Savannah College of Art and Design: Narrative Description

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342 Bull St., PO Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402-3146
Tel: (912)525-5000
Free: 800-869-7223
Admissions: (912)525-5100
Fax: (912)238-2436
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending 2003-04: $6000 per student. Total enrollment: 6,776. Faculty: 368 (319 full-time, 49 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 4,100 applied, 72% were admitted. 3 National Merit Scholars, 1 class president, 8 valedictorians, 4 student government officers. Full-time: 5,244 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 497 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 82 other countries, 85% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 5% 25 or older, 33% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: visual/performing arts; architecture. Core. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at LaCoste School of the Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,800 includes full-time tuition ($21,600), mandatory fees ($500), and college room and board ($8700). College room only: $5550. Part-time tuition: $2400 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 45 open to all. Most popular organizations: United Student Forum, Inter-Club Council, American Institute of Architecture Students, Inter-Cultural Council, American Society of Interior Designers. Major annual events: Sidewalk Arts Festival, Beaux Arts Ball, International Festival. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, video camera surveillance. 2,300 college housing spaces available; 2,250 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Jen Library plus 1 other with 126,680 books, 6,080 microform titles, 926 serials, 4,451 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.7 million. 2,220 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The college is located in the downtown historic district of Savannah, Georgia, only minutes from Georgia's golden coast. The metropolitan area population is 160,000. Savannah is a popular tourist area, creating activities available to students throughout the year. Students enjoy new-age technology in an old-world environment. A free campus bus service transports students to and from classes.

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