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.
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.