judging you and wants the best for you.

  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 13 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is an art school so basically anyone interested in an art major would be perfect for this school. It is difficult to be accepted, so send in your best work for your portfolio. Studying abroad is also available and SCAD offers great opportunities for employment after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Send in a portfolio with your application as a representation of your work. Try to get as many scholarships and grants as you can, because SCAD is extremely expensive. Visit the campus before attending to get a portfolio review and to get any questions answered.

    Bang for the buck

    I have heard many good words about SCAD. Their facilities are spectacular and they offer state of the art equipment. Over 70 employers come to SCAD looking for students fresh out of the school. It may be extremely expensive, but I think it's worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    Savannah is a beautiful historic city, and every building of the college is a renovated historic building. SCAD participates in many local art events, frequently features student work in local galleries and school shows. They also offer late night studies to work on projects on campus. As a lover of art, I will be in heaven at this school.

    Will learn a lot

    SCAD has the most updated and top of the line equipment and programs for all artistic study. I expect to gather an overabundance of knowledge, understanding, and experience.

  • 01/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anyone who is in to any type of art.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you make good friends with financial aid and scholarships!

    Bang for the buck

    If you had imagined the most awesome college in your mind jusy now... that's SCAD. They have everything you need to succeed and then some!

    Am enjoying being here

    This college has everything! From big screen tv's in the student lounge to pizza shops bult in to the sides of dorm houses! I love it here!A student center where you can go to not only study but also have a personal flat screen tv to yourself! Not only that but they also have nap domes where you can nap on study breaks!

    Am learning a lot

    SCAD provides you with excellent facilities with access to almost everything inside them! The amount of knowledge that is being obtained is amazing! I love being able to draw in class and not get in trouble for it!

  • 12/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 15 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated, driven, and passionate students can thrive and grow at the Savannah College of Art and Design. If you have a love of art and want to pursue a career in any artistic field, this is a great school that not only teaches you the tools and techniques of the trade, but also helps you build valuable networking connections with others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard on assignments. This school is intensive--and all the effort pays off. If you put in the time on your projects, you will not only make good grades, but you will have a number of great portfolio pieces to help you get a job in the field once you leave school. Money and time management, as always, are also very important things to keep in mind. It is best to start working on projects as soon as you get them and work on them a bit each day so that no project overwhelms you. It will also help you to schedule times for relaxation to keep your life balanced and to make sure you can get enough sleep. Manage your time poorly, and you will get stuck doing all-nighters to finish assignments, which will make it difficult to function later.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is highly expensive, but the education you receive for it is invaluable.

    Am enjoying being here

    The city of Savannah is absolutely gorgeous, and the atmosphere is very friendly. There are a number of parks in the historic district (where most of the school is located), as well as a lot of great shows and events in the area. The classes are a lot of fun, too. I especially enjoy my major classes. The teachers are amazing in the Sequential Art department! Every class is enjoyable, and the other students are people like me, who love comics and art.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so many things since I've come to SCAD, including more advanced drawing techniques, as well as things about writing, the business side of my industry, and a number of other skills and vital pieces of information.

  • 01/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 16 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school has such a huge variety of majors that I would say it is great for almost any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that if you want to get the artistic experience needed for the creative business world, this is the place.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though you pay a pretty penny for this place, the experience you get from it is definitely worth it. Big companies come here all the time and your classes prepare you for the real world.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here. The city is beautiful, the students and faculty are wonderful, and everything you need is within walking distance.

    Am learning a lot

    With every class I have taken, they have all taught me so very much. This is my first year, but I have already learned a lot. The professors are great and and give you detailed information for everything.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 17 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Artists of course!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is expensive. Like, paying loan debts for the rest of your life expensive. BUT, it is worth it. The networking capabilities here are endless and the facilities are amazing, as well as the staff. They are ready to prepare you for your future.

    Am enjoying being here

    The area is beautiful! Walking along Whitaker and seeing all the old houses, the trees, and the parks is the best part of being here. Though riding the bus to classes is annoying and slow, day to day living here is always fun and engaging.

    Am learning a lot

    Though I have only been here for 5 weeks, I can say that the foundations classes are definitely teaching me a lot, and helping me refresh on what I had learned in high school.

  • 11/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 18 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any student who loves art and wants to go into a field that deals with art including animation, visual effects, and interactive game design.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate! I am not a procrastinator, so I get my work done early. Yet I see all of my friends struggling at the last minute to get a project done when they could have had it done the day before. Also, get sleep. Many SCAD students decide they will pull all nighters and they just end up loopy and not focused. It is possible to get a good amount of sleep and get projects done on time.

    Bang for the buck

    Now this college is REALLY expensive, but I believe it is worth it if you are wishing to go into an art field.

    Am enjoying being here

    I currently attend the Atlanta campus and it is very enjoyable. The students are nice and always friendly and the staff is always there to help.

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the time, I feel as though I am not learning because we practice what I love to do, create art! But at the end of the day when I think back to new things that I did not know before, I can come up with many!

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 19 of 207

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is for serious artists and scholars. There is little room for people who are slow with work and are lacking art skills, if you want to go here, start getting ready for an immersive artistic experience with students who live, eat, sleep, and breathe art like you do. This school provides a really gorgeous artistic environment and will make an artist out of you yet! I also think this school is great for students who aren't necessarily artistic by nature, but would love to be open to learning and becoming a great artist in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up and start putting together a really well rounded fine arts portfolio, put a little bit of everything into it! Mine was everything from fashion design to ceramics, and they seemed to have loved it! Submit it for every portfolio review and portfolio scholarship that you can and aid will surely come your way. Be ready for a heavy workload, but also for really cool and innovative projects that you can add to your portfolio after graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    The school may be pricey, but you'll get your moneys worth. The alumni are all successful in their respective fields out side of school. They offer lots of study abroad opportunities, internships and collaborations with outside companies and artists. You will have a valuable education at SCAD and will make every penny of your tuition back when you come out of school with a wonderful career!

    Am enjoying being here

    I currently attend SCAD Atlanta, not SCAD Savannah. The SCAD Atlanta school is just wonderful. It's a brand new facility with all the top of the line equipment and classroom tools. The building is just gorgeous and all of the dorms are really clean and are kept up very nicely. The city of Atlanta is quirky, fun and diverse and I could not ask for a better city to study in! The SCAD Atlanta building is right down town, with all of the other buildings within a half a mile or so. I highly recommend this campus!

    Am learning a lot

    This school has taught me an incredible amount of things within the art world. I came to SCAD with meager fine arts skills and I've been transformed into a wonderful artist. The teachers are all industry professionals and career driven adults who can offer you a vast variety of knowledgeable skills that you will keep with you for the rest of your life. The foundation studies programs that you must go through before entering your major will make you a well rounded artist and student.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 20 of 207

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    Campus Safety

    Attending a school in a big city can come with risks, but security here is on top of it. You have to have a card to enter the buildings and sometimes there are break-ins or theft, but this is usual and can't be helped in the city. Just be cautious and aware of your surroundings.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for ALL types of students. As long as you are motivated and determined, you will succeed here.

    Bang for the buck

    Though SCAD is pricey, I do feel that my tuition is worth it. The school really helps you to excel and are always helping me to find internships and jobs. You really learn a lot at this school.

    What to do for fun

    I attend the Atlanta campus and there is always something happening in Atlanta. There are several art shows and museums to visit, as well as a great selection in bars and restaurants. It's a great city for concerts, shopping, and the young.

    Food and Dining

    They changed the food company who provides the food in the main building. They have a good amount of selections, especially nutritional and vegan selections. There is also a Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live on campus, but I haven't heard a complaint from my friends who do live in the dorms and apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that procrastination does not exist here. It is key to stay on top of projects, especially because each quarter is 10 weeks and each class is 2 and a half hours long. Professors expect a lot and only the best from you. Sounds intimidating, but this is actually great preparation for when we enter the real work world since our employers will only be expecting the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always always ALWAYS ask for help, even if it is regarding a side project. The professors there to help you so don't be shy. Get involved in extracurricular activities because not only does it benefit you for later jobs, but also a great way to make friends. Also, always work to add to your portfolio.

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 01/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 21 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is amazing for creative people who like things fast paced, which is exactly what you'll get attending here in Atlanta.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, save, save, save money for art supplies. My major's animation and I needed a lot of different kinds of paper, pencils, paints, and various other tools for classes and all that adds up. Before I knew it, I had spent over $120 for supplies my first quarter. That was the big blow, but a lot of that stuff I bought was used for my next quarter, so I didn't have to spend as much. Just be prepared to spend nine dollars for a piece of paper.

    Bang for the buck

    I've never spent so much money in my life! That was what scared me the most, SCAD's tuition price tag and how I was going to pay it. Luckily I was able to get some scholarships, but I still had to take out some loans as well. It's worth it though. The facilities are kept clean and neat, besides during finals week when everything gets a little hectic, but that's the fun of college, right? Staying up all night with a bunch of friends, paper scraps and Instant Ramen cups scattered about the floor, finishing a project that's due in two days. They have nearly everything a student needs to be successful here.

    Am enjoying being here

    SCAD Atlanta is great and has an awesome location with it being near so many big companies like Turner and CNN, good places for potential internships. There's always something to do here, whether it's school sponsored activities like the SCAD Way festival or something else in the area. The only down fall to me is that there isn't a wide variety of sports teams. I played lacrosse in high school and loved it and wish the Atlanta campus had a team so I could continue to play. All they have is tennis, track and golf unfortunately.

    Am learning a lot

    Goodness, when I first came to SCAD all I would hear was how things wnet by fast here and it's so true! Professors don't rehash the same thing over and over(unless it's necessary that is) so I didn't feel like I spent forever on one thing. The quarters seem to fly by, but by the end I felt as if I learn a plethora of new things and couldn't wait for the next quarter to begin.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 22 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    Artistic students will do great here, as long as they are hard-working. This school runs on a quarter system, which means that each teacher has only 10 weeks to teach you as much as possible, so they are going to work you hard. There will be no breaks or slow points during the quarter. Manage your time well, and you can get a decent amount of sleep, though all-nighters are pretty inevitable (especially during finals). And remember that effort is what matters. It doesn't matter how quickly you can get your work done, it's how well that it's done that will determine your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    My main tip for prospective students is not to get your hopes up too much. If you read the website and brochures over and over, you can begin to think you've signed up for an educational artistic paradise. I was just that excited before I started taking classes here, too. But by the end of the first quarter I'd started to see what the college was really like. But you know, that's just me. Everyone's experience will be different. Depending on what campus you go to, what your major is, what teachers you get, and even what your personality is like, you could love the school, hate it, or fall somewhere in between. I'd say, start your time at the school optimistically, and then see how it goes.

    Bang for the buck

    Only one class that I've taken so far (my first animation class) has been worth the money. I hope that the rest of the classes in my major will be just as good, but I'm hesitant to get my hopes up too high. Pretty much all of the classes I took my first year weren't worth half of what I was paying. Every quarter I'd look at my tuition bill and be amazed how much I'd paid for so little in return.

    Am enjoying being 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.

    Am learning a lot

    If you've never taken any serious art classes before, then you'll learn a lot from day 1. I had taken such classes, so my first year (which was pretty much all foundation classes) was pretty repetitive for me, which made it rather boring. I did get to learn how to use some different drawing supplies, though, and I picked up a few still life drawing tips. My second year has been much better because I finally began to take classes for my major (animation). I have been teaching myself animation for a couple of years now, but I still learned a lot in my first animation class. My teacher (a former Disney animator) was very knowledgeable and helpful. The online classes are really good too. In fact, I enjoy them much more than the on-campus classes. They are well organized, and the teachers are often very helpful.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 23 of 207

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    Campus Safety

    i have had friends accidently leave valuable things outside, and no one touched them.

    Greek Life

    none. that would imply that you can deny someone access into a group/club. scad believes everyone is able to be involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    over 50 different clubs to join makes it easy to find something fun for you.

    Great for these types of students

    aritists, hipsters, lgbt, actors/actresses, gamers, anyone who is a kid at heart.

    Bang for the buck

    it is an expensive school no doubt, but you will always be using the most high tech equipment available.

    What to do for fun

    what isn't there to do for fun? there are tons of clubs and activities all the time to help escape the work zone.

    Food and Dining

    there are several options for food. like any place you will get tired of it after awhile but it isn't bad.

    Dorm Life

    i have made a lot of great friends living in the dorms. it is good to have friends there for you so close by.

    Academic Rigor

    don't think just because this is art school that they will go easy on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    time management and the ability to follow instructions is really important.

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 207

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    Campus Safety

    You can't even get in the school without an ID unless you're with someone who can check you in and they have security guards on duty at all times.

    Greek Life

    We don't have frats and soroities...its not really an artsy thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first quarter of your Freshman year they make you take this class called fye where you have to go to random events and clubs. There's literally a club and a facebook page for everything you could imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a little odd (or actually really odd) you'll fit in at SCAD. It's literally a place for everyone and anyone creative and it's not hard to find people that like the same things you do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The view from the top of the Atlanta parking deck at night is awesome. It's also a nice place to take photos.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive, very expensive but it honestly seems to be worth it. They really aim to get your portfolio in such good shape that no one could deny you a job.

    What to do for fun

    Good luck if you have time for fun. The projects will take up all your time but if you go to the Atlanta campus go to Quad atleast once and hit jack's pizza. During the summer they have a lot of fun themed nights like jello wrestling and such.

    Food and Dining

    The hub (aka cafeteria) used to have repulsive food but recently a new company took over management and I've heard its really good.

    Dorm Life

    Live in the dorms your freshman year. They're tiny and expensive but that's the best way to meet people and you don't have to worry about paying lots of seperate bills like you would in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to gen ed classes SCAD is pretty easy. It's in the drawing and major classes where you'll struggle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. The earlier you apply the more scholarships you'll get.

    In three sentences

    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.

  • 10/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    anyone who loves art!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and get good grades in high school. Start making a professional portfolio for scholarship submission and definitely go online and plan to visit and tour the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive, so work hard in school to try to get scholarships and any financial aid you can get. Do your FAFSA. There is money out there, you just need to find it. But the school has everything to offer, a lot of involvement, and has great job/ intern opportunities so it's definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Savannah is a fantastic city! There is so much history and so much to see and do. You will never be bored. Take the opportunity to go out and explore the city, everything is relatively close so you can walk. And Tybee Island is only about a half hour drive and is BEAUTIFUL! I've got a great apartment and a great roommate. I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    It's my first semester here and as a transfer student, some classes have overlapped so I'm repeating a couple similar classes but starting in the winter I'll be in all new classes. That said, I am still learning new techniques and from different perspectives as they are coming from different professors.

  • 05/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 26 of 207

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early.

    Bang for the buck

    The programs are helpful in getting a job.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is friendly.

    Will learn a lot

    The school has outstanding programs.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working creatives!

    Tips for prospective students

    This is like boot-camp for artists. It's 10 week system and there's going to be a lot of competition. Look for scholarships and don't be afraid to apply to the random ones. Be wary of the ones that make guarantees because there are no guarantees, you can do everything right and you still might not get picked. If you have any extra-curricular activities like playing an instrument, being a part of any club, scouts, if your parents are a member of organizations, if you're a minority, whatever your walk of life, take advantage of it. Leave no stone unturned and go out there and apply! There's money out there for people who look for it. If you have a portfolio, have someone go over it with you, have an art teacher go over it, and then send it in for consideration! See above for more financial advice. And above all else...have fun. Oh, and before I forget...if you're a college student that's looking to transfer...be mindful of what credits the college is going to take. Your humanities, core classes, will be considered, but your credits earned in any art classes you acquired in class may not transfer. Don't be alarmed, it happens all the time with art schools, you have to learn it their way. Think of it as an opportunity as learn new techniques while you're there. And as a last word of advice: take advantage of every opportunity afforded to you.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive school, so don't squander your chances here. If you're taking out loans, you better be prepared to work hard. Sure there are plenty of ways to pay for school, but it's still a huge amount to pay. Is it worth it? Yes and No. Yes, because it's opportunity to learn from the best to be one of the best. You're paying for a lot of things, a lot of fringe benefits and the ability to network while you are there. Networking will become a key asset during your time because it will become the foundation in which your career eventually steps off from. I could not even begin to tell you how many pros there are in relation to cons because there are just so many opportunities that you can take advantage of. No, because it may not be for you. You have to be sure in your mind that this is what you want, if this is what you want, then jump in and hope for the best!

    Will enjoy being here

    Savannah is a nice place to be. If you lived there then it's nothing new to you. I haven't, I just lived around another version of it, Charleston. So there's always something to do if you've got some time to wander around. It seems like it has a wide berth of activity at all times of the year.

    Will learn a lot

    I've been to the campus during their events where they open up the college to high school juniors, seniors and college students looking to transfer to another school. I spoke to some of the faculty and staff about what you learn here and it seems like they are very strong on teaching students proper technique. They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Now, this isn't to say that there aren't teachers there who are sub-par. It's strictly hearsay, so I won't go into detail about what I heard at least until I've seen it and experienced it myself. These guys are supposed to be some of the best and you're going to have to learn very quickly and study hard because it's like the one of the top art schools out there, so you should learn plenty.

  • 06/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 28 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    open-minded, driven students

    Tips for prospective students

    it's an art school - make sure you go with an open mind. enjoy the criticism from teachers; they wouldn't be giving it to you if they didn't care about your success in life.

    Bang for the buck

    you can never feel like you've wasted your money here (unless you came for the wrong reasons). everything is high quality and you can see it in how dedicated the teachers are, the technology provided for the students, the facilities - everything!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus IS the city! You can't walk around Savannah without knowing that SCAD is there and I love it - It's like I own the town! The atmosphere is relaxing; It's a nice relatively medium-sized town where something great and exciting is ALWAYS going on~

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers are great! of course, you have some bad ones- just like at any other college, but they don't spoil the bunch!! a majority of the teachers like to connect with the students and have this knack for showing you a deeper side to the subject.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for art students of course! SCAD is a great school for people who are determined and focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and don't give up! I have seen so many people switch schools before they even get to classes for their major. The first year will definitely be tough, but as long as you stay focus you'll be find. Try not to procrastinate even though I know it's really hard.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's really stressful. It is a very good college though. There are also many opportunities to interact and just have fun.

    Am learning a lot

    You learn so much in just a little bit of time. It's great! You also don't only learn about your major/minor, but you also learn things about yourself along the way.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 207

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    Bang for the buck

    It is quite expensive, but there is a scholarship you can apply for and one can always get aid while attending this school.

    Did enjoy being here

    I enjoyed everything from the classes to the dorms. Everyone that attends SCAD obviously has an interest in art, and the dorms can be quite colorful halfway through the year.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned so much while I attended this school, the teachers are amazing and the classes are great.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, Fun, Creative, Open-Minded, Unique, Thoughtful, Awesome.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every scholarship possible. It's worth it, yes. But you're going to paying it off for the rest of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive place. For an expensive taste of the best. SCAD has professors who have worked in the industry and top of the line everything. The only thing that is out of place is it's food, yuck!

    Am enjoying being here

    It's a beautiful city with beautiful people and the weather is pretty fantastic too.

    Am learning a lot

    Some of the professor don't really teach as much as tell you to do something, but there are professors that you definitely click with and can realize they really want what is best for you and enjoy what their doing.

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any hard-working art student. Since it offers so many majors, and teaches them so well, I'd recommend it to anyone. This isn't the school to slack at, partly because you don't last long if you do, and because you don't want to pay that much money to do nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait till the last minute. Ever. Professors can tell 9 times out of 10 when you didn't put the effort in or rushed a project. For First Year Experience, which is a class that freshman take to acquaint themselves with SCAD and it's services, don't forget to go to the required events for your stamps/stickers. That's not a class you want to repeat. Don't fret too much and just do your best. c : The teachers, especially in foundations, are really nice and understanding, and they'll help you reach your potential.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a lot of money to come to SCAD, and though sometimes you wonder where all of that money is going, I think the teachers and the education you receive are well worth it. During orientation and First Year Experience, you'll hear a lot about all the other services SCAD offers students for their tuition, and there are a lot of things you can take advantage of, like help with writing your papers at the Hive and therapy for anxiety or other problems you might have, and a lot more. SCAD really offers you a lot, but it's up to you to take advantage of what you paid for.

    Am enjoying being here

    Others have said it and yes: It is hot. But the winters here are freezing for me, and there are a couple of months during the fall and spring where weather is perfect. SCAD's meal plan is very decent in my opinion, and they have options for vegetarians and vegans. There are a lot of great student activities going on all the time and the clubs are a hoot! There is also a bus system for students who don't have cars or can't bring theirs to Savannah. I use it, and though the buses can be pretty late sometimes, it's a great service.

    Am learning a lot

    The biggest thing here is you want to research your teachers and pick the one that suits you best. Though all are well informed and know what they are doing, professors do have different expectations of you and some will challenge you harder than others. But when you find one with the right level of challenge for you, it's phenomenal how much you can learn in 10 weeks.

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    Art, creative

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you can. Being broke isn't fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Being well known has it's advantages. Students reported of many different businesses observing their work to possibly give them job opportunities. However, this isn't the case for EVERYONE. Either way, the college is very prestigious and well known through the art community so though it's expensive, you're paying for a decent label.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've visited and found the campus beautiful. There are SOME spots however where you may want to avoid, such as a really murky river or run down buildings. There's a paper mill factory that stinks up the place from time to time. But the trees and scenery and people are amazing!

    Will learn a lot

    I've done some pretty intense research on this college. According to many students, you have to be prepared to teach yourself on occasion. Classwork can keep you busy well into the night hours. The school provides foundation classes, which I think is necessary for those of us who aren't near professionals. However, if you are already a decent artist, you might want to consider transferring here instead of taking those classes

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 207

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    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is perfect for perspective artists that are dedicated to a wide range of art and design fields. As long as you are willing to work, there is no limit to the heights your talents can soar too through this fantastic school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus! SCAD is mixed in with the rest of Savannah, so you should see if you like the city before you decide on attending the college. It does get muggy and hot in the summer, but you don't need to be there in summer if you don't choose to, so that isn't exactly a problem. The best time to check it out would be on a SCAD day--they happen often, and the tours are great. And, of course, if you do choose to attend SCAD, be very selective about the meal plan you sign up for so that you aren't wasting money.

    Bang for the buck

    The education is superb--literally the best money can buy--so it is definitely worth a substantial amount of money. However, I do feel that the standard meal plan is expensive for how ineffective it is. I often felt like I was wasting money because I never used all of the meal plans that I was assigned and had paid for. Thankfully I now have selected a more appropriate choice for my lifestyle and eating habits.

    Am enjoying being here

    The professors are helpful and the local residents all have that certain Southern Hospitality about them. The students themselves range from eccentric to down-to-earth and from urbanites to townsfolk. With so many different people coming from exotic and interesting backgrounds, you get an eclectic combination that is always exciting to be mixed up in and network within. And it doesn't hurt that Savannah itself is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States.

    Am learning a lot

    I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge in my selected field of study and in other fields as well, and all in just four quarters so far! My illustrations have become noticeably better, and my knowledge of the illustration field is so much better as well. The professors are all professionals in their respective fields, so they know what they are talking about and how to explain it.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 207

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of opportunities, but don't go here to play football or other big team sports. They have an equestrian program!

    Great for these types of students

    Creative people, unique people.

    Bang for the buck

    I'll tell you more when I graduate and get a job!

    What to do for fun

    Tybee Island, downtown Savannah, Forsythe Park.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much, so I can't really comment too much. I'd say average.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD has lots of different living options. Some have a pool, in-house cafeteria, or apartment-like feel.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD is a rigorous school. That's why employers seek out graduates. It's really worth the work, though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend a SCAD summer seminar while you're in high school. You get to meet real SCAD teachers, use the studios, and live in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    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 resources to help prepare me for a career in illustration. I was accepted to other art schools, but SCAD was my top choice!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a ton of security at SCAD. If your worried about Savannah being dangerous and unsafe, just relax. You just have to have your wits about you and you'll be fine. If you don't have a car, you can always call SCAD Security and they'll pick you up wherever you are, no matter if you live on campus or off campus. There are also buses constantly running day and night. Just don't wander the streets alone at night and you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life at SCAD.

    What to do for fun

    There are a handful of fun things to do in Savannah and at SCAD. You will receive a weekly email about things going on at SCAD. Things included in that email are announcements, residence life and housing events, art shows, presentations, competitions, workshops and more. In Savannah, there are endless coffee shops to check out! My favorite is Greens Cafe, right across from Arnold Hall. The squares and streets of Savannah hold many more surprises than you would expect. The best thing to do is get a bunch of friends together, and explore the city. Take an adventure downtown to Broughton Street and River Street. If your a party monster, SCAD may just be the place for you. There are parties everywhere, and everyone is always partying or looking to go and party. Only problem is... they are constantly getting busted and don't last for that long. You would think the cops would have better things to tend to in Savannah, but somehow they squeeze a lot of time in to bust college parties. For the nature junkie, there is a hidden treasure nestled about 10 minutes from downtown Savannah, that place being Oatland Island. It is a nature preservation with a whole bunch of beautiful creatures. Whatever you fancy for fun, I can guarantee you will find your fun in Savannah. You just have to discover it.

    Food and Dining

    Since I left SCAD, the food program has changed providers. But beforehand, the food was disgusting. If you can get out of the meal plan, do it for your own health. If you are living in the freshman dorms, it is mandatory to have a meal plan. In that situation, just don't eat anything that appears undercooked. Stay healthy.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman reside in Turner House or Dyson/Weston Housing. Turner House has a beautiful bridge that gives you a wondrous view to admire. It also connects to Dyson/Weston housing and SCAD Cafe. The housing, is decently acceptable. I was fortunate to be in one of the many upper level housing dorms the whole time I was at SCAD, called boundary village. It is much better there, with 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms, a living room and kitchen. 1 bedroom per person.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education courses at SCAD can be difficult, depending on the subject. Make sure you check the syllabus before signing up for a class, to see what is required and what the work load will be. When you get into your major, focus and keep up with the workload. It will be a lot, no matter what major you are. If you just keep up with what you need to do in your classes, and deadlines, you'll be all around okay. Your there to do art, what you love, whether you know what kind of 'art' you want to focus on or not. Give it your all. For the love of artistic expression.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready to be in a competitive environment. You are the artist, and you have to shine and show what your made of. Apply for competitions, scholarships, and take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way. If you don't you'll regret it. Believe me.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an art school. Everything is about art there and in Savannah. Even general education classes tie art into the coursework.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Most dorms are gated, and security will always come pick you up if you don't feel safe walking somewhere.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs. The only club I go to is Reformed University Fellowship (RUF).

    Great for these types of students

    Students whose parents have lots of money or connections.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone goes to Zunzi's to eat. Lots of kids go to Independent Presbyterian Church on Sundays.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, you really have to take advantage of everything the school offers you. Go to as many seminars and speeches as possible and talk to your advisers often.

    What to do for fun

    You're in Savannah so there's a lot to do. Forsyth Park and Tybee Island are always popular. I like to just walk around town and see all the different squares. And on Sundays I always go to Independent Presbyterian Church on the corner of Bull and Oglethorpe.

    Food and Dining

    The food is much better than some schools, but it gets old after awhile. Luckily there are many different dining facilities with a variety of foods. Go to Bobbie's whenever possible.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are more social than others, but you spend so much time working in your room, that you try to find fun elsewhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Most people cry at some point.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take as many classes you can at a cheaper school.

    In three sentences

    SCAD has great teaching and wonderful resources, but you have to take advantage of almost all of them for it to feel worth it.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is fantastic. With constant patrols you feel very safe on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the school is just too expensive for the overall quality received. It had recent budget cuts towards sports teams just to cover other various expenses. I had a good time there, just not good enough to justify the spending of last year.

    What to do for fun

    There is a fair amount to do as far as fun for a college student. With Tybee Island just a few miles away from the school, it is the perfect hotspot during the spring and summer quarters. During the colder seasons of the school year students tended to hang together at local clubs and hotspots around the city.

    Food and Dining

    The food this past year was horrendous to say the least. The company that provided the schools dining service was terrible. Needless to say, I heard they cancelled the contract with them at the end of the year. Students got stomach viruses multiple times throughout the school year due to the food - I being one of them. Hopefully the food has been upgraded.

