Scad is a great school for artists and designers. The city is beautiful but safety is a big concern. LOTS of people I know have been robbed at gun point or had thier cars or homes broken in to. I would not recomend going here if you are not sure you want to be in an artistic profession, it can kind of close some doors for you if you decide you want to do something else.
SCAD leaves a LOT to be desired. It is not a real art school; rather it is a business venture run and marketed (very cleverly and manipulatively) by a bunch of guys in 3 piece suits. No one is doing groundbreaking or significant work here; it is pure color by number. It was so much like my high school art classes that I got fed up and transfered to RISD, and it has made a world of difference!!! If you want to be an artist, go to RISD or the Art Institute of Chicago or Parsons-- SCAD is for the people whose work wasn't good enough to get into those places!