Savannah College of Art and Design Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Savannah College of Art and Design
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Savannah College of Art and Design Admissions Overview:

Since SCAD is a specified Art and Design school, interested students will need to submit a portfolio as part of the application process. Other required materials include SAT or ACT scores, a high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation. With an acceptance rate of 70%, SCAD is somewhat selective--students will generally be more successful with good grades, test scores, and a strong application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Savannah College of Art and Design Description:

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private art school whose main campus occupies many historic buildings in downtown Savannah. SCAD has other campuses in Atlanta, France and Hong Kong as well as several online certificate and degree programs. The college has seen significant growth since its founding in 1978, and today students and faculty come from all 50 states and 100 countries.

Students can choose from 45 programs offered across the college's eight schools. Animation, film, graphic design and illustration are all highly popular among undergraduates. The curriculum is grounded in both the liberal arts and the fine arts. The college has limited housing facilities, and most students live off campus.

In athletics, the college competes in the NAIA Florida Sun Conference. Unusual for an art school, SCAD made my list of top equestrian colleges.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 12,364 (10,005 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,690
  • Books: $2,025 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,905
  • Other Expenses: $3,526
  • Total Cost: $55,146

Savannah College of Art and Design Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 51%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,873
    • Loans: $10,167

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Animation, Architecture, Fashion, Film, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 52%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Cross Country, Cycling, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Cycling, Bowling, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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