    Dorm Life

    As far as dorm life goes for college students, it is never too fantastic; especially at SCAD. With the amount of money put into that school, the dorms should be better quality. There were uncomfortable mattresses, broken vending machines, washers, and dryers; but then again, that comes with just about any college.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are rigorous for the unsuspecting student. If you already have a strong foundation in the arts, then it should not be too difficult for you. The hardest thing to adjust to is the fast pace lifestyle. With just ten weeks to accomplish your course, there is a lot of effort needed. The teachers put forth their best effort in training you accurately and efficiently. I think the school's academics are superb.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend money, not only on the basic expenses of the college, but in supplies. It is entirely worth it if you have the money to buy quality products, without breaking your budget. The school is not for the slacker type; so be sure to always be on your toes and be steps ahead of the game.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a fantastic college for art and design. The only issue is the price of it all. It is a fast-paced school dedicated to learning though.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like with any college you're going to read up about all the security horrors, and like you I read those same stories about SCAD before going there. It's just common sense really. If you walk alone at night in a city something is probably going to happen to you. Walk in packs, carry pepper spray, and always have your cell phone on you. SCAD has its own personal security team that is on standby 24/7 and patrolling all the dorms and buildings. Every student is given their number to call in case something ever goes wrong. The campus, or I should say dorms in this case, is a gated community. No one gets in without a personal SCAD ID that you must show the guard before entering. The campus is safe, the city at night not so much.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about everyone. Be sure to visit the Club Fair during the first week of school to find the right club for you.

    Bang for the buck

    You are paying for the connections that will land you in your dream job. The connections that you'll get from your peers. The connections you'll get from your professors. The connections you'll get from professionals that visit the college regularly. That being said, it is industry professionals that come TO SCAD looking to hire students on the spot. You're paying for this opportunity. Sure you're paying for the credit hours, room and board, the bureaucracy, etc., but in the end you're paying SCAD for the connections it has to the real world. With an approx. 80% job placement rate within 6 months of graduating you make up your own mind about SCAD.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Savannah is unique in its historical atmosphere. Take a walk around downtown and visit the quaint little shops that can be found everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD recently had sodexo and it was awful. This being the South one could expect fried chicken, stirred fried rice, burgers, beans, and pizza almost everyday for lunch and dinner. Can you say freshmen 15? Thankfully, we have switched over to Bon Appetiti this year (2012), and it looks promising.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on your individual situation you could have a great experience or suffer quietly in silence. There are many who believe that SCAD is a party school, and typically these are the ones who will stand outside of your door and talk loudly at all hours of the night and morning. Truthfully, this will happen at any college you go to. Invest in light blocking curtains and earplugs. As far as the dorms themselves go, SCAD students are far better off than most students. Each dorm room has its own bathroom. That means no community hallway bathroom and no bathroom slippers. The dorms are fairly large compared to other college dorm rooms. Depending on which house you choose as a freshman you could be living with two other people or just one, so choose wisely. Within the individual houses the dorms range in size and its really luck of the draw which size dorm room you get. You could be living in a huge space, or be living in cramped conditions for the next 30 weeks. It's all in the luck of the draw.

    Academic Rigor

    The projects themselves may not be particularly intellectually challenging, but they are time/labor intensive. An A might be anywhere from 10 hours to 40 hours of work. A B may be between 2-6 hours of work, and so on. The work you put into it shows and will pay off. The professors are big on craftsmanship, and this could make or break you. This is the time to become a perfectionist in everything you do. Now that I've laid this out to you, take a sigh of relief when I say there are hardly any essays you have to write for class, one or two quizzes, maybe a test (but don't count on it). SCAD is not your regular college and puts more weight into the projects you do with your hands, and not the bubbles you fill in on tests. Hallelujah!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself and have a good work ethic - you'll need it once those midterms and finals come round. Trust me. SCAD is not the party school many think it is - it's way too expensive to be one. Get all the scholarships you think you can from SCAD. If you don't get the maximum amount for your artistic portfolio reapply, and most often you'll be rewarded more. This is the only sure chance of being awarded more money, once you're enrolled your scholarships are locked in for the next 4 years.

    In three sentences

    If you're an artist SCAD is the place to be. I can think of no place better to seek out and learn the skills one will need to be a professional artist in the industry than right here at SCAD.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going long boarding around Savannah and admiring the SCAD buildings and going to Art festivals, such as the Sidewalk event and the Sand Castle contest. I also enjoy playing ultimate frisbee put on by alot of the SCAD students. Another fun thing to do is watch all of the students play humans vs. zombies, me and my friends always get a good laugh out of that.

    Food and Dining

    Our SCAD lunchrooms always have a great selection of food and always serve us healthy food. I am very satisfied with our food supply.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is very fun and enjoyable. I have made so many new and unique friends while living here. Also the campus has very nice security, allowing me to live in peace.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very tough school to make A's at. But it aslo teaches you so much. I am twice the artist i was when first arriving here.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a very expensive school, but it is also the best. If you are truly dedicated to your Art work and will stay that way, this school is perfect for you.

    In three sentences

    This school is the best school for Art students. I have never learned so much in school until I started here. I have never saw so many talented people until I started this school.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I would like to work out, hangout with friends, and do art in the mean time.

    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten the food yet, but I have heard it's alright.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn as much as you can because there is so much to learn about SCAD.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah Campus is absolutely stunning. The Savannah campus has fantastic facilities. I would rate this college the highest rating possible.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 207

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    Campus Safety

    Some places off campus are sketchy at night. Also travel and go out with a buddy at night. For the most part, it's safe in the day time and the people are friendly. The campus itself is relatively safe.

    Greek Life

    OPA!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs, sports, and activities at the school. There are also lots of student clubs- religious, community service, special interest, cultural, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, Hipster, Outdoorsy, Musical...

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are ghost tours at some of the cemeteries (for tourists). That's unusual to me.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive, but it's worth it. There are many great opportunities for aspiring artistic and design careers. You can make great connections and the professors are dedicated and helpful.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do in this city and on campus. There are plenty of art and music festivals. It's close to plenty of of cool shops, restaurants, and such. The night life is great. The beach is a good distance...Tybee Island. It's near the historic district, which is absolutely amazing and gorgeous at night.

    Dorm Life

    There are lots of dorm locations to choose from- including single rooms or sharing a room with a roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Because the school year is based on the quarter system, instead of semesters, procrastination is not an option. Some of the courses are fast-paced and have loads of coursework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every opportunity to display your work, whether it is in an academic building, your own show or a scholarship opportunity. This will help to get your name out there and show off your skills. Collaborating with other students is also good idea. Also SCAD is an expensive school. I would suggest prospective students to take advantage of scholarship opportunities and working on an exceptional portfolio.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is inspiring. The city and campus are amazing. Overall, the school is great for artistic, creative students.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 207

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    Greek Life

    Not involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative hard working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Keep a smile on you face for the cameras that flash daily from tourist.

    What to do for fun

    I am amember of the SCAD Expressions Dance Club, work oyt in their awesome student gym & play club sports, Volleyball & Basketball.

    Dorm Life

    five stars

    Academic Rigor

    five stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember study habits start the day you arrive at SCAD.

    In three sentences

    SCAD offers extrodary programs ,which allow you the opportunity of producing quality work that is considered above level for most colleges. Top coorporutiong recruit & internships are fabulious

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 207

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    Campus Safety

    There is security everywhere on campus and even at the dorms. I felt pretty safe on campus even if I was out really late at night. Security is pretty tight at the main building, you can't get without a school issued ID. There is a little less security at the dorms but it's still pretty safe.

    Great for these types of students

    If I said, SCAD is great for the nerdy artist type... I'd be lying. SCAD is a school for everybody. It's doesn't matter if you are the social outcast or the socialite, SCAD is a place for the creative people to come together and thrive. It is a school for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    You're in the city of Atlanta, there is always something to do. If the events thrown by the school aren't you're thing you can always go to one of the restaurants, attractions, or concerts going on Downtown. SCAD students go out ALL THE TIME, so you're bound to end up somewhere in Midtown, Atlantic Station or Downtown. There's a club in the city called Opera, that SCAD students hit all the time. If you're in downtown Atlanta, you'll find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    In SCAD-Atl, the Hub is our place for food. It's pretty good, there is a different themed meal every single day. But once i had the Hub food every day, I got tired of it. The thing about the Hub is, it will work in in your favor only if you have a meal plan; if you don't then the Hub is ridiculously expensive and for no reason too. The drinks they sell there are really over-priced, you're better off going to the gas station buying a whole case of drinks than purchasing one there. The cool thing about the Hub is we have a Starbucks, but it isn't a full Starbucks, so all the cool drinks aren't available there, but it makes no difference because you will ALWAYS see a line for coffee... One thing that irritated me about the Hub was it's hours. It's not 24/7 so forget about the late night pizza run, if you're hungry late at night then good luck. The Hub hours were never consistent and never followed what was posted on the doors or online. Their breakfast and weekend hours were the worst. Once, they opened at 9am and stopped serving breakfast at 9:15! and On weekends and they only opened twice: 11am and again for about an hour at 5pm. Your best bet is to never depend on the Hub being open, but not to worry, there are dozens of other restaurants to eat at in downtown.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD-Atlanta has two main dorms set in Downtown Atlanta, both dorms available are on close proximity to to the campus, so it's not a problem walking there. Spring House and the ACA Dorm (upperclassmen only) are the only two resident halls available. My first year I stayed in Spring House, it's a 2-5 minute walk from the campus and is an old hotel . Spring House has a lot of amenities like a work-out room, lounge, study/kitchen area, and even a swimming pool that are available 24/7 if you have time to use them. It's an open dorm so there are no hallways. The odd thing about Spring House (in comparison to other univ's) is every dorm room has completely different set up and size! No two rooms are the same. Room sizes range from really small to the extra large apartment style rooms. Thankfully my first year I had one of the bigger rooms with a huge wall that separated my side of the room from my roommates! Every room comes complete with a full bathroom and either has carpet or cement floors! Throughout the year, we had a ton of building issues: the power and cable went out constantly, there was a slight bug problem, and the toilets would overflow all the time! The fall I moved in, they were undergoing renovation, so we would be walking through construction areas frequently. Another thing about Spring House is you MUST have a meal plan in order to live there, which can or cannot be bad thing. The ACA Dorm, is a further away from the school, so you will be taking the (slow) shuttle back and forth from campus, unless you like running down the busiest streets in Atlanta. This dorm is the most expensive housing offered at SCAD-Atl. It's right behind the High Museum of Art and has apartment style living which includes your own room, a kitchen, living room/lounge, and bathroom; and of course 1 or 2 other suite-mates. ACA is relatively quiet, in comparison to the other dorm, one reason why is because it's too expensive to live there! If dorming is not your thing there is an array of other non-SCAD student apartments available in that area that are way cheaper. It is more expensive to live on campus than it is to rent an apartment! Other than the occasional suffering you may face, the RA's try their best to make you're dorming experience a good one by throwing mixers and little party's during midterms or even at random. They'll have movie nights in the lounge and and try to give you a little time to unwind. Though I never found the time (or interest) to attend one of the events, most people just go to hang with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I've never worked so hard in my life, and that's was only the first quarter of my first year. The courses at SCAD are extremely rigorous, even the first-year courses. If you're used to a slow, or light workload, then get prepared for this school. It is no joke here. Some classes (like color theory) are all over difficult, but thankfully SCAD has an array of helpful professors to give you boost if your having a hard time. The thing about SCAD work (this goes for Foundations and Program of Study) is, you don't get a lot everything is just extremely time consuming! You'll probably have at 2 to 4 major projects to work on, but 100% of the time they aren't anything you can just slap together in one night, most of the time you'll be working on them for weeks at a time. I don't recommend throwing anything here, put your heart into it, even if you're tired, because your professors can and will tell if you spent 3 minutes on something versus 3 hours; so put effort into everything you do. Also it is very important that you learn time-management! There's nothing worse than your professors giving you a deadline and you missing it because you ran out of time. SCAD professors hardly except late work!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not so prime on academics, so no worries about your Math and Language skills, it's all about art, all day everyday. One thing know is, you will work very hard at SCAD. The work is tiring and difficult,but if you hang in there and you wholeheartedly love what you do, you will be fine. It's really tough here, but all the hard work will surely pay off.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a school for anyone with a ounce of creativity. It doesn't matter if you can't draw or if you're the master of the art universe, SCAD will take you in.

  • 06/20/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I recently toured the Savanna campus and must say it is truly beautiful, the tour guide was kind and accommodating, and the school seems a perfect fit for any artist wishing to push themselves. After speaking to several students present for the summer quarter, I was told that the classes were challenging and they were learning much more than they thought they would, not only towards their major but as an artist. I am excited to apply and hope for an acceptance letter soon!

  • 08/21/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    around the clock security around the whole area

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    bunch of sports and intermurals to be in. also has a walking dead club where they battle as zombies and men

    Great for these types of students

    art, laidback

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    2nd largest st. patrick's day celebration

    Bang for the buck

    The level of quality supplies they give you is unreal, plus the numerous free event and free gym access

    What to do for fun

    beach, bike ride, theaters

    Food and Dining

    food is great so many different types of place to go

    Dorm Life

    take an eharmony dorm mate survey to be matched up perfectly with a compatible roomate

    Academic Rigor

    everything is done with expert precision, from the wall colors to the projects

    Tips for prospective students

    you dont need to be an expert when you go here thats what they teach you.

    In three sentences

    Dozens of diverse art degrees. College town where the town actually appreciates the school's presence. lots of perks and events for students plus, a free gym.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    dont be shy- art serves as an outlet and being a school of art, it is the perfect environment to let the world know who you are.

    Will enjoy being here

    After attending a college fair and chatting with the representative from this school, it motivated me to visit. Let me tell you- it was the most welcoming experience i ever had. students there are so out-going and im sure any prospective student will have a blast attending it!

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Amazing school for those with a love for art.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gather as many scholarships, grants and loans as you can if you're serious about attending this school. Do not procrastinate because it WILL be your downfall. They will kick you out if your grades fall too low.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is extremely, EXTREMELY expensive, but I do believe every dollar you spend will count. From what I've seen and from what I've been told by people who have actually attended one of the SCAD campuses, the money is absolutely worth it. It's just collecting said money that's the hard part.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus itself is very beautiful, as well as the general downtown Savannah area. The air is clean and the scenery is exactly what an artist needs to relax. I don't even live in Savannah and I love it already. It makes you feel so at ease.

    Will learn a lot

    I went to an Open House last year. It was a six hour drive and during that time I was worried the school wasn't what I'd expect it to be. Boy, was I wrong to worry! The tour I was given showed me so many different departments from illustration to animation. It opened up whole new possibilities to me I never thought existed. I was a little overwhelmed by the courses available since my high school does not offer an art classes. It was almost too much to take in on one day. Correction, it was too much. Over all, I learned so many new things. I wish I could visit again.

  • 07/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anybody that likes a party, creative people that dont fit in anywhere else, artsy people that love intellectual conversation

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get your work done before you decide to party. It may seem like you have a ton of time to do that project, but art projects always take longer than you would think, and when you wake up after partying all night, the last thing you want to do is to work. I watched a lot of people get kicked out and lose scholarships because they didn't start out with their priorities straight.

    Bang for the buck

    Its really expensive, especially if you live in the dorms and have to pay for a meal plan. The classes are worth the money but the dorms and food are not. The classes are taught by teachers who really know what they are doing and they are typically very helpful.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although the work is very hard, there is still plenty of free time. Every weekend is a three day weekend because nobody has class on friday, and its very easy to get along with most people here. Overall, its stressful but so worth it and still enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are really intense, but you definitely leave them prepared and you learn a ton. Every required class is worth taking.

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    To fully enjoy this school, you must be someone who either loves small towns or want to experience the change to see if you do. I would recommend to definitely visit the school if you have a chance.

    Tips for prospective students

    The class times allows for a good enough time to do homework and since there isn't much else to do around here, there is no need to worry about not getting things done. Although I had some time management problems anyway because of the way the school bus systems ran. I would recommend a bicycle to get around and to order your supplies online at dickblick.com or something because their TWO supply stores are pricier than the online alternatives, although slightly more convenient.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience was a great one to be able to travel so far off of my regular life in Chicago. The price paid for this experience though was a costly one. Even with a fairly decent scholarship, it did not cover the full tuition or the room and board (including meal plan). I felt like every month they were asking for more of my money to pay for whatever. Art is an expensive program of study but I don't think it should be this tiring.

    Did enjoy being here

    The time at SCAD was great and I really liked the way the administration worked to help you get on your way to a career in the art and design field. The only problem I had was that, being from a city and not really the party type, the quite town of Savannah was not rowdy enough for me. Almost everything closes early (~6pm) except for the bars. I really liked the classes but the transportation to and from classes was a little scary. The people of Savannah were mostly nice but some few groups were not the happiest with all the SCAD students hanging around their home.

    Did learn a lot

    SCAD has great professors, many of whom are still practicing their profession. All of the professors I had were knowledgeable and well versed. They were able to help in all situations regarding the class and for future jobs prospects for us as students. I only had one bad teacher who knew what he was teaching, but was not a very nice man. He had little understanding of others' perspectives and didn't really care for opinions. I learned a great deal because the professors had experiences from personal work.

  • 10/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is a great school for graphic designers, industrial designers, and animation majors. Those are the majors that SCAD is famous for. There are many other majors at SCAD as well, but if you are interested in one of those SCAD is definitely for you. It is also very good for students that enjoy a smaller classroom setting so they can get one on one time with their professor. All of my professors so far here have been extremely helpful when it comes to talking to each and every student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely apply for as many scholarships at SCAD and other places as soon as possible. They start reading over the applications early, so the ones that are turned in early have a greater chance of winning. Scholarships are gold at SCAD!

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is a very expensive school, but you know that you will come out of the experience a greater person. Since SCAD is private, it offers many scholarships to students, even in their acceptance letters and offers a lot of help with loans. It is definitely worth it to attend SCAD if you are interested because the experience is different than any other art school you could attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are different activities and events to attend at SCAD every week, some of the most famous being SCAD Film Festival and the SCAD fashion show. You will never be bored if you attend SCAD. Also, one of the best things about SCAD is being able to live in Savannah. The architecture is beautiful and the layout of the city is a lot of fun. Many professors have had me do homework in parks which almost doesn't feel like homework at all.

    Am learning a lot

    There are many art schools in the world. Many have had very artists attend them that have become famous worldwide. The difference in today's world is that very few students going to art schools will be come globally known. The economy is creating trouble for everyone, and that especially includes artists because there is no strong need for art students. SCAD not only teaches you to become a better artist, but it also teaches you to be a professional. The learning experience here is better than any other art school you will find.

  • 10/24/2011

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    Will enjoy being here

    I will love to hang out with friends and work on projects as a team with a metro centric environment that spreads a lot of opportunities.

    Will learn a lot

    I believe this school is my dream school. I can learn so much things in a matter of days.

  • 10/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think SCAD will be great for anyone wanting to improve their talent or make their dream in any type of art field come true if they want it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try for as many scholarships as you can if you are out of state.

    Bang for the buck

    I wasn’t originally going to attend SCAD but all of my teachers pushed me into going, once I was accepted I took a visit. I wanted to cry because of the class buildings I cannot believe I could ever go anywhere so beautiful or amazing the art work was so thrilling I know I am going to learn a lot about different styles and enhance my talent. SCAD is worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    I can not say I will enjoy everything I will enjoy the classes, the learning experience but the little things like maybe having to ride my bike to each class is not enthralling.

    Will learn a lot

    The art work in the Illustration building is crazy it makes me excited to learn new things

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    >Manage your time as much as you can >Don't drop out first quarter you still have the rest of the year to decide if this is right for you. >Keep applying for scholarships for the rest of your school year. >All nighters are okay, but if you do them more than twice a week, you need to manage your time better.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is ridiculously expensive. Unless you get some scholarships your going to have to worry about the price a lot. But if the price is covered you really get to enjoy the school and what it has to offer. The money is worth it but than again it better be for the money you spend.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoyed being at SCAD in Savannah. The city is beautiful especially at night. Even on the days that I spent the whole day working on a design project, I still have fun. SCAD is great and I can't wait to go back to learn some more.

    Am learning a lot

    The school has a lot to offer. I learnt a lot in the classes I struggled in. My first quarter wasn't that bad.

  • 12/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is an art school, so if you like to get your hands dirty in the more artistic areas of your life, then this is the school for you. From the moment you get there you are bombarded with literally hundreds of opportunities to meet and network with other students and even potential employers, and create things for yourself and with others. Even if you are only looking to do Photography or Film & Television, you will still have the chance to interact with students from every other major school, and even meet people in the more specialized majors like Sequential Art.

    Tips for prospective students

    SCAD's workload starts easy, but picks up eventually. You will have to consider balancing your curricular and extracurricular activities properly -- SCAD has a TON of those to offer. Also, SCAD is in Georgia, a state notoriously recognized for giving out hundreds of scholarships to prospective students. It will be helpful to research exactly how much the school can provide for your education. And, as always, act early, act early, and act early. As early as you can, because the school is very willing and able to help you with your tuition if you show the right amount of interest.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is indubitably an expensive school. But it is worth what you pay for -- the tools are available for you to perform successfully, and the atmosphere and environment provided by the facilities prepares us spectacularly well for the professional field. They have highly specialized buildings for every major school, including the school of Building Arts, the school of Photography, and the school of Multimedia.

    Am enjoying being 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.

    Am learning a lot

    Coming to SCAD has definitely helped me improve my skills in all my artistic pursuits. I've learned a lot about 3D design, color theory, formal applications of different drawing media such as charcoal and I've expanded a lot on my already existing abilities like perspective and value. SCAD has the environment required to improve in all sorts of aspects that relate to art, either directly or indirectly.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for enrollment and make sure to apply for scholarships!

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive, but there are lots of scholarships available. The application program has been streamlined, so you don't have to fill out tons of scholarship apps to submit to the school. Make sure you apply!

    Am enjoying being 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!

    Am learning a lot

    While my undergraduate degree was from a much more technically based college, I'm learning so much at more artistic and creative methods at SCAD. It's a lot of fun!

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students come to SCAD. Honestly, it's not full of hipsters or moody artistic types. Also a great school to attend if you're from out of the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come an visit Savannah for at least four days. This gives you a good feel for the city.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for SCAD is expensive and unless you are blessed into a family that can pay your way with little trouble. However, the money is in good use with the facilities, transportation and security.

    Am enjoying being 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.

    Am learning a lot

    SCAD promises to prepare their students for careers after graduation. Although I am just a freshman, I can see those principles in effect. Even as a freshmen, your major and its industry is your main focus. In my current classes, I can see my work paying off.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can afford it!!

    Bang for the buck

    It could be a little cheaper but we do use the best equipment to date!!!

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is a great lab for developing students who are passionate about pursuing a career in a specific and concentrated art major such as visual effects, fashion, graphic design...

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to apply to as many scholarships as you can in order to cover most of the cost, make sure that you carefully plan your financial aid, develop a passion for what you want to pursue, make the most of your time at SCAD and never take a moment for granted.

    Am enjoying being 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.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot from my English classes because we focus on topics related to arts and as a result I feel more confident to start my studio classes beginning this quarter.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Scad is cool...if your the artsy type you'll love it if your not the artsy type you'll love it but it is always something going on.

    What to do for fun

    everything ..stay partying , be well-rounded, guitar, art shows, comic Assembly's, drawing classes

    Food and Dining

    school food is cool if your not veagan

    Dorm Life

    stale... to many rules

    Academic Rigor

    study , prepare, adjust, focus then accomplish

    Tips for prospective students

    commit to change.

    In three sentences

    High efficent, inhancas your natural abilitiesin art and prepares you for a future as a illustrator.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    scad's open campus is emerged with security but they as with anything in the world of today are not always on their feet. you will feel safe on campus no matter what thought.

    Greek Life

    non-existent at scad

    Clubs and Activities

    scad has over 70 clubs and student activities that will give you no excuse why you don't have any friends nor apart of some of the various clubs that the school offers. there are various out of the ordinary clubs as well such as scad's human vs. zombies, bronies, pokémon league and quidditch league.

    Great for these types of students

    hippie hipster artstic workaholic's talented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    human vs. zombies, record fair and midnight breakfast

    Bang for the buck

    for the amount you pay to attend scad it worth every dime that you eventually pay back. when you leave your first quarter, you will already have a sense of responsibility and confidence in your art and yourself.

    What to do for fun

    scad is located in downtown savannah so there is plenty to do outside campus. the school does offer many on campus program so there is always something to do whether on campus or off.

    Food and Dining

    the food that scad provides to us has its good and bad days. do not expect more then slightly above what you used to or still eat in high school. they are various campus-dining areas that offer mexican food to subs, which is great for the indian jones of food in us all.

    Dorm Life

    living on campus is great way to make friends and blow off steam when the time comes. scad's residence life and housing puts on various activities that are great for meeting people and relaxing. the only negative thing i can say about dorm life is the small rooms and the age of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    the academic rigor at scad is heavy and worth every sleepless night and nightmare about a killer color wheel. foundation studies class are often the hardest with 20+ hours per class so plan your classes accordingly. the heavy workload that scad delivers you will do nothing but improve upon your talent.

    Tips for prospective students

    my advice for prospective student is this that is not your run of the mil television college campus. you will play hard and work hardier then all your non-artist friends as you train in your respective field. do not let the big name and successful talents intimidate you, as scad professors and staff will work with you until you are fully happy with your talent.

    In three sentences

    scad is one of the most challenging and demanding schools for talented artist, that want to improve their craft. scad will take you to a place that you would not believe your art would go. this school is not for those who do not have a passion for they want to do.

  • 02/11/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    i heard that this school is excellent. it sound perfect for me and it is my dream school. it's programs are sure to challenge me!

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    the school claims to require 45 hours a week in school work. i have logged over 60 with revisions.

    Tips for prospective students

    avoid this school. the administration is not helpful and they violated the ada/idea accommodations that were given on more than one occasion. the teachers you have a problem with will be teaching you 4-6 more classes since they have such a small database of instructors. so, you cannot even complain to administration at that point because you will end up having those teachers again.

    In three sentences

    the school may be highly acclaimed for their brick and mortar offerings, but the elearning platform leaves much to be desired. on average, one out of every three professors so far has been unqualified and incapable of a decent education. i would not recommend it to anyone at this juncture and am looking to transfer out of the program entirely.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    the food is actually surprisingly decent. could be improved.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are really great. in each room you get your own shower. i had the best experience in the dorms and it was easy to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    there is a lot of homework, honestly be prepared to not sleep. you can write a paper the night before, but you can finish a project the night before. keep up with your time management. you will learn so much and everything you will need to know. by the time you graduate you will be prepared for your career.

    In three sentences

    savannah college of art and design is great school and has fantastic programs all the way from creative writing to film. the classes are small which is perfect for one on one learning. i would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a design school.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    you can really get in with or without your card if someone opens the door and there isn't security at the desk which there hardly is...expect on weekends.

    Greek Life

    none at all i don't think.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs like the queers and allies, illustration club, cas! the list goes on.

    Great for these types of students

    artistic, socially awkward, overly outgoing, very quiet. its perfect for a large variety of students. everyone you meet is really great. the best part about scad is the people you meet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    everything is haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    its expensive. its a private college. scholarships are your best bet.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many scad events and events in general around savannah like the film festival or the st. patricks day parade! not to mention there are a variety of great clubs and organizations.

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay...but you'll really want to cook for yourself.

    Dorm Life

    i lived off campus my first year but from what i heard the dorms are kinda lame (especially at dyson). there are 3 students to a room sometimes but if they're friends it shouldn't matter.

    Academic Rigor

    extra rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    scad is not an easy school. the work is intense and the hours are long and hard. you should only want to come here if you want to bleed for your work. be able to defend your art and always be optimistic.

    In three sentences

    this is a school where the professors work you hard. you have to keep up with deadlines and manage yourself. the friends you make will last 10 weeks.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    the food and dining options are pretty nice here, and plentiful.

