Location Savannah, Georgia
Size: About 9,000 undergrads
Percent Women: 64%
Tuition (one year): $52,000
Most Popular Majors: Animation, Fashion, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Photography
Greek Life: No
Acceptance Rate: 65%
For more information on financial aid, scholarships, study abroad, majors, and average test scores, visit SCAD's website at http://www.scad.edu/
Why choose SCAD?
Style Blogger Ashley Rosales said, “I originally thought I would be attending a state school before deciding to come to SCAD. However, the more I researched the more I realized going to a school where my career was going to be made a priority was most important. That’s why I chose SCAD; the fashion program was amazing and I knew it would be my only opportunity to live in the south.”
Style Blogger Olivia said, “My favorite part about school is being in an environment where I’m surrounded by such talented, creative individuals. There’s nothing better than sitting around with a group of people, whether they be in fashion, film, animation, industrial design, etc., and letting their ideas seep into your aesthetic. By being able to expose ourselves to artists and designers in areas in fields different from my own, my work can be fortified and taken to new, amazing levels.”
Each major at SCAD has its own building. These buildings are placed all around the town of Savannah, preventing me from being able to walk from class-to-class. SCAD offers transportation, but it is VERY unreliable. Also, the cost is very expensive.
New Collegiette on Campus
Blogger Nunzi tells us “ It’s scary. Honestly. There is so much talent here. In high school you were probably the best at what you did, but when you get to SCAD you’ll see there are people equally as talented and even more talented. It’s an awesome reality check though, if you’re going to be in the art world you need to be confident but not cocky. There’s a lot of competition, but everyone is really encouraging also. It’s really incredible to be able to see everyone achieving things around you though. Last year I saw seniors send their final fashion collections down a runway in front of world known designers- that’s so cool!”
All About Academics
SCAD offers many majors including Advertising, Animation, Graphic Design, Film, Fashion, and Photography. The workload is very hectic (that’s why SCAD gives us Friday off). Most professors within your majors have previously worked in your chosen industry. Since most classes at SCAD are considered studio courses, you rarely have a written midterm or final (excluding Art history and all gen-ed classes). No matter what your major, you will have 3 advisers. You will be assigned an Academic adviser, Career adviser, and Major Adviser. Their duties are pretty self-explanatory. As for registration, you do that on your own. Since SCAD’s class sizes average 15 students in a classroom, you can imagine the spots fill quickly.
Learn from the Best
This may come across a cliché, but overall, every professor at SCAD is the best. Obviously some are better than the others, but everyone usually chooses a professor based on the teachers credentials/connections. Every professor offers office hours at least once a week if not more (most host them on Friday). Depending on your work ethic, students usually attend extra help to receive feedback on current projects.
Interests and Involvement
Since our campus is spread all over the city of Savannah, it can be quite difficult to partake/hear about clubs and events. Thanks to social media, that makes things a little bit easier to learn about.
Although SCAD is an art school, we actually have decent athletic teams. D2 in all sports, SCAD offers a wide variety including tennis, swimming, cross country, lacrosse ect. Since our sport complex is located in South Carolina, it is not easy to attend games, however, SCAD has recently started a shuttle service to the fields.
The fashion around campus is so diverse (check out our style blog for some of the hottest fashionistas and fashionistos). Most people dress professionally for class, but yoga pants and sneakers are also acceptable. Though there are more women than men, SCAD honestly does not have any type of women empowerment clubs or organizations
Food & Drink
SCAD offers many different dining options. Overall, SCAD has about 9 different dining halls/restaurants. Though it is better than most college dining options, cafeteria food can get old and repetitive. However, Savannah has tons of local restaurants that you will never get tired of attending. Carlitos (a local Mexican restaurant) has Taco Tuesday which include $1 tacos.
Campus Blogger Arika says, “When I’m not working on my loads of homework, I love to be with my friends. With my close group of friends, we have dinner parties every Friday. A different houses each week as well as a different kind of food varying from Italian to Mexican! Savannah is a very active city, there is always something going on in the downtown area, small concerts and such. As a SCAD student, there are movie premiers, famous speakers, and fashion shows that are offered to us for free. I also like to get involved with the community and try to do as much community service as I can.”
Campus News writer Meghann says, “Living in the dorms for me was awful, so I moved off campus. Having the freedom to do whatever you want and having your own room is so much better than sharing I tiny room with another person. There are some good aspects of living in dorms like location and being close to friends, but living off campus is worth giving that up. I could never go back.”
Campus news writer Jamie says, “ I think this city is absolutely amazing. It’s got so much history to it, which creates this almost vintage feeling atmosphere - especially with the architecture around the Historic District, which is where I spend most of my time and where most of the SCAD buildings are located. Foxy Loxy is my favorite coffee shop, here! I miss it when I go home. Carlito’s is like a restaurant rite of passage for SCAD students, Taco Tuesday there is a must. Civvies is an awesome consignment store on Broughton street, and a couple blocks down there’s the Spice & Tea Exchange, which is the best place to get tea, in my opinion.”
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