The Savannah College of Art and Design
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|Educational Quality||C||Faculty Accessibility||B+|
|Useful Schoolwork||D+||Excess Competition||C-|
|Academic Success||B-||Creativity/ Innovation||B|
|Individual Value||D+||University Resource Use||C|
|Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty||A-||Friendliness||B|
|Campus Maintenance||B+||Social Life||D+|
|Surrounding City||A-||Extra Curriculars||B-|
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SCAD does not have a centralized campus, it is spread throughout the downtown area of Savannah, where some buildings are bordering the dangerous and crime ridden ghettos. Of course, on the campus tours they avoid showing prospective students and families those areas.
The quality of education, which was mostly foundations classes for me, was mixed. I had two really fantastic professors and some other terrible ones. Most are willing to work with students and push them to the edge to get work done. SCAD is not a walk in the park though.
If you plan on attending this college, be forwarned that it is not easy, be prepared to be doing homework all the time. There is a reason classes are taught 4 days a week.
My advice for prospective students is this:
If you have your heart set and plan on coming to this school, please do some research, especially in the arena of campus safety. Savannah may be a beautiful city, but there is a dark underbelly. SCAD, it seems, is more interested in money than its students, and puts a lot of that money into the President of the school's pocket. There are great facilities however, that can be taken advantage of by the hard working student. Work hard on your portfolio. I would not recommend attending SCAD personally, but the stories are different for everyone. A strong bit of advice, and something I wish I had done myself is to find out what foundations classes are being taught at SCAD and take them at a community college or state university and then transfer. You will save yourself a lot of trouble and money. The best of luck and do the RESEARCH. I wish I had!