    Dorm Life

    as long as you don't mind having one or two roommates, everything should be fine. scad has some really nice places to stay in, especially for upperclassmen.

    Academic Rigor

    i visited nearly all of the buildings, and it seems that everyone keeps very busy, and the instructors are quite serious about what they do. it's crazy to hear stories about students not leaving buildings for days because they are working on projects!

    Tips for prospective students

    the financial part of all of this is always daunting, so make sure that you apply for scholarships- at the school and outside of it. i know i am!

    In three sentences

    when i first visited scad, i was absolutely awed by the beautiful campus, facilities and extraordinarily nice people. my whole experience was wonderful, and i knew instantly that i wanted scad to be my home for the next four years. honestly, i'm ready to graduate so that i can hurry up and go!

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Savannah is a city, and therefore there is a lot of danger. However, if you are smart and stay with a group when going out, it should be fine.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and service opportunities are offered, from sketch club to humans vs. zombies. There are plenty of choices for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for hardworking artists with a passion for the industry. If you know what you want to study, or at least have an idea, this school will prepare you.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD hosts many events both academic and recreational. Aside from the many SCAD events, downtown Savannah offers many restaurants and shops on Broughton street, City Market, and River Street. Tybee Island is a twenty minute drive from the dorms, and bus runs to the Mall, movie theater, and target on weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Food is decent and plenty of options are offered.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes and homework will be a challenge. The professors will accept nothing but your best work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work and study hard. You will have at least forty to fifty hours of homework per week, and most professors have no sympathy for late or weak work.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art and Design is a wonderful college that offers a great education. The professors are all currently working or have worked in the industry. The school also offers numerous events to meet with or hear from the main professionals from each field.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Atlanta campus has a great security staff. They check IDs like their suppose to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Golf and tennis. They offer a club for adult learners.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative, inventive and talented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't experiences anything unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD professors give a lot of work but it's for the best. They treat you as though you're already a professional. It's so much to learn, it a great opportunity.

    What to do for fun

    Workout, the personal trainers are free.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't as healthy but they have a variety.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but my peers like it.

    Academic Rigor

    5 stars!

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on day 1. Take advantage of each and every workshop.

    In three sentences

    This school is very intense but the professors are great. I love SCAD. I made a great decision to go here.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    SCAD provides a large variety of meal plans options.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD will accommodate the needs and requirement of every applicant.

    Academic Rigor

    Attending to every major event in and outside of campus is a must.

    Tips for prospective students

    Thinking differently and outside the box is a requirement in order to be an outstanding student.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a wonderful place to develop your skills as an artist and prepare yourself for the professional environment that your dream job requires. The professors in this college will guide you and instruct you in every way that will benefit you in the future. SCAD is one of the top best colleges to learn about art.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to attend every week. Many clubs and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not amazing but is decently good enough to survive. There will always be good days and bad days on how the taste of the food. But there is always a lot of variety of choosing.

    Dorm Life

    There will always be noisy neighboors and racism. But that's always everywhere. Protect your items also.

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent They show you the right tools for almost every major. You will be studying everything that applies for the major that you desire.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always take the cheapest meal plans Don't be afraid to dress however you want to dress Be as creative you can be Prepare yourself for best and worst professors Mentally prepare yourself for choosing the right classes that you wish to take But most importantly, Don't stop being yourself

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a private college that offers many broad degrees and majors that no other college does. It's a private school that provides great education that will prepare you for the future. Also, they will guarantee you with a job or career at the end of your senior year at SCAD.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    A fantastic art school. It's completely different from any college i've ever seen, and definitely gives off the artist vibe! It's difficult to get in,but worth it.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Again, I don't live on campus, but no one I know has ever complained about the food choices on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The staff is very helpful about finding the perfect living situation for new students. I don't personally live in a dorm, but they were helpful every step of the way.

    Academic Rigor

    Your studies at this school, whether in person or through e-learning, are rigorous. It isn't an easy school - but for your higher education you should hope for that. Professors are very approachable and they can work with you. There are many opportunities for tutoring and working on your personal problem spots. That being said, you can maintain a high GPA and high grades if you really schedule out your coursework and give it your best efforts. You will lean a lot at this school and it will only benefit you in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you would like to be accepted to SCAD I would recommend that you build a strong portfolio so you can also be eligible for scholarships and grants. Keep your grades up because they also offer academic honors scholarships. Get involved as much as you can even if you are in e-learning. Find other students and get involved in projects outside of the classroom to build your graduate portfolio and attend their online seminars to hear speakers and learn about future jobs and internships.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art and Design gifted me with a large Artistic Honors Scholarship which gave me the opportunity to continue my higher education - and for that, I will be forever grateful. Their e-learning program is the most amazing online learning experience an artistic student could hope for. I have met so many amazing students and professors both online and in the real world who will help to shape my future career for years to come.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at Scafe is great! There was always a great selection of meals to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience with the dorms, I had a fun roommate who I got along with and some really great neighbors all around.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be very challenging since the professors expect the very best out of you, but they teach you everything you need to know in order to pass the class.

    In three sentences

    SCAD was absolutely amazing when I first arrived; there was so much to do and experience, I loved it. The teachers are some of the best in the business and they really know what they are talking about. The only problem I have is with how money hungry the school is.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Fantastic campus. Great atmosphere. Cant wait to go!

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is great. But once you set foot off-campus, you're on your own.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Human Vs. Zombies is very strange, in my opinion. But it's very fun to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    Nothing about this school is cheap so save up! The education and opportunities is somewhat worth it, only if you take advantage of it though.

    What to do for fun

    Walk downtown, hang out with friends on campus, join clubs/organizations, make friends at Savannah State and party over there.

    Food and Dining

    While there are a few good places, the dining halls aren't that great. They do have their good days every once in a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty decent but it's a bit more expensive than living off-campus and certain freedoms are limited.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload can be very overwhelming at times throughout the quarter, but in the end, you find it all necessary.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend a lot of money. Art supplies are not cheap! Also, brace yourself to work very hard! The workload can be overwhelming sometimes. If you're not dedicated, you will fail!

    In three sentences

    Very great opportunities are available to every student. There are plenty of events held for students to network with professionals already in the industry. Plus, you'll make great friends from all over the world.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is plenty of security around and they have guards patrolling constantly to make sure you will be safe. Do not leave without your I.D. card because you will not be able to enter the buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    At SCAD you get exactly what you pay for and you exit every quarter with valuable information. Even if you don't know how to draw, paint or so on they will teach you and ensure you understand the relevance of each course you take.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun and millons of chances to make connections and lots of friends. Spring house has a nice pool and has fun event and ACA house is located right next to a museum. SCAD Atlanta is in walking distance to a lot of fun and entertaining things.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on which dorm you decide to live in. Spring house is more social and fun, but ACA house is more private and people normally don't talk to one another there. Spring house is an old hotel so it doesn't have fancy living appliances like ACA, which has a more apartment like setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Build up on scholarships and loans , please. This school may be one of the very best but it is most certainly not cheap.

    In three sentences

    Weird is normal here. Sleep is nonexistent. Any art related person will love it here.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    sweet, these guys are super careful and just enough overprotective

    Greek Life

    none, yeah

    Clubs and Activities

    Quidditch, literary magazine, Pokemon club, etc. Awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, funky, nerdy, and a little bit strange

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There buildings are in an old mosque, a prison and a hotel, so cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive for a school but cheap for an art college.

    What to do for fun

    They have a zombies vs. ninjas Nerf gun fight every year, a Halloween costume party and quidditch need I say more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing and super varied.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are so cute and either in renovated hotels or adorable little houses.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes seem so cool. I am dying to take one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and look at the campus. It is perfect for me but not for everybody. Regardless it is a fantastic city.

    In three sentences

    Amazing 110% This school cannot be any better.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    i don't really know about the food and dining here.

    In three sentences

    i really like this school! i think it might be my favorite!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Every simple hobbie you can imagine

    Tips for prospective students

    Never give up,

    In three sentences

    This school has all my expectation i am waiting for Good reviews from preview students Gets you prepare for the business.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Savannah is not the safest city, but SCAD security is everywhere and they work closely with the town police. They have a good alert system, even a little overzealous sometimes. SCAD Security will come pick you up from any SCAD building after 8pm if you call. And sometimes even not from a building.

    Greek Life

    Nope welcome to art school! We really don't need it.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS! You can start your own if you don't find what you are looking for, Lots of volunteer opportunities in the community. Anyone can be a part of them. At the beginning of each quarter there is a festival introducing new students to all the clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is a great place for artists. Especially someone who wants a unique college experience, not in a regular college town or urban university.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans vs. Zombies is a big deal, but not everyone has to participate. Midnight Breakfast before finals week is so good!!!! It is served by faculty and staff and they raffle stuff off. One of our most famous events is Masquerade Ball, our Halloween Dance. You have never celebrated Halloween until you have gone to art school. The costumes are awesome! We also have lots of fun festivals like Sidewalk Arts, and Sand Arts! Sidewalk Arts is in Forsyth Park where all the students and community come out and sign up for sidewalk squares and draw all day and there is prise money. Sand Arts is a sand sculpture contest out on Tybee Island. Both a great day to spend with friends and hang out in the sun.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive but they have awesome placement after graduation. Take advantage of all the opportunities on resume building and career services. And keep in mind it is still cheeper than most privet art schools.

    What to do for fun

    Tybee Island!!! The beach is 20 minutes away by car, and the Savannah Visitor's Center has a shuttle. Since it is the south, the water is WARM!!! Yeay for swimming in the ocean in October!

    Food and Dining

    The school food is ok. It is completely manageable. I suggest getting the block meal plan with more dinning dollars and 135 meals a quarter. It works much better. The food around town (Savannah) is awesome, lots of great places to eat, you will not go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are convienient. Especialy for transportation. The busses that take you to the achidemic buildings go to all the dorms. They are expensive, way more than living off campus but the school takes 30% off your scholarship if you move off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the teacher, and on you. I have only pulled one all nighter. However, if you procrastinate that's your fault. The further you get into your major they less sleep you get. The projects take a long time. I just spent 60 hours on my last one. But if you are doing what you love its not work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Submit a portfolio, video, writing sample for scholarships! Always ask questions, each student is asigned an admissions councelor to help them with all their questions.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a great art school, that has 40+ majors inculding equestrian (we are number 1 in the country) wriing, and all sorts of art majors like jewelry and objects, fibers, fashion, architecture, and more. The professors are very knowledgeable and accessible outside of class. SCAD is in a great locations, Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste France. I know this is the right place for me. I love it here!!!

  • 05/24/2012

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student that thrives for an artistic atmosphere.

    What to do for fun

    The Atlanta campus is right by downtown Atlanta. There are tons of good places to shop and eat in walking distance from the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work on time management.

    In three sentences

    Extremely impressive facilities. The atmosphere is flowing with energy and teachers and faculty are so nice. Parking is awful.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Not too sure

    Great for these types of students

    International

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    campus was very spread out, some were by the river. Very interesting.

    What to do for fun

    Savannah is a huge, diverse city with shops, bars, restaurants. Seemed like it had a great night life

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking seemed to be an issue, and of course the cost, but these were the most major issues. It definitely seemed like hard curriculums but if focused, lead to extremely rewarding careers.

    In three sentences

    It was an extremely modern and inviting campus. They had facilities for almost everything. The faculty was extremely warm and inviting.

  • 06/06/2012

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    Campus Safety

    Parents will be able to rest their minds because security is top-notch. There are also shuttle vans that help students travel safely between campuses, dormitories and the MARTA public rail system.

    What to do for fun

    Once again, you're in the heart of Atlanta, surrounded by the High Museum, a variety of playhouses, the fabulous Fox theater and Buckhead's nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD campuses are located in the heart of Atlanta with a broad range of dining experiences for the occasional break from the campus cafeteria. The cafeteria is very welcoming. It's modern, convenient hours and offers well-prepared meals for all types of diets.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD is a highly reputable fine arts college that will prepare students to succeed in a very competitive landscape of artistic careers. Failing is not an option, so stay focused, get tutoring when needed, and don't overload your plate with too many classes per semester. Three classes is quite a load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any student in college already or planning to attend should devise an action plan to address: tuition and housing; course of study and goals for a successful career; professional development through the counseling of professors, other faculty and internships.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design has an outstanding reputation for its fine arts program. Classes are conducted by seasoned and experienced professionals that are highly respected in their field of expertise. Diverse programs of study are offered online and on campus facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to compete with industry standards.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Good and healthy food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Atlanta dorms are no good.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very tough but professors make sure they are available for your necessary help or anything you may need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that art supplies and equipment are going to be expensive.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art & Design is definitely a place where I can truly be myself and create whatever I can dream of. It has great facilities and hands on professors. I love it here.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We do have security guards at our school, but since nothing has every really happened, I've never seen them in action.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs in SCAD, the thing is that you've got to find them. One that I know of at the Atlanta campus is The Temple of Cartoon Mojo, and it is pretty popular.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic students, who would love to express themselves without someone saying something about it. And I'm telling you, I've seen some weird things and yet couldn't say it didn't fit the atmosphere of the school. I felt weird in comparison.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus I am currently on is the Atlanta campus. Everything in Atlanta would fit this I guess.

    What to do for fun

    We're in Atlanta. What do you expect?

    Food and Dining

    Food is usually served in the hub and there are usually a couple choices to choose from. They also serve deserts, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life really depends on who you end up rooming with like in any other college. You either get that awesome roommate, or that one person you've never wanted to room with.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very stimulating to the mind, and can only overwhelm you if you let it or your a slacker.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone who plans on attending better be prepared to work hard and learn time management skills.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is Freedom. SCAD is Art. SCAD is Pizza?

  • 06/12/2012

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe and i never have to worry if someone is going to break in because the security is 24 hrs a day.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for school food and you always have the option to cook your own meals. but if i had to be a food critic i would give it a 8/10.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a little cramped for freshman year but you will have so much fun that you wont even notice it.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics are amazing most schools are the same but this college is a lot more hands on and the environment is very informative.

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy your time and get to know a lot of people when you come. Study hard and have fun with your major.

    In three sentences

    The campus is great the people are so friendly and able to help at any time. There are many things to do and the sights are so historic. Its a mecca of old meets new and the people here make it all worth wild.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety at SCAD is excellent, even though Savannah is considered a fairly dangerous city. There is great measures taken to ensure good safety at every location for the school. SCAD even has an entire transportation system that can take you to any building in the entire city at just about any time of the day or night. They even have a number you can call where you can schedule a pick up in case you are in a bad area and you do not want to walk home. Scad uses cards to ensure that you are a student and can access certain buildings as well.

    Greek Life

    There is not much of a greek life or any at all that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not take part in the clubs at SCAD but i hear great things from friends, their activities however are excellent and just abut every week there is something that the school plans for the students. From dances, to movies, to lectures, to appearances, to hypnosis, to just about anything.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is a great school or anybody who is looking for a creative career but isn't quite sure of what to pursue yet, as well as for people who already know what they want to do for a creative career and are planning to further broaden their knowledge of their trade.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is one very strange tradition called humans vs zombies where everybody at the school either dresses as a human or a zombie and everybody runs around with nerd guns for an entire week or so.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is a very expensive school but I think if you are going to SCAD for the right major and if you know what you want to do for a career prior going to SCAD then you can really take advantage of the school in ways that truly benefit and will guide you on a much clearer and easier path towards your career and goals.

    What to do for fun

    My favorite thing to do in Savannah and at SCAD is to go to the park which is very relaxing, as well as play pool at the student center. The SCAD gym is also a great place to go for free time.

    Food and Dining

    There is excellent local food in Savannah and just about any restaurant from any price range can be found. A lot of restaurants are walking distance as well which is great because it keeps the city alive and moving all the time with young faces

    Dorm Life

    I lived at the dorms for only a year but it was a good experience from meeting some of my best friends at the school. The dorms are very clean and they keep the environment in excellent shape. Most of the dorms are either downtown or close which is nice

    Academic Rigor

    The students and faculty at SCAD are very upbeat and are always ready to help so it makes things very easy when you are a new student to the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip would be to live in the dorms the first year at SCAD. The second tip would be to get a bike. And the third tip would be to try and apply for a dorm that has your own kitchen so you can avoid having to do the meal plan.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an amazing school that is very hands on in what seems to be every major. The film program is fantastic and very involved with very good equipment to use with a great film staff that is there to help all the time. The Savannah College of Art & Design is a great school to attend whether you are brand new to a major, or whether you've had experience with your major and intend to learn more.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe!

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of artsy students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is green everywhere! An urban feel with a historic presence!

    Bang for the buck

    So expensive but worth every penny! What do Pixar, Whoppi Goldberg, Reese Witherspoon, and Ian McKellen all have in common? They all have visited SCAD and support it.

    What to do for fun

    Biking is a must otherwise you look like a tourist. The measure by measure fabric store is cute and the SCAD store as well!

    Food and Dining

    Paula Deen's restaurant is right around the corner! I am sure the cafeteria is amazing as well.

    Dorm Life

    Urban and fun!

    Academic Rigor

    They are the best in every area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the overwhelming financial undertaking keep you from going! There are so many opportunities at this school and they will take care of you long after you graduate.

    In three sentences

    I love that this school believes in the underdog. They took a chance on me and so many others. They have resources and connections that can't even be compared with any of the other options in the south.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is always filled with security guards, whether they are at the doors checking for student IDs or in their vehicles driving around the parking lots near the dorms and academic buildings.

    Food and Dining

    The food is whatever, you either like it or you don't. It is not entirely spectacular and is what you would expect out of a college cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are typical dorms with the added bonus that they are filled with SCAD students who are some of the most outgoing and funny people i have ever met. The dorms do their job of causing you to meet and interact with people that you might not have necessarily have ever met.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is definitely intense depending on the major. Like Industrial Design (ID), Animation, Visual Effects, Fashion, and Game Design students are all located in 24/7 buildings due to the amount of work and time required to do the work takes sometimes all day and night to complete.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a multicultural melting pot full of interesting and diverse students dedicated to obtaining perfection. They emphasize networking and making friends in multiple ares of study.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent

    Greek Life

    Too Many to name.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to name.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the aspiring Creative Professional...Fine Artist, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Dancer, Illustrator.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing unusual to me.

    Bang for the buck

    You're definitely receiving the best in creative education. I love it. I am pleased to say that I am finally living my dream and attending here.

    What to do for fun

    If you're on either, Savannah, or Atlanta campus there is alot to see and do. The Savannah campus is surrounded by diners, clubs, parks. The Atlanta Campus, well...it's downtown Atlanta, need I say more? lol

    Food and Dining

    Great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life looks awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Impeccable. It is easy to succeed with positive staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    I urge all prospective students to build your portfolio and submit it for scholarship. No matter the financial circumstance, SCAD wants you to succeed! I admire that. I obtained scholarships and grants for my portfolio submission on entry. I was raised in the inner city of St. Louis, MO by a single parent that passed away when I was 19. I wasn't able to attend after I graduated High School then. But, I have stepped forward and now I am attending SCAD. It is possible to accomplish the goals that you set in life. I am speaking from experience.

    In three sentences

    A+ I must say that my first encounter of the University I knew that this was the college for me. The reputation exceeds extraordinary. The effort to assist creative students is wonderful.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for someone who is passionate and can appreciate any type of art.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Their are lounge chairs that are shaped like eggs. you can visit these chairs in the HUB or Cafeteria. When your tired or need a place to breath you can close your self in and listen to your music by plugging it in the chair.

    Bang for the buck

    Savannah College of Art and Design has become such a household name that all you need is S C A D to let others know how serious you are about creating new things and finding creative new ways to do so. Every penny spent or borrowed is wroth it because SCAD helps you build a strong foundation for what you are passionate about.

    What to do for fun

    Work on projects. Think I'm kidding? You will see. Most students get tired of project after project during the semester but when we have a second of down time we feel as though we need to be painting or drawing something.

    Food and Dining

    A nice variety of cooked meals from breakfast to dinner. They have a deli, hot food, salads, drinks, and snacks. The food is good but of course you have some who differ.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but SCAD Atlanta owns three properties used for housing.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a private school and very expensive at that; so at SCAD, having good grades is not an option. Most scholarships that are offered through SCAD look for 3.0 or Higher.

    Tips for prospective students

    The number one tip for future students is to utilize all things SCAD has to offer. Their are countless cool workshops to attend through out the school year so don't be surprised if one day you attend a workshop and you have the urge to want to change your major. The second tip is to beware of Art teachers. Who knew Art Teachers would be so tough. They just want to see your work at its full potential. Last but not least, tip number three. Be passionate about what it is you want to do and SCAD will be the perfect school for you. Oh yeah... Be prepared to get NO sleep when it comes to projects. It comes with the territory.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta is not just a school. SCAD allows students to express themselves whether it be from building objects out of random everyday stuff to painting, drawing, or creating 3D animations, plus more. SCAD helps you develop a strong foundation artistically and when it comes to landing the perfect job; whether you create it or having a cool role in helping a prestigious company.

  • 07/05/2012

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    Campus Safety

    They have security 24/7.

    What to do for fun

    I am going to SCAD Atlanta so you have the whole city around you and plenty of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food I was able to taste on students Accepted day was amazing!

    Dorm Life

    Haven't lived there yet, but from what I heard living on campus is amazing.

    Academic Rigor

    Haven't attended yet but I can't wait to find out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all you can do in high school so you can get as many scholarships as possible. Choose a major that you are good in because once you get a job the school basically pays for itself.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an amazing school filled with amazing creative people. The staff is so wonderful and accommodating. Plus I just love the campus it is beautiful.

  • 07/07/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Workout at the school gym.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices.

    Dorm Life

    It seems to have many entertainment for the student.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great as far as I see it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Concentrate, stay focus, and always thriving to be the best.

    In three sentences

    A place where creative and hard working student comes together. A variety of choices to make to thrive everyone to have a better future.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone will tell you to try Zunzi's..it is pretty good. The Sentient Bean at Forsyth Park has obscure movie showings Wednesday nights. Lots to do!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for!

    Food and Dining

    The BEST!! Local, fresh veggies, non-hormone meat, free-range eggs...

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in dorms, but the meal plan is now half organic, and all local. AMAZING!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for less sleep.

    In three sentences

    Amazing, Magical, Future-Oriented

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe on campus, but questionable off-campus. You'll want to use the buddy system, and always include a guy in the group. The tourist areas are safe, but deeper into the city there's only the wealthy upper class versus the impoverished and crime-focused lower class.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent. We're too nerdy and awesome for that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anime, card games, drawing, Quidditch, larding, zombie marches, film festivals, cooking, sewing, equestrian, etc. Too many activities to name. If it doesn't exist, you can invent it and have a large following in a matter of days.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is the place for non-traditional art students. We like fun, open-minded, creative, geeky, collaborative students. If you're stuck-up and a very traditional artist who looks down on modern ideas and silliness, you won't fit in (go to a New England area school for that.)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SCAD holds a zombie battle every year. Students use nerf guns to kill zombies, while the infected students chase them to convert them to the zombie team. The whole city is fair game, 24 hours a day, and after a week or two the last person remaining wins the game.

    Bang for the buck

    Free shows, including live theatre performances by the student actors, and free movie showings at the school's full-size theatre. My friends and I like to go downtown for food, which is well-priced. You can also go to the park for tons of free events.

    What to do for fun

    Arts students don't really drink or hold house parties. Social life revolves around video games, movies, cartoons, board games, walking the town, games at the park including Quidditch, larding, and other hilarious activities. Lots of clubs too, including card games, sewing, reading, cooking, etc., as well as free tickets to the SCAD theatre.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD provides many on-campus cafes. My favorite is their smoothie shop and sandwich shop. You can also use your dining points off campus at restaurants, or at their convenience stores.

    Dorm Life

    Students are very friendly, but most art students are messy and a little eccentric. If you're a neat freak, like the quiet, or are a grad student, stay out of the dorms. Dorm life basically comes guaranteed with lots of geeky video games, cooking parties, watching anime and cartoons, movie nights, board games, etc because most art students won't drink or party.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult if you just do your work and keep on top of assignments. You're graded on projects, not tests, so it's all about the creative effort and not memorizing out of a book. You get Fridays off for studio time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Put together a strong portfolio, as your art counts more than your GPA or volunteer work. Make sure to have all your materials together for scholarships. Be careful in Savannah itself, as the city is small but has some shady districts so stay safe!

    In three sentences

    Amazing school with the latest technology/practices, creative and caring professors, and plenty of hands-on opportunities. You'll have small class sizes, a very relaxed schedule, and a great student community. No stuck-up art snobs or unreasonable professors.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The freshmen dorms are surrounded on two sides by Government Funded Housing. Don't go outside and wander past the dorms toward Martin Luther King Boulevard by yourself (men included). Be smart about your environment and women: take the provided RADS training (Rape Aggression Defense System) on SCAD's campus during fall quarter. Travel in groups of three or more, especially at night and when biking after dark bike lights are necessary for safety and by law.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Queers and Allies Group is the largest on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are career-oriented and students who know what they want to study will likely succeed at SCAD. There is a great emphasis on career success and client-centric work. The slogan The university for creative careers is very true. If one could manufacture creativity, SCAD is the closest.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you put into it, with the exception of food and housing. Those two are a rip-off. The professors are generally fantastic and love what they do.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of good restaurants in downtown. There is Chinese, Thai, Moroccan, Mexican, Bar food, Irish, English and Pizza. Biking around downtown is beautiful, especially along Bull Street.

    Food and Dining

    The dining provides vegan options every day. After a quarter of SCAD dining it gets tiresome. Some of my favorite meals were chicken tender Tuesdays and the stir-fry with sweet and sour sauce, pineapple, onions, green pepper, tofu or chicken and served with rice. The menu online was frequently inconsistent and the staff sometimes closed the dining hall 30 minutes earlier than posted hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very low quality. They are smaller than other dorms I have visited. My car is approximately the same dimensions as my 1/3 of the dorm room. Also, the old Howard Johnson hotel has popcorn ceilings from the 70's. The college reduces your scholarship fund by 1/3 if you choose off-campus housing. I highly recommend calculating if you will lose money by living off-campus with a roommate because there are many nice houses in downtown Savannah available for rent to students.

    Academic Rigor

    Finding balance between sleeping, eating and project time is the most challenging aspect. The projects often demand up to 6 hours a day over a two week period. Without hyper-organization and proactive time management you will not sleep over four hours the last few days before the project is due, especially when you have three classes demanding a constant flow of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Move the due date for every project forward two days. I always need the extra two days for unplanned mistakes in printing or material availability.

    In three sentences

    It provides a rigorous environment where creative thinking and business principles intersect. The professors are concise and expect students to articulate their ideas clearly both verbally and through their work. The work is exhausting unless students can mentally invest themselves without emotional attachment.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is great, even though the campus is spread out throughout down town.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of thing to do for fun. You can hang out at the high-tech student center, be social, join a club, or enjoy the view.

    Food and Dining

    the meal plan gives you money to eat at local restaurants since they do not have a set cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Of Course dorm life for a freshman is not gonna be the best but after that it will definitely get better

    Academic Rigor

    their academic look pretty decent. the professors really help you to get in touch with your creative side to produce a master piece

    In three sentences

    I think it is a pretty good school. Artistic students are allowed to do more than just their major. If you have a passion for art you should definitely pursue your dream here.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD offers transportation to and from all campus locations to your dorm or your off campus housing. There is security at every campus building entrance and officers you can call.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs that SCAD offers. Everything from student success, to volunteer opportunities. The SCAD fashion show and film festival is held yearly which is always an exciting event. There have been masquerade balls, workshops, guest speakers and basically anything you could want to engage more in an educational environment.

    Bang for the buck

    As expensive as SCAD is, it is well worth it. Every major has top of the line equipment and the facilities are amazing.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD is located in downtown Savannah and the campus is spread throughout the whole city. There are many things to do from hanging out in the park, going to the beach or local restaurants that are absolutely delicious. SCAD throws concerts in the park occasionally, have costume contests, film nights, open mic nights, etc. They have events from sidewalk art shows to sand arts on Tybee. There is always something to do in Savannah and SCAD puts on a big part of that.

