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The Savannah College of Art and Design

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Aug 10 2013Art & Design Department
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After attending for less than one semester, I have found SCAD to be an illegal money pit where professors make you feel like you are an idiot and don't care about you and your education. Classes last 2 hours and 30 minutes with a total of 3 classes a day. They compare you with advanced art students, when they don't even bother to teach. Tution is $10,099 every 3 months and I feel like I was robbed. They have no shame in what they are doing to their students, and they should lose their Accreditation. Their unethical scholarship of less than $200 per every 3 months lowers to $50 if you decide not to live in their $2,000 per 3 months dorm, which is actually a slightly renovated motel with concrete flooring and broken air conditioning. I would advise you not to attend, and if you are a parent, I would recommend you to look somewhere else for an educational option. They recently renovated their website to make the school look so attractive, but they are full of lies. Instead of having actual chairs, they have wooden stools with no support and expect you to sit on that for 2 hours and a half. Their $2,500 per 3 months meal plan is disgusting with extremely small portions and the employees look at you with anger if you ask for more quantity. It is very sad that the Department of Education does not close this school down.
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Jun 18 2013Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
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The buses are always horribly late. There's a massive drug culture. I couldn't find anyone who wanted to be friends who wasn't smoking pot. The buildings are far away and not practical to get to. There is no unified campus or campus feel. The surrounding area is dangerous.
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May 22 2013Industrial Design
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If you visit an expensive restaurant, you expect GREAT service, GREAT food, and a GREAT atmosphere. If not, you are being ripped off. Right?

SCAD is just that. A lot of money invested in public relations, marketing, advertising, recruiting - but that college itself and the quality of education is not of consistent quality.

One fine example of this sub-par service is how poor the facilities were maintained. I could be picky and say there is some littler outside the buildings and the toilets getting clogged. But when I visited the architecture building to use the computer lab and found food garbage on the floor, computers with dirty screens, sticky tables that hadn't been wiped down in months, and a noticeably dirty carpet...

That's when sh*t hit the fan. HOW in the world am I paying such a high tuition for this level of service??? I can clearly remember my PUBLIC elementary school having cleaner facilities than this. Why isn't maintenance a priority for SCAD? And why do people that attend SCAD have such low-standards. I, for one, demand a better experience for the mount of money the school is asking me to pay.

I can't speak for every building, as I'm sure some are more desirable than others. But from my experience as an Industrial Design major, my building was NOTHING to brag about. It is located far from the historic district (i.e., the ghetto), and the building itself has very few windows (thus little natural light going in), and, to add injury to insult, there is NOWHERE to relax, think, or socialize outside. Except for a small bench shoved in a corner which where all the smokers go. It is an oppressive environment to say the least. I DON'T RECOMMEND SCAD FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN.On a positive note: there were some excellent professors, the bus system is helpful and reasonably reliable, the food is usually a hit, sometimes a miss (depends how picky you are), and the city of Savannah is great if you love walking. It is NOT a bad school, but for the money they ask for and the way they brag about their school, I expected a much richer experience.

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