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 11,000 students enrolled per year at SCAD.

Many of the students that got into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1410 to 1770, or got accepted with an ACT composite score within the range of 21 to 27. We were able to estimate the SCAD average GPA (3.06 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. This school has an acceptance rate of around 65 percent with 31 percent of applicants choosing to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the SCAD acceptance rate 2015 will be around 62%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall SCAD Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Savannah College of Art and Design was reported as 65.5% in Fall 2013 with over 8,290 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 SAT Scores: 1410 - 1770
  • SCAD ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • SCAD Average GPA: 3.06 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Savannah College of Art and Design has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 67.9%
  • 2010-2011: 62.6%
  • 2011-2012: 48.7%
  • 2012-2013: 62.9%
  • 2013-2014: 65.5%
  • Projected SCAD Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 61.8%

How Does SCAD Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Savannah College of Art and Design is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Armstrong Atlantic State University70.0%
College of Charleston70.3%
University of North Florida53.4%
Georgia College & State University68.0%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to SCAD (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 600
Math460 - 580
Writing470 - 590
Total Score1410 - 1770
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 28
Math19 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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