    Food and Dining

    I've eaten at the SCAD cafe once and the food is ok. Its no 5 star restaurant but you won't go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    I can't rate this because I've never lived in a dorm. However the transportation they provide to class from the dorms is very efficient. There are many bus routes that come every few minutes and you will never be late to class

    Academic Rigor

    Down to the basic classes to classes pertaining to your major, SCAD offers different approaches to the material. If you do your research and choose the right professor, you will learn many methods to doing things in your field and figuring out which one suits you best.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school to attend but it will be a lot of work. If you have the determination and motivation to do what you love then this is the school for you. Make as many connections as you can while you attend this school because you never know later if you need them.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design offers students many opportunities to advance in their career fields. The technology, tools and education they provide are unlike any other college or university I've seen. They prepare you for real world experiences and give you the opportunity to succeed.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is constant security at the two campuses that Ive been to and the Security goes as far as to even drive you between the dorms and every building of the campus if you need help traveling.

    Greek Life

    There are No Sororities or Fraternities within the school that I know of

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is Artistic Eccentric Creative Technical Original and desires to travel.

    Bang for the buck

    I honestly feel that no matter what you do as an individual that it is up to you as an artist to make the most of all that you can lean art SCAD. The resources are there and after its all over its your responsibility to take every ounce of experience with you into your career, but that cant be fully realized unless you put in the work to maximize the experience you will get while in school.

    What to do for fun

    At the Atlanta campus there are many attractions like Atlantic Station as well as other city attractions minutes away. The Main campus in Savannah GA has a more laid back feel to it and has many historical attributes as well as a river walk and river front that has a string of shops and restaurants similar to a scene from New Orleans.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is decent and they are always improving.

    Dorm Life

    The Housing management helps you to match compatible roommates by giving you a questionnaire. From there they match you with a compatible roommate with similar likes and dislikes.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that the Students at SCAD all have a particular standard that raises the bar when it comes to their art. The teachers there are nurturing as well and anyone who comes to SCAD is bound to leave with a higher understanding of the foundations of art.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to talk to your Advisers and the Career Service workers. They will help you further market yourself as you narrow down what you will be pursuing as your career goal and choice of work.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art & Design is most definitely one of the best schools for Art and Design. Its wide range of programs like Performing Arts, Industrial Design, and Animation clearly show the many choices prospective students can realize as a career while also enabling students to meet other students to network with students from other majors while promoting an increased learning experience. Along with the Many students who travel from all over the globe to attend college, SCAD has the potential to bring a melting pot of opportunity and growth to all blossoming artist.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD is spread through the city but there is security in every building and phone you can call to take you home late at night. In the wrong side of town, your bike can easily be robbed.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    People are so busy with school work that these activities are not usually successful.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great if you are looking for an art based education and if you are willing to work hard in developing your skills.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the sidewalk art festival and yearly fashion show that are great. The Movie festival in the fall is also very awesome. There are usually many famous people that come to give talks and there are free movie screenings.

    Bang for the buck

    Utrecht art supplies... buy books online.

    What to do for fun

    I personally do not do anything specific for fun... so busy with school... but hanging with some friends.

    Food and Dining

    It has changed for next year so I do not know know now. However, if you give feedback, changes are usually made.

    Dorm Life

    I work as a RA in an upperclassmen area set up like an apartment so it is not as social. The freshmen dorms gives you the opportunity to meet many more students. It is however, expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are demanding depending on the teachers. It can be difficult but worth every effort. Remember that the college's objective is to prepare you for a career

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not a liberal arts school. I think taking math, English, speech is good to take at a community college before coming here. If money is an issue, find out about the kinds of classes you could take elsewhere and transfer to the school. What is nice about this is you also avoid all the Freshman stuff. It is not easy! There are four days of class but you have a three day weekend really to do homework. If Art or Design is what you love than it is worth it because the homework is usually projects. There are many drawing and design classes that are required for every major. Yes, even if you are interested in film.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school but very expensive. You get what YOU put into it and if you are a student, always check out who teaches the class. Having good teachers makes it worth your while.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life at SCAD as we don't having a centralized campus and therefore do not have any greek houses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition on campus would be inside the animation/visual effects building. Every semester around finals a Pizza Fairy (man dressed in colorful crazy clothes) comes into the computer labs offering free pizza to the many students pulling all nighters to get their projects done in time. I have yet to experience the Pizza Fairy.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless activities to do for fun around school and Savannah! Join one of the many clubs there are. There are clubs based on your major or just special interest clubs like swing dancing or running club. There's also a beach not to far away that you can visit by taking city transportation and there is a great river walk downtown for restaurants. Savannah is a charming historic city with lots to offer as far as inspiration and relaxation. For fun I like to go to the beach, have frozen yogurt, and dance around at the student center with swing dance club and several school dances that are offered during the year.

    Food and Dining

    Scad's food and dining is typical cafeteria style dorm food. There is nothing really special about it other than the fact that there are many options at the two cafeterias in our Savannah location. There are even options for vegetarians. I personally am a fan of the desert section of the cafeteria. Between cakes, cookies, pies, and ice-cream, I can never decide what to get. I also like the service in the cafeterias; the employees are very friendly and easy to talk to. The reason I have given food and dining a lower rating is because our meal plan can not be used at other restaurants around town. Many other colleges have meal plans where there is a point system to be used around town. Although, we do offer scad dining dollars to be used at the convince store and the sub shop in the dorms, we do not have extra points to be used at other restaurants. Despite the fact that we can't use our meal plan at these places, many restaurants around Savannah accept our scad cash which is a separate debit card that you can use at many places within SCAD and Savannah, but you use it like a credit card with your own money dispensed into it rather than the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at SCAD is really great compared to larger universities with sky rocketing dorm complexes. At SCAD there are several great dorms to choose from and many of the rooms available to freshman are triple occupancy with very large dorm rooms to accommodate three beds and three drafting tables as well as a set of drawers for each student. The spacious rooms in Turner house are my favorite, but the other dorms give the space you would expect of a dorm room. Dorm life is nice with the cafeteria not too far away and a computer lab within close proximity to the bus stop and freshman dorms. The resident assistant staff is fantastic and can help so much when it comes to changing roommate assignments or any other room related conflicts you may have. The only downside would be that you will be lucky if your floor becomes good friends. There really is no guarantee that the people in your hallway or even your neighbors will become good friends with you because their aren't enough bonding activities within the dorm and your floor could be a random assortment of majors. I didn't experience the close knit communities within the residence halls that I saw in other universities and state schools.

    Academic Rigor

    I have given academic rigor the score of 4 out of 5 stars because at SCAD you will be spending countless hours outside of class perfecting your projects and improving artistically whether with research, fine arts, or computer arts. You are given tight deadlines that you may not be used to in high school but if you can manage your time effectively then you will be just fine. The first quarter you are at SCAD may be less rigorous than the others based on your experience with art and drawing class. At first I didn't feel very challenged with my work but as time moved on and I got more in-depth to my specific major then the course work increased as well as deadlines and expectations. No matter what major you choose, you will have a rigorous workload outside of class and often times you will be working on projects in the academic buildings in order to use software or tools not available to you in the dorms. The facilities are fantastic and have great atmospheres to help you excel on each of your assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student the best advice would be to submit a portfolio for review although it is not required for submission. Your portfolio will show where you are as an artist although you may lack confidence in your work, you have a chance of getting a good artistic scholarship. I would also practice and educate yourself in the fundamentals of art as simple as drawing because despite what major you will declare, you will be required to take foundation art courses. Overall, be confidant in wanting a degree from an art school. If you know you may even be slightly interested in disciplines not pertaining to the creative industry then you may want to consider a larger university.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is an inspiring place to excel creatively with extremely talented piers to make lasting friendships and network with. It is a very diverse school with well rounded academics. SCAD is the place to be if you want industry professionals teaching you and giving you the knowledge and opportunities to succeed with the top creative companies.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is EVERYWHERE. Atlanta is a scary place at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Poetry Club. Golf. Tennis. Gym

    Great for these types of students

    There are many gamers and anime lovers here. Me included.

    What to do for fun

    It's Atlanta, there are shops, malls and clubs everywhere. Just don't lose focus of why you're actually here.

    Food and Dining

    (Atlanta Campus) Not the best. However, they do have a Starbucks in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    (Atlanta Campus) Various People. There are some exchange students who know little English. Spring House is always filled with people.

    Academic Rigor

    Time-consuming projects and tremendous work-loads. Ex. Painting two 14x16 portraits while also writing a research paper and speech.

    Tips for prospective students

    -This college is a private college, so it will be expensive -Time management. Start projects AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE and keep up the pace -Work. You have to actually be creative and put in work. -Make friends. You want someone to suffer with you :)

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a very rigorous Art school, but not without reason. If students put in copious amounts of effort, time, and will , the results will be very rewarding and satisfying. This college will hone all artistic abilities through it's very demanding yet rewarding classes.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    If there's one thing high school has taught me, it's to make friends with security guards. They do have guards posted at the dorms to whom you need to show your SCAD ID to get into your dorm. There are those blue emergency poles around the SCAD buildings. So I'd say it's pretty safe. Be weary, though. There is a large homeless population and the stereotype that all SCAD kids are filthy rich. Don't walk alone at night.

    Greek Life

    HA! Yeah right. We don't do Greek life at SCAD.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's five clubs for everyone and their interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, creative, willing to succeed in the art world, innovative, need I go on?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a town-wide zombies vs. humans game every year. I remember being told of one student being chased through a wedding reception by another. They even dress up in zombie and zombie-hunter costumes. They go hardcore at SCAD.

    Bang for the buck

    Good classes, good people, but very expensive. Enjoy every second of it.

    What to do for fun

    Pick a club. Any club. Just walk outside, even. Fun will find you.

    Food and Dining

    Variety, delicious, but picking a variety depends on you. You can't eat burgers and french fries the entire year.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms? Not so great for freshman. The people? Five stars.

    Academic Rigor

    They don't beat around the bush. They get straight to the point, whether you get it or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do NOT try to fit in. It happens naturally.

    In three sentences

    It gives you a sense of belonging. You will find your people there, no matter your schtick. Do what you love, love what you do.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons of clubs, history, beauty scenery, things to occupy your spare time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, hands down.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of the students are introverted, so you have to make an effort to make friends, but the students are genuine and interesting.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard. You need to apply yourself, but once you get in the groove, it becomes fun. You start to look for ways to get the most out of each project.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work. Apply yourself. You are paying a lot of money to go to a school and become educated in career-fields that don't pay well. Do well to make as best a living as you can in a field you love.

    In three sentences

    You get out of it what you put into it. It's an expensive school to chase impractical, but passion-fueled careers. If you're driven, you'll be pleased with what you graduate with.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security for the school is not as reliable as it should be but if good sense is practiced when coming and going safety is just as possible here than in any other place.

    Greek Life

    There isn't much.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's an abundance of clubs for a variety of people; SCAD makes it possible for students to create clubs if there is sufficient interest.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for talented, hardworking, outgoing students; a true passion for art is beyond important.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans versus Zombies is a particularly fun time on campus; students sign up for a showdown that is something like a zombie apocalypse.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that most school is overpriced; regardless, I have learned a lot by choosing to attend Savannah College of Art & Design. The opportunities for students to expand their horizons are endless.

    What to do for fun

    The city of Savannah is a terrific place to go to school; between the festivals put on by SCAD and the city events, there is always something to do. There are shuttles that take students to the mall and the school is located near the river.

    Food and Dining

    The food is no better or worse than every other college dining hall. SCAD falls short when it comes to having options for vegetarian and vegan students. As a vegetarian, I opted out of the meal plans offered by the school after a hard first year of eating the same old salad all year.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are better than most universities; the real problem is with the shuttle system, specifically the weekend bus routes. As art students, a lot of work has to be done outside of class time. Getting to the school buildings on the weekend often takes hours; it can be frustrating without a bike or car.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many professors at SCAD that truly want to see their students improve; it shows in the way they critique work and the advice they give. There are also instructors that are reluctant to challenge and are just trying to make it through the day. The trick is to stick with the teachers that will shuffle you out of your laziness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should keep their eyes peeled for scholarships; take advantage of all of the lectures and events possible. Seek enrichment by spending extra time with professors, working on projects and collaborating with peers.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a challenging school for serious aspiring artists. The college affords its students many one-of-a-kind opportunities and experiences. Tuition is pretty high but the experience is invaluable.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Savannah is a wonderful city, explore it.

    Food and Dining

    We're getting a new food company so I'm not sure what they'll be like. But I've heard good things so we'll see.

    Dorm Life

    I actually liked my dorm. It's larger than most of my friends' who go to diffrent schools so there's that....

    Academic Rigor

    I consider myself a fairly artistic person and I am finding myself challenged in ways I never thought possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to be challenged. Even if you think you understand art, you will be challenged. Be prepared for it. Don't worry about the money. Have faith that your craft will support you. Network. Network. Network. Everyone says this, but it is so important. Network.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a school that offers majors not found in many other schools (which is why that's why I go to school there). It is challenging (and not to mention expensive) but it is worth the money.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD has top notch security. You can always feel safe there.

    Greek Life

    At SCAD, there aren't any sororities or fraternities, so if you are looking for a school for that reason, then you might not want to attend SCAD. But SCAD has plenty of other cool things going on so even though they don't have frat houses, they still have lots of fun things to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of different clubs at SCAD. From athletic clubs to art clubs, SCAD doesn't disappoint. There are also tons of activities that go down day to day at SCAD, so there is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is a great school for those that love art. Well that makes sense since it is an art school. SO if you love art and have a passion for it, you should in just fine at SCAD.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am sure that SCAD must have some awesome tradition but I am not familiar with it.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is a pretty pricey school, not going to lie. However, with all the opportunities you get from SCAD, and with all the services that the school provides you, I think it's safe to say that it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of interesting events happening everyday at SCAD so there is always something to do. From movie nights, to events that happen at the dorms, you will never be bored at SCAD. The question is not what to do for fun?, it's what should I do first?.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD cafeteria has some really great food. Not to mention, they have the most unique looking cafeteria I have ever seen in my life. Perks of being an art student!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life isn't the best, but it is still really fun. At the dorms, you can relax and talk with friends without the pressure of a due assignment looming over your head. Whenever I am at the dorms, everything else just sinks away and I have a really good time just talking with the unique people there.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you get your assignments done on time, you will be fine. There is time for fun and there is time to get your work done. If you make a detailed schedule of what you need to accomplish, then you will succeed and still have time to have lots of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself. Savannah College of Art prides itself on it's school's rich character and it's diversity.

    In three sentences

    Savannah is awesome! It's a beautiful school filled with beautiful and interesting people. It's really nice being surrounded by people that you can really relate to.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    SCAD Atlanta is right in the middle of the a city which caters to collegiate 20 and 30 somethings. Whether you are in to clubbing, fine arts, bar-hopping, fine dining, festivals or just hanging out, Atlanta offers it all.

    Food and Dining

    Have not started courses yet.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework seems to be on par with the demands of the industry environment. If you're willing to work hard, the rewards are evident.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about attending SCAD, I encourage you to go to an information on session. Also, I hope you will take the time to develop a relationship with a staff member in your field.

    In three sentences

    SCAD offers a very turnkey approach to the pursuit of careers with an artistic approach. Their embrace of modern technology in preparation for our ever-changing landscape is refreshing. Additionally, the staff is incredibly active in offering guidance and does a great job communicating with students.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Each student uses there ID cards to get into the different college buildings.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of different clubs such as the pokemon club or the humans vs zombies club. But if you don't want to join a club, there are tons of places to explore in the town of Savannah.

    Food and Dining

    The food was great when I ate lunch on the tour of the school. There are also some great restaurants and small dining areas outside of SCAD that have really good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms look nice but they are sometimes a little musky. I personally found no problem with it.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is alright. If you're caught somewhere without a ride the will drive you back to your dorm. Most of the time its the standard ID check system.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life. Thankfully.

    Clubs and Activities

    They're really awesome. They have a lot of major specific ones, which you don't have to be majoring in to join, and then they have a lot of fun ones too like Humans VS Zombies. They even have a lot more than they list so just pay attention to flyers around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Good financial background and for those who are really determined to pursue a career in art!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a pizza fairy! Near finals some dude dressed like a fairy walks around campus giving pizza to everyone. Oh, and Humans VS Zombies. It's a club/activity that gets really intense during the spring.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do! There are school clubs... and the other clubs if you're into that. The best part are the workshops! They really prepare you for your career.

    Food and Dining

    The food is terrible. Do not go by the week by week plan. You'll end up wasting a lot of money.

    Dorm Life

    If you have the option to live off campus it will be a lot cheaper. First year dorms are terrible but you have more options later on.

    Academic Rigor

    The basic classes are not very challenging but later curriculum is. If you can get your general education done else where, do so. It will just be a waste of money and time if you take you gen ed classes at SCAD. Depending on your major, SCAD always has the best equipment and technology so it's definitely worth the money.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would highly suggest making sure you will be confident in being financially stable while attending school here. A lot of times most kids drop due to money problems and each year the price only gets higher.

    In three sentences

    This is a highly expensive school that is worth the money. SCAD gives you so many options and most of the staff is great! They do prepare you for the future as long as you work towards it.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD security are always ready and willing to help. If you find yourself in a sketchy situation they will come and pick you up.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am not a member of any club but I have heard they have almost anything. You have many options for clubs and activities. They have many intramural sports as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Art minded, eccentric, those who love to learn.

    Bang for the buck

    Unfortunately SCAD is really expensive but so is every college these days. You will definitely get what you pay for even though it is expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Go to church, Long board, play golf, walk around Savannah.

    Food and Dining

    They have some of the best cafeteria food I have ever had. Catered? Yes it is.

    Dorm Life

    There are several different dorms to which you have the opportunity to stay in. Apartment style, 3 to a room, and 2 to a room. I prefer the 2 to a room.

    Academic Rigor

    Very personal, and challenging. The one thing that I most enjoy is the fact you do not have to take 2 years of just academic classes. Unlike many colleges you jump right into studying for your degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit other colleges but I must say you shall not find another one quite like SCAD.

    In three sentences

    An experience like no other.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD police patrol the areas periodically; always use precaution no matter where you are. Downtown SCAD area is not the safest but all cities experience safety issues in downtown areas. Just never let down your guard no matter where you are

    Greek Life

    Lots to do in great Savannah style setting

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities and fitness gyms

    Great for these types of students

    Arts, Film and TV, Dance students, students who are overly creative

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is a bit on the expensive side but great curriculum and studies

    What to do for fun

    The beach is a stone throw away; Savannah Film Festival, ghost tours are a blast. Bicycle all over to enjoy all the city has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    SCADs restaurants are OK and there are surrounding areas all over to eat. You'll never go hungry in this city of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun, the Freshman have to unfortunately have 3 kids in one dorm, which is pretty tight. You can bunk the beds but the room is very small and tight for 3 people. Junior and Seniors have a choice of regular dorm or apartment like housing which are very nice, 4 to a room, 2 on each side. Again, the dorms are on the expensive side.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike for transportation, the school has lock-up areas so you dont need to worry about theft on property. All students have Friday's off, there's no classes on Fridays.

    In three sentences

    Top rated arts/design school in SE Nice school, expensive but I think worth it

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    With the campus so spread out, safety and security is a huge concern. SCAD has spent a lot of time and money devoted to making sure that their students are safe, creating the SCAD Security department. The department warns students of potential dangers and will even escort students if need arises. Also, every building affiliated with SCAD that is for student use only has their own protection along with special key locks that only students may open.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for students who know what they want in their artistic career. And even if you don't know where you want to go with your art, the school is ready to help you make a decision. If you have the drive to express yourself, attend here!

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive, but it's worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD offers many fun events for their students. There's the SCAD Theater, where many movies are shown for student entertainment. It's also where the annual film festival is held. Also, the Student Center on campus is home to many different clubs, ranging from classical art styles to video games.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in touch with your roommates as soon as possible. In most cases, they'll be the same major as you and taking the same classes, so studying with them is a good way to go. Also, try to get as many scholarships as you can. SCAD offers many competition-based scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is the perfect place for aspiring young artists. The college is fully-equipped with knowledgeable professors and everything you need to express yourself while at the same time preparing you for being an artist in the industry. The Savannah campus is in the beautiful historic district and is a truly remarkable place to study.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its not a campus, but buildings scattered across the city, yet there's security everywhere and there's a scad security car that transports you at night, aside from the buses in the day. Avoid dangerous streets.

    Greek Life

    Absolutely ZERO.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of them. Many options for different people.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive and yes you get it back in a very good education, but honestly they should reduce class costs.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown. Join a club. Play sports. Dance. Go to the park. Exercise.

    Food and Dining

    It depends. The city food is great. There are so many options for students, and you can walk mostly everywhere. As for dorm food, lets say I gained the freshman 15 during the first two months.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't enjoy the dorm life a lot. It just depends on the people you get as roommates, and how well you connect. Living with someone can be hard if you don't follow a similar schedule. Dorms are pretty nice, they could be bigger.

    Academic Rigor

    As an architecture student I work really hard, but the studio people become like your family and help you get through everything. Maybe not so much difficult work, but hard work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore different majors before deciding on one. Every major here has many interesting things to offer. Don't miss any opportunity, you only have four years and a lot to do.

    In three sentences

    If you work hard you'll learn a lot. Professors are interested in helping you become the best you can. SCAD family is very loving and supportive.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have not had any problems.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    SAC, student activity council is great. You get to help plan events.

    Great for these types of students

    Any artistic student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Just in the Buckhead/Atlanta area

    Bang for the buck

    It is extremely expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Many things around the city.

    Food and Dining

    They just got really good.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty good.

    Academic Rigor

    Great!

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get the hang of a different environment get used to the schedule. Don't wait last minute for anything.

    In three sentences

    The school is amazing with its teachers that have been in the professional world. It is a bit more expensive than most schools but this is the place I want to be. I have always wanted to be here since I was really young.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security at SCAD is great. The security people are so nice so are all the bus drivers. They will take you back home if you are out studying too late. They always make you feel welcome and safe.

    Greek Life

    Sorry but no Greek life. But that doesn't mean someone couldn't start something! :)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of fun clubs at SCAD. The problem is choosing one and having time to enjoy them.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind of student who has a love for art can come here. I was bullied in school and I have never felt as accepted as I do here. There are so many nice people. Making friends is so easy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans vs. Zombies! I would say that's quite usual. It's a super fun game SCAD plays every year. It's basically tag but it's really taken quite seriously. Many practice all year long and dress up like zombies the whole week it's played. It's quite fun to watch and even more enjoyable to play.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say your most definitely get what you pay for. It's expensive and people complain. But all and all I'm receiving a fantastic education in my field and the opportunities that i've been able to partake in are amazing.

    What to do for fun

    Savannah can be a little slow so it's important to make your own fun! SCAD isn't a party school but most of the time students get together to hang out. Basically you just chill with your friends and go around Savannah. Sometimes SCAD has events too, like the Halloween Ball. You'll be super busy so take advantage of every opportunity to have fun. Even if it's going to IHOP at 4am with your roommates.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. A lot of people like to complain about it but to me it's pretty standard cafeteria food. Some stuff is great some food... not so much. Really it comes to personal preference.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus because the freshmen dorms are not great and they are more than I can afford. The reason I gave the dorms four stars though is because campus life is fun! I love being able to be so close to everyone and being able to rely on friends to help you. I missed that my freshmen year and I think everyone should have the dorm experience at least once.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are fun because they are so specialized. Also because they are small you get a lot of attention from your professors usually. Sometimes foundation classes are harder because they are not as interesting. But be assured that all the classes you take are necessary and you will be incredibly busy. So keep up your creative spirit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just like any college SCAD is difficult. Don't take your studies lightly because people have told you art school is easy. Love what you do and do it well. Art students add joy to the world.

    In three sentences

    I love SCAD so much. I love my classes, my friends and my professors. If I didn't go to SCAD I would not attend college.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always around, its kind of annoying sometimes...

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life here.

    Great for these types of students

    The social, friendly, outgoing person will fit in good here. Most people tend to find friends of their own major and things work best like that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is literally all over the city. SCAD owns like half of Savannah, its crazy!

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive. I'm not going to lie. I don't know if I'll still be able to go next year, depending on what scholarships I get...

    What to do for fun

    Go to the pool, walk around downtown Savannah with friends. Eat! Do artsy things with artsy people.

    Food and Dining

    They recently remodeled their SCAD Cafe, and it's now called the Hive. The food is AMAZING. Its buffet style, so you pay when you entire, and you can eat til your hearts content! They have everything ranging from pastas, to the salad bar, to fish, to burgers. Everything changes day to day, so always expect something amazing there. They have a fro-yo machine as well, and a bunch of delicious desserts to chose from. It's also vegetarian and vegan friendly. All their meat is cagefree and grass fed beef.

    Dorm Life

    You're basically living in a motel freshman year. You can't keep your dorm room open because if you do that, you're outside then and the heat and bugs come in. Leave your dehumidifier on, ALWAYS, along with the A/C. Dyson and Turner Annex have pools so thats nice. Oh each dorm has their own bathroom so thats really good too. The dorms are spacious and you can fit a ton of stuff in them, might be hard to put things on the walls but most students find ways.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your classes, but freshman year with the foundation courses, it should be fairly simple. Classes are 2 and a half hour long, so take that into consideration. Teachers then expects hours of work to be put in outside of class and then materials can start adding up to costs over $20 a project...

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for scholarships. ALWAYS be looking for scholarships, because this school is expensive.

    In three sentences

    the students are nice there, the teachers are very informative and helpful. The campus is all over the city of Savannah, so getting to places might be difficult if the buses are late.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are gated Halls. and over night security. The place is patrolled and very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something going on for just about every major. It is very easy to form groups on your own as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In The Terrace, every thursday night the students play volleyball and music. not unusual, but it is defiantly interesting.

    Bang for the buck

    Just about everything is worth what you get.

    What to do for fun

    There are museums, and clubs which are always going on. Some Halls play sports for fun. Or one can simple go to the movies or take walks since it is so beautiful.

    Food and Dining

    The food I have had so far has been good. I either buy my own food and cook it, or eat out at the affordable restaurants close to my dorm.Sometimes the students in my hall cook dinner and invite us over.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm experience always depends on the person and what they make it. I am having a perfect dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    You improve on yours skills dramatically and the teachers teach you how to access your own work accurately. The work load is a handful, but worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are passionate, you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    The students and teachers are passionate and friendly. The work they give serves purpose and a students skills improve rapidly. Students can think creatively and use their full potential.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Savannah is full of hundreds of historical sights to explore. Plus there are theaters, museums, parks, and events to keep you busy for a long time.

    Food and Dining

    A very impressive staff of cooks make very good food daily.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great and very well maintained. But one problem I have is with the water. It can be extremely hot or not very well filtered.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are both challenging as well as immersive. The professors make sure that everything is covered in the courses.

    In three sentences

    SCAD was a wonderful experience in the short time I got to see it. I was part of their pre-college program and I learned about the many great things, such as small one-on-one classes, great faculty, and very livable dorms. I can't wait to return here once I graduate from high school.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is spread out in different buildings all over historic Savannah. But one very important thing each academic building has in common is that no one can enter without a picture ID that has to be scanned and verified before the door will unlock. This keeps each building safe. Even students from previous quarters who don't have current enrollment cannot get in, because only currently enrolled cards will work. There are also security guards at every entrance for different hours that require more surveillance.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be a club or organization for every type of student at SCAD. And if there isn't, there are forums where any SCAD student is welcome to create their own. There are academic clubs, community service clubs, religious clubs, special interest clubs, honors clubs, etc. There is definitely something for everyone and the opportunity for students to contribute to the school's community and daily life.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for any student who is not afraid to be challenged and who can handle constructive criticism. To succeed at SCAD, it is imperative that a student is passionate and aware that there is always room for constant growth and improvement. It is also a great place for students to be themselves, whatever that may entail.

