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Reviews 2326 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You have to hunt if you want something cheap

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its good but really expensive

3 College Freshman

Administration: Its hard to have outsiders come in and out of the dorms through security

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school is expensive as hell.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to have a fake to do almost anything fun

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I end up getting the same thing almost every day... They don't change it up very often.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: It's art school, so it's not a huge deal, but you definitely have options if you want to work out.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's a bit more expensive than I'd like, but it's worth it. On campus living after freshman year- not worth it.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is some really good food downtown. And lots of places take SCAD Cash.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They will crack down if you're caught. So don't get caught.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Still expensive, but the scholarships made it possible

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to know people and search to find a good one

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I got food poisoning, but it's better than some.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing process is complicated, RAs don't help

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus can sometimes be a lot cheaper depending on where you live. It's hard to find a decent place, but if you find a house or an apartment that you can have a roommate with and split the rent it's awesome. If you want to live on your own you'll have to dig a little. It will be pretty expensive. Most off-campus options are right on campus or pretty close though so you won't have to commute. Safety is a slight issue. There are nice places and sketchy places, just like in any other city. I'm currently looking into looking off-campus next year, but I won't be able to afford it without a roommate and I like living on my own.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus food is the best, but is no where close to convenient unless you have a car. There are no good restaurants within walking distance of the dorms, and the ones that are with walking distance are pretty expensive. You can order food to your dorm from restaurants, but the delivery charge is insane. My roommates and I ordered Chinese food and it was a little less than $30 just for my orange chicken and rice. Some places offer student discounts, but not many. There is a wide variety though, but that's if you have a car or the money to pay for delivery. I order delivery every once in a while when I feel like I have the money to splurge.

2 College Freshman

Administration: Campus rules are very strict. Quiet hours are enforced starting at 9 pm and there is not alcohol permitted on campus, even if you are 21. For classes you get 4 absences, more than 4 and you automatically fail the course. Park in the wrong parking lot or fail to buy a parking pass and you'll be ticketed numerous times. Freshman aren't allowed to park in academic building parking lots. If you do, you'll get a ticket. Sometimes you can find a spot on the street, but it's difficult. Accidentally park in the wrong spot on the street and you have a ticket. I overheard a freshman say he's gotten 5 tickets within the first two quarters, and tickets in Savannah aren't cheap. It's virtually impossible to have any fun on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: SCAD is extremely expensive, so don't go into it without a solid plan. They offer a fair amount of financial aid, but you'll have the most luck trying to get scholarships. If you have an amazing portfolio, submit it and you'll get a decent chunk of scholarship money. I know people who only came to SCAD because of the scholarships they were offered. Without the scholarships they couldn't have had afforded it. To maintain your scholarship, you have to keep a B average. This is hard for a lot of students because sometimes the workload is ridiculous and they end up losing their scholarship. Also, if you drop a class halfway through the quarter you'll lose your scholarship. The bottom line is you have to maintain good grades and keep working hard on portfolio pieces. Other than that you'll have to look at grants, loans, and outside scholarships.

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College Freshman

Party Scene: It is rare that you hear of a party going on. Unless you know the right people, you're stuck alone in your dorm on the weekends. The majority of the student body consists of gamers and people who'd rather stay in and play online video games than go out and party. There are no 18+ clubs in Savannah. Back home I went out to clubs and house parties all the time. Here, it's like a game of cat and mouse. If you do hear about a party, you show up and usually no one is there. If there is a party 8/10 times the cops are called. It's a dry campus, so unless you and your friends are rebellious you won't be partying in your dorm. Again, most of the students who have fun are upperclassman and they live off campus. Unless you're 21, have a car, have an apartment, or at least know the right people, you won't be doing much partying at SCAD. It's the sad truth.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are definitely meant for quantity, not quality. The Hive, which is the main dining hall close to freshman dorms, is avoided by many students because of food poisoning and instances of finding hair in the food. Sometimes there are decent meal options, but it's rare. The hours are weird, they close early on weekends and during the week there's a two hour gap where they serve no food at all. J.O's is probably considered one of the best dining halls. They have a waffle maker for breakfast and fresh fruit most of the time. The breakfast hours are not flexible, though, so if you want waffles you have to wake up at an ungodly hour. The pizza and fries are also really good. Bobbie's diner is another popular dining hall. It isn't close to the dorms, but they have great sandwiches. Again, the hours aren't flexible and most students go only if they're in the area during the week. The Turner Deli won't fill you up for dinner, but it stays open until 2 a.m, making it the only dining option that is flexible to a student's work hours. Carnival and dining halls near upperclassman residence halls are a little better, but not by much. Carnival is the most popular, but it doesn't offer a wide variety of options.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus provides the opportunity to meet people your age, but is not worth the cost. Freshman dorms have strict rules, such as no toasters and specific extension cords. There are dining areas close to the dorms, but the food is mediocre at best. It is close to the museum and the bus stops which is nice if you do not have your own mode of transportation. The social atmosphere is not lively and the employees act as if they have a million other places they would rather be. There is a convenient store in one of the freshman dorms that sells basic things like microwavable food and energy drinks. Living off campus is recommended because it's cheaper and most off campus residences are closer to grocery stores and other things of that nature.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with off-campus housing for SCAD so I can't say much!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Savannah is a city with city prices for food. If you're low of cash then you probably shouldn't go out. If you're a freshman, Broughton Street is right there and that's the place to go if you want to go to a restaurant. I wish that I went out more but since it's all expensive, there isn't many options. B&Ds is the best place to go if you want a good mean that won't kill you or your bank!

4 College Freshman

Administration: The only reason anyone will bug you here is if you get a complaint of if the RAs are doing their rounds and hear/smell you. The officials here aren't snooping around trying to bust you, but if you're stupid and you're getting trashed in your dorm and yelling and screaming, then you're going to get caught and you're going to get expelled. The first quarter for freshman really cleared out a lot of people that were smoking or drinking in the rooms and I'm grateful for that. I don't think anyone should be at this school if they're going to get trashed on a Tuesday night.

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College Freshman

Scholarships: My mum took care of all my financial aid things. I have a brother that has four years of FASFA so she has a pretty good understanding of it that I didn't really understand. We get refund checks on time and SCAD is very prominent on making sure you see your bill and if you do or do not have any money to owe!

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