Tuition & Fees

$6,794

$19,870

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,314
Declined + 5,616
Total Received 7,930
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Public

3,895

undergraduate students

182

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Business Management
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Codes

SAT 5609
ACT 0858

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Location

School Facts

Savannah State University, founded in 1890, is a public, multipurpose, historically black university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Business, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Science and Technology, and the School of Teacher Education. Its 165-acre campus is located in Savannah.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 4,077
Established in 1890
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Savannah, GA

165-acre, suburban campus in Savannah (population: 146,444). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Savannah State University
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
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Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
July 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program None
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

29%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,314
Declined + 5,616
Total Received 7,930

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Brian Dawsey
Director of Admissions for Recruitment
P: 800 788-0478
F: 912 358-3171
admissions@savannahstate.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 912 358-4162
F: 912 358-3167
finaid@savannahstate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Kenneth Wilson
Director of Financial Aid
wilsonk@savannahstate.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Biking, Flag Football, Kickboxing, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Basketball, Yoga, Zumba

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Athletic Directors

Opio Mashariki (men's)
Interim Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Mascot
Tigers
School colors
reflex blue and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
Aquarium Science
Behavior Analysis
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering Technology
Computer Science Technology
Criminal Justice
Education
Electronics Engineering Technology
Engineering Studies
English Literature/Language
Environmental Science
Forensic Science
General Science/Technology
General Studies
Global Logistics/International Business
Health Science
History
Homeland Security
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Studies
Management
Marine Science
Marketing
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Political Science
Public Administration
Social Work
Sociology
Urban Studies
Visual/Performing Arts
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Mass Communications
  3. Business Management

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

4,077

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

3,895
students

Female
60%
2,345

Male
40%
1,550

4%

182
students

Female
71%
130

Male
29%
52

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

3,319
students

Female
61%
2,006

Male
39%
1,313

15%

576
students

Female
59%
339

Male
41%
237

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
78%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
3%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

84%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: one week after first day of class

Spring: one week after first day of class

Summer: one week after first day of class

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented Burkina Faso
Cameroon
India
Jamaica
Nigeria
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants International student center

International Student Contact

Joline Keevy
Assistant Director, International Education Center
912 358-4147
keevyj@savannahstate.edu

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