    Bang for the buck

    You can be sure that whatever money put into SCAD will be worth it overall. Along with free transportation for students that travels all over town daily to the buildings, endless access is given to all of SCAD'S upcoming events that others will have to pay for. Also, every esteemed professor is going to make sure that the money put in will be well worth the material they put out. I can honestly say that I adored each one of my professors not only for being brilliant, but for always being willing to help students, and for having the unique ability to make sure that everything within the material was not only understood, but appreciated.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD puts on many festivals and events for the city and students in Savannah. On any given day of the week, there is something to go and do or see, thanks to SCAD. However, if you like for your fun to be something non school related, location wise, you are in luck The great thing about downtown Savannah is that no matter what you like to do(or even if you don't do much of anything), when you walk outside, the scenery is magnificent. Living in a historic town filled with carriages, squares, spanish moss trees, and cobble stone streets makes even an afternoon walk an adventure in itself. If you are more activity oriented, SCAD has nearby museums with new exhibits all the time from amazing artists around the world. SCAD seems to have a different stellar art event constantly. Whether it is for film, dance, music, etc., they are always providing the student life with new experiences and opportunities to do things and meet artists from all over. There are also never ending ways to get involved as a member of SCAD's community. Around town, there are little cafes, pubs, and cool coffee shops on almost every corner. River street, which is like a clean version of New Orleans Bourbon Street, is nearby. Since downtown is on a grid, It makes it pretty difficult to truly get lost. So it is a great place to get out and explore. There is also a beach not too far away for those who want an escape and unwind.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple meal plans offered by SCAD. I have been to a few other universities and I can honestly say, their's offers the best I have seen so far. Everything is fresh and local. You don't have to get a meal plan, but they make it convenient enough that it is almost silly not to.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms for SCAD are spread out with different vibes and age groups for each. The favorite tends to be O house on Oglethorpe. This is because it is right next to SCAD's fitness facility, it has a lovely eatery below, it's right in the heart of beautiful downtown, AND it is a little more laid back than some of the others since a lot of the older students tend to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Teaching styles vary as greatly as the student life at SCAD. Therefore, the curriculum for each class can be quite different. However, the one thing they all have in common is that you will be doing as much work as possible in each quarter. Late work is accepted, but not a good idea. Every hour something is late, it loses 50% of it's potency. SCAD wants to make sure that each student stays on top of their work and are pushed to not just be adequate, but to become better. If you don't miss class, turn in assignments on time, and pay attention, the work itself is not that hard. They want you to be able to do it, so that they can then help you figure out ways to do it better.

    Tips for prospective students

    What you get out of SCAD depends completely on what you put into it. No one is going to hold your hand. Professors are instructed to challenge the students because they believe those at SCAD are there to be challenged. So even though you can only take three classes a quarter, choose your classes wisely because Professors will make sure to get the most work crammed in those ten weeks as possible. Also, have all of your finances and school money in order before you start. There are a lot of different fees for SCAD and they don't tend to give a lot of notice in advance before they collect some of them. If fees aren't paid on time at SCAD, they can remove you from your classes until they are, and if you miss more than a few classes at SCAD, you fail(based off of their attendance policy). So, you don't want to get into that situation!

    In three sentences

    SCAD takes those with a natural talent and then helps students to reach their full potential. They make sure that not only do students walk out an expert in their own field, but also with well rounded understanding of art as a whole. It is an expensive school, but everything is done to make sure that the education received will be worth every penny spent.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    There's great connections with companies like Disney!

    Food and Dining

    Meal plan is a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Looks really comfortable, but not applicable to me.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but not too much to handle.

    In three sentences

    I love the way the program looks. I plan on doing online photography, and it seems very doable. I'm really excited!!

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Experience all that this beautiful place has to offer you.

    Food and Dining

    Doesn't matter when you focus entirely on art.

    Dorm Life

    Looks promising.

    Academic Rigor

    Worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dream big.

    In three sentences

    The most surreal and dreamy experience that an artist could ever dare to imagine upon. Every artist has their own world in which they extract their ideas from and share to the rest of humanity. So, with many of these artists concentrated in one spot, it serves to create a prominent masterpiece of the mind, soul and heart, where every individual here contributes.

  • 10/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing this year and we have many options.

    Dorm Life

    Love my roommates, facilities are pretty near and convenient

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are alright. Even if you don't know how to draw, your professors should be pretty understanding and would teach you.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of clubs and activities constantly going on. Always some sort of function one day of the weekend. Tybee Island is only 20 minutes away!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is amazing! I cannot say enough about it! The only downfall of the eatery options would be the hours, they're not very student friendly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are satisfactory, not bad at all. Not very social and fairly quiet. However, they do tend to have maintenance issues.

    Academic Rigor

    With 5 hours of each class per week, a minimum of 30 hours of homework is expected. It's tough, and not something that can be saved for the last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate! The workload is heavy and all-nighters are pretty standard, procrastinating only makes it worse.

    In three sentences

    Great school, awesome facilities, and wonderful professors. Lacking on some social aspects of college but friendly people. Very intense workload.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Scad security is always around Savannah though, we do not have a set campus.

    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of different clubs, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipsters.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The brand new Museum of Art has a fantastic courtyard for student to hang out and Forsyth Park is a 10 min walk or less from everywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Scad tries to provide students with numerous events and there is always something to do. Savannah itself has fantastic night life, history, and Tybee island is 20 minutes away.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to support yourself and understand exactly what you intend to get from your education and work hard towards bettering yourself.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful experience with amazing opportunities with in the classroom. Unfortunately, I have come to learn that the school itself is to occupied in the business and image end of the University and have begun to loose sight or interest in the future and success of students.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. All of the dorms are very safe, some are even gated. The Terrace is probably the least safe because of its openness to the surrounding area, but security and police do patrol the area.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life at SCAD.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and campus organizations to become a part of. Many of them are based on your major.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for any student who is looking to pursue a creative career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Thursday night, there is a human vs zombies dart gun game around Weston House. Holidays such as Halloween and St. Patrick's day are a huge part of Savannah and campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get your moneys worth at SCAD, but it all depends on how much you put into your own experience.

    What to do for fun

    The Savannah campus is set in the historic district of Savannah. There are plenty of activities to partake in. There are clubs, bars, gyms, parks, concerts, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is a wide range of food choice here. There is literally something for everyone. The quality of some cafes may be better than others.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at SCAD is very quiet. The quiet surrounding make for a great studying and working environment. There are also bathrooms, showers, and AC in each living unit.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at SCAD are intense. The workload can seem like a lot sometimes but, you will appreciate it upon completion.

    Tips for prospective students

    Submit a portfolio during the admission process. Take all of your classes seriously. Utilize all of the facilities and tutoring programs that are available for you.

    In three sentences

    SCAD's innovative programs and facilities make it ideal for any Fine Arts major. There is a wide range of majors to choose from. Overall, SCAD is ideal for a student seeking a creative career.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    they have HIGH security safety on campus to keep all their students safe and protected.

    Greek Life

    no greek life, which keeps this school so unique.

    Clubs and Activities

    From what i heard SCAD WILL have alot of clubs, activites, and sports for you to join.

    Great for these types of students

    people who are kids at heart and are passionate about whta they do.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive but i believe that if you apply for the scholarships and try to get loans and grants it will be worth every cent that you will spend.

    What to do for fun

    i don't know what they do for fun but i heard that you are never bored at SCAD because they have alot of activities that will keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    My friend had visted SCAD and he said that they have awesome food.

    Dorm Life

    my teacher had visited SCAD and took pictures of their dorms and i got to say they are beautiful and quite nice.

    Academic Rigor

    i had chatted with a representative from SCAD and they seem to convince me that they have a great academic program.

    Tips for prospective students

    i don't know because I'm a prospective student but i believe that all through out high school you better have your grades right and take the SAT/ACT VERY seriously. And that GPA better be in the 3.0 area. My best friend is a senior and he applied to see if he had a chance to get in and he got excepted in to there school but is not planning to attend.

    In three sentences

    They have a great aura about there school. Their school is for the artistic people out there. SCAD is awesome!!!!!!!!!! :D

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    RUF/The Porch

    What to do for fun

    Savannah is known for their food, and food is what there is.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD makes a good effort to bring the community together, but waste a lot of student money on unnecessary additions.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors pride themselves on you figuring it out on your own, when in reality they should be teaching us. You're going to pay $30,000 a year to teach yourself. I'd advise against attending SCAD.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art and Design is a university built on creativity, but fails to fulfill promises for it's students. Often we are told of the careers that could follow after graduation just because we attended SCAD...when in reality very few make it. The school focuses on the two who have ever made big names for themselves and treats it as though everyone has and can make it to that level.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Working professionals seeking an online MFA from an established art school.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is high, but SCAD does offer many scholarship opportunities

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging courses

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay organized, and budget your time. You need to be pretty self-sufficient to succeed through the eLearning environment.

    In three sentences

    So far, my experience at SCAD has been pretty positive. The courses are intense, but well-structured and the caliber of student is very high. I would recommend SCAD's online MFA to anyone interested in earning an advanced art degree remotely.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    none, thank god

    Great for these types of students

    artsy/hard workers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Breakfast

    What to do for fun

    Bike, shop, eat, go to bars, run around the city

    Academic Rigor

    I havn't been challenged much yet but I am only a sophmore and the classes seem to be getting a little more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't waste your money; work hard.

    In three sentences

    Scad is a great cllege for anyone interested in Design. i am here because the Industrial design facilities are amazing. What you put in is what you get out of it.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe while walking around the campus. However, just like with any location, I recommend that you avoid certain areas and never walk alone.

    Greek Life

    NO GREEK LIFE

    Clubs and Activities

    they have something for everyone. If you are interested in creating your own club all you need is at least 10 people who are willing to participate and an advisor!

    Great for these types of students

    gay males artistic students determined devoted focused ambitious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a gender bender party held in the student center every year. The males dress as females and the females dress as males. Since Savannah is noted to be haunted, they are very big on Halloween. Bring a costume! Hugest St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive, but incredibly worth it. Just researching the great things alumni have gone on to accomplish will be more than enough proof that SCAD will be the school that opens the door for endless possiblities. You would be surprised the things you can accomplish and how much you learn from the professors and students alike.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, you will probably have too much work to do to have fun. There is always something you can be working on or getting ahead on instead of having fun. However, if you are a student who finishes everything early, there are plenty of things to do for fun. Broughton Street has many nice stores where you can shop. There are a great deal of restaurants around the area. If you are old enough you can even go out to one of the clubs.

    Food and Dining

    All of the food is catered by Bon Appetit. They have a pretty good selection of food. Our food is gourmet in comparison to the food I have seen at other colleges. It is very flavorful but eventually you begin to get tired of it. Bring spending money for food so you can eat out every now and then

    Dorm Life

    As with most things in life, the dorm life is what you make it. It has its pros and cons. I am happy that I chose to live in turner annex. Dyson and Turner house are the dorms that never sleep. Many students are always out and about at random times of day. If you are a person who likes to go to sleep early, dyson and turner may be a problem for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be a bit intense, especially if you do not know how to manage your time wisely. Many of the instructors give work as if you are only in their class. At some points you will be balances four art projects and work from a lecture class at one time. Although the workload demands so much from you, it is in fact very possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a little slower than a typical city life. There are a great deal of tourists about during the year. Savannah is claimed to be the second haunted city in the US. As long as you are a hard worker you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I have grown to really love this school. The professors know so much about what it takes to be successful in our fields of interest. Also there are multiple options to network with some really top-named companies, which increases your chance of finding a great job.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD has the dorms secured where a security guard will check for your I.D. when entering. They also have the SCAD security number than you can call if your are in town and want a ride back to be safe. The school tries very hard to keep all of its students safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs you can choose from, they have some average clubs and far-from-average clubs, such as a belly dancing club, circus club, and one of the most popular the game of Human V.S. Zombies!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any student interested in pursuing a career in the art or design fields. Even if you are more technical there are many technically geared majors for those who feel they lack the ability to draw. You do not have to feel like you need to be good at drawing or painting (the old-school art) in order to attend this school!

    What to do for fun

    SCAD offers an array of activities (especially the first quarter when all the new students come). There is a Masquerade Ball, Sidewalk Arts Festival, Sand Arts festival, and many more. If you get bored with Scad's abundance of activities the city of Savannah has many other festivals and activities as well!

    Food and Dining

    The dining has gotten so much better from just a year ago. The companies switched and the school even completely revamped the dinning area to celebrate! It has a very artistic feel to it with various genres of music playing in the background. The food is made fresh and they offer both vegan and vegetarian options.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I don't mind dorm life, I like it quite well. Plus you have your own bathroom in your room. (No community bathrooms!) As long as you get a long with your roommate (if you don't, you should change, don't let it effect your school life!), you will be pretty happy. Some people move off to apartments after the first year, so it depends on your personal opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor will depend on the teachers you choose, everyone has different opinions and tastes; don't be afraid the teachers are clear in what they want and not unfair. In a general answer you will definitely be challenged in your classes, you don't want to be paying all this money to not learn anything right? Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and take harder teachers!

    Tips for prospective students

    You should definitely look for scholarships, this school isn't cheap. You should also know that once you are at SCAD, don't be afraid to ask questions and get to know people because it will help you in the long run. Most of all, get out there, get to know everyone you can even outside of your major and work hard, because you are going to have fun regardless!

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an amazing school where not just the fellow students are accepting of everyone, but also the faculty! All of the faculty has recently or still works in the industry for which their classes are focused on, and not one teacher I have come across refused to help me when I asked for it. SCAD is always encouraging you to network with other students and provides a mass of opportunities for you to meet fellow students and make a huge amount of friends that you will rely on for the next four years if not longer!

  • 12/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost every interest, and SCAD makes it very easy to create your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, hard working artists. Definitely not priced where a student would want to slack off.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Savannah film festival

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely expensive, but is so much more career oriented than many other art schools making the extra money worth it.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD always has events or lectures planned and has plenty of organizations to join.

    Food and Dining

    Very convenient because the dining area is right across the street from all freshman dorms. It closes early, but the sub shop that is open late makes up for it. Sometimes getting food can take a little too long if you're on a tight schedule.

    Dorm Life

    A little different than the traditional dorm style living. 2/3 of the freshman dorms are old hotels, and the other has a similar set up. This is great since it gives students their own bathrooms and a lot of space. There aren't really any common areas in some of the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Because SCAD is set up on the quarter system, the classes go by very quickly, but the work load is completely manageable (while still challenging).

    Tips for prospective students

    Start looking into the financial aid as soon as possible. There's no denying art school is expensive, so apply for any grant/scholarship you can.

    In three sentences

    Focuses a lot on preparing students for careers in art, not simply just the artwork itself. For a school that big the class sizes are the same size, if not smaller than they were in high school, which is great when you're in need of feedback from a professor. The campus is extremely spread out, which can be both good and bad.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD security is always kind and on call. I have always felt safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    SCAD is actually full of a ton of great clubs and activities. The only problem is that there is too much to choose from, and little time for them, once you get into major classes.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for all types of students. But I would like to specifically say that it is good for the students who didn't fit in because they maybe thought differently, or expressed themselves in unique ways. SCAD allows such expression that these students would finally feel welcome.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombies vs. Humans is a big tradition now. Students from every year get together for several days and have a Nerf Gun fight with zombies added for extra fun!

    Bang for the buck

    You are definitely getting a great education, but with how tough times are right now, I can't help but feel that SCAD is incredibly overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I often go to Tybee Island (if the weather allows it), to relax after a stressful work load. There is also tours of the historic district, which are cool to take and learn about where you're living. Another big activity is going to the movies with the Contemporary Animation Society.

    Food and Dining

    Since SCAD got their new dining program, I have heard nothing but good reviews about the food. I am very tempted to get a meal plan again next year. It all depends on how long this lasts.

    Dorm Life

    The two years that I have been living in the dorms has been wonderful. Although I have heard horror stories, I have also heard and experienced having the greatest roommates ever. You just have to be open to accepting different life styles.

    Academic Rigor

    The first quarter seemed to breeze right by. The rest of my classes, however, have been a major work load. Once you get into your major classes, you have to get serious and have a passion for your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely begin studying on your own before going. Things that seem basic, like proportions and shading, can turn out to be far more difficult than you imagined. Also, learn to manage your time very wisely.

    In three sentences

    It is by far the best learning experience I have ever had. The faculty and the students at SCAD have both helped my growth as an artist and as an individual trying to find myself in the real world. If I had could major in everything there, I would.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Many people would say that SCAD is pretty dangerous, I mean it is a city. I wouldn't say its dangerous, but you should always be aware of your surroundings. Don't go wandering around downtown out by yourself when its really dark outside, that's just being foolish. Walk with confidence, don't stay glued to your phone, and try not to zone out.

    Greek Life

    Sadly no Frats/Sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    SCAD Savannah has a plethora of clubs to join from Humans vs. Zombies to SCAD's very own long boarding club.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing people, introverts, geeks, anime heads, skaters, fixie enthusiasts... SCAD Savannah really is great for everyone, you will definitely find people with similar interests and hobbies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Turner Bridge is the place where people hangout and some smoke. Anyday when its warm enough outside you will see people at Turner Bridge.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say going to SCAD is worth it, you really do learn alot.

    What to do for fun

    During the week, there's not too much to do for fun, you should be doing schoolwork anyways. But, during the weekend there are parties which are usually pretty good. Most of the time the parties get pretty crazy and often get busted so its best to get there on time.

    Food and Dining

    The Hive is just alright, not too bad, some days it is actually quite good. J.O.'s is much better than The Hive, its also smaller, and the cook less food, food is usually fresher. Turner sub shop Artisan Deli is really good, just don't go too late, they do run out of things (mostly ham, and honey mustard). Bobbies Diner (Across the st. from Anderson Hall) is really good, food portions are really small, you don't get too much for one meal plan but it's worth it. Streamliner Diner is pretty much identical to Bobbies Diner, great food (located across from Eckburg Hall). Byte Cafe really good food located at Montgomery Hall. There's an Asian restaurant (can't remember the name) and an Einstein Bros Bagels at Byte Cafe. Scafe (the cafe attatched to the hive) is pretty good most of the time the coffee's pretty good. You can get a sandwich three sides, and a coffee at Scafe for one meal plan. Gryphon Tea Room is by far the best SCAD owned dining location. They don't take meal plans or dining dollars, but they do take SCAD Cash. They have THE best tea, I've only tried the Vanilla and it is amazing. The sandwiches are all pretty, good most of them being French. Gryphon Tea Room is a really serene place to come by yourself or with friends to study, or just sit and relax.

    Dorm Life

    This is all dependent on where your dorm is. I stay in Dyson aka Dirty Dyson and it is horrible. If its up to you, and you're staying on campus, definitely choose to stay in Turner House. Best Freshman Dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy if you pay attention, if not... Good luck ;)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, get your work done early . I'm not saying you can't procrastinate and still get good grades (I did that), it's just must easier if you don't put everything off until the last minute

    In three sentences

    Lots of opportunities to get experience in your field before you graduate. Students are very friendly, however isn't so skateboard friendly.....

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a priority to SCAD.

    Greek Life

    There is not a Greek life at SCAD.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on through Student Activities Council like movie showings or guest speakers. Also, Savannah is a very active city from the Savannah Film Festival to the Rock and Roll Marathon. You will always be doing something!

    Food and Dining

    DELICIOUS!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome and a great way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    At SCAD you earn your grades. Students aren't here to show what they know. They are here to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you send in a portfolio to apply for an artistic scholarship. Also, search scad.edu for their SCAD Challenge Competition. It is specifically for prospective students.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is committed to their students' success. It is hard not to love the creatively contagious atmosphere. I am proud that I am a SCAD Bee.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. SCAD Security is everywhere and are pretty responsible. They also send out alerts if anything is wrong, or just to test the system. And every student has their number to ensure safety is with them at all times.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't exist and works just fine with me, because sororities and fraternities are not my cup of tea.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different activities, but sports are lacking. We have intermurals, but its not like having a football team with weekly games or anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Diligent, active, art loving maniacs. If you love Anime, this is for you, if you love Fashion, this is for you, if you love Illustration, this is for you, if you love Photography, this is for you. If you LOVE being unconventional, and want a career in the art world, THIS SCHOOL IS GREAT FOR YOU!!!! =)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing other than it is an art school, which is open 24/7. If you need to finish a project at 2am, you can catch the shuttle or walk to the main campus and stay their until 2pm if you wanted. We also have an awesome counseling department that sincerely cares about a student's well being and they often host little programs for help with any and everything.

    Bang for the buck

    Go Thrifting, car pool, and get a meal plan so that you wont have to eat out as often.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to little events at the High Museum down the street, go to Atlantic Station which is behind Spring House to shop and dine. You could also go to local concerts, clubs, house parties, the works! Hanging anywhere with friends is funnest for me.

    Food and Dining

    Bon Apetit is SCAD's dining hall's provider and it is pretty good. The workers are friendly and not mean like high school lunch ladies can be. The food is tasty and vegetarian friendly. All products are organic and not processed, so they are healthy, but if you eat too much pizza (which is really good) you might gain a few pounds.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Spring House which is a motel style dorm for all students, but freshman, usually must live there (on the SCAD Atlanta Campus). It is very social and usually has crazy people running around in the middle of the night, but it's not too bad. Its all a matter of respect for others and getting along with strangers, for the most part, until you get to know them. Its cool. ACA Housing is less social and is more like an apartment in which everyone gets their own room within the apartment. ect.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't maintain a certain GPA, you will lose certain SCAD sponsored scholarships which could put you in a place of not being able to continue attending. So maintaining grades is a given, and the work although is time consuming, its fun and usually always results in good grades, if you put good effort into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. If you are really dedicated to your interests and passions, you will enjoy every moment for it. If you get accepted be grateful, because not everyone gets into SCAD. It is an excellent opportunity to experience higher education in one of the most unconventional ways possible.

    In three sentences

    I attend SCAD Atlanta, and it is AMAZING!!! I love SCAD and enjoy the artistic atmosphere and the knowledge I gained in only ten weeks. It is always a ball, and although it is not for everyone, it is definitely for the creatively diligent!

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    explore the city. go to forsyth park. walk down Broughton street and window shop. visit River street and experience the local flavors or life down here. in Savannah you get to create your own fun everyday.

    Food and Dining

    its amazing. need i say more?

    Dorm Life

    dorm life in Turner House is great. its very convenient to live in the dorms at SCAD, because the is so much going on all the time. those who live off campus miss out on a lot of the fun stuff.

    Academic Rigor

    they do not mess around with your education. you will learn in your courses or you won't be there very long.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared to work hard. this is not a school to goof off at. they want you to work and learn and will not tolerate slacking off. enjoy your time here, most of the time you'll be busy working but when you're not, relax and see some of the city or enjoy some local food.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is an amazing school for students interested in pursuing a career in fine arts. It offers so many opportunities for students to grow and learn, as long as they are willing to work for it. Students leave there with the education required for a professional career in the fine arts community.

  • 12/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play ping pong in the Dyson Lab, and hang out in the court yard at Turner House.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of work and make sure you get all of your art supplies on time.

    In three sentences

    This college has a fantastic program and really teaches you about art. The professors are really helpful and do a great job of making sure each student understands the material. The dorm life is great and the rooms are fairly big and have a lot of space.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    somebody took my bike seat

    Great for these types of students

    those that want to pursue a career in the arts (not just drawing)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ghost tours are fun.

    What to do for fun

    You live in downtown Savannah--enough said.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the initial price tag scare you away from applying. If you have real talent in the arts and/or you are a scholar, there is financial aid.

    In three sentences

    With classes 2.5 hours long (twice a week), we are able to really get into the topics. The professors know what they're talking about and are passionate about their subject. Getting a job quickly after graduation is very important at SCAD.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    24/7 Campus Security.

    Greek Life

    There aren't any sadly to say.

    Clubs and Activities

    One for everybody.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have a passion for Art or Design this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a big film festival event in the fall and St Patrick's Day is a huge Savannah event very exciting. P.S. they beat Ireland for the biggest St. Patty Day

    Bang for the buck

    Worth your time and money. A little expensive but cheaper than other art schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous clubs you can join. There is one for everyone. If you don't see what you like you can create one. There are a lot of touring sites and the riverfront is a bus ride away. Many parties and festives that you can attend.

    Food and Dining

    So amazing it is an all you can eat buffet.

    Dorm Life

    It is nice but the upper classmen dorms are better.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is fun but challenging, however you gain skills for your major and life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not take your AP classes for granted they can help you in the future. Gain as many scholarships to help you along the way.

    In three sentences

    The professors are awesome and fun to work with. The food is delicious and there is a wide variety. The atmosphere is very friendly.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The dorm got broken into and robbed at 6am the first week of the fall quarter in 2012. SCAD tried to cover it up, and none of our parents knew about it. But it was all over the news; unfortunately local news only. And nothing happens to the security guards who are always sleeping. My friend forgot her ID and flashed up a Pokemon card and was allowed access into the dorm.

    Greek Life

    There ain't no greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Zumba club is the best.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly people who want to get to know others. There are some hermits in the dorms who are negative about life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is definitely the good environment for first-time anythings.

    What to do for fun

    Go to college night and the clubs (it's free for girls before a certain time), go to the concerts nearby the park.

    Food and Dining

    The food is incredible, but I heard that the food from the past years was absolutely rancid. Thank goodness they changed their food provider, but this food is also too salty. I gained about 15 pounds my first quarter just from eating the food. Also, the food is way too expensive with the meal plan that you have to pay to live in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    It's great to live in the dorms your first year because not only does it help with your networking, you also get to know more people. Everyone who lives in the dorms is close to each other, and we all hang out together.

    Academic Rigor

    You can only succeed if you actually work hard and don't mess around. I know some of my friends are already on academic probation after their first quarter at SCAD because all they did was smoke weed and party. But they also had the hardest drawing teacher...

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy any of the supplies until you actually physically get the syllabus from the professor because most of the supplies you don't even need. Sometimes, I'm able to just find the book online for free while my friends spend $200 on a book they never even open. Yes, and for some reason, we never read the required books...

    In three sentences

    SCAD has great professors, but some of them are easier or harder and that's not really fair for some students. They provide excellent technology for the students, and the facilities are open 24/7 for late night assignments. Unfortunately, some of the professors are biased and only give good grades to girls who wear short skirts and have big busts.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have to admit, SCAD lacks in the safety of their students. Its not the school itself, because they try to prevent anything bad from happening and offer many opportunities to get out of bad situations. But, Savannah has a very high crime rate and it does happen around campus and to many students.

    Greek Life

    SCAD doesn't have sororities or fraternities, everybody is treated as an equal.

    Clubs and Activities

    SCAD has endless clubs and activities, they are constantly making new clubs to fit every type of student there may be. Clubs typically meet weekly and work on something as a group to further their knowledge, beliefs, or hobbies.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is fantastic for the creative and determined students. People who want to learn about their major as a career instead of just the basics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SCAD is full of unusual, not only are all the buildings in the Historic District of Downtown Savannah, but they are renovated jails, theaters, train stations, etc. SCAD has unusual traditions as well, such as the annual Sand Arts Festival, Art Walk, or Film Festival.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is very expensive, but if you made good grades in high school and/or have a good portfolio, they offer great scholarships. After the great education you get out of it, with a little cushioned scholarship, SCAD comes out as a great deal for your money spent.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many opportunities for fun in Savannah. There are many parks throughout the city if you need a quit evening out or a game of ball. Also, Tybee Island is only a short twenty minute drive, everyone loves the beach. SCAD also offers nice outings such as a movie in the park or BBQ's.

    Food and Dining

    Not only is the food at SCAD itself very nice with the meal plan and SCAD based restaurants, but the local food and dining in Savannah is wonderful. There are very well known restaurants around town and many have been recognized through the media.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at SCAD seems to be very welcoming and has a sense of community where everyone knows each other. They are very safe and monitored by security guards 24/7 and have everything available to them.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD's academics are very tough but they teach you what you need to know for your desired field. The classes are fun yet very important and sometimes are very time consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who wish to attend SCAD should focus on their grades and portfolio to really excel in the school's environment and be accepted with flying colors. Its a great opportunity and leads to a promised future.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is very focused on the future of their students. They do everything in their power to teach and prepare students for their prospected major. SCAD has an abundance of opportunities and is a fantastic school to be a attend.

  • 01/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, and go to events/workshops SCAD provides.

