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Savannah College of Art and Design Stats, Info and Facts

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15,345 Students

73% Admitted

  • 12,783 full time
  • 2,562 part time
  • 4,052 men full time
  • 8,718 women full time
  • 15,236 applied
  • 11,079 admitted
  • 2,882 enrolled

12,010 Undergraduates

$38,520 Tuition/Year

  • 3,335 Graduates
  • 145 Non-Degree
  • $38,520 in state
  • N/A fees
  • $15,558 room & board
  • $1,890 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southeast Mid-size city
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Quarter
School Mascot: Bee
School Colors: Gold and Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Madison
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  • SCAD is an amazing creative environment that pushes students to excel in their future career paths. With their endless resources and connections it is guaranteed you will land your dream…

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  • Ana from Savannah, GA
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  • This college is meant for those who want to be themselves or want to discover themselves. The classes feel almost personalized, everyone cares about your education and how you do.…

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  • Kira from Earlton, NY
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  • The facilities are fantastic and abundant, the professors are always willing to help but give you enough freedom to roam on your own, and the college gives students all the…

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  • Anna from Savannah, GA
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  • SCAD is such an artistic and focused community to be in. As a student I am constantly surrounded by inspiration from my fellow classmates, my professors and my environment. It…

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  • William from Cumming, GA
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  • The opportunity that SCAD gives its students to thrive in their respective field is unrivaled. As a film student, the equipment available to me, the accuracy of the sets, and…

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Mission Statement

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

Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Located in Savannah, GA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 15,345 students enrolled
  • 73% admitted
  • $38,520 annual cost to attend


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

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

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  • SCAD Atlanta Student
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Dallas, TX
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • Nicole from Antwerp, OH
  • I am a current student here

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

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  • Mario from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

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

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