Savannah State is a public university located in Savannah, Georgia. As a historically black college, Savannah State has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,687 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Savannah State acceptance rate is 56%. Popular majors include Journalism, Biology, and Business. Graduating 28% of students, Savannah State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,600.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.87 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Corrections36 Graduates
Homeland Security and Disaster