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The buses are always

Jun 18 2013Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
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.
1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Scholastic Success: A, Individual Value: F

In the early 90's SCAD was the best

Jul 31 2013Architecture
In the early 90's SCAD was the best value to obtain a nationally accredited Architecture degree in 5 years. This was one of the best career decisions I have ever made. Like with anything in life you get out of it what you put into it. This is a great school for those seeking a degree in the creative arts. The only regret was not taking the summer education opportunities in Europe.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
Starting Job: Plans Examiner Preparedness: B+ Reputation: A

If you visit an expensive restaurant, you expect

May 22 2013Industrial Design
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.

Male -- Class 2000
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