Savannah College of Art and Design

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342 Bull Street, PO Box 3146

Savannah, GA 31402-3146

Phone: (912) 525-5000
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Savannah College of Art and Design is a private institution that was founded in 1978. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,182 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $33,450 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in over 60 disciplines in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning.

The diverse student body, consisting of more than 11,000 students, comes from all 50 states in the U.S., and more than 100 countries worldwide. Each student is nurtured and motivated by a faculty of nearly 700 professors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. These professors emphasize learning through individual attention in an inspiring university environment. SCAD's innovative curriculum is enhanced by advanced, professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources and has garnered acclaim from respected organizations and publications, including 3D World, American Institute of Architects, BusinessWeek, DesignIntelligence, U.S. News & World Report and the Los Angeles Times. SCAD has more than 25,000 alumni and offers an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation.
Annually, more than 500 national and international companies and organizations recruit SCAD students and alumni.

SCAD is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; telephone number 404.679.4500) to award bachelor's and master's degrees. The university confers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Architecture, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Urban Design degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificates. The professional M.Arch. degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The Master of Arts in Teaching degrees offered by SCAD are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. SCAD is licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. The SCAD interior design Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, (, 206 Grandville Ave., Suite 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503). SCAD Hong Kong courses of study are registered with the Hong Kong Education Bureau (registration numbers 261958-261971), are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, and are recognized on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework with a validity period of May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2016.

For more information, visit, email, call 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100 in Savannah, or call 877.722.3285 or 404.253.2700 in Atlanta.

SCAD and The University for Creative Careers are registered trademarks of the Savannah College of Art and Design.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1978
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting city
2012 Endowment $19,341,908


When applying to Savannah College of Art and Design, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Savannah College of Art and Design is $70. It has an an acceptance rate of 61.7 percent.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 61.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by N/A

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Savannah College of Art and Design is 18:1, and the school has 77.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Savannah College of Art and Design include: Illustration; Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects; Graphic Design; Fashion/Apparel Design; and Photography. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
4-year graduation rate 51%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Illustration 12%
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 10%
Graphic Design 10%
Fashion/Apparel Design 7%
Photography 6%

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Student Life

Savannah College of Art and Design has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,182, with a gender distribution of 36.1 percent male students and 63.9 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus. Savannah College of Art and Design is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 11,415
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

Savannah College of Art and Design offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Savannah College of Art and Design also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Savannah College of Art and Design, 58 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,465.

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Tuition and fees $33,450 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,374 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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