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The Savannah College of Art and Design

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The college here in Savannah is fixed betweenQuite BrightArchitecture
The college here in Savannah is fixed between three planned communities for impoverished minorities (projects, ghettos). The town is oppressed by the smell of a paper mill roughly two miles from the main campus. The smell fills one's throught in the night and in the day and one is only relieved when the wind shifts westward. The cafeteria (Weston) is worse than the one in high school yet costs about 5 times the amount for every meal. The staff is uncouth and the cafeteria smells rancid, worse in some areas. There are bugs on the counters and cheap food comes from large novelty cans. The salad is wilted and looks unwashed. The bagels are stale and the staff is loud and lazy. Any decent food is sold at the "company store" hence owned by the college and overpriced. One of the worst things about the town are the exhaust emissions. THE WORST ever encountered. There are no laws against emissions and old beat up cars are very common in the poverty-stricken town. Just walking to class several blocks away will nearly frighten a man worried about his health.

My sister has been going to an ivy league school in the north and it costs roughly the same price as SCAD. Savannah is a wet mutt compared to her college. Her college is confined and professional and fun. SCAD is smelly, dreary, ugly, and the staff is vacillant and unprovocative. It assaulted me in so many ways.Though I felt forced to be a number in a bureaucratic regime there were times when people at least acted like they cared. Of course that is their job. These people being the ombudsman and my academic advisor.

1st Year Male -- Class 2006
Faculty Accessibility: B+, Individual Value: D-
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Scad is a great school for artists andBrightDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
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.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2005
Faculty Accessibility: A, Perceived Campus Safety: D
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SCAD leaves a LOT to be desired.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
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!
2nd Year Female -- Class 2002
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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