Savannah College of Art & Design

2,750 reviews
  1. Savannah, GA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
Savannah College of Art & Design is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Florida Sun Conference
Address
342 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31402
Website

Savannah College of Art & Design Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
SAT Range
950-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$37,946/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,929/ year
  • $30-48k
    $35,233/ year
  • $49-75k
    $38,035/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,899/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,057/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.170 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,570Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 137 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    29%
  • All of the above
    18%
  • Sleep Comes After Death
    18%
  • All of the above except for loud
    18%
  • Hard working
    4%
  • Driven
    4%
  • A loud independent artsy person
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
73%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.207 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.267 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
Report
  • Artsy
    41%
  • A place where creatives come together
    22%
  • Inspiring
    22%
  • Stimulating
    6%
  • Pretentious
    4%
  • Bureaucracy
    2%
  • Accommodating
    1%

After Savannah College of Art & Design

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.135 responses

Reviews

2,750 reviews
  • Excellent
    616
  • Very Good
    1046
  • Average
    881
  • Poor
    132
  • Terrible
    75
SCAD can be described in one word: excellent. Everything they do is amazing! The facilities are outfitted with the latest technology, software, and supplies, the professors are outstanding members in their fields, and their job connections are better than any other art school. In my first quarter alone, I have seen a tremendous improvement in my artistic ability and have been thoroughly challenged academically. A university unlike any other, SCAD brings hundreds of employers to their students every year and brings industry professionals to events like the Savannah Film Festival and SCAD Fashion Week. My experience so far has been incredible and I would recommend SCAD to any student seeking a degree in a creative field.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 25 2015
Housing depends on where you live. I'm a freshman and I live in Turner house annex. We have bad plumbing but every problem we've had gets fixed the next day. We also have our own pool and basically giants m guaranteed parking. We're also close to the bus lot. Turner annex is going to be for upperclassmen next year. The whole campus is spread apart so the dorms are only close to classes depending on your major and schedule so pick your housing and schedule strategically. Social atmosphere- depends on the people you choose to hang around your first couple of weeks. My next door has literally become my best friend and it's amazing the kind of people you meet at art school because everyone has a lot in common. The housing process is extremely easy. You can contact housing and they'll immediately respond next day with any issues you have with room placement. Cost wise housing is expensive and in some cases more expensive than living off campus but if you're on scholarship then choosing to live off campus will cause you to lose scholarship money. Truthfully Savannah isn't entirely safe so living on campus offers campus security and safety. I've visited other schools and seen their housing and scad provides more space. Plus no community bathroom! One bathroom per room which houses two people. Housing, overall and just like scad, is what you make of it.
  • College Freshman
  • 9 months ago
The dorms (especially the freshman dorms) are great! There's a lot more space than the average university dorms, but it is crammed due to the art supplies and portfolios of each student. The down side is that the upperclassman dorms don't have a great common area (except for Montgomery Hall). It would be nice to have a place to go besides your hall/library/dorm/dining halls. The dorms aren't super close to any of the halls because it's a city campus. Students bike or take the SCAD bus. Sometimes I walk but only if it's light outside. Once it's dark, I take the bus since Savannah can be dangerous at night. Just use common sense and don't be stupid.
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago