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The Savannah College of Art and Design

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at SCAD
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 DesignB
Music - Composition/TheoryA
Perfomance ArtsC+

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Savannah College of Art and Design
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School of Visual Arts
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Quotes touching on Surrounding City

“... The city looks nice, but we've got the worst crime ...”
“... The facilities are spread out across the crime rising city of Savannah, GA ...”
“... Savannah may be a beautiful city, but there is a dark underbelly ...”
“... The city is unsafe and unclean ...”
“... The city is beautiful and it draws people in ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... This city is a second rate old fogey fart course ...”
“... Also, don't let the city fool you ...”
“... 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...”
“... The city itself isn't much better ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... Savannah/Danger Factor: Savannah as a city is beautiful, although the tourists can get annoying after awhile ...”
“... Savannah is also an extremely crime ridden city ...”
“... On a positive note: there were some excellent professors, the bus system is helpful and reasonably reliable, the food is usually a hit, someti...”
“... -The city is beautiful and inspiring in so many ways ...”
“... This is not a big city but a friendly one which makes it easier to settle with the change ...”
“... But if you are looking at college as a way to expand your social life, Savannah is not the city for you ...”
“... Great school, great facilities, shitty city and location of campus ...”
“... The city and the surrounding coast is beautiful, and there is lots to do on the weekends; college events, lectures, film festivals, the beach ...”
“... 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...”
“... Okay Savannah is not the most crime infested city in the world, use common sense ...”
“... I think that like any city you have to be smart and know the places that you should and should not be at night ...”
“... The city itself provides the perfect classroom for studying architecture ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... Initially coming from a design school in NYC, the city was a shock ...”
“... Savannah is a city in transition ...”
“... It is true that the city of Savannah is not the safest place in the world ...”
“... Atlanta is really a great city, I always feel very safe, and the area around the school in general is safe as well ...”
“... I learned A LOT and had a lot of fun in a city that I will always love ...”
“... Savannah is a city ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... -THIS IS A CITY ...”
“... The city is beautiful but safety is a big concern ...”
“... A MONSTROUS problem SCAD is currently facing, is how poor safety is controled within the city of Savannah (though on SCAD property, the Secur...”
“... 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 ....”
“... Dorms are over-priced and even more expensive than getting an appartment in the city ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... The city is dangerous, and I don't like leaving my room alone at night for much of anything ...”
“... The city is beautiful and it's great to play tourist in your spare time ...”
“... As far as the location, Savannah is a beautiful city, but crime is a big problem, especially for the careless out-of-towner ...”
“... Social: Savannah is a beautiful city (yes, city ...”
“... Atlanta is a great exciting city ...”
“... Yes, Savannah is a beautiful city, but there are definitely parts one should avoid ...”
“... the surrounding city is again just okay ...”
“... As far as getting around the city of Atlanta I find it a bit more challenging time wise but it is not the worst ...”
“... I've been told that Atlanta is a rough city, but I have to tell you, I don't see it in Midtown ...”
“... The campus and the city itself was beautiful ...”
“... The city is scary ...”
“... 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 ...”
“... City: Very charming, but with a darker side ...”
“... Crime is a problem in Savannah though, but it is just like every other city ...”
“... 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...”
“... 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...”
“... The Campus is fun because it is spread thought the city and there is always something going on ...”

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