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The Savannah College of Art and Design

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityC Faculty AccessibilityB+
Useful SchoolworkD+ Excess CompetitionC-
Academic SuccessB- Creativity/ InnovationB
Individual ValueD+ University Resource UseC
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA- FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB+ Social LifeD+
Surrounding CityA- Extra CurricularsB-
Describes the student body as:
Arrogant, Snooty

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful, Condescending, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Safety than the average student.
Date: Aug 06 2005
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
My experience at the Savannah College of Art and Design was short lived. I attended for about a year and I enjoyed most of my stay. There are many problems with SCAD that encompasses campus safety, quality of education, and social life.

SCAD does not have a centralized campus, it is spread throughout the downtown area of Savannah, where some buildings are bordering the dangerous and crime ridden ghettos. Of course, on the campus tours they avoid showing prospective students and families those areas.

The quality of education, which was mostly foundations classes for me, was mixed. I had two really fantastic professors and some other terrible ones. Most are willing to work with students and push them to the edge to get work done. SCAD is not a walk in the park though.

If you plan on attending this college, be forwarned that it is not easy, be prepared to be doing homework all the time. There is a reason classes are taught 4 days a week.

My advice for prospective students is this:

If you have your heart set and plan on coming to this school, please do some research, especially in the arena of campus safety. Savannah may be a beautiful city, but there is a dark underbelly. SCAD, it seems, is more interested in money than its students, and puts a lot of that money into the President of the school's pocket. There are great facilities however, that can be taken advantage of by the hard working student. Work hard on your portfolio. I would not recommend attending SCAD personally, but the stories are different for everyone. A strong bit of advice, and something I wish I had done myself is to find out what foundations classes are being taught at SCAD and take them at a community college or state university and then transfer. You will save yourself a lot of trouble and money. The best of luck and do the RESEARCH. I wish I had!

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