Savannah College of Art and Design, USA is a private art and design university in the USA. The university was found in 1978. The university specializes in professional art and design courses. Savannah College of Art and Design offers programs in more than 40 majors and 75 minors. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. It is based on values like innovation, positivity, collaboration, and transformation.
The total enrollment of the university is 14,832 students and the international students at the university come from around 100 countries. The total faculty at the university is 700. The graduation rate of the university is 68% and the student retention rate of the university is 83%.
The college has been consistently ranked under the top 50 art and design colleges in the world by QS world university rankings.
Ranked 36 in 2020 and 47th in 2019 by QS Rankings in the same category.
Ranked 40th best college for design in America and 50th best college for film and photography in America by Niche.
Savannah College of Art & Design has campuses worldwide: Two in Georgia (one at Savannah and the other at Atlanta) the USA, and one in Hong Kong and also provides study abroad opportunities in Lacoste, France. The university has inbuilt residential complexes, libraries, cafeterias and SCADfit fitness centers for the well-being of the students.
ACA Sculpture Studio and a painting and Art museum called Alexander Hall are also there in the university. The students have the opportunity to get associated with more than 100 clubs and organizations.
The college provides both on and off-campus housing facilities to its students. There are apartment-style and suit style residential halls available for the students. There are few housing complexes too. Both gender-specific and coeducational residential halls are available. They are generally divided among upperclassmen, transfer students, undergraduate, and graduate residential halls. The students are provided with food from a leading sustainable foodservice brand.
The college provides more than 40 major subjects and more than 75 minor and certification degree courses in the field of art and design. The highly enrolled majors at the university are animation, fashion, film, television, illustration and interior design. The various degrees offered by the university are:
Nearly 17% of the student population comprises of international students. International students who want to seek admissions at Savannah College of Art & Design can follow the below-mentioned admission details:
The estimated cost of the budget for international students to study in the USA are mentioned below:
|Type of Expenditure||Cost Amount in USD for academic year 20-21|
|Undergraduate Tuition fee||38,520 USD|
|Graduate Tuition Fee||39,420 USD|
|Application Fees||50 USD|
|Enrollment Fees||500 USD|
|Housing Reservation Fees||500 USD|
|Residential hall rent||10,475 – 12,065|
|Food Charges (for a full-time meal)||7,640 USD (1,910 per quarter)|
80% of the students in SCAD receive some kind of financial aid and scholarships. The university offers international students scholarships to afford their studies in the USA. The international students are permitted to have part-time jobs, which pay them USD 7.25 per week. The students are also provided scholarships by the university, which are as follows:
|Name of the Scholarship||Eligibility||Scholarship Amount in USD|
|SCAD Academic Scholarship||Merit-based||1,500 to 12,000|
|SCAD Achievement Scholarship||Merit and Achievement Based||1,000 to 7,500|
The alumni of SCAD get the following benefits:
Some of the notable SCAD alumni are M.Alice LeGrow, Jefferson Wood, Christy Lijewski, etc.
The employment rate for alumni is 99%. More than 650 companies visit the university every year for recruitment. The university also organizes a career fair every spring to provide career opportunities to its students.
According to a survey, the average salary of the SCAD alumni is USD 55,000. The highest salary is 61,000 USD for the position of a senior graphic designer.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$37,530 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Savannah College of Art and Design Enrollment||14111|
|Average Graduation Rate||61.8%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$36,630 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$37,530 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$2,025 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$14,244 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,693 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$10,824 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,693 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,576 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,582 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#36 [Out of 200]
71.5 [Out of 100]
based on 2 students ratings
A member of the staff came to my highschool's art classes and spoke about the school. After that my friends told me they wanted to go. After researching, I applied and learned more about the school and I got motivated to go. It was my dream school and the only one I applied to. I wouldn't change a thing
They want you to have decent grades. I got a 3.2 GPA and a 890 on the SAT and I still got accepted. I joined this school because they had things a lot of other schools didn't offer. SCAD had opportunities that I wouldn't find anywhere else. People stress out about this school but at the end of the day if you aren't getting as you can get in
Because it is filled with art and design and I wasn't really sure if I wanted to study writing or painting I just knew that I wanted to do something related to creativity that could leave an impact in the world as aesthetically pleasing.
I think it is very productive and close to reality for what I am doing. Without a doubt, I am being prepared for the outside world of writers and publishers by trying my best to start getting those done since now.
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