Savannah College of Art and Design Overview
Savannah College of Art and Design is a private not-for-profit institution located in Savannah, Georgia. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Savannah College of Art and Design Known For?
- The highest award offered at SCAD is the master's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.
Savannah College of Art and Design Rankings
SCAD holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
SCAD has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SCAD.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SCAD has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Savannah College of Art and Design?
Contact details for SCAD are given below.
|Address:||342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402-3146|
How Do I Get Into SCAD?
You can apply to SCAD online at: www.scad.edu/admission/apply
Admission Requirements for SCAD
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into SCAD?
Approximately 27% of accepted students are men and 73% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 90%, and the acceptance rate for women is 94%.
Average Test Scores
About 65% of students accepted to SCAD submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 600.
Can I Afford Savannah College of Art and Design?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SCAD, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $10,465 a year. That adds up to $41,860 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at SCAD is 5.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Savannah College of Art and Design Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,673 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,260 full-time undergraduates at SCAD, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Savannah College of Art and Design students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,081|
|Hispanic or Latino||756|
Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Savannah College of Art and Design. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 115 countries are represented at SCAD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Savannah College of Art and Design
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SCAD has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 9th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of SCAD
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Savannah College of Art and Design was 11.0%. This is the #1,269 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCAD regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SCAD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SCAD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SCAD.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Savannah College of Art and Design Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Design & Applied Arts||0||808||215||1,023|
|Radio, Television & Digital Communication||7||321||90||418|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||0||199||82||281|
|Textile & Apparel Studies||0||150||88||238|
|Fine & Studio Arts||0||107||54||161|
|Drama & Theater Arts||0||104||51||155|
|Architectural Sciences & Technology||0||78||44||122|
|Arts & Media Management||0||0||38||38|
|Human Computer Interaction||0||27||0||27|
|Human Sciences Business Services||0||18||6||24|
|Urban & Regional Planning||0||0||3||3|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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