Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

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Savannah College of Art and Design can be found in Savannah, GA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 16,000 students enrolled per year at SCAD.

Many of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1050 to 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 to 27. We were able to estimate the SCAD average GPA (3.13 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 96 percent with 26 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the SCAD acceptance rate 2021 will be around 79%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SCAD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Savannah College of Art and Design was reported as 95.9% in Fall 2020 with over 11,300 applications submitted to SCAD. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SCAD ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • SCAD Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into Savannah College of Art and Design?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Savannah College of Art and Design is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Savannah College of Art and Design has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 71.7%
  • 2017-2018: 92.9%
  • 2018-2019: 70.3%
  • 2019-2020: 95.9%
  • Projected SCAD Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 78.9%

How Does SCAD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Savannah College of Art and Design is sixty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
College of Charleston78.3%
University of North Florida72.3%
Georgia College & State University79.6%
Valdosta State University57.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SCAD (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math510 - 600
Total Score1050 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 29
Math18 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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