    Food and Dining

    Magnificent. SCAD has recently hired the Bon Appetite cooking service, and their food is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD provides the room space with places to eat close. Roommates' and dormmates' behaviors are out of they're control.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD teachers push you to do your best in everything you hand in, but they can only push those who actually want to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring appropriate clothes. Savannah is very warm. It's January right now, and the lowest 57 degrees. Also, work hard. You will surely flunk out if you slack on your work.

    In three sentences

    Savannah is a beautiful place to live. SCAD is a well-known college, and its reputation brings down very important people to Savannah. You are guaranteed to be provided resources to connect with people who can help you in your career.

  • 01/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    none

    Food and Dining

    Usually pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    You get to meet a variety of people.

    Academic Rigor

    be prepared to work hard and think outside the box

    In three sentences

    I am currently in my fourth year here at SCAD for interior design and I am loving every moment of it. For two years straight SCAD has ranked #1 in the country for interior design undergrad and grad. This is absolutely outstanding and an honor for me to partake in this program.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is sooo much security! You are 100% safe on SCAD campus.

    Greek Life

    There is none. Its great because there's not cliché frat boys or sorority girls, but its definitely sucks that there are no frat parties! It is okay though, its easy to overlook!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs but make sure you actually get involved by signing up at Fall/Winter Fest and reading the weekly update emails.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy people, independent people, free spirits, sporty and artsy people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Forsyth Park is the place to be!

    Bang for the buck

    It is pricey but you're really getting one of the best artistic educations offered.

    What to do for fun

    Since every weekend is a three-day weekend (no classes on Fridays), there is lots of time to do out of school activities! I really enjoy walking through the historical parts of Savannah, taking pictures and looking through the shops around Broughton Street. The nightlife downtown is great if you are 21, otherwise there's always a house party going on somewhere. When its warm (which it usually is) and you have a car (highly recommend!) you can easily go to Tybee Island every weekend! Really, there is so much to do around town as long as you go out and look for fun!

    Food and Dining

    The Hive is average, but J.O.'s and the other SCAD restaurants throughout the city are really great for campus food! I would have to say that overall the food here is probably a lot better than other schools! We're really lucky!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at SCAD definitely encourage individuality. What I mean is that in your dorm, there is no common room-- just long hallways of rooms. Because of this, you have to go out and find social activities and friends. The dorms are really nice and every room has its own bathroom which is really great! The housing facilities have been recently redone so everything is really nice right now!

    Academic Rigor

    Lecture courses are fairly easy if you put effort into them. Just like at any school is you slack, you wont succeed. At SCAD, if you do your work and pay attention in class and do your work, you'll be fine. On the other hand, studio classes are a lot of work, but it is okay because they're a lot of fun! You have to put in a lot of hours to your work, but as an artists its actually satisfying!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to SCAD if you want a college experience like no other. SCAD is very different than any other university in general. The campus and dorms are very different, but are great because there is a lot of independence put on you by the school. Make sure you are prepared to spend a lot of time dedicated to your passion because it will be worth it in the end.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is great and is probably one of the most desirable universities for students who really want a good career in their field after graduation. The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is more artistic and freeing than you can imagine. Not only is SCAD wonderful academically, it is also just a great community and there is something for everyone here.

  • 03/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security at SCAD is trustworthy and well kept up with, however it is in a dangerous city. Students have to be mindful of this and not go walking around at night or alone.

    Greek Life

    Everyone at SCAD is a geek in some way or another. Considering there is a club for playing Pokemon one should not be surprised.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love the community here at SCAD. They have Queers and Allies, Humans Verses Zombies, Intercultural Club, Cosplay Club, Sketch Club, Comic Phonebook, Game Development Network, Gamer's Guild, a hip hop club...basically anything you can think of you can find.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfect for artistic persons with a drive to do well. A student at SCAD has to be patient as well, because everyone has to go through foundation studies (drawing, design, art history, etc.) before going into the major courses. Otherwise, the campus is extremely diverse- there are many international students as well!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus it self is unusual, being spread out about the historical district of Savannah. The school is very artsy, obviously, so many strange things happen often. Costumes and fun projects appear once a week or so.

    Bang for the buck

    College is very expensive no matter how hard you try- art college even more so because of the cost of supplies. The meal plan costs too much in most peoples opinion. SCAD offers a lot of different scholarships, though, so if one tries hard enough the price can be cut quite a bit.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD has a lot of fun things to do on campus. There are a sea of clubs that sponsor events constantly, as well as the faculty hosting art related things on the weekends. If older, there are nice restaurants and bars within walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    Compared to last year the food is magnificent. Many people complain about it, but that is mostly because of the expense or the repetition. They have options for vegan and vegetarian, and a lot of healthy choices. The only issue I have is that they take away food for about an hour or so in between breakfast/lunch/dinner and close too early.

    Dorm Life

    to live on campus is quite expensive- but when living off campus you loose scholarship money, so in the end it is best to stay on campus. The rooms are triple and double occupancy. The appliances etc. are decent. Nothing special about the dorms, but nothing too awful. I have been told to stay away from Oglethorpe house, however.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, there is a wide range of difficulty. The liberal arts classes are simple, and the art classes fun. It mostly just depends on the professor you get, unfortunately.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to submit a portfolio when applying because you can get a fair amount of scholarship money. Admission into the college does not pertain to your artistic skill however, so make sure to either have good grades, or nice extra curricular activities or SAT/ACT scores.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a school that will catch employers attention! It is an art school that emphasizes professionalism with a very impressive career fair, class options, and is in a very beautiful city. If you are looking for an education within illustration, fashion, sequential art, video game development, etc- this is a great place to look into.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you like the beach and don't mind hot humid weather you will find plenty to do. The haunted tour was cool.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good, just the same thing everyday which was boring after while. There is a great pizza place nearby though.

    Dorm Life

    Take the time to thoroughly answer the questionnaire for selecting a roommate and then try to get to know them through the Rising Star Facebook page before arriving.

    Academic Rigor

    The Rising Star program is intense, much different than high school. If you are a performing arts major realize that you won't be performing while you are there. Most of the other students there during the program will likely be visual arts majors and unless you are experienced in drawing, photography or film editing you may find yourself feeling like a beginner in an advanced course. You will learn a lot, but you will work very hard in the process.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up for the Rising Star Facebook page.

    In three sentences

    The Rising Star program is a great opportunity to test out what it will be like to go away to college and live in the dorm. It is also a good opportunity to experience the different expectations of college.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Technology is available all over scad. This being said, a laptop isn't required to have at scad. Cameras are allowed to be rented out for a day if you don't have one yet. Scad's library is the best resource for art books you could never find at book stores. You don't have to worry about not being able to afford adobe photoshop and other adobe software because scad gives the entire adobe master collection for free as long as you remain a student there. Other software a you may need are available to buy at extreme discounted prices.

    What to do for fun

    You're in Atlanta. There are too many things to do for fun. The best part about scad Atlanta is that it is right across Atlantic station. Ikea is also nearby; good for filling your dorm with furniture. Therefore, shopping for clothes and groceries is a definite convenient. If you like to shop don't you worry. There are Perimeter Mall, Lenox Mall, Phipps Plaza, and many others that are only 10-15 minutes from scad. And if you're willing to drive 30-35 minutes north you'd be at Mall of Georgia. Six flags, White Water, rock climbing, laser tag, Lake Lanier, and many other adventure seeking activities are also nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food is absolutely delicious! They use only organic ingredients and every meal makes your mouth water. Across the cafeteria is scad's mini Starbucks. Though they resale the product they serve coffee that tastes identical to the Starbucks brand.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms but I have been in a few and they aren't really that great. I suppose this is due to the fact that spring house is an old motel renovated to meet the needs of a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    At scad you will have many projects to do. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. These projects may seem easy to do but they take hours and sometimes days to complete. It is best that you complete one that is the easiest and touch on the other a day. Time management is important here.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's an art school therefore expect to spend $100-$300 for art supplies. Rent books instead of buying them since it's rare that you'd ever touch it again after the course is over. It saves a lot of money that could be spent on other necessities.

    In three sentences

    Scad Atlanta has the best mix of diversity and is an excellent learning environment. You are in a city full of opportunities and many people to meet. Though the campus is small, it is filled with focused and serious art students because of this, you also feel strongly motivated to learn with them.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I'm unsure on this. Sorry about that.

    Greek Life

    None, so that's a wonderful thing. Because nobody likes that much polo and pastel shorts.

    Clubs and Activities

    Oh my gosh so many clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy kind of students and people with unique personalities (as far as I could tell.)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I suppose I'll figure these out next year.

    Bang for the buck

    It's certainly expensive but no more than most art schools. So yeah, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Well, there's a beach about 30 minutes away and for pete's sake it's in down town Savannah. Everything is practically in walking distance so there's plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    I loved the dining area when I visited, especially the emphasis on local foods. Aside from my preference for local food I have a gluten intolerance and am vegetarian, but the dining area caters to my needs.

    Dorm Life

    Any dorm with it's own bathroom instead of a community one is ace in my book.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've heard it's intense but the four day week helps alleviate the stress from the work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a prospective student myself, I suggest visiting first and attending a SCAD day event.

    In three sentences

    Well, even though I'm only a high schooler my visit was perfect. I'm not a run of the mill person and SCAD caters to that. Creativity is important there, which is a must for my future college.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wold recommend to be with someone at all times especially at night, and if you are a female never walk into town by yourself. Other than that it is pretty much safe and you just know what areas to avoid.

    Greek Life

    There is none

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs that SCAD offers have at least one pertaining to each major (and that is about 50) plus extras.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like anything artistic to fashion, industrial design, animation, or writing etc. stuff like that you will fit in. You don't have to be artistic to attend here, most of the students attending here because of athletic scholarships and pretty much there's a bit of everything for everyone and you will never feel left out. Each student will feel welcomed here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SCAD hosts these events to make a bit more interesting like several cultural festivals or the Sand Castle Contest or the Side Walk Chalk festival. I haven't attend those yet but i can't wait because they seem so much fun. Also, SCAD's annual Halloween costume party is a must because the student's costume ideas are amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    It is quite expensive to attend here. I am here because of scholarships i received from the school and you can still apply for those once accepted.

    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is hang out with my friends by walking into town or if we have a car we go explore the city more. Sometimes the school sponsors or host events and gets the students involved with the school more.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the city is good all around and there are different types of restaurants the school offers that is really amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The residence areas are in good locations. They are spread out through out the city and its safe as long as you abide by the rules and regulations appointed by the Resident Assistance.

    Academic Rigor

    All the classes that i have taken is worth the money. Although if you feel like the professor didn't to their job, you can notify the school and they will do something about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is all right if you do know have an artistic background, the professors here will help you push you creativity as long as your willing. Also do not feel like you should give up by seeing other student's work, it should help inspire you to work hard.

    In three sentences

    A University that helps assure you that an art career is worth pursuing. They have all the tools and resources to help achieve what you want and it is up to you if you are willing to work for it.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Sentence 1: My Admissions Counsler, Amy, and Student Repersentative are super awesome and nice! Sentence 2: The student art work looks just...breathing-taking! Sentence 3: I am so ready to just pack my bags and move in.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's generally safe but you need to take care of yourself and not act a fool.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of lectures held on campus each quarter featuring industry professionals.

    Great for these types of students

    Artists, Designers and those who would like to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Montgomery Hall used to be a coffin manufacturing plant.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive but they offer tons of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of day trips. Go to Tybee or go on a tour of the historic sites.

    Food and Dining

    Bon Appetite, the new food service makes it almost like working at Google. Trust me! I used to.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but those that do seem to like it.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are rigorous and students are really pushed to do their personal best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your A game... some of these kids are crazy good!

    In three sentences

    Knowledgable staff and faculty. Loved by alumni. Full of extremely talented individuals.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities! Events from SCAD or Savannah. Also, Broughton St, Bay St, and River St are fun to hang out on

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good!

    Dorm Life

    Live in dorms as a freshman! It is the best way to meet people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Submit a portfolio! Take a tour of the school.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an amazing school with a lot of opportunities! The teachers are great, and helpful. Very easy to get an internship

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Take your general courses somewhere else for cheaper!

    In three sentences

    Great environment to learn. First year waste of time with their fundamental classes over priced.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Non existent.

    In three sentences

    So far I have completed 75 credit hours at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and I have loved every minute of it. Since the very first day I have constantly been inspired by the creative minds of fellow students and teachers. This school is expensive but I feel that I have so far gotten my money's worth out of it.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A couple of things to do for fun besides exploring the city with your friends, is to join clubs or make your own club. Have movie nights with a bunch of friends or go out to city market.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. It has its good days and bad days, but compared to other colleges SCAD does have the best menu and great hours.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be good and bad. Unfortunately I had a bad experience with my first roommates we just didn't meet eye to eye, but there are many people who become best friends with their roommates. As long as you try to keep peace in the room and make sure there are no conflicts then everything will go smoothly. I recommend dorming the first year, because it gives you an idea of what it feels like to live alone.

    Academic Rigor

    The greatness of a class really depends on what professor you have. If you choose your professors wisely then the class's will be very enjoyable. Which makes your life less stressful, because you enjoy what you do during your class time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Depending on your professor will tell you how much work you will have, always look up professors before signing up for a class. Set a schedule for yourself at the beginning of the year, it will make your work life and social life easier to juggle. Also by the time midterms come around the work load becomes more intense, just try to keep calm and make sure you get rest and food or nothing will get done. Also put your self out there, join clubs and make sure to leave the dorm Savannah is a beautiful place to live with many points of interest.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a well rounded college. As a current student I'm very pleased with the facilities that we are able to use. Its a challenging college, but it helps the students prepare for the future.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A couple break-ins and misdemeanors this year. Atlanta is a dangerous city- as long as you know how to handle yourself in the city, you will be very safe. Classes are available about safety and self-protection.

    Greek Life

    -No greek life in SCAD.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students are often unmotivated this year and events can be lackluster. Very easy to come in and take command of clubs at the moment, but the activity varies each year. Plenty of opportunity for those who want it, but don't expect too much support unless you're a great salesman.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for artistic, misunderstood, independent students. Many people who have previously been seen as nerdy and undesired will find endless friends in the Atlanta campus- there's a very large video game/ anime fan social circle. Independent city-lovers and soon-to-be professionals will find plenty to do around the city apart from the school. There's a huge hiphop, grunge, hipster scene that you can find and plug into in Atlanta.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since there are barely any parties at scad, my friends and I crash other school's parties every weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    If you utilize help sessions, events, connections, etc., it's very worth it. If you just do classes and stay home, not so much. Academic classes are better done at a community college.

    What to do for fun

    The Atlanta Campus provides a local, convenient location to everything that you can reach in the city. The city is bursting with anything you can imagine or wish to do, as long as you're safe about it. Night life is available almost every week.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options, healthy, vegetarian, and vegan options always provided.

    Dorm Life

    Extremely overpriced and small. Better than most, I've heard. Decently safe. Fantastic location.

    Academic Rigor

    Studio classes will load you up with the work hours- 20 per week each. Academic classes are about AP level difficulty or lower. People can sometimes juggle a sport or job outside of classes, with a few hours a week for socializing. Work/study groups are how you socialize, most often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP classes that you can to fulfill academic requirements. Save up a lot of money. Work on your portfolio as soon as possible. Save everything, and get advice from trusted and experienced artistic mentors to chisel it down- you can get so much aid from good work and grades. Live on campus the first year, find an apartment or commute later if you can. Consult those in higher years when buying supplies and signing up for teachers. It's really great to take all your classes on the same day if you can manage it. Experience the City. Go to the career fair. Bring business cards, work that you can show them quickly, a folder to hold handouts, prepare questions to ask, try to make a website of your best work, and learn how to present yourself. Try to go to the events.

    In three sentences

    Classes that give you the skills you need for your choice career. Free extra help sessions that branch beyond the major you've chosen, and can inspire you to be different than those graduating in your field. A student body that is different than other schools, but peers that share your interests and can truly challenge and inspire you to succeed more than you could imagine yourself.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All of the buildings have 24 hour security guards and have to be accessed with your SCAD ID card.

    Greek Life

    None, sadly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of major-specific clubs at SCAD, as well as the Student Activities Council, SCAD Green Initiative, and international clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    The school may be expensive, but it's one of the best art schools in the country. Also, SCAD offers a ton of extra amenities that help students excel in their classes.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD Atlanta is located in the midst of the arts center in Atlanta, Georgia. There are a ton of museums and attractions to visit, along with several different parks. Most shopping areas and restaurants are within walking distance, so exploring the city is a definite plus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is average at SCAD, and definitely better than middle school or high school cafeteria food. The kitchen staff is always nice and helpful, and they take students' concerns into account. The Hub, which is the dining area, is always full of students eating and working and spending time.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very typical at SCAD. Roommates share close quarters and have to argue to determine spacial boundaries, and a lot of students stay up late and keep you up as well. The main difference between SCAD and a regular dorm is the bonds that are formed among peers. Connections and collaboration are very important, and in small spaces such as a dorm, students are bound to find inspiration.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I took very academically challenging classes in my high school, including all honors and AP courses. However, SCAD is much more challenging than I ever imagined. The battles that students must fight are personal, and self-rejuvenating. You earn what you work for, and become a little better after each project.

    Tips for prospective students

    SCAD is a very challenging environment, and at times overwhelming. However, the excessive rigor pushes students to become better artists and learn to become professionals. If students learn to balance their work time and social time, projects will be easier to finish.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art and Design is not just an artistic and academic establishment, but its own community. The collaboration and support that is shared between professors and students is incomparable to other institutes.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Plan far ahead and save lots of money. This school offers a lot of help with scholarships and aid but it is still expensive and will require some hefty out-of pocket bills. It's worth it though.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and is the facilities are fully stocked with the latest technology. The faculty seems knowledgeable and interested in the subjects they teach. The college also provides many opportunities for students to network within their respective fields.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Okay. Savannah is dangerous and SCAD security is lazy but being smart and taking care of yourself is enough.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of club. Not many sport activities.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love small town life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No real traditions. No real campus connection. The City of Savannahs St Pattys day celebration is a hoot.

    Bang for the buck

    Not really. Overpriced.

    What to do for fun

    Lots to do if you can get there. Art galleries, parks, theatres, poetry slams. No real movie theatre in town.

    Food and Dining

    On campus is okay, getting better but not fantastic. Savannah dining is awesome though. Good variety.

    Dorm Life

    Pretty nice. Can get hairy living with other people. They trap you into living there all year though. Its like the worst housing contract you can imagine, be sure to actually read it.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard. Expect to work. Its not like regular college, you can't show up with out your homework done since your homework is usually and art project.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be persistent. All they need to see is that you are interested and then they will admit you.

    In three sentences

    There are many politics involved. Beautiful city. Only good for certain majors.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Homework, hang with friends and partake in anything that if free around the city.

    Food and Dining

    The only place to eat is the Hub unless you have a car and they are crazy expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are overpriced you are better off living off campus and pocketing the money for food and supplies. If you don't live on campus expect 30% of your scholarships to be taken away.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is intense not because the work is hard but because you are given so much in a short ten weeks since we are on the quarter system.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take out private loans, stay on top of your transfer credits. Do two years at a community college and then transfer in. The college is pricey and tuition goes up every year in the fall.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design in ATLANTA is Overpriced and only good for some majors. Stay away from the TV Producing department and stick to fine art. Great for networking with potential employers, you pay for the name.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security here at SCAD is so great. The security guards are so nice and SCAD offers a security service from dusk until dawn that offers to pick students up from places without SCAD bus transportation.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs here at SCAD for literally anyone. There's a swing dance club, anime club, and a queers and allies club to just name a few.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is the perfect place for a teenager who falls under the category of quirky art student. One who loves to be immersed in new surroundings and is liberal in many ways.

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount of money you're paying to go here, it's definitely worth it. SCAD likes to bring as many label representatives as possible. Once a year, there's a huge job fair full of top name designers.

    What to do for fun

    The freshman dorms are in the heart of downtown Savannah, so there are tons of things to do in walking distance! Broughton Street and River Street are full of amazing restaurants and higher and lower end stores.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD offers a menu that is from local vendors and is extremely passionate about sustainable food sources.

    Dorm Life

    The freshman dorms are freshman dorms. They aren't swanky to say the least.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely not for the faint of heart. SCAD's foundation program is created to weed out the students who don't have the drive and the passion necessary to continue an education here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to come visit! Most people don't really feel that SCAD is where they belong until they visit their major buildings and sit in one of the classrooms!

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is an amazing place to grow in your skills as an artist. The atmosphere in Savannah is absolutely amazing and SCAD is full of driven and competitive people to help push others.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I live in FL so I can't comment on the food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't stay in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is extremely rigorous, be prepared to study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Only choose SCAD if you are committed, determined and passionate about the Arts.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools in the country for education in the Arts. Professors helping guide you that have real world success in your potential career path. There is no other school I would rather get this education from.

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I can only speak on behalf of the SCAD-Atlanta campus because I haven't been to any other campuses. To begin, Spring Hall(1 of the 2 dorms) has a 24 hour security guard, and in order to get in you have to have your SCAD ID.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent

    Clubs and Activities

    Surprisingly SCAD in general offers a lot of clubs for being an art school. For example, they offer a game design club,journalism club,fashion club,animation club, and a lot more!

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy,curious, and fun students.

    Bang for the buck

    This question is very debatable however, I feel that SCAD will help me pursue my dreams of becoming a video game designer than any other college/

    What to do for fun

    You can visit all Atlanta has to offer, because its right in the heart!

    Food and Dining

    Looks good!

    Dorm Life

    Very nice!

    Academic Rigor

    People stay up all night working on projects,this school really prepares you for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit before you attend because its not your traditional campus with school spirit and stuff.

    In three sentences

    This school is not traditional whatsoever, but I believe that's why people come here, for something different. Also the campus(SCAD-Atlanta) does not have a defined campus. Instead its a bunch of really nice buildings!

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security alert buttons outside of every building. SCAD security will pick you up late at night from the buildings and drive you home.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs! Student activities all the time. Attend the Student Activities Council Meetings to help plan events! Annual costume party at the student center every halloween!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working. Artsy. Driven.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The city of Savannah is our campus! Must try the conquistador sandwich at Zunzi's! Picnics at forsyth park are a regular. If you are lucky the pizza fairy will stop by your class during final week! Food truck that travels to different scad buildings. A SCAD community garden packed full of fresh veggies, herbs, and fruits for anyone to pick!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you are paying for. SCAD offers so much! Free counseling and therapy. Multiple advisors for each student (academic/career/counseling/major....etc). Student activities. free Mentor and tutoring programs. Knowledgeable professors. Individual attention. Top of the line equipment for student use.

    What to do for fun

    Tybee Island beach! Forsyth park is gorgeous. Live music. Leopolds ice cream. Shopping down Broughton street. Ghost tours. River street is a major tourist destination.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria hours are sometime hard to work around.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my freshman dorm experience. You meet so many people and it is nice having all of your friends in the same building. The upperclassmen apartment style dorms are nice as well.

    Academic Rigor

    Working on the quarter system is tough. It is ver fast paced. You must be able to manage your time efficiently and always be prepared. You will have at least one full project due very week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Turn your portfolio in as soon as possible. Be prepared to work hard- art school is not easy. Try to complete at least three internships while in college. Always conduct yourself in a professional manner. NETWORKING!!!

    In three sentences

    SCAD fosters a very professional and educating environment. Professors and advisors work with students to make sure they achieve success. Small class sizes ensure students receive individual attention.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No one is allowed beyond the security check-in tables without being signed in, escorted by a security officer, or without showing student ID to officers upon entrance. All non-main entrances are only accessible by use of student or security ID. Advice on how to maintain safety at SCAD is provided involuntarily to students throughout the academic year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Each campus provides a variety of clubs and extracurriculars for students such as SCAD Atlanta Radio, SCAN (SCAD magazine), Game Time, Digital Graffiti club, Footwear club, Comic Phonebook, Poetry Club, Contemporary Animation club, etc. SCAD also has several athletic teams which include soccer, volleyball, swimming and diving, golf, wrestling, and many more. There is something for every student!

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for students who will not accept anything less than extraordinary. SCAD is exceptional for students with a passion for curiosity and boundless imagination. Students who not only think outside of the box, but will disregard the box altogether will shine instantly at SCAD.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Only four absences per class are allowed each quarter; fifteen minutes late for class marks an unexcused absence; and the only acceptable excused absences demand medical notes from doctors. Without heeding to these guidelines, a student will inexcusably fail a course.

    Bang for the buck

    As a SCAD student, one is accessible to have face-to-face encounters with industry professionals, stellar resources, and defined training that puts SCAD students in such high demand not only after graduation, but also during undergrad years. From paid internships, counseling services, countless workshops, tutoring labs, resume and portfolio review, study abroad opportunities, partnerships and sponsorships, and outstanding exposure to the creative world, SCAD students are not only investing, but also being invested in by accessibility, training, and individual attention.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something taking place at SCAD. From sidewalk art festivals, talent shows, dog therapy, fashion shows, lectures, open art exhibitions, sporting events, and constant visitations from well-known entertainers and industry professionals, students will never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD provides nutritious gourmet meals for the simplest of taste buds to the most exquisite food palates. The dining halls are outstanding-clean, beautiful, and a fun, energetic yet laid-back environment to eat a meal, share tales with classmates, or even catch up on some homework or sleep.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies from SCAD Savannah to SCAD Atlanta. While in SCAD Savannah campus residents are accessible to convenient shops and various amenities, the Atlanta campus (currently going under some renovations) has only two residence halls near the school. The Savannah campus, however, has numerous housing options for transfers, sophomores, and other upperclassmen; and a few housing options available for freshmen. Both the Savannah and the Atlanta dorm life are great places to live for the convenience of living within walking distance of the school facilities, free access to SCAD shuttles, dorm activities, exceptional computer labs, and recreational facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Within a ten-week duration (quarter), SCAD students are expected to complete several back-to-back projects that require tedious hours of execution while showcasing distinguished creativity and abiding by course protocol in an exemplary manner. Only four absences per class are allowed each quarter; fifteen minutes late for class marks an unexcused absence; and the only acceptable excused absences demand medical notes from doctors. Although instructors are very heedful to the students when understanding of the curriculum is concerned, they expect students to do more than what is required in order to exemplify the unparalleled career preparation that is offered at SCAD.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being that SCAD is on the quarter system, it is a very rigorous curriculum and requires dedication, discipline, and effort to accomplish and excel in. Prospective students should obtain as much information as possible about the university and be willing to do supplementary research on the available degree programs at each campus, student life, extracurricular activities, how credits are earned, how schedules are distributed, tuition and other school expenses, payment options, and most importantly the set-up of the courses and what is required individually to succeed at SCAD. Also in order to manage the costly expenses of SCAD, it is important to apply for scholarships and loans (SCAD, federal, and outside scholarships and private loans) in advance. Do not wait until the last minute! Do not let the numbers according to costs scare you out of pursuing an education at SCAD. Most, if not all, students are on scholarship. Be sure to take advantage of textbook rentals (try Chegg.com) or consider a netbook; if you are living on campus invest in used appliances and choose the appropriate meal plan for you; and look into the work study program. These tips will help you save money on school expenses.

    In three sentences

    The Savannah College of Art and Design emphasizes innovation, endorses diversity, encourages independence, and exemplifies dedication to its student-body. It is (as stated) the university for creative careers. With exposure and accessibility to industry training, students are able to meet, work for and with industry professionals in art, entertainment, publishing, fashion, etc. and are in high demand not only for their credibility, but also for their knowledge and willingness to push the boundaries creatively.

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Like any metropolitan city, you have your good and bad areas. SCAD has done a good job at keeping the areas around campus extremely safe. Just be alert and aware of your surroundings and you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    SCAD has no known existence of Greek life. The focus is on studies, which I believe to be very important considering the academic demand SCAD has.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD has many night clubs, live music, indie galleries, historic tours and more. If you are not drawing up some masterpiece you can head downtown and be out all night until the sun comes up.

