SCAD facts


In 1978 by Richard G. Rowan, Paula Wallace, May L. Poetter and Paul E. Poetter.

Type of Institution

Independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt, accredited


Paula Wallace


Art the Bee


Gold and black

Areas of study

40-plus majors, more than 60 minors

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SCAD is committed to the ideal that academic pursuits should be the top priority for all student-athletes.

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Housing and dining

SCAD has housing and dining facilities in Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste.

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More than 11,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Approximately 14 percent of the student body is international.

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2013-14 academic year:
$32,950 (HK $255,798)
$33,750 (HK $258,325)

Faculty and staff

SCAD employs more than 1,500 full and part-time employees. Of more than 720 full and part-time faculty, 75 percent hold terminal degrees.

Exhibition spaces

SCAD has eight galleries in Savannah, the four galleries in Atlanta, the two galleries in Lacoste, and one gallery in Hong Kong.

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The Savannah College of Art and Design libraries are focal points for information, learning, inspiration and research.

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Student media

Student media sponsors student-run, online news sources and radio stations in Atlanta and Savannah.

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Historic preservation

SCAD has been a leader in restoring and adaptively reusing many of Savannah's architectural treasures.

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Community service

The SCAD community volunteers time and talent in support of organizations such as the Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center, Center for Pupperty Arts, United Way of the Coastal Empire, American Cancer Society and many others.

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Public safety data and information

The need to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff is the foremost priority at SCAD. As such, SCAD strives to provide the university community with a safest possible environment.

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