- The building is nice, they've spent a lot
of time (and our money) creating an environment suitable for
creativity and education.
- I have had a handful of
classes where I learned a lot of useful information.
- Obviously this place is expensive, but it's also
not worth it.
- I never developed any close friendships
with the people here because they are mostly arrogant and
form cliques. Not to mention most of them reek of
- While the building itself is nice, the environment
around it isn't very safe. There have been several security
breaches, as well as car break-ins and robberies at gun-point.
Don't travel in this area at night.
HUB food is expensive, and not even that great.
It's claimed that since the classes at SCAD-Atlanta are smaller,
learning is more “hands-on”, but most of the teachers will
tell you to improve on your own time.
been attending the SCAD-Atlanta campus for about 5 years, and
the most I've gotten out of it is large amounts
of stress, financial debt, and an inferiority complex. Prior to
enrolling into SCAD, I attended their SCAD-Day event, where they
give tours to prospective students. Obviously, this is where they
try to persuade you to attend SCAD by sugar-coating any
information regarding the school. I remember when I went to
this event, another person asked the tour guide if you
had to be able to draw to go to SCAD,
to which the tour guide replied that it isn't necessary
for most majors, plus there are classes that would help
you along the way. I'll admit, I'm not a terrible
artist, but I'm not the best either. The teachers here
often make you feel like the absolute WORST. They will
tell you what you're doing wrong, but they don't help
much in making it right. If you have a scholarship,
expect to lose it, because the teachers grade harsh enough
to lower your GPA dramatically. I've spent quite a long
time and extra money trying to bring mine back up,
and it still wasn't at the academic standpoint for graduating
on time. Not to mention I have nothing even remotely
close to a professional portfolio, which they place a lot
of emphasis on creating in order to get hired once
you graduate. So instead, I will be seeking a better
education elsewhere. Overall, this place really isn't all it's cracked
up to be. So long SCAD, you were the worst
5 year mistake of my life.