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The Savannah College of Art and Design

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkB Excess CompetitionB+
Academic SuccessA- Creativity/ InnovationA
Individual ValueC+ University Resource UseB
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessA-
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeB-
Surrounding CityB+ Extra CurricularsB+
SafetyC
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Arrogant, Approachable, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

Male
Quite Bright
Lowest Rating
Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty
D+
Highest Rating
Educational Quality
A
He cares more about Campus Aesthetics/ Beauty than the average student.
Major: Architecture (This Major's Salary over time)
To all students considering going to SCAD please, please make your OWN decision. You might notice, but this site offers a lot of criticism towards SCAD. However, please look at other art/private colleges reviews such as Pratt Institute, RISD, and others. All struggle with the same complaints: the school just wants money, kids are snobs, administration is corrupt. Your experience at SCAD is what you make of it.

SCAD is a private college, so of course SCAD needs money. The tuition at SCAD is pretty normal for a private college, which includes the dorm and meal plan fee. You get the opportunity to receive both academic and artistic scholarships, the latter meaning you would need to send in a portfolio, which is optional--which I think is great. I never had many great art facilities at my high school, which others might have, so I never was given the chance to learn new artistic skills, etc. SCAD wants to teach students these helpful skills.

Yes, some students can be snobby and uptight. However, that is with EVERY college. SCAD has a total student population of over 9,000...you are bound to find a group of friends, especially within your own major. Irregardless of what other students have said, Savannah is a fun town. It is almost going through a rebirth. No, there are no proffessional sports teams and such, but the student body does hire commedians to come and perform among other entertainers. The night life in Savannah isn't bad either, lots of bars and clubs.

Crime is a problem in Savannah though, but it is just like every other city. If you are out at night you need to be with a group of friends and be very smart. Don't leave wallets or phones visible in your car if you bring one (which you really don't need...trust the school). SCAD has very tight security on their buildings and dorms and I have NEVER NEVER NEVER heard of students being held at gunpoint in their dorm, and as a student I know that's impossible.

Overall SCAD had offered me a great education and my friends who have graduated found work very soon after in their field. SCAD is very well respected in the business world and has many ties, I think something like 95% of SCAD graduate find work...real work not Taco Bell or anything.

I would recommend this school and I hope any prospective students haven't been turned off by the negative reviews...trust me you find these reviews at every college--especially the private ones.
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commentCrime in Savannah is ridiculous considering how small Savannah really is. I've lived in much larger cities, and never had a problem. But I was in Savannah for less than a year, got my bike stolen,etc. Students have been robbed at gunpoint, and last quarter a couple of students were mugged right in the parking lot of the Barnard dorms... SCAD would actually be a pretty good college if it weren't in the one of the biggest shitholes in the south.
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