    Food and Dining

    Great food, you are in the south! In Savannah there are many great food finds all you have to do is throw a rock and you will hit some mom and pop shop serving up some good ol' southern cooking. SCAD's dinning is located in Orgalthorpe hall. I heard the food there is pretty good, if you are doing the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    From what I have been told by former dorm students, that dorm life is all about location. Be sure to check the school's website for a more in depth view on dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD is a rigorous institution not meant for the faint at heart so be ready to work! (But if you enjoy art than it wont be a problem, besides you get to created all day!) The fortunate advantage to SCAD's school schedule is you get Friday off, so you have a 3 day weekend for those long projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit as much of the campus as you can! Check out all the School buildings and get to know as much of the city as time permits you. I feel these two task are extremely important to do especially if you are considering to spend your next four years here. If you have the opportunity to attend SCAD day do it. This is a weekend event which is perfect for the prospective student. It allows you to visit the campus and explore much of the city.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a beautiful school, located in the rustic historic belly of Savannah, GA. This college is full of opportunity to help any aspiring creative succeed. You can find inspiration anywhere, from your local park near by to a beautiful 1800's building that is inhabited by a mom and pop coffee house.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD security has its strengths and weaknesses. SCAD has security at every building entrance in which you need to show your school ID to enter. Then if you are at the building late with no buses coming to the building you can call SCAD security to pick you up. However SCAD security is supposed to pick you up whenever you feel unsafe or have no way of getting back to your dorm or home. But I have heard of some people that have been rejected.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs but they aren't really put out there that much except for once or twice out of the whole school year.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are interested in the arts and have a career in a creative field.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people I think would be surprised of how the campus works since it is not a closed campus and because the buildings are spread throughout Downtown Savannah. Also SCAD is on a quarter system, not semesters in which each quarter consists of 10 weeks.

    What to do for fun

    SCAD being a open campus means you have access to restaurants and shops that are in Downtown Savannah. Also if you have a car or no a friend Tybee Beach is a 30 minute drive away. Forsyth Park is also a lovely park in Downtown Savannah that many students go to and also sometimes events are held there.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD has 2 main dining halls and one more on the way. They also have smaller places to eat such as little diners, a bagel shop, and a sandwich shop. The dining is run by the company Bon Appetit which makes you think it will be good however it isn't. The main issue with food is at the dining halls in which the food is overcooked or cold or just something strange. Sometimes you can get something good but a lot of the time you end up with just getting pizza and salad.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at SCAD are nice and most are pretty big compared to other colleges. The rooms each have bathrooms so the only people you are sharing it with are your roommates. However, SCAD dorms range in size because the buildings are mainly old hotels/motels that SCAD remodeled into there dorms. The downside of SCAD dorms are that there aren't enough and also some dorms are far out due to SCAD being a open campus. So many students end up living off campus after there freshman but also it can be cheaper. SCAD does also have apartment style dorms but the nicest ones are usually given to mainly seniors and juniors. Overall SCAD dorms are nice but are limited and expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Some students may wonder why at SCAD that students only take 3 classes but those 3 classes will keep you busy. Most people take 1 lecture class and 2 studio classes in a quarter. Professors want you to know and understand how much work you will have to do once you start your career. So especially when you start your major classes (especially depending on your major) you'll be doing a lot of work outside class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work and devoting hours to your work. SCAD gives you though many opportunities and wants to prepare you for your career. If you don't know already SCAD is a open campus so some buildings you may be able to walk too but others you can take the SCAD buses or if you have a car you can drive.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a great art school with many major options and professors that are passionate about what they do. It is a open campus school in Downtown Savannah that will make you work hard. On the downside it is a very expensive and leave you paying loans after.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Artistic, driven, passionate, hard-working

    Bang for the buck

    Extremely nice and expensive facilities. Performing Arts productions very well funded and professional. Helps students create products that are marketable and sells them in school store. Fashion show put on for fashion students that resembles real fashion show in every aspect. Again, in very nice, expensive and professional venue.

    Food and Dining

    Average, but very nice dining area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very nice, clean. Not super spacious but spacious enough. You will get to go inside of one if you go on the tour. Better and less cramped than other dorms I have seen.

    Academic Rigor

    A friend of mine tried to transfer from a community college but did not get in. She is a good student and member of phi theta kappa, but transferring may be more difficult. Also, the quarter system means classes are squeezed into a shorter amount of time so it can be demanding. You also have to take many (mostly art-related) academic or foundation classes, so you will be branching out from your major academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete everything the application asks for - essay, recommendations, and especially portfolio. Everything you submit will help you and show that you care and are driven. The portfolio will help you get scholarships, especially if you submit your best work and show your passion for your major.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    they have clubs and other actives.

    Food and Dining

    check with the school

    Dorm Life

    you do not have to stay on campus because you are freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    they use the ABC grading .

    Tips for prospective students

    go you must start a great start with this college.

    In three sentences

    great visit had fun with tour learn a lot

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD security picks you up on weekends and will take you home, no questions asked. There is usually a 45 minute wait but it beats walking and so much safer too.

    Greek Life

    Not offered as it it too exclusive or so I was told three years ago.

    Clubs and Activities

    SCAD has a lot of clubs available and you are also able to start your own if you get a sponsor and at leas five people interested. All clubs are all inclusive, everyone is welcomed.

    Great for these types of students

    Students ready to work and up for anything!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    'Fancy' Parker's is where it's at! Breakfast starts at midnight and will be delicious for late night studying snacks or after a night on the town.

    Bang for the buck

    Academically you get your money's worth, however when it comes to advising you often have to fend for yourself.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends! Night life in downtown is great, if you're not of age there is still plenty to do. SCAD buses take you to the mall on the weekend and SCAD also hosts dances through out the quarter.

    Food and Dining

    The food was terrible when I was on meal plan, it is said to have gotten better but I have not tried it.

    Dorm Life

    Expensive! And not very community based. I've lived in three dorms and never knew my neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not easy being the best! Classes are ten weeks long including testing, you will learn things fast and execute them faster. Be prepared but don't freak out, everything will settle into place and the professors are great and understanding - if you don't try taking advantage of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded, everything you will be taught will at one point or another be of use to you.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is either the best place for you or the worst, some people are not cut out for the speed and workload of our curriculum. If you decide to stick with it you will be pushed and grow and you exceed not only your own expectations but your professors and faculties as well.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I hope SCAD security doesn't receive any safety rewards. They definitely do not deserve any.

    Great for these types of students

    Students full of passion. And also weird kids that weren't smart enough to get into engineering school but are willing to work hard regardless.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Humans vs. Zombies happens whether you like it or not. There is a secret dining hall at the top of the museum.

    Bang for the buck

    Unsure. It is very expensive here. However SCAD has a very high job placement. Some students in my are of study are given jobs immediately out of school with salaries that start at 80,000 dollars a year.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the park (to work on your homework). You should not have a ton of time for fun. Besides if you truly love what you are doing, you will have fun every second you work on your projects.

    Food and Dining

    This is one are that SCAD has improved in response to its short comings in previous years.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is terrible as any college experience should be. However, scad dorm life is a bit worse because there is very narrow range of organizations and clubs to participate in.

    Academic Rigor

    While SCAD may not be as demanding as its competitor RISD, coursework in some of the majors is exceedingly challenging and mind altering. If you want an A, you will have to combine discipline, passion and creativity. Everyone at SCAD, sans a few who major in some of the easier course loads, has known their fair share of all-nighters. Some partake in the practice of the all-weeker.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go to SCAD with a 10 year plan because no matter what your plan may be, it will surely change if not drastically be altered after your first two years. This school is not about how good you are at studying or following directions; it is about how passionate you can be in whatever you do.

    In three sentences

    Scad is a school for students who are passionate about art and design. They offer many opportunities for future employment as well as on-campus collaboration with industry professionals. However, they sometimes can allocate more of the schools budget to advertising to new students instead of supporting the current student body.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe there is a shuttle service that takes you to all the campuses and dorms. And security at all campuses.

    Greek Life

    Have no idea if they have them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and sports and if they don't have the club you can always start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who is creative .

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have the summer marsh, where accepted students are allowed to stay on campus for 2day 1 night vacation to experience the school and get to know fellow students.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive school but it is worth the education and outcome of graduating and having a career in art.

    What to do for fun

    There is so many events always going on in Georgia you just have to check event boards and go. Many sports and activities to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and lots of restaurants nearby and the sweet tea was the best tea i ever had hands down. I'm from rhode island and the tea is never that sweet up here in New England i was in sugar heaven from drinking the sweet tea in Georgia.

    Dorm Life

    Very spacious and modern design and close to the school and many shops in midtown ATL.

    Academic Rigor

    Manage your time well and do all of your work to the best of your abilities. If you are struggling there are teachers and students willing to help and tutor you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Draw everyday, try going to different events. Also try out different classes from your major to be inspired and get create ideas from everywhere.

    In three sentences

    Simply an amazing school to be creative and form a career in art. Various opportunities to nourish and mold students into great artists. A school that prepares students for careers in the working world after graduation.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Think I've said quite a bit already. ....It's a really great school for artist, despite it's difficulty (though in it's own right, I suppose it needs to be). You just have to make sure your monetary side is in check or else things can be rather stressful, and no body likes that.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Go to Atlantic Station (a large group of stores a small distance away from SCAD-Atlanta) to chill out or shop if you want. Go to SCAD events that are offered throughout each quarter (SCAD goes by a quarter system, not a semester system).

    Food and Dining

    It's probably best to bring your own food...just because home food is often times more nutritious than school food in general. The food can be rather delicious at times, however recently this past year, there was a terrible fiasco caused from poor treatment of food that lead to much of the student population getting terribly sick with stomach viruses. ...Luckily the student population was able to join together and talk with the staff in charge of the food, so things have been fine since then. But that's just a warning. I wouldn't be afraid of the food. Without a meal plan, the food can be rather pricey though....

    Dorm Life

    I actually can't say too much about the dorms, because I do not live on campus myself. This is the Atlanta campus I'm talking about by the way. I hear mixed results on the dorm life, which is why I give it 2 stars.

    Academic Rigor

    It's very rigorous. Maintain a good time schedule. Make sure to not be over consumed in work, because that may lead to stress which will affect academic performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have the monetary income to afford this college, it is very pricey. In fact, it is among the top most expensive colleges in the United States. With the price of tuition rising every year, students must be prepared to be able to deal with this. Also, SCAD is very rigorous and challenging. You can expect quick due dates on assignments that take a lengthy amount of time to accomplish, so prospective students should be capable of managing time to a decent degree. Don't be afraid to talk to other students and staff while there. It's best to get as much advice and information as you can while there, because knowledge and experience is valuable. Furthermore, the connections you make with both students and staff may become valuable assets in the future if one plans to continue in the field of art.

    In three sentences

    SCAD offers alot of opportunities to connect with important people in the many artistic fields. SCAD also offers very rigorous courses that train students how to work harder than one might normally work in order to get a job done, yet at the same time, this can lead to unhealthy stress if one is not prepared. SCAD students are very helpful to each other and see ourselves as a collective, which helps to keep stress levels down and moves us forward to become better artists in each own's respective fields.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD ensures the safety of it's students in every way possible. They offer self defense classes to both male and females students. They provide a free SCAD Security ride system for late night transportation to buildings or your home. They also equip each building with a card scanner and an on duty security guard at both the buildings and the dorms.

    Greek Life

    Greek life does not exist at SCAD.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything at SCAD, and if there isn't you have all the power to start one as long as there is adequate interest. While there are no SCAD offical sports, there are non-official sports teams ranging from ultimate frisbee intramurals to golf and soccer. Students also take it upon themselves to arrange events such as the Savannah chapter of Critical Mass monthly bike ride.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is great for kids coming from Montessori charter schools, or anyone that is independent, self motivated, and passionate. Autonomy is a must if you want to be successful.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The traditions are countless and vary year to year. SCAD participates in the annual spring HVZ, human vs. zombies tournament. Essentially a three day long game of tag. Halloween at SCAD is a week long thing and the competition is fierce with home made and altered costumes. In the spring nearly everyone participates in the annual Sidewalk arts festival and the Sand arts festival. There are many other events in addition such as the Film Festival, Fashion show, and Talent show.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is expensive, and scholarships are not a choice but a must. However, if you invest the time in scholarship applications and community service, it is not impossible. In addition, SCAD truly support talented young artists and will give excellent financial aid. I urge you to appeal your scholarships every time as you will almost always receive better funding from SCAD after your appeal.

    What to do for fun

    In Savannah you have access to Tybee island beach as well as Hilton Head island water front. There is endless shopping and antiquing throughout town. The night life is reasonable and for the outdoorsy individual there is hiking, kayaking, and a small climbing coop in town.

    Food and Dining

    There are a pretty good variety of options ranging from meat choices to vegetarian entrees. The catering companies utilizes as much local produce and food as possible making the food both sustainable and organic.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was a positive experience, allowing you to connect with other students your age from outside majors. There are all the typical concerns of dorm life, but there are also immense opportunities to be taken advantage of that aren't available off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Savannah College of Art and Design demands excellence of it's students. If you apply yourself from the beginning, work hard, and remain focused you will progress exponentially. It is stressful at times and the expectations are always high but it is more than worth it for the wealth of knowledge you will receive in return.

    Tips for prospective students

    My two words of advice are this: Apply yourself. If you are engaged and fully commit yourself to participation you can't fail. Second, do everything you do with intent, be it in terms of your project concept, or more broadly, the way you approach your first day of class. In applying yourself and always being aware or your intent and what your goal is, you will earn the respect of your peers, professors, and maintain your self-awareness.

    In three sentences

    The education offered by Savannah College of Art and Design has inspired me as a person, a learner, and a designer. It has reinforced the necessity for global awareness and networking and has not only provided me with specialized knowledge regarding Industrial Design, but has taught me how to present myself and my work professionally. I fully believe SCAD's education will equip me with the confidence necessary to be successful in my field with tools such as intent and application.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Surrounded by ghetto areas, you have to be very careful, specially at night. There's always some kind of shooting going on.

    Bang for the buck

    What you get out of this school it's not worth THAT much, it is way too expensive

    What to do for fun

    Savannah is a small city. For fun there's not much to do besides going bar hopping. There are bars on every corner but that's about it. Not many options.

    Food and Dining

    so so, could be worse.

    Dorm Life

    HORRIBLE!!!! Dorms are falling apart, super old, dirty and SMALL! Let aside how EXPENSIVE they are.

    Academic Rigor

    Assignments are given very close to each other, classes are long up to 5 hours and there's very little time left for entertainment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan and know exactly where you stand financially because these people won't tell you much! Talk to other people that have been enrolled in the university so that you don't make the same mistakes. Definitely visit before enrolling, Savannah is not a city for everyone.

    In three sentences

    The college is equipped with the latest technology for each major. The curriculum is very intense which allows very little free time if students want to excel. However, the financial aid department, admissions, etc don't really care about the student, they just want their money, not helpful at all and it is a mission to get help there.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are required to go to a safety seminar during your first quarter, there are security guards in front of every dorm checking for IDs, all of the academic hall require IDs to get in, phone booths that immediately call SCAD Security, and SCAD Security drives around the buildings and surrounding areas in their smart cars. The only real problem is the proximity to some of the buildings to the ghetto and project areas of town, but if you travel smart, it shouldn't be a problem.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 50 clubs at SCAD, and they are always getting new ones. Some of the most popular ones include swing club, fashion sketching club, improv club, and SCAD Radio.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-driven, artistic, adventurous, ready to learn, creative, and serious about what they want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most important things to know before you get there is that SCAD is not a closed campus. It's actually a collection of 72+ buildings throughout Savannah. A lot of these buildings are hundred-year-old buildings SCAD stepped in and saved from being torn down. But don't worry about having to walk a half hour to get to class: SCAD has it's own bus system that will get you to all of the buildings, and will take you to the shopping areas and the beach on weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    Let's face it: SCAD is super expensive. If you've taken lots of art classes before, you may not feel like you're learning a lot at first, but it does get more challenging. If you've never taken an art class before, you will be surprised at how well you can do when taught the proper techniques. On the plus side, the school offers a lot of opportunities for financial aid: academic merit scholarships, artistic merit scholarships, the SCAD Challenge, and more! But if paying $30,000+ per year for four years isn't something you can handle, definitely consider going to community college your first two years to get all of your general education out of the way.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the city! Savannah has so much to offer, it's almost overwhelming. There are squares and parks all over downtown that are great for hanging out with friends, reading, enjoying the weather, or even homework. The food is fantastic and there's a wide variety of styles. SCAD also has events almost every weekend, so make sure to check your email and stay plugged in to what's going on.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD's cafeterias and diners are a pretty good quality and there's a ton of diversity in what you can get. They are also really good about having food for people with allergies and specific diets. Also, definitely check out the cafeteria in Montgomery Hall, Maru: nearly authentic Asian cuisine and an Einstein Bros., plus, it's usually empty because most people don't know about it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms (freshman especially) are actually pretty nice. And the food in the Hive is really good. Residence Life & Housing is also really good about moving you to a new room if the current situation isn't working out, and the RAs are all really awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    I came from a private high school, and the classes were not as hard as I thought they would be as long as I was staying on top of my work and my studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Visit the school - I cannot stress how important this is. 2. Take advantage of professors & counselors office hours - It may feel awkward at first, but they have so much knowledge to share with you. 3. Don't procrastinate - While students only take 3 classes each quarter, the work can really pile up, especially if you take more than one studio class. Stay on top of it though and you'll do great. 4. If at first you don't succeed - Even if you may feel like your first quarter went horribly, give it a second (or third) quarter. The college transition is hard at first, for everyone, but it does get better. 5. Explore the city - Savannah is such a beautiful city downtown; there's amazing architecture, great food, and cool people. Don't stay shut up in your dorm - get out there!

    In three sentences

    This is a school for people who love what they do and can handle competition. The professors are awesome and knowledgeable, especially if you take the time to go to office hours and get to know them. Savannah College of Art & Design has a great atmosphere and is located in a great city.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Atlanta campus is not to big but there is security 24/7 there for you when you need them. They're really friendly too!

    Greek Life

    No Greek at our school..downfall.

    Clubs and Activities

    I feel that there isnt enough clubs at the Atlanta campus but the Savannah campus had a lot more to offer in this department. You are always able to start a club if you wanted as long as you have a faculty sponsor.

    Great for these types of students

    Any art lover!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the parking deck roof and act crazy and have fun with your friends while you enjoy the view.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great school if your into any type of art and want to turn that into a career this is the place to be. The only struggle is the work load and being able to afford it.

    What to do for fun

    Go out and explore Atlanta it's a beautiful and active city. You'll need as much time as possible away from the school because you'll get sick of being there working non stop.

    Food and Dining

    Coming from a traditional college (NC State) the food is way better! They have a variety of food every day to accommodate different eating habits. They have chefs cooking the meals daily and you can clearly tell. Only problem some students have is that the food is too fancy. The hub also doesn't stay open long enough, especially on the weekends.

    Dorm Life

    Its ok. Spring House is close but some rooms are small. I wold prefer Spring House over ACA house because accessing the school is very important being that you'll spend all of your time there. If you want your own space and room then ACA house is the place to be. It's cute and modern but not very homey..no carpet. Theres no parking deck for your car there so getting back an forth from school may be an issue when the shuttle isn't running.

    Academic Rigor

    There a little hard on you and strict about absences but other than that it's not to bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the all nighters..the work load is crazy! You'll have to have your supplies quickly and they're very expensive so have at least 500 for supplies at the beginning of each quarter. Because there are 3 quarters and not 2 semesters your learning at a fast pace so be prepared to keep up.

    In three sentences

    I attend the Atlanta campus, I love the school but it is very expensive. The work load is crazy but I think its worth it. Only downfall in my opinion is that each campus offers different majors and opportunities and it seems that the Savannah campus has more to offer than the others.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The Dining hall is amazing, its really big and is very clean. It is also buffet style so eat and get back up and eat again, at SCAD there is no reason to be a starving college student. Ooo and there are super cute SCAD food trucks going around the whole city.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are really nice and there is a good selection on different building you can pick. Almost all the building are coed and almost all rooms are for two people only.

    Academic Rigor

    If you earn an academic scholarship you must maintain your GPA at a 3.0 to keep your scholarship.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions, there are so many people willing to help you if you are uncertain. Visit the Campus, seeing the school will make you want to be a part of it in a heartbeat, so if your unsure try your best and take the trip and sometimes they can even help you make the trip possible.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is an amazing school, that isn't acknowledged enough. They go out of their way for students and really help you throughout the whole process of applying and then when your accepted they still guide you through. Their Savannah Campus is beautiful and has a caring and comfortable environment for students to grow and learn so much more.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since the campus is interwoven within Savannah's Historic district, safety is really just common sense. If you are smart then you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek Life at SCAD.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a long list of different clubs from Swing to Pokemon to community volunteering.

    Great for these types of students

    I think SCAD is a great place for creative people in general.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say it really depends on what you make of the experience. The school offers so many opportunities to succeed after college and has high job rates for many, many of the majors. You really have to be proactive and take control because SCAD doesn't just hand you a job when you graduate. If you want to succeed and you are willing to work hard for that goal, then I would say there is a great chance of getting where you want to go.

    What to do for fun

    The list of fun activities at SCAD is endless from the many lectures series to the Savannah Film Festival to the Sidewalk and Sand Arts festivals to clubs and dances, literally it is a constant stream of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is sublime. A significant amount of it is locally grown and organic. It's high quality college dining. The people who work there are extremely sweet and understanding, for the most part, if you forget your ID card. There are many options for vegetarians. And dining halls are a great place to meet people for projects or for fun. Also, they recently added food trucks which are coming by at night to the dorms and academic buildings.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a blast. You meet so many different people from all over the country and the world. Everyone is so diverse and extremely talented. For freshman, the rooms are pretty big and the closets are bigger then SCAD leads you to believe. The dorm life is full of activities and places to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD is rigorous and tough. Professors expect a lot of from you and they don't treat you like a child. You have to be responsible in your school work. You have three whole non-school days to get your work done since Fridays are off but most professors encourage you to use that time, especially to work on projects or go to help sessions with them if needed. Then you can spend the rest of the weekend, polishing up your work and relaxing.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say the best tip that I have received is to really listen to your professors and take every critique you receive and better yourself. Also, to keep working and when you find yourself getting stuck on a project to continue to work it out and the solution will come to you. Finally, don't let your work get behind you because it will build and build. Basically, stay on top of your school work and look and take every opportunity to expand and learn.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is one of the most exhilarating places for an artist or a creative person, the resources they offer, the amazing professors, and the environment of the campus and the students is really inspiring. The collaboration between all the varying majors allows you to really expand your mind, abilities, and creativity. SCAD works you hard but lifts you endlessly as an artist.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is fairly safe, but recently there are incidents where things disappear. So I guess, watch your stuff carefully and understand that sometimes the cleaning ladies could throw your artwork or any work away.

    Bang for the buck

    You make the most out of your college life. There are many students who pay for classes and do not make any effort to create progress. Please do not be that kind of student if you plan to attend SCAD.

    What to do for fun

    Traveling Hong Kong, eating the local food, going to Ocean Park or Disneyland, it's up to you on what you want to do for fun!

    Food and Dining

    Unfortunately there is no cafeteria at the Hong Kong campus, but local food is cheap, and there are a variety of choices near the school.

    Dorm Life

    Apartment style dorms viewing the beach. Free access to the clubhouse, and a five minute walk to a piazza. However rooms can be fairly small.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to the original campus, I won't lie, there are not a variety of classes to choose from - but classes are rigorous and teachers are going to push you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    For those interested in attending the Hong Kong campus, I advise you to be prepared and prompt.

    In three sentences

    I applied to Savannah College of Art and Design with a skeptical heart, but after a year of attending, I do not regret my choice of attending here. This school truly wants to help me be successful in my future and be the top in my career. Students are ambitious and advisors are very friendly and helpful.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    shopping!!!

    Food and Dining

    SCAD meal cards are helpful

    Dorm Life

    Excellent but very epensive

    Academic Rigor

    Fairly difficult

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Besides the given, DON'T GO OUT ALONE BY YOURSELF rule, this place is pretty darn safe! It is still a city so there is always the risk of danger, however SCAD security does its best to keep all of its students safe. There are a couple of apps that you can download that can help add to a students safety as well. (TransLoc- Bus routes, LiveSafe- SCAD Security, etc.)

    Greek Life

    Who that? (I still haven't found any greek life)

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs! Zombies vs. Humans (Nerf gun fights), Cosplay Club, MOME (Motion Media Clubs), etc. AND MORE! :D

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, nerdy, fun, appreciative and driven students will love this place! If you love sports-driven school spirit or major partying this school may not be your cup of tea.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If your willing to explore there are some great not-so-traditional restaurants and little shops that are great to dig through.

    Bang for the buck

    I only give it a 4/5 because I haven't finished a full year yet, but so far the atmosphere is great, the professors are helpful and they really want you to be excited about your majors! :]

    What to do for fun

    There a butt-load of school clubs that will never stop popping up! If your not into clubs then there is weekend buses to the malls and shopping, as well as River street, plenty of restaurants and I hear there are some good 18+ Clubs you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great variety of foods, however if you like your meal 'simple' you may not be thrilled with the just hamburgers everyday. (ITS SO MUCH BETTER THAN CAFETERIA FOOD THOUGH)

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are good as far as accessibility to computer labs, food and bus stops, but freshman themselves can be a hassle.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are strict about their attendance, however they can be lenient on day-to-day assignments. They will help you if you truly need it and they see your effort-- the professors are a big help!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always leave an hour before your class starts if you plan on riding the bus to your classes! Plan out your next semester registration before your allotted time. Keep an open mind and put effort into your foundation classes.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is not a blow-off art college and it can be rough. The teachers are understanding and will help you if you ask. The diversity in culture, interests and majors is astounding!

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus, security every where and must carry your I.D to get into all school events and/or buildings.

    Food and Dining

    The hub at the Atlanta is great. Organic foods and a variety of chooses.

    Dorm Life

    Social able environment. Like most freshman dorms, but more like a hotel room size with a personal bathroom in each room.

    Academic Rigor

    Very fast paced work.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful school for hard working art students. Fast paced with a great faculty. Love the school.

  • 10/26/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I've heard it was an amazing school and I've looked into it. It's my first choice in a college and I really hope I get accepted.

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Some of our buildings are located in questionable areas. Many of us work til midnight or later, and it can present a problem when leaving.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have clubs available as well as sports teams, but to be honest, nobody has much time for them.

    Great for these types of students

    Artists of all types.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our buildings have all been restored by SCAD students, and many of them are haunted!

    Bang for the buck

    I am overall mostly satisfied with the quality of equipment and goes speakers they have here. Some of the professors have been questionable, as well as the parking situation.

    What to do for fun

    So many art galleries, and exhibits here!! Also historic tours are very popular as well as haunted tours. The city was established in the 1600s and there is a lot of history here!

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus here, but there is plenty of variety around. There are a lot of healthy options and coffee shops, but the healthy options can get pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but I have been in them. They are in great locations. They are nicer than most others I have been in.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are very demanding. Many people sleep on couches at the school buildings at night. If it is finals or midterms, you might as well forget sleep!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the price of the school cause you to turn away. There are many scholarships available if you are talented and work hard!

    In three sentences

    An amazing school. Very expensive, but I feel privileged to be here. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

  • 11/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    While the meals are great, there will be some days that won't be excellent. There are certain events that make the line extremely long, causing some students to travel elsewhere to get their own food.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, I enjoy living in the dorm room. Very clean, provides separated closets for individual students to have. The beds are adjustable for students to have their own individual beds or have a bunk bed instead.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD provides good classes, however it depends on the professor the student gets. It would be best to research the professor before signing up for that particular class.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a diverse college that has quarter classes. Students can choose their own professors and classes, and meet many people throughout their college years. They also provide excellent meals with a choice of meal plan.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They are on the clock 24/7. Whenever something happens or we need to be alerted the call, text, and email you. For the most part it's pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of clubs for every major and all people. You can also suggest your own clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Artistic determined curious open-minded different creative dreamers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, you just have to fill out for as many scholarship sasyou can if gou don't havethe funds available.

    What to do for fun

    In Midtown you have Atlantic Station, concerts, art shows , and etc. It's city life so you have plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    They have their really good days and okay days, but for the most part its good. There's also restaurants around campus.

