About Savannah College of Art and Design

Founded in 1978, Savannah College of Art and Design. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 10,005 full time undergraduate students, and 2,359 full time graduate students.

The Savannah College of Art and Design Academic calendar runs on a Quarter basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 516 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Savannah College of Art and Design include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate71%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range950-1190
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at SCAD are considered Selective, with ,122% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 20 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 42% were in the top quarter, and 16% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Savannah College of Art and Design.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Savannah College of Art and Design REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    305 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    221 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    313 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    329 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 58 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    328 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    326 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    327 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    329 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Savannah College of Art and Design?

178 Students rated Savannah College of Art and Design

Angie - 01/07/2024

Overall, I believe my college is pretty great. It seems to have many opportunities for students as well as resources. The college is pretty easy to get into but the workload gets pretty heavy. Another thing is how expensive it is. But of course this is an art school.

Angelique - 09/04/2023

I have been at SCAD for three years now. Before I came to this school, I was incredibly naive and introverted. I never made an effort to truly explore the opportunities and events that my college provided. This school has made me open up and utilize what they offer. From extra learning opportunities to amazing events, SCAD offers a lot to their students to get them active and out of the house. SCAD connects us to so many amazing people in and out of our respective industries, ready for us to grab at any moment. That is one of the things I love about this place. Their classes and events are phenomenal. I wish I could say the same about their housing. I live off campus but I have many friends who have to deal with the shortcomings of the housing department. That's not to say its utterly terrible. It's just far from perfect. The food they provide to students is a hit or miss every day. When it's good, it's phenomenal. However, when it's bad, it's terrible. But despite these annoyances, SCAD is still a place I'd highly recommend. The area is beautiful and small, very cozy for those who don't want to deal with the hustle and bustle of major city life. SCAD has built up the Savannah community that feels welcoming. All in all, I highly recommend SCAD. If you are looking for a nice and cozy place to pursue your artistic career? This is the place for you.

Ashton - 07/28/2023

I knew this school was my destiny when I first stepped on campus. I believe that the opportunities on this campus will catapult me to an outstanding career in animation and gaming. I have overjoyed, and I cannot wait for the semester to start so that I can take advantage of the numerous programs offered by my school.

Sarah - 08/02/2022

SCAD isn't a bad school to go to but there are somethings they can approve....

Savannah College of Art and Design FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Savannah College of Art and Design?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Savannah College of Art and Design is 71%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The most valuable experiences I have gotten out ofcollege are advice on my art, my craft, and on life, and the social networking skills needed to exceptionally excell in my field of study. I am always learning new ways to create and advancing my skill set, but the best things I have learned and experienced at my college have been through the experiences I've had with my classmates and professors. My life would not be the same if not for my college experiences so far. I am truly grateful that I attend a college that gives me an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people and artist to ever live. Although it may sometimes be "behind the scenes", the wonders of the artworld will never cease to amaze me.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates over a short period of time have showcased a wide range of talent. I attend an art school and every time I see a classmate outperform me it doesn't make me jealous it makes me want to perform. I feel like I'm learning alot by working with them and by watching them work.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    As far as I can tell, it has to be one of the best art school in the United States, if it does not hold that honor already.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about SCAD is that its persistant re-evaluation of itself, and continuous efforts to improve, sometimes leaves students in the dark immediately after the change i.e. new outsource contracts, new academic building mid year.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    How rigid and terribly organized the advising, financial aid, and bursar departments are. They really have no interest in helping students, and are more focused on getting them in and out with as little effort on their part as possible.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is the level of instruction that is deeply integrated into the professional field. Regardless of your specific major at Savannah College of Art and Design, the instructors and staff are equipping you as a more resourceful artist and more skillful employee. When one graduates from SCAD, they don't just meander and stumble into the working world--they charge at it full force.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Most "types" of people fit in well at SCAD because it is so diverse. But, any one who does not possess drive or the will to learn will not do well. Classwork here is very hands on and time consuming.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Students who are passionate about their craft, and who want to explore new horizons should attend this college. Also, students who would like to network with other people and companies in their prospective fields should attend. SCAD drills networking into all of its students from day one, so if you are an individual who is willing to learn and develop creatively and socially in the art world, this is the right place for you.

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The school emphasises design careers rather than artistic exploration. This is not entirely bad, however if one comes in with hopes to work in art education, as a freelance artist, or in a gallery, their hopes may be shut down. Yes, these fields are more scarce, but if critiqued solely on commerical quality of one's body of work, even the most ambitious students waiver in their drive to succceed.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.


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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The school in general. SCAD has a huge name reconition. Going there also says a lot about me. When people hear where I go to school, they can infer that I'm an artist, and a pretty good one at that. After that, would probably be my professors. I've transfered campus recently, an the main school and my current campus are as different as night and day. The only similarity they have is the quaility of professors. Every professor I've encountered is a master in their field and also easy to talk to.

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school is a historically rich location that is very conducive to the artistic flow, that is necessary to have in every day life at SCAD.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The professors are very stuck up, much like the students. Also, for being an "ART" School, they are VERY "by-the-book" on grading projects, and very closed minded about new or different ideas. Also, career services was a JOKE. They half-assed it, like they half ass everything else.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There ARE no student activities, and there IS nothing to do on Saturday nights EXCEPT drinking. Oh, and smoking pot.

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  16. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The weird part is mostly true. The geeky part is even more true, and the rich snobbish part is DEFINITELY true

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That is it expensive. Anything worth having is probably going to be expensive. That there are lots of art geeks here.

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  18. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    SCAD does not listen to the voice of its students at all. In fact, I heard a rumor, from many different people, that SCAD's students once TRIED to organize a student council, and everyone who was involved was expelled or fired. 99{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the employees, either know nothing about the school, or are trained to tell nothing about the school. The Paula Wallice is an idiot. The entire basketball program was recently shut down, and 2 million dollars spent on a horse stable, just because her niece likes horse riding. Also, every major "change" that takes place at the school, is for the worse. Example: The school KEEPS cutting more and more corners, like shorter and shorter hours for the buildings.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The stereotype is that art school kids are weird and do plenty of drugs. Yes, we are weird but weird is good and different. Not everyone does drugs. It depends on who you meet.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Savannah College of Art and Design receive some sort of financial aid. 23% were awarded federal grants. While 50% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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