College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:42:31Z
SCAD throws scholarships at everybody as an incentive to get you to come but compared to the cost of tuition it's really nothing.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:41:18Z
As far as security, that's a joke, which is sad. In my time at SCAD there has only been one major incident that has been a cause for concern. Still from that point security has been questionable. There are many ways to do what you want to do if it is not according to the rules. As far as academic policies do the right thing! They are super strict about honor code and plagiarism.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:37:28Z
Guys & Girls:
Couples here are a rare thing to see because most of the guys here are gay, but even relationships between LBGTQ are slim. There is a lot of work to be done here and not enough hours in the day to get it done so if you are coming here for a possible relationship with an artsy guy or girl this is not the place for you. Even if you have an eye on someone chances are that they are probably too introverted to be able to communicate with you regularly. Anyways, it's not impossible for relationships to happen but it is probably in your best interest to not have one because school is enough.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:30:33Z
In ATL there are two options for dorming. Spring House and ACA. For freshman spring house is the only option, from then you can choose. Upperclassman get a choice of room is you stay at springhouse and it's cheaper than ACA but it depends in what you are okay in giving up with. For the first year room selection is the luck of the draw and not all rooms are created equal despite the show room that use during tours. Some rooms are really small, layouts are different, some have carpet vs. cement floors, and some have counter space. At ACA the rooms are the same. There is a kitchenette and two separate rooms for you and your roommate and a bathroom.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:17:23Z
If you want to get out and get a good meal there are plenty of places to go. If you want things delivered it's a different story. Grub hub is really good website to use but delivery minimums are expensive if you are eating alone and usually the only places that deliver late night are Chinese places and the quality varies on them. Save the menus they give to remember which places you liked.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:12:00Z
I'm not really sure because I live on campus. It's all expensive in general. School housing is ridiculously expensive but people get scholarships for staying on campus. That is really the only bonus. Depending on where you are looking to live there are many places nearby, but they all come at a price so shop wisely.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:06:35Z
This is not a big issue at school. The campus is a dry campus but of course people find ways to get their hands on what they can but in general you have to leave our school to get stuff.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:03:58Z
SCAD doesn't participate in national portfolio day but if you ever go to a Open House event there is usually a station set-up where professors evaluate your portfolio. GO, GO TO THAT! It will help you so much to get feedback. I'm not sure what a full ride worthy portfolio looks like because mine was certainly not worthy of much but learn what one does look like. Be creative, be true to your self! Besides that everything else about the application process is simple.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T01:03:58Z
I am a fashion major turned fibers major. I don't know how my major is yet for a reasons. The ones I'm going to tell you about have to do with foundation classes. Have you ever heard of those? Well if not here is my crash course into foundations and general education. When you first get to scad and many other art schools don't be mistaken that you will be able to take your major courses within the first year. That first year you will be trudging through foundation classes. These classes are designed to refine your current skills that of the college standard. They are also a great waste of money depending on your major and skill set. Don't think you're off the hook yet because at SCAD you still have to continue to take your general education classes. That's right: English, math, science and art history. These classes aren't so bad as you can spread these out through your college years to make the load of having 2 studio classes a little easier. Anyways, people here are very into their majors, whatever it may be. Also getting in good with professors is never a bad idea as they are industry professionals that continue working on their own personal projects/businesses. The same can be said about guidance counselors.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:51:06Z
Parking near school in ATL is great. Campus is small and there is plenty of accommodation for that. The permit for parking was dirt cheap like thirty dollars or something and honestly it's really not even that heavily enforced. Depending on where you dorm is getting into some money issues. If you stay at ACA the parking garage across the street is $300 for a year! Maybe that is normal but I couldn't do it. Around the city parking is a little slim and heavily enforced, so have those quarters ready, but if you know your way around then you can find a few spots for free.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:46:36Z
You will meet all types here so be ready. For me, coming from a small town, that is what I wanted. The thing that I realized is that this diversity also encourages division. There are people from everywhere and every walk of life here but there are many things that still leave our campus to be broken. I'm not saying there is no hope because as long as you smile and are friendly you will receive it back but you just have to be good with all types people.
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:41:53Z
The Hub, as we call it, isn't that bad as far as food. Meals are made fresh with mostly fresh produce. I have seen them use prepackaged fries and chicken before. If you are a vegan, vegetarian or anything else you will starve. There are very limited choices for people with special diets to have. The hub is a very small area and when it's high tide (when everyone gets out of classes) it looks as if there is no order to the place, but surprisingly there is. The service row is where most of the action is. The section that gets the most attention is where the main dishes and sides are served. Usually it is here that two options are served with a side or two. The middle section is the grill. People usually order burgers here, but nothing fancy. The patties are precooked and thrown onto the grill with your choice of cheese to melt on top. If you want anything more on it there is a small station with toppings but probably the salad bar will have more interesting toppings for you. The last section will forever be the pizza station, which that sees a lot of action too. They have finally figured out that people want normal pizza flavors but sometime you catch a Tortilla Soup Pizza or something over there. There is a sandwich bar that is only opened at lunch but it is hard to catch the attention of the person working there or they are really slow, but sandwiches can never go wrong. The salad bar is pretty good. The toppings and dressings very but there is something there for everybody. There is a soup station that serves three soups everyday but if they go unchecked you can find burnt, cold, or no soup. Last there is a fridgerated section that serves sushi!!! Be quick with this one because it goes fast and it is expensive. Also check the dates because they will still try to sell that stuff a day or two later than when it was made and that is super gross!