    Dorm Life

    It's what you make of it, but it's pretty cool.

    Academic Rigor

    The work isn't hard, it can just be a lot at times, but if your determined it's nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an artist sometimes you just has to trust your first instinct no matter what. You should not only work, but do your best plus some to push yourself. Make all the connection s you can because it'll benefit you in the end.

    In three sentences

    Scad isn't a place for those that aren't serious about pursuing a job in the artist ic field. If you are dedicated you will do fine despite the intense work load at a fast pace. It's a great place to find yourself as an artist.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Since SCAD is located in Savannah, SCAD buses can take you around the city. There are tons of place to shop, parks to hang out in, and an awesome student center located downtown. There's always celebrities coming to visit Savannah and SCAD, like Norman Reedus, Ryan Reynolds, or Alec Baldwin, which is pretty awesome.

    Food and Dining

    The food at SCAD is excellent, albeit a little pricey compared to other schools. The catering company, Bon Appetit, is awesome, and the food is gourmet. There are also different places to use the meal plan, like an Asian restaurant or the sandwich shop.

    Dorm Life

    SCAD isn't in an enclosed campus. The buildings are spread out through Savannah. However, the freshman dorms are all located next to each other. The dorms are usually renovated hotels, and some rooms are small, but every room has its own bathroom, so no gross communal bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    SCAD is very competitive, and you have to work hard for an A. Some classes are easier than others, but if you want to graduate and get your dream job, you have to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you come to SCAD prepared to work. SCAD can be competitive, but you just have to do your work and focus on improving your skills.

    In three sentences

    SCAD has the exact program of study I want, Interactive Design and Game Development, and after only a quarter I can see my skills improving tremendously. The tuition is very expensive, but for a great education I think it's worth the price. I would recommend SCAD for people seriously considering an art oriented career.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    almost too much

    Greek Life

    none. thank god.

    Clubs and Activities

    hella

    Great for these types of students

    art?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    go to shows at center stage. mid town is nice. downtown is boring so just stay on campus. go to galleries and the high museum there're things to see

    Bang for the buck

    I don't really know so just gonna give 2 stars

    What to do for fun

    There are many shows in Atlanta. However, it's art school, you won't have time to have fun. Work work work work

    Food and Dining

    Hub food is gourmet at first and then it's gross by the 3rd week. Try to get off meal plan and stay off campus since dorm is expensive anyways.

    Dorm Life

    Spring House > ACA

    Academic Rigor

    Man there's a lot of work to do i'm just gonna tell you that

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself to work hard. Design school is tough but real world will be 10x tougher. Come here with the mentality to work. There are many parties and temptations, try not to give in.

    In three sentences

    I learnt many beneficial skills on my first quarter. The facilities are very modern and well-maintained. The professors are very helpful and harsh but it's tough-love.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They require students in dorms to have a meal plan as I mentioned before. I have also read in the catalog they sent me that they serve organic foods in their cafeteria. Other than that I don't know much.

  • 01/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's an urban campus, and the garage and the Spring House dorm occasionally have break-ins. However, SCAD employs around-the-clock security at both dorms and campus building to ensure that those instances are limited; I've never felt unsafe walking back to my dorm (twenty minutes down the street), but if it's too late to take the SCAD shuttle, security is also on-hand to personally drive you home.

    Greek Life

    Alas, there is none! SCAD and its dorms are dry.

    Clubs and Activities

    We're working on it - as a new student, I've noticed the lack of student engagement, and it's my goal (along with several others) to work towards bettering the social atmosphere at the Atlanta campus. For now, though, clubs and activities are few and far between.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're thinking of a career in the art/design industry, and even the fine arts, SCAD is a pretty solid choice, I think. I was drawn to it for Animation/Game Design/Visual Effects, but its Design majors, too, produce some amazing work. Everyone produces amazing work, really. If you look along the walls outside of each classroom, you can see what was made the quarter before - a lot of it is really stunning!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions (the Atlanta campus is quite new), nor can I say there are any unusual locations on campus - the campus itself is just a connected complex of three buildings (A, B, C). However, there's a very nice ventilation room below the main floor that was the site of some student smartly adding fire to sprayable adhesive on his guitar, resulting in a burnt patch of ceiling, a flooded floor, and a stern reminder for every class thereafter to never, ever have an open flame anywhere on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    SCAD is actually on the cheaper end for art colleges, and I think, despite the negatives I've encountered with housing and administration, that the quality of instruction and the reputation of its students who have gone into the industry has and will afford me a lot of opportunity over the next few years and after graduation. Moreover, the Atlanta campus is very urban and connected to quite a few internship opportunities in the area, and the technical resources SCAD has for students are pretty impressive, even if sometimes I'd like to toss one of the printers out the window.

    What to do for fun

    A short walk away from SCAD (or a free shuttle ride from ACA House) is Atlantic Station - plenty of food, shopping, and movies. In this section of Midtown it's mainly business buildings, but a short trip to Five Points via the MARTA will get you to some place a little more lively during the evenings. However, most students prefer to stay inside and can very effectively derive their entertainment from the Internet, haha! (We don't get a lot of free time, but video games, Tumblr, and Netflix have kept me pretty happy.)

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten at the Hub a few times, as I cook my own meals; general consensus seems to be that it's pretty good for the first few weeks, but afterwards Chipotle and Chick-Fil-A become a daily temptation. However, when I've eaten there, I've thought the food is quite tasty (if heavy on the starches), and the fries were pretty addicting.

    Dorm Life

    For the Atlanta campus, there are currently only two dorms: Spring House (for all classes), and ACA House (for everyone but Freshmen). I've heard Spring House is a little more rambunctious, but also suffers from the occasional break-in. ACA House is two-person two-bedroom apartment style complete with a small kitchen and bathroom, and is pretty quiet (quiet like a Korean ghost horror movie, but quiet) - no meal plan, but it's worth it. I love the apartment we have, even if the social life is pretty dead and the RAs don't do much to bring cohesion to the residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Studio classes are intense and time-consuming; academic courses are a little more lenient.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself to start working according to a schedule, or you'll quickly fall behind; on the whole, you won't be able to skip class, come in late, or turn work in late, either. Supplies are expensive, so make sure you have the scholarships or work money on hand to pay for materials at the very beginning of every quarter - things move quickly here, and you won't have a lot of time before the first assignment is due. SCAD students don't really hang out much outside of classes, so find a crew who you can work with early on and be proactive about inviting them to spend time with you.

    In three sentences

    SCAD really does stand for Sleep Comes After Death, but the work is absolutely worth it. The students here are quiet and introverted, but astonishingly creative and genuinely fun to be around. The administration and housing is a little less than helpful, but thanks to student groups like the United Student Forum things are changing very rapidly in a positive direction.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SCAD puts a lot of effort into making the campus safe. I say campus because the whole city is really the campus and because of that there is a lot of crime. It is like living downtown in any other city, lots of muggings and thievery you just have to be careful of where you go and your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    No sororites or frats.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs that apply to a wide range of interests. There are a lot of random ones that are just for fun, and there are a lot that can benefit you greatly. The only thing that annoys me about SCAD clubs is that they tend to be very unorganized. Whether they are not on a consistent schedule or simply fail to meet, you never really know what you are going to do that week, because the plans change so often. Such is life though.

    Great for these types of students

    You will have many different teaching styles to deal with going to an art school. For example, this quarter my Drawing II professor is very artsy in that she wants you to discover art and interpret your drawings into your own style while maintaining their observational qualities. At the same time, my English professor keeps us on a strict schedule based on our syllabus and doesn't like us to stray from the books and systems in place. This is definitely a good school for visual learners who can dedicate much of their time to their work.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Today my roommate and I were walking back from getting supplies when we saw a hidden garden behind a firestone. I swear it is just like the secret garden. No people in the middle of the city, filled with plants, benches and fountains. It's my new love. A less great thing about SCAD that I have heard around the grapevine is that the baseball team has a tradition of peeing in the Dyson pool. A girl I know got a staff infection from swimming in it right after they did that. Also, there are people that practice every Thursday for the Humans vs. Zombies club which is pretty hilarious to watch them fight with Nerf guns.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm not really sure if this is what the question is asking for. Vinnies is the cheapest place I have found to eat at. Like I said previously it is $2 for a slice that I can barely finish. Ex Libris (the school bookstore) is much more expensive than Blick/Utrecht which are located on MLK and Broughton. Also at Blicks you can get a student card that will give you a 10% off discount when you shop there just because you are a student. Speaking of student discounts. Pretty much everywhere around here offers you one, so just ask wherever you go. You even get a discount at my favorite restaurant Clary's (where a scene from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was filmed).

    What to do for fun

    Forsyth Park all day any day is amazing, a good place to sketch, hammock or play frisbee. They also have a farmer's market on Saturdays which is really amazing. There are a plethora of tourist destinations well worth your time and it's no wonder they are so popular. Bonaventure cemetery and river street being some of my favorites. At SCAD there are about a million different clubs you can join, but my favorite is Serve where you can volunteer and spend your time helping out around the community.

    Food and Dining

    Extremely good food and service and ever progressing. The Hive is just a few steps away from all of the freshman dorms and there is quite a variety of foods there. Turner also has a cafe that serves amazing bagels and coffee for breakfast, and a sandwich shop that is so great the line is usually out the door. Also the sandwich shop is open from 4pm to 2am so that is great. There are other places to eat as well. For example there is J.O.'s which is a 10 minute walk from the freshmen dorms, which is a better version of The Hive. There is also a place at Monty (Montgomery) with asian food and sushi. I've never been there but I heard it's pretty great. There is even a table with swings for chairs. I really want to try it...Also! If you don't feel like eating with your meal plan, Savannah has some amazing options. There is Vinnie Van Gogos, a favorite for my friends and I where you can get a slice of pizza the size of your head for $2. If you are feeling fancy there is Lady and Sons famous for their butter and Paula Dean or Ruth Chris, but lets be real. No one can afford that in college. The Public, the Sentient Bean, and The Coffee Fox are probably the more popular places to be.

    Dorm Life

    All of the freshman dorms: D at the Hive, W at the Hive, Turner Annex and Turner are amazing because of their proximity to the main shopping street, Broughton, and the fact that you only have to share your bathroom with your roommate. A word to the wise though is just go for Turner. I didn't think I would get in so my roommate and I decided to get D at the Hive for our first year. That was definitely a big regret of mine. The dorms are very small and ugly, because they are a converted motel. It isn't horrible, but when you compare them to Turner Annex or Turner, it looks like a dump and we are paying the same price. Also we had to buy a router so we could get wi-fi in our dorm, whereas wi-fi came free for Turner residents. Just something to keep in mind.

    Academic Rigor

    I was very nervous about starting college because of horror stories and movies, but if you work hard and put the effort in, you will see the results you want. I made Dean's list my first quarter, but it didn't come easy. I had to pass up on some fun opportunities to get my work done. That is one thing SCAD really isn't easy on is work load. On average one drawing will take about 15 hours to complete. Like I said, not easy, but really push yourself and you will see the grade you hoped for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many scholarships as you possibly can. I know the portfolio is not a requirement for admission, but I barely had any work under my belt before I came to SCAD and I decided to submit one. I am so happy I did, because the school gave me a $10,000 scholarship. You never know and never doubt your ability to succeed. It is a very expensive school and city to live in, so whatever money you can save, go for it.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a school where you are surrounded by the arts and artists. You are constantly stimulated and inspired by the city of Savannah, really though the city can't be talked up enough. The professors know your name and really spend time working with you, so you won't be a number to them in a class of 500 other kids.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is the highest priority for SCAD and they go to great lengths to ensure that their students are safe. There are emergency call posts located at every building, and developers have created an app for its students to get on there phone that was created specifically for student safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything at SCAD, and if we don't have one you want, you can make your own. And even though it is an art college, we do have a sports program; and a fairly good one at that. There is something for everybody here.

    Great for these types of students

    I have never experienced such a wide range of individuals in one place as I have at SCAD. With so many students coming from all over the world, there's a place for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Located in one of the freshman dorms at SCAD is the Artisan Deli. It's open until 2am and is a hot spot during the later hours of the night. On weekend the line wraps the deli and people are talking, laughing, and enjoying their late night snacks. The men that work in the deli are always experimenting, and trying new things, and coming up with ridiculously named sandwiches that always taste great. It's definitely a part of the SCAD experience and a place that everybody misses when they go home for break.

    What to do for fun

    There's never a dull moment at SCAD. Located in historical downtown Savannah, Georgia, there's shopping, parks, and restaurants always available; and that's just outside of SCAD. The student involvement committee at is always planning movie nights, picnics, open mic nights, and other activities for students to get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    SCAD has many dining options, all of which serve delicious food. With several cafeterias placed around campus, a sub shop, a bagel shop, and a couple of diners, students never go hungry. Also with vegan and vegetarian options there's something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    As far as dorm life is concerned, SCAD housing is a luxury. The rooms are larger than most other colleges, and each one has it's own bathroom. The Resident Advisors are always creating ways for the students to get involved, and do an amazing job of balancing being a friend as well as a rule enforcer. I have made some of my best friends by living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at the Savannah College of Art and Design can be rather challenging. We only have classes four days a week because our fridays are usually spent in a studio. The teachers really push us to our limits, but they always recognize effort. By the end of each course the students' skill levels have increased dramatically. As long as you are willing to put forth the effort, your teachers will always offer up a helping hand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get involved. SCAD has so much to offer it's students and there is always something going on. Really take advantage of all of the amazing opportunities and you will have an unbelievable experience and learn a lot in the process.

    In three sentences

    Attending the Savannah College of Art and Design has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. The things that SCAD advertises seem too good to be true, but they deliver on every promise. I couldn't imagine studying anywhere else.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As of >recently< the Security Level has actually gone up. I have to admit before it was quite a let down the type of security we were receiving considering the money being spent at the school, but as of the recent Fall quarter (Fall 2013) security has started to step itself up quite a bit.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately there is no Greek Life at SCAD but if you wanted to create a Greek Life group that is definitely a possibility.

    Clubs and Activities

    SCAD offers many clubs and activities such as, Sports: Golf, Tennis, Soccer club Clubs: Poetry club, international club, LGBT clubs (yes there are multiple clubs), and many others. You can also apply to work on campus and be a student ambassador and plan and host the student based events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    These aren't really any traditions but usually Fall quarter students seem to have a lot more fun, and it's usually the time when students tend to slack off quite a bit. After winter break everyone's typically pretty calmed down and focused on their school and just trying to finish out the year. But for an FYI, most SCAD kids live in the apartment complex right next door to school- 1660 Apartments.

    Bang for the buck

    This questions is a little back and forth for me. For the price that every student pays, SCAD offers great opportunities and great facilities BUT at the same time for the price that every student pays I feel as though the school could be doing more with the money.

    What to do for fun

    I reside at the Atlanta Campus, being in the heart of midtown there are so many opportunities for adventures and fun on the weekends or days you get out of class early. The Marta (metro) stop is 2 blocks away, and there is a Marta bus stop right out front of the school. We are within walking distance of many great restaurants, Piedmont Park, and the High Museum. There are even a few night clubs, and bars if you're of age that are within relative walking distance depending on how tight on cash you are and how determined you are to get there (about 20 min walk). Last but not least are the campus activities. There are many clubs that meet once or twice a week and even many chances to create your own club if the school doesn't offer one of your liking, SCAD students are always trying to have a party so the school hosts quite a few student based parties throughout the year and there are even studio events that give you a chance to speak with members of the local community and even possibly show off your work.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Hub is actually pretty great. Last year they changed food vendors and since then the food always smells and tastes delicious. In the morning they offer full breakfasts at the food bar, or you can pick up your own yogurt and fruit, or a sandwich. Many options. There's even a Starbucks stand only issue with that is they close at 11 pm.

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't live nor have I ever lived in the dorms. Many of my friends do and for the most part they seem to be quite content with the facilities. There are two dorm buildings offered at the SCAD Atl location, one of which is located a two minute walk from the school, and the other which is about a 10 min walk from the school but is conveniently located right next to the Marta (Metro) station. The SCAD shuttle takes students from each of the dorms to the desired school building all in one go, it runs about every 30 min.

    Academic Rigor

    Unless you are amazing at everything, this is definitely not an easy school. Don't take that a bad way, it's a different kind of difficult. The work is tedious and time consuming, you will pull all nighters if you don't have good time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give it your all. Whether or not you think you are good at the foundation courses the professors grade you on effort. Even if you think your work doesn't compare to the others, as long as you put in the effort your professor will grade you on that and they will do everything they can to help you become better by the end of the course.

    In three sentences

    A large majority of the professors are absolutely amazing, they are in love with what they do and they love teaching it. Small class sizes for ideal learning environment. Professors provide you with every chance to succeed.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of security

    Clubs and Activities

    A club for almost everything.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive

    What to do for fun

    Tybee Island beach, shopping, River street.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food options.

    Dorm Life

    Good dorm locations and safety.

    Academic Rigor

    Good classes focused on specific majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a bike so you can get places more easily.

    In three sentences

    It is a very nice campus with great resources. The campus is very spread out so it requires time to get places. It is in a beautiful location.

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    They offer different dining options, and although I have not tried any of this food they do have many options, and they all look appetizing.

    Dorm Life

    From what I've seen of the dorms so far is that they are very pretty, and its in a peaceful area as well. I have only seen the Savannah campus so far, and there is a lot of parks, and is mainly to be a walking area, which is what I really like about it. Everything is close, and not crazy busy with people.

    Academic Rigor

    I am putting a 4 because I do not know, since I have not attended this school yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very expensive, so start saving up early, and try to get scholarships early as well.

    In three sentences

    I find that the school has a beautiful campus, and displays all the students work inside the school as well. It is really expensive, but it looks to be an amazing school for art.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Felt very safe

    Great for these types of students

    Artists, movers and shakers

    What to do for fun

    Savannah has a ton of things to do especially if you love architecture and food!

    Tips for prospective students

    The doors are awesome, food choices look great and student life seems to be teeming full of things to get involved in.

    In three sentences

    I had such a great visit at SCAD.The tour was well planned. We toured all of the areas that I wanted to see. The people were super nice and I love Savannah so much. It is definitely one of the top of my list of schools.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always a security guard on campus and if you need anything you can always call SCAD security.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from!

    Great for these types of students

    Artists, and designers

    Bang for the buck

    I personally believe that SCAD is worth every penny you invest. Work hard and be an active student and SCAD will give you the best in life.

    What to do for fun

    It's Savannah, they're so many things to do. There's many parks that you can go to and do homework, read, or just relax. There is River St. which is very fun to walk on with your friends and take pictures. Downtown Savannah is beautiful and filled with many little coffee shops, ice-cream parlors, frozen yogurt, and even french cuisine. If you have a car Tybee Island is 20 minutes away and the beach is beautiful. During the weekends SCAD buses go to the mall so you can shop. There is always a SCAD event that you can go to during the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Most people say that their food is bad but I honestly do not see anything bad with it. It is actually very good and healthy. They have a nice salad bar, a vegetarian section and even an international food section.

    Dorm Life

    I had a bad experience with my first roommate, she started saying bad comments about me on social media but as soon as I found out I told my RA and the residence director and under a week I had a new roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a lot of work but not impossible to finish it all. You will grow from it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time! I have seen so many students here that drop out because the work load was too much and I am here to say that yes, there is a lot of work but it is all doable. Procrastination is not the answer. Financial wise, look at any scholarship opportunities in SCAD and out of SCAD.

    In three sentences

    It is not easy, it is challenging but that is how one learns better. Here one will learn how to manage their time and how to grow as an artist through the great professors that take their time to go one-on-one with each student in their classroom. SCAD offers amazing opportunities for each student to get involved in your major.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always a phone-call away, and guards do rounds in our academic building at night. Sometimes getting Safe Ride to pick you up is difficult if there are a plethora of students calling in at the same time. Unfortunately there aren't guards posted at the academic building entrances at all hours like there used to be, but they're always at the dorm buildings. Regardless I always feel safe at a SCAD building.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally am not part of any clubs at this point because I am focusing on my studies. However, there is always something going on somewhere.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone honestly! The students and staff are very open and accepting!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the cost, but as with all colleges nowadays tuition is quite high and I had to take out loans. If I didn't have a high scholarship I wouldn't be able to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Savannah offers plenty of fun both during the day and at night. SCAD itself offers numerous events and activities during the school year. Honestly if you're bored, then that's our fault because there's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food honestly could be better. Usually once or twice a week there isn't anything served that I like, I have been served under-cooked food a few times, and generally the menu is very carbohydrate-heavy.

    Dorm Life

    I live right behind my academic building so its incredibly convenient. The building has a welcoming atmosphere and I certainly feel right at home.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely rigorous, I am always doing homework but that's because I push myself. I want only the best end result for any and all studio courses. I know I cannot get this quality of education anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the unlimited resources you are given by the school, take your coursework seriously even if its for a lecture-based course, and start making connections early with both students and professors.

    In three sentences

    An excellent artistic institution that truly cares for the success and well-being of its students. The quality of its academics easily stand above those of other artistic colleges, making it one of the best schools for visual arts in the entire country. Your best chance for success both during and after your academic career can be found right here at SCAD.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SCAD is ALL Over Savannah! They have specific building, scattered throughout the city, that is targeted to each specific major!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be tenacious, open, and creative!!!

    In three sentences

    SCAD is indeed the most prestigious university that I have been affiliated it. It brings great diversity, challenge, and preparation for your career choice. SCAD is the segue for my dreams to become a reality!

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bad neighborhoods directly next to dorms and important buildings. A lot of crime in Savannah.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent students who have good self motivation and organization. Some teachers can be sporadic and highly demanding, necessary to do the impossible; teach art.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are extremely well designed, but the big picture is that many students can't afford to complete their degrees by year three. Many of us feel cheated since we are so close to graduation with no more funds.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of art culture in Savannah. Great nightlife, too. Beach and park are both close.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing too impressive, but off campus dining is excellent.

    Dorm Life

    Required for freshmen, but dorms are poor and often in dangerous areas. Move off campus ASAP since SCAD is a scattered campus anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging studio classes that push you to think more creatively. Academic classes are a joke, but it's art college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can afford it first and foremost! Take core classes (academics) at community college to save money because they aren't worth $3.500. Explore several different majors and minors because SCAD has so many. Most students I know graduate wishing they'd taken on different minors.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is very expensive, and I often question if the value is worth it. Classes are wonderful (they better be at $3,500 per class) and are designed to help you achieve your own artistic sense. Campus in Savannah is a tad dangerous.

  • 04/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is something that SCAD put a lot of emphasis on. There are a lot of Pesky SCAD Security officers all over campus. I have never had an experience where I Did not feel safe walking around in Savannah, neither has my friends. To put it in prospective, I am a 6'1 160lbs black man, so I have no problem with walking back to my house after a long day's work. However like every other City in America, there are some sketchy places and common sense is definitely needed. It's always a good Idea for girls to walk in groups. If you are at a n open SCAD Building, and you don't feel comfortable you can call SCAD Security and they can give you a ride to any where in Savannah.

    Greek Life

    There is none Thank GOD!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs in SCAD there are a lot of International Students so there are multiple clubs that focus on diversity amongst the student population, and like you can imagine, if you get enough crazy artists in one room then there are going to be a lot of opportunities to join some pretty outlandish clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    SCAD is Great for any body that is comfortable enough to express themselves at all cost. SCAD is great for that kid who comes with a goal and someone who is focused on making it a reality.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Spring Quarter, there is a huge 300-400 person human Vs. Zombies game that is Played, I have seen it for 2 years now and it gets very intense, the game spans through out the entire campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The bang for your buck is definitely apparent at SCAD they have a lot of prestige and our Alumni were able to go out and do amazing things and have awesome careers. At any given time officials from companies like Google, Adobe, Apple, and more will stop by to do a meet and greet or give a lecture. The Connections that people make here are very important and fulfilling.

    What to do for fun

    Savannah Is a really fun city! SCAD hosts festivals and Events right in the heart of downtown. Events like the SCAD Film Festival draw a lot of attention, celebrities will come in town to either speak or show off special screenings. There is Tybee Island Beach, which is 20 minutes away. Savannah on Saint Patrick's Day is a WILD, they are the #2 craziest place to celebrate in the country behind Boston. On any given weekend there is party hosted by someone in the houses off campus however they tend to get shut down by cops. Around once month to every 3 weeks events like warehouse parties will be thrown and they are really fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at SCAD is pretty good, there are several buffet style cafe's that require swipes from a meal plan, and there are also different shops that carry Starbucks, and snacks. In conjunction to the cafe's there are diners, a sub shop and an Asian restaurant. That is all by the more heavily populated dorms. Each one of these places take Meal Plan swipes, SCAD Cash, and Dining Dollars, besides the normal cans or credit card options. SCAD Cash is an account made with SCAD that either you or your parents load money on SCAD Cash is accepted at multiple restaurants, shops and gas stations throughout Savannah. However dining dollars are an allotted amount of money covered by the meal plan that is exclusively taken at on campus locations.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun experience and I recommend it to any one who is staring out at SCAD, there are plenty of opportunities to meet and make connections with some really talented and cool people. The rules of Living there are pretty strict considering SCAD is a Dry campus, but all of the rules are in the best interest of the students.

    Academic Rigor

    The fact that we go to art school makes the academic rigor and the stress level when attending this school really serious. Each time an assignment is due, there is full critique amongst everyone in the class, and you never want to be the guy who the whole class rips on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the Key that determines success in this school it is really easy to get behind doing a project and not chow up to class with your best work. That is especially bad when each time you turn something in there is a critique that really pulls out the competitive nature of your peers.

    In three sentences

    Savannah College of Art and Design is a great school to really become a great designer or creative professional. There are plenty of resources and connections that can be gained through the professors and the rest of the staff. The students are all creative talented people that elevate the skills of everyone around them.

  • 04/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend all School functions and become a member of clubs you may be interested in. Many Festivals are hosted by the School, as well as Galas, concerts, The best film festival and a great theater!

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options!

    Dorm Life

    I really cant rate because I have not lived in a dorm but, I have entered a transfer student residence hall and the amenities are pretty excellent!

    Academic Rigor

    I could only speak for my major... It is not extremely, out of hand difficult work but it is a lot, definitely manageable! Do NOT procrastinate! Ask for help, communicate and the work load will feel like nothing.

    Tips for prospective students

    As an older student, I chose not to live on campus but I definitely recommend it! Living on a SCAD property will give you the ability to further explore facilities, make friends and be in touch with all student activities which are quite plenty! Become involved! Join clubs, attend all the knowledgeable free lectures, absorb every minute of your experience.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is a college that will drive you to excel, challenges will be presented but its to make you stronger and believe in your talents. Professors, at SCAD are extremely talented and devoted to make each experience valuable for each student. Aside from excellent academics, SCAD has a wide range of student services and outstanding facilities that make the experience extremely valuable.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and they do so many fun things!

    What to do for fun

    Explore historic savannah, attend workshops and free movies (hosted by SCAD), go visit forsyth park, go to the beach.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is hard. But it all pays off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships, scholarships, scholarships. Try to find ways to save your money, and definitely take advantage of all the lecture opportunities the school offers.

    In three sentences

    SCAD is in the middle of one of the most historic, beautiful, and warm places in the US. While the cost is high, you make professional connections through professors and lectures, have access to free counseling, job sites, technology and software, research sites, and study abroad opportunities. Great school, I am living the dream here.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have seen guards fall asleep and good luck walking home alone at night when you live at the Terrace. You will not find anyone. They just don't care enough and its very dangerous in Savannah, so your best option is to get with some classmates.

    What to do for fun

    Make friends! be part of the school clubs, and work on senior films!

    Food and Dining

    It is not very good for all the money you spend, also the dining ware is not all that clean and the people who work there just don't seem to care.

    Dorm Life

    Try to live off campus you will not regret it.

    Academic Rigor

    They force a lot of information onto you in just ten weeks. Sometimes it's hard to keep up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the peer tutoring website. Use the long breaks to study and review. Try to bring your own vehicle because you will soon be disappointed with transportation.

    In three sentences

    It is an alright school, with the best thing being education, and the worst being everything else.