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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?

2,276 Undergraduate Awards
$48,254 Avg Cost After Aid
93% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at SCAD is the master's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 81% of the faculty were full-time.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#176 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SCAD.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Human Computer Interaction Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Historic Preservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Online Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Online Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SCAD has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Textile & Apparel Studies College Factual
#5 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#9 Best Colleges for Family, Consumer & Human Sciences College Factual
#22 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates College Factual
#41 Best Colleges for Visual & Performing Arts College Factual
#49 Best Colleges for Fine & Studio Arts College Factual

Where Is Savannah College of Art and Design?

Location of Savannah College of Art and Design

Contact details for SCAD are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 342 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31402-3146
Phone: 912-525-5000
Website: www.scad.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scad.edu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SCADdotedu

How Do I Get Into SCAD?

You can apply to SCAD online at: www.scad.edu/admission/apply

Admission Requirements for SCAD

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into SCAD?

93% Acceptance Rate
73% Of Accepted Are Women
65% Submit SAT Scores
SCAD has the high acceptance rate of 93%, which means it is fairly easy to gain admittance as long as you submit a complete application with requested materials.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 530 to 630 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800
SCAD received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 29. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 27.

ACT English Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 21 to 29 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 18 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36

Can I Afford Savannah College of Art and Design?

$48,254 Net Price
49% Take Out Loans
5.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of SCAD is $48,254. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

9,752 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,508 undergraduate students at SCAD, with 9,752 being full-time and 1,756 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SCAD

There are also 2,578 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,752 full-time undergraduates at SCAD, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SCAD

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Savannah College of Art and Design students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SCAD Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 588
Black or African American 1,024
Hispanic or Latino 718
White 5,294
International Students 1,742
Other Races/Ethnicities 386

Geographic Diversity

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

1,040 Took All Classes Online
2,618 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 5 bachelor’s degree and 13 master’s degree programs available online at SCAD. In 2017-2018, 2,618 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SCAD has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism 16%
Communications Technologies & Support 19%
Computer & Information Sciences 25%
Design & Applied Arts 15%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 15%
Graphic Communications 19%
Information Technology 25%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 7%
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16%
Textile & Apparel Studies 18%
Visual & Performing Arts 8%

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.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Textile & Apparel Studies #3
Historic Preservation #3
Arts & Media Management #6
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #6
Graphic Communications #6
Communications Technologies & Support #10
Fine & Studio Arts #10
Radio, Television & Digital Communication #15
Design & Applied Arts #23
Writing Studies #32
Visual & Performing Arts #46
English Language & Literature #51
Information Technology #58
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #66
Communication & Journalism #77
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #98
Computer & Information Sciences #178

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.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s TOTAL
Design & Applied Arts 0 808 215 1,023
Graphic Communications 0 381 88 469
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
Information Technology 0 0 63 63
Audiovisual Communications 0 32 22 54
Arts & Media Management 0 0 38 38
Writing Studies 0 24 13 37
Human Computer Interaction 0 27 0 27
Human Sciences Business Services 0 18 6 24
Historic Preservation 0 7 17 24
Manufacturing Engineering 0 4 10 14
Sustainability Science 0 0 10 10
Animal Services 0 8 0 8
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 3 3
Architectural History 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 7 2,269 894 3,170

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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