College Sophomore 2013-12-03T00:28:05Z
Transportation is very available. On campus getting where you need to go is simple because the Atlanta campus is very small but if you desire to ride the campus shuttle it will take you where you need to go. Waiting for the shuttle can be a little nerve racking so study those bus times because then there won't be any room for confusion. If you have a need to go farther there are several options you can choose. MARTA is the public transportation around the city. This service utilizes buses and the railway. I like the railways better though as far as sanitation or safety, it's really no contest because one is not better than the other. Just be very aware of your surroundings but for me nothing fishy has happened yet. You will need a breezepass which is something that can be easily bought at a station.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T23:40:59Z
There is none, simply put. There have been mention of volleyball intermural and intermurals in general but nothing has come about.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T23:38:37Z
If you stick your neck out there far enough many opportunities will come to you. This translates with all things: friends, clubs, and even job opportunities.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T23:38:37Z
The Atlanta campus is very small so there really aren't any on campus hang-out spots unless you count the Starbucks counter and smoking areas. There are many clubs and they usually have events in the hub around dinner time which can be really fun and a good way to meet different peeps. Outside of school there is a good bit to do around midtown. There are plenty of coffee places, internet cafes, boutiques and more to visit around town. I'm not sure what it is but school spirit is always low. There is a definite lack of unity because the majors are so sequestered. Beside that campus is goods pretty good. Our building that houses most of the majors may have what some call a modern, industrial charm but to the students that go there on a daily basis it's kind of run down. The DMC on the other hand, which houses all digital majors, is a work of art! There is so much care that has been put into the design and aesthetic of this building.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:51:58Z
First of all there is no Greek life at SCAD. The only Greek life that there is to speak about would be the local colleges around (Georgia Tech, Emory, GSU(state and southern), Moore House, KSU, and probably more). Some SCAD kids go there for parties and things but rarely ever do you bump into people from school there. Phrat guys are generally pretty snobby unless your a smoking hot group of chicks, but still as long as the group your with is mostly girls they will let you into their parties. Sometimes they will try to give you a hard time and ask you what brother you know so if you do get in try to make a friend or two.
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:34:55Z
There are computers as far the eye can see on the third floor. The network at school is fast and reliable. Wifi is certainly another story. It is very slow at the dorms so you are best to bring your own router. At school it is decent but if your computer is old or slow you won't get good reception. The best laptop to have a school would definitely be a mac. The projects we are doing at school require a fast, reliable computer that can handle programs that deal with graphics such as Photoshop. The printer allotment is $25 which is a lot because each print is 25 cents colored printing is where you run into money because you have to buy those print credits separately. Around finals the ink gets gross but you will want to go to the local print places early because the whole campus will be there right at the end!
College Sophomore 2013-12-02T22:16:19Z
There's a ample amount to do in different parts of town and MARTA can take you there. I don't have much experience with the buses but the railways can be quick if there isn't any other weather situation besides sunny. At night there is plenty to do if you know where to go. There are plenty of clubs but if your a minor then the Georgia Tech or Emory phrats will be your best bet for a good time. SCAD is in midtown and really nothing to worry about happens there, but it is Atlanta so just be aware of your surroundings.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T21:02:16Z
The SCAD busses are okay but lines can be way too long and the shopping route only comes on the weekends and doesn't start until 1pm, so there is only half a day to shop and if you really need to get something, you should take a taxi!
College Freshman 2013-11-30T21:01:13Z
Photography is a fun curriculum and offers tons of internships. The school is very intense and likes to focus a lot on darkroom.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T21:01:13Z
The academics at our school are pretty normal. The curriculum is intense and it's meant to be that way. Workload is manageable if you know how to manage your time and aren't out partying 24/7.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T20:59:51Z
The local weather is absolutely amazing most of the time! Only one time has it rained so hard that I had troubles getting to class without all of my supplies being wet and managed to get to class for an exam soaked to my core! Bring an umbrella because when it rains, it pours!
College Freshman 2013-11-30T20:58:50Z
Campus dining is great, especially the late night sub-shop. The only downfall is that the food quality seems to decline as the school year continues.
College Freshman 2013-11-30T20:57:50Z
Health & Safety:
SCAD takes it's safety seriously and there are security guards at all the entrances to the dorms and most of the facilities. I feel a little uneasy walking by myself at dark and two students got robbed getting out of their cars just last month so the safety concerns are current.
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