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The Savannah College of Art and Design

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at SCAD/SAD

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentA
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Computer ScienceA
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)C+
Industrial DesignB
Interior DesignC
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Perfomance ArtsC+

Against similar schools

Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Average of All Schools
Average of schools in class

Rhode Island School of Design
Harvard University
New York University
School of Visual Arts
University of California - Berkeley
Maryland Institute College of Art

Surrounding City

... Great school, great facilities, shitty city and location of campus ...Read full comment
... Social: Savannah is a beautiful city (yes, city ...Read full comment
... the surrounding city is again just okay ...Read full comment
... The city and the surrounding coast is beautiful, and there is lots to do on the weekends; college events, lectures, film festivals, the beach ...Read full comment
... The gym is nice, the Library is impressive when it comes to Magazines and art-related texts (but kinda mediocre when it comes to sciences) and th...Read full comment
... There are a few things that need attention - the transportation system (although partly its the way the city is laid out that makes it inconv...Read full comment
... Parking is horrible around the city but for most major buildings it is easy to find SCAD parking and is so much easier then taking the bus ...Read full comment
... On a positive note: there were some excellent professors, the bus system is helpful and reasonably reliable, the food is usually a hit, someti...Read full comment
... My only complaint is about the city of Savannah itself - parking is a complete hassle and I feel unsafe a lot of the time - especially at nigh...Read full comment
... When my mom found out she immediatly pressured me in to choosing that school despite my desire for a small school and my acceptance to several ot...Read full comment
... I attended at the Savannah campus, the only one at the time, and found the city itself very inspirational for the artist ...Read full comment
... I live in an apartment downtown and have to say its just a gorgeous southern city with some unfortunetly dangerous areas that yes you must take s...Read full comment
... The city itself provides the perfect classroom for studying architecture ...Read full comment
... -The city is beautiful and inspiring in so many ways ...Read full comment
... Dorms are over-priced and even more expensive than getting an appartment in the city ...Read full comment
... This city is a second rate old fogey fart course ...Read full comment
... The city itself isn't much better ...Read full comment
... Savannah is a beautiful, beautiful city, but the school of art and design is a horrible place to be if you're young and interested in art ...Read full comment
... The city is beautiful and it's great to play tourist in your spare time ...Read full comment
... -THIS IS A CITY ...Read full comment
... It is true that the city of Savannah is not the safest place in the world ...Read full comment
... Initially coming from a design school in NYC, the city was a shock ...Read full comment
... The Campus is fun because it is spread thought the city and there is always something going on ...Read full comment
... The city is unsafe and unclean ...Read full comment
... Crime is a problem in Savannah though, but it is just like every other city ...Read full comment
... The city is scary ...Read full comment
... Yes, the homeless and gangs DO TARGET SCAD STUDENTS, but I feel that the city is very safe if you keep your street-smarts about you: Lock up your...Read full comment
... The facilities are spread out across the crime rising city of Savannah, GA ...Read full comment
... I've been told that Atlanta is a rough city, but I have to tell you, I don't see it in Midtown ...Read full comment
... As far as getting around the city of Atlanta I find it a bit more challenging time wise but it is not the worst ...Read full comment
... Savannah may be a beautiful city, but there is a dark underbelly ...Read full comment
... Savannah/Danger Factor: Savannah as a city is beautiful, although the tourists can get annoying after awhile ...Read full comment
... The city looks nice, but we've got the worst crime ...Read full comment
... Now put them in a beautiful city with warm weather, have them spend their time painting, making films, or doing animation, and you have SCAD ...Read full comment
... Atlanta is really a great city, I always feel very safe, and the area around the school in general is safe as well ...Read full comment
... I think that like any city you have to be smart and know the places that you should and should not be at night ...Read full comment
... City: Very charming, but with a darker side ...Read full comment
I would caution those looking into higher education at SCAD to look elsewhere. I attended SCAD for 2 years while securing my BFA in Graphic Design. Th...Read full comment
... Okay Savannah is not the most crime infested city in the world, use common sense ...Read full comment
... Savannah is a city in transition ...Read full comment
... I had taken almost half of my required fashion classes at another school across the country and gotten everything from a B- to several B+ and a f...Read full comment
... But if you are looking at college as a way to expand your social life, Savannah is not the city for you ...Read full comment
... The city isn't great, but you shouldn't choose a school based on where it is, but what you will get out of it ...Read full comment
... Also, don't let the city fool you ...Read full comment
... Savannah is also an extremely crime ridden city ...Read full comment
... All and all, if I had the knowledge I have today, I would never waste my time and money in SCAD, I'd go to a big city, meet real people, and att...Read full comment
... Savannah is a city ...Read full comment
... The city of Savannah had a reputation as a "pretty woman with a dirty face" well SCAD now has a reputation as a "pretty woman with a dirty soul ....Read full comment
... As far as the location, Savannah is a beautiful city, but crime is a big problem, especially for the careless out-of-towner ...Read full comment
... The campus and the city itself was beautiful ...Read full comment
... I could go on about the lack of parking and how dangerous this place can be if you have no "city-sense" but what is important is how aweful the s...Read full comment
... This is not a big city but a friendly one which makes it easier to settle with the change ...Read full comment
... Atlanta is a great exciting city ...Read full comment
... - always busy with projects and almost never have time to enjoy the city of Savannah, the city they pride themselves in for producing fine artis...Read full comment
... The city is beautiful but safety is a big concern ...Read full comment
... A MONSTROUS problem SCAD is currently facing, is how poor safety is controled within the city of Savannah (though on SCAD property, the Secur...Read full comment
... in response to the last review, there were students robbed at gun point in the dyson dorms, it happened in the spring quarter of 07', i still have...Read full comment
... Savannah/Danger Factor: Savannah as a city is beautiful, although the tourists can get annoying after awhile ...Read full comment
... The city is dangerous, and I don't like leaving my room alone at night for much of anything ...Read full comment
... I won't go into the social life as much as others, but just keep in mind that Savannah is a conservative city; there are plenty of cultural ev...Read full comment
... Yes, Savannah is a beautiful city, but there are definitely parts one should avoid ...Read full comment
... I learned A LOT and had a lot of fun in a city that I will always love ...Read full comment
... Atlanta is really a great city, I always feel very safe, and the area around the school in general is safe as well ...Read full comment
... The city is beautiful and it draws people in ...Read full comment
... Yes, it's not that bad, but for a city of its size (100,000 in the city of Savannah, around 300,000 in Chatham County) it is pretty bad ...Read full comment

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