Chances of getting into Savannah College of Art and Design

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
70.3%
Admission Difficulty for Savannah College of Art and Design
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into SCAD and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,408 out of 14,812 applicants were admitted making SCAD a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Savannah College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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SCAD SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 530
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Savannah College of Art and Design?

Savannah College of Art and Design typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #16 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Savannah College of Art and Design admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >80%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 58%-70%
930 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 930 Low <45%
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SCAD ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
52%
ACT Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Savannah College of Art and Design
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into SCAD?

Admission data indicates that SCAD regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 52 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Savannah College of Art and Design.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Savannah College of Art and Design admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >80%
24 to 27 Avg + 70%-80%
21 to 24 Avg - 58%-70%
18 to 21 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 18 Low <45%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Savannah College of Art and Design. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Savannah College of Art and Design was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #10 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as SCAD accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Savannah College of Art and Design students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 32% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 11% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Reach

High School Class Rank

76% of Savannah College of Art and Design freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Savannah College of Art and Design students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 76%
Bottom 50% of class 24%
Bottom 25% of class 6%

Admission Statistics

Savannah College of Art and Design admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 10,599 4,213 14,812
Accepted 7,601 2,807 10,408
Acceptance Rate 72% 67% 70%
Enrolled 1,949 810 2,759
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 29% 27%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Savannah College of Art and Design and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Savannah College of Art and Design Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Savannah College of Art and Design
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=140951 IPEDS survey data for Savannah College of Art and Design.

Frequently Asked Questions

65% of students submit their SAT scores to SCAD. 52% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

70% of those who apply are granted admission to SCAD. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 27. 52% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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