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SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN - [SCAD], SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

Savannah, GeorgiaLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1978Established Year
  13163Enrollment

Savannah College of Art and Design: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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%.

Savannah College of Art and Design Campus

Rankings 

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 Campus

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.

Residence Facilities at Savannah College of Art & Design

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.

Programs offered at Savannah College 

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:

  • Bachelors of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Urban Design

Application Process 

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:

  • Application Portal: Online application portal of SCAD.
  • Application Fee: 50 USD
  • Basic Admission Requirements 
  •  Supporting Documents:
    • Letter of Recommendations
    • High School/ Graduation Transcripts.
    • Statement of purpose
    • Portfolio in writing or audition.
    • Proof of medical insurance
    • CV/Resume
    • Visa/passport

Cost of Attendance

The estimated cost of the budget for international students to study in the USA are mentioned below:

Type of ExpenditureCost Amount in USD for academic year 20-21
Undergraduate Tuition fee38,520 USD
Graduate Tuition Fee39,420 USD
Application Fees50 USD
Enrollment Fees500 USD
Housing Reservation Fees500 USD
Residential hall rent10,475 – 12,065
Food Charges (for a full-time meal)7,640 USD (1,910 per quarter)

Financial Aid for International students

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 ScholarshipEligibilityScholarship Amount in USD
SCAD Academic ScholarshipMerit-based1,500 to 12,000
SCAD Achievement ScholarshipMerit and Achievement Based1,000 to 7,500

Alumni Network

The alumni of SCAD get the following benefits:

  • Access to all the campus amenities and libraries by using their alumni card.
  • They get a free online portfolio with Behance.
  • They also get many bookstore discounts and a chance to participate in various alumni fests.

Some of the notable SCAD alumni are M.Alice LeGrow, Jefferson Wood, Christy Lijewski, etc.

Placement

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.

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Savannah College of Art and Design Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population14111
FAFSA Code015022
Application Cost$40
Accreditation SACSSCOC
Average Cost of Attendance$37,530 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score113010301230 65%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing580530630-
Mathematics550500600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 52%
English252129-
Mathematics221826-

Savannah College of Art and Design Acceptance Rate

92.9%

Acceptance Rate

9878

Total Applicants

14111

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

34.0%

Male

66.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program92.9%
Total Applicants12173
Total Enrolled11305
Graduate
Graduate Programs92.9%
Total Applicants3022
Total Enrolled2806

Savannah College of Art and Design Enrollment

Enrollment
Savannah College of Art and Design Enrollment14111
Undergraduate Enrollment11305
Graduate Enrollment2806
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate61.8%

Attendance Cost

$37,530

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition 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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
862869061722-
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    Design (International)

    College rating

    based on 2 students ratings

    8/10

    9/10academic
    8.5/10infrastructure
    8/10placements
    9.5/10faculty
    7/10extracurricular
    6/10accommodation

    Reviews

    M
    Maliyah, USA Preforming arts
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Current student , Batch : 2023
    7.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    PROS AND CONS OF ART SCHOOL

    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


    Exams - 

    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

    8 /10
    academic
    9 /10
    faculty
    7 /10
    infrastructure
    7 /10
    accomodation/food
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    placement
    8 /10
    extracurricular
    04, Sep 2019 read more
    A
    Arantxa hernandez, VENEZUELA Writing
    Savannah College of Art and Design
    Current student , Batch : 2021
    8.5
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    WRITING PROGRAM EXPERIENCE AT SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

    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.


    Course Curriculum - 

    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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    infrastructure
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    Bus Station

    Drayton & Huntington0.04 Km
    Abercorn & Huntingdon NB0.07 Km
    Abercorn & Huntingdon SB0.08 Km
    Abercorn & Hall SB0.18 Km
    Abercorn & Hall NB0.2 Km
    Abercorn & Wayne SB0.24 Km
    Abercorn & Wayne NB0.26 Km
    Rose of Sharon WB0.3 Km
    Whitaker & Gaston0.34 Km
    Whitaker & Hall209.51 Km
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    Delores Poyser-cooper Book Store0.58 Km
    The Book Lady Bookstore0.63 Km
    Neighborhood Comics0.71 Km
    Ex Libris Bookstore0.96 Km
    Follett Book Store0.96 Km
    Odin and Sons: Comics and Collectibles1.03 Km
    Planet Fun1.06 Km
    Rhen's Nest Toy Shop1.26 Km
    Books on Bay1.46 Km
    Graveface Records & Curiosities1.79 Km
    Blue Tulip Books2.13 Km
    Antique Books International4.58 Km
    blessings in a book bag5.4 Km
    Neebo5.86 Km
    Acme Sales & Books5.86 Km
    Savannah State Bookstore6.25 Km
    Barnes & Noble7.84 Km
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    Shopping Mall

    Stephen Kasun Fine Art Gallery1.28 Km
    Golden Realm Jewelry1.29 Km
    Rousakis Riverfront Plaza1.41 Km
    Savanna GA1.69 Km
    Threads and Things2.43 Km
    Montgomery Plaza3.01 Km
    Sally Beauty Supply3.33 Km
    Victory Station3.52 Km
    McAlpin Square3.62 Km
    Habersham Shopping Center3.75 Km
    Victory Square4.04 Km
    Victory Drive Shopping Plaza4.34 Km
    DeRenne Shopping Center4.71 Km
    Abercorn Walk5.24 Km
    Twelve Oaks5.25 Km
    Savannah Center7.02 Km
    Sunglass Hut7.67 Km
    Oglethorpe Mall7.72 Km
    Cocomari7.8 Km
    Sunglass Hut at Macy's7.91 Km
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    Airport

    Memorial Hospital Heliport5.51 Km
    savannah cab and transportation service5.66 Km
    Truscott Air Terminal/ADACG7.33 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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