Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA 31402-3146


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Quarter
Total enrollment 12,364
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,591 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Savannah College of Art and Design is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,246 applications and 8,065 students were granted admission. Savannah College of Art and Design is at the #70 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 45% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 54% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT950 to 1190
ACT21 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Savannah College of Art and Design's tuition was $35,190 for all students regardless of residency (31.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 98% of Savannah College of Art and Design's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 23% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,480 (which is 1.8% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2016-2017, was 959, which is 50% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,437 (which is 7.8% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Savannah College of Art and Design has enrolled a total of 12,364 students (10,108 students full-time and 2,256 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 12,364 students, 614 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 10,005 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,359 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 942 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 50%

Non-resident alien: 21%

Black/African American: 11%

Hispanic: 8%

Asian: 5%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Architecture And Related Services 36% 253
Communications Technologies/technicians And Support Services 13% 89 0
English Language And Literature/letters 10% 73 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 9% 65 0
Engineering 6% 41
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 24 1
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 2% 16
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 13 2
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 8 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 1% 5 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Savannah College of Art and Design full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Savannah College of Art and Design graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,900. Last year, out of the total 2,812 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,531 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,969 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,733 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,900 $35,300
Employment Rate 90% 88%
Total Graduates 2,812 1,969

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Savannah College of Art and Design.

Voorhees College
85.2 mile away
Brewton-Parker College
87.6 mile away
Claflin University
99.4 mile away