College Snapshot Week 8: Savannah College of Art and Design


The Savannah College of Art and Design, founded in 1978, is a private college of the arts. Its campus is located in Savannah.

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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,695
   Women 6,336 (65.4%)
   Men 3,359 (34.6%)
Graduate Students 2,278


Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 66% of 9,656 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Essay X
Extracurricular Activities X
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.44
SAT Math 522 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 546 average
480-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing 524 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite 24 average
20-27 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance $53,766
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met 15%
Average Freshman Award $31,001
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates


Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes


Savannah Population 142,772
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 41% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Bee


Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.3% Asian
12.3% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
0.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.9% White
5.9% Unknown
International Students 13.5% from 93 countries
First-Year Students Returning 82.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported