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SCAD Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into SCAD? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,880 out of 9,841 applicants or 70% were admitted making SCAD a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. Savannah College of Art and Design typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 30% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,120 2,721 9,841
Accepted 5,051 1,829 6,880
Acceptance Rate 71% 67% 70%
Enrolled 1,419 629 2,048
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 34% 30%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Savannah College of Art and Design and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that SCAD regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 44 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Savannah College of Art and Design.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. 58 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1030 1270
SAT Reading 530 650
SAT Math 500 600
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 28
ACT Math 18 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >80%
23 to 26 Avg + 70%-80%
20 to 23 Avg - 58%-70%
17 to 20 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 17 Low <45%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >80%
1150 to 1270 Avg + 70%-80%
1030 to 1150 Avg - 58%-70%
910 to 1030 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 910 Low <45%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 0% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 0% Reach

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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