Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

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Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
Acceptance Rate
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Transfer Acceptance Rate
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Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Application Fee
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Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
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Average ACT Composite: 25
Average SAT Composite: 1162
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
2.00 - 2.49

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-869-7223
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What Students Are Saying

Plan way in advance for both loans and scholarships (especially scholarships). It will be well worth your time to do scholarships before you get to SCAD because art students are very busy people!
Julia from Evans, GA
Make sure that you submit your absolute best work in your portfolio, and write a good essay, make sure it meets the required three pages. Also you want to make sure that you get really good recommendation letters from your teachers.
Jessica from Savannah, GA
The first and most important tip I can give is to keep track of your deadlines and make use of your time on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to complete your work. I don't recommend spending the WHOLE weekend studying, but a few hours each day or a dedicated Friday will go a long way to keeping you on track in your classes.

Second, do not count on the buses to remain 100% true to their schedules. Although they make a point to stay on time, and usually are, their reliability drops significantly after a class period has started. There are many less buses after the initial 20 minute rush hour to help tardy students get to class.

On the topic of late buses, be prepared for a long, long, looong wait for the extra-curricular buses to arrive, and an equally long wait to reach or return from your destination, whether it's Kroger, Wal-Mart, or the mall.

Third, participate in SCAD events. They are a lot of fun, especially if you have friends that can tag along, and you can meet a lot of new people. There are things going on almost every week that you can attend, not taking into account the athletic events/classes/workouts happening almost every day.

Also, it will help you get the all-important Passport Stamps required to pass First Year Experience.
Sebastien from Hinesville, GA
Some tips i have for prospective students is to make sure your grades in high school are in good standing because if you are accepted you can get scholarships. Another tip i would give would be, SCAD is a college about good grades if you don't keep you grades up , they will and i repeat will kick you out. Scad's curriculum isn't hard it you keep up with your work and do not procrastinate all the time.
Brittney from Nashville, TN
Look for good deals wherever you can. Scholarships, Grants, Loans, and buying books and supplies online. Get savings wherever you can. You’ll need every dime.
Brittney from McDonough, GA
1. Apply early even if you are not sure. The application is cheap and you have a better chance of receiving a scholarship.
2. If you love art this is the school for you.
3. Don't worry about being the best at the beginning everyone is. The whole point of going to school is to learn and be better. Trust me you will see the progression in your artwork after only a couple weeks.
Bryanna from Baltimore, MD
SCAD is an absolutely amazing school but just make sure you get more scholarships than the ones they provide. The grading there is a B- or B+ is the same as a B and a 3.5 G.P.A. is an average of an A (this is what you'll usually have to maintain to keep the scholarships they give to you.

Basically be careful, it's hard to keep your grades in this category and they're sneaky and you don't find out what your grades are really going to have to be before you go there.

Again, go to community college first, get the easy stuff over with. I can't imagine getting the things like english and math over while I'm there. It's the quarter system (you have three quarters/semesters in a year (fall quarter goes from September to November, Winter is January to March and Spring is from March to June.)) Everything is really fast paced and intense so you'd be better of going somewhere else first and transferring. SCAD is usually really good about how things transfer and you'll be more likely to get good scholarships that way as well.
Wendy from Oakham, MA
From the moment I saw SCAD, I knew that it was the place for me but, part of me was afraid that I was not good enough. After my first day of Freshman year I realized the "I'm not good enough" feeling was mutual among almost all of my peers. I was worried that the workload would be overwhelming and my talent would not be up to par. Don't stress it, just remind yourself that you will meet friends that are in the same boat as you. The professors here at SCAD grade strictly of effort and progress, I recommend staying motivated and you will excel far beyond what you could imagine.
Some students come like if SCAD is a piece of cake, but it isn't. You'll have to work hard to do good, pull all-nighters if you have to, treat your piece like if it was your baby, and specially love what you do.
I'm not saying forget about your social life, but at least focus on your classes, because at the end of the day it affects you and your future.
Ana from Savannah, GA
I would encourage students to get involved as much as schedules allow. Not only does it improve resumes, but it is a great way to meet people with like interests.
Also, don't underestimate the hard work and art class entails. It may be art, but professors expect no less than your best.
Lauren from Warner Robins, GA