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How do we choose between two equally good colleges?

Asked Atlanta, Georgia

I'm currently inconclusive whether I should apply to SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Savannah, as both schools give me equal opportunity of success. How does one decide? #college #art #design #scad

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Kristan’s Answer

Updated Los Angeles, California

I would look at each college's setting, in other words where they are located-the restaurants, the shops, the nearby services, as well as if their campus is spread out amongst non-college buildings or more self-contained. Every college has a unique personality and this is helpful when making your final selection. If you can visit and take a tour, many of which are student led, this will give you a lot of insight into the culture of each school, the student body, the clubs, and extracurricular offerings. Additionally, finance assistance may be a factor in your selection. Does one of the schools offer more in the way of tuition assistance than the other? Consider the living arrangements of each school; you will want to think about whether you would like to live on campus in a dorm or off, if you prefer to eat in a dining hall or prepare you own food alone or with roommates.

There is so much to learn and experience from your time spent at college that happens outside of the classroom, but that being said perhaps compare class sizes and the ease of getting the classes you need and want for a timely graduation.

This is a super exciting time. Best wishes!

Your answer is great Kristan, thanks so much for sharing your expertise! At this moment there are more than 800 unanswered questions so I wanted to encourage you to keep going! So many students will benefit tremendously from hearing from you. Keep up the great work!

Simon’s Answer

Updated Greensboro, Georgia

SCAD's main campus is in Savannah with great infrastructure. The Atlanta a just a building or two. One thing that Savannah doesnt offer is the cooperation between Georgia Tech and Georgia State (which has an excellent Graphic Design program) that offer courses that I believe you can sign up for. If you like bigger cities and a lot of opportunities Atlanta is it. I live in the Atlanta area and visit Savannah a lot. My son graduated from Georgia State with a Graphic Design degree with a minor in business and secured a job with an advertising company in Atlanta within a month of graduating. Good luck...I hope this help a little.

thx sir, this was helpfull to me at least :)

Deepak’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

SCAD Savannah is a much better campus, with better facilities, better equipment, and better teachers (unless you want to do printmaking).

Atlanta is a single building, where as Savannah has 20+ buildings, tons of resources that offers wide support. With as many visiting artists and lectures they bring in, you'll want to go the main campus. Also, Savannah is beautiful!

N’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Now, when it comes to selection, be very specific and have a clear vision about what you want. Just don't choose anything at random, be wise ,think about the future aspect and then choose.

Rachel’s Answer


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