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Savannah College of Art and Design Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Savannah College of Art and Design? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors SCAD offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Savannah College of Art and Design Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Savannah College of Art and Design was awarded 48 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is textile and apparel studies.

Overall Quality

SCAD landed the #432 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

SCAD also holds the #9 spot on the Best Colleges in Georgia ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SCAD?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 93%, some consider SCAD to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

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

ACT Composite Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design  ( 21 to 27 )
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Savannah College of Art and Design Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Savannah College of Art and Design is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Savannah College of Art and Design is 81%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  81 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Savannah College of Art and Design

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Savannah College of Art and Design enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  83 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SCAD the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100
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Excellent Overall Diversity at SCAD

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,167 undergraduates at SCAD with 10,260 being full-time and 1,907 being part-time.

SCAD Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 90.29 out of 100, SCAD is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  90.29 out of 100
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How Much Does Savannah College of Art and Design Cost?

The overall average net price of SCAD is $42,355. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SCAD

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$39,498 $39,701 $43,212 $44,137 $43,936

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SCAD, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do SCAD Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from SCAD make about $36,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 9% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Savannah College of Art and Design make the most money.

Location of Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah College of Art and Design is a private not-for-profit institution located in Savannah, Georgia. The location of SCAD is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Savannah College of Art and Design Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 20 majors graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design. Of these students, 2,269 received undergraduate degrees and 894 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 808 $23,500
Graphic Communications 381 $20,100
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 321 $41,800
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 199 $21,500
Textile & Apparel Studies 150 $31,200
Fine & Studio Arts 107 $25,600
Drama & Theater Arts 104 $22,000
Architectural Sciences & Technology 78 $36,400
Audiovisual Communications 32 $16,800
Human Computer Interaction 27 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Savannah College of Art and Design along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SCAD

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 2,618 students took at least one online class at Savannah College of Art and Design. This is an increase from the 2,569 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,618 1,040
2016-2017 2,569 993
2015-2016 2,334 942
2014-2015 2,146 722
2013-2014 1,931 698

Learn more about online learning at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Notes and References

Footnotes

*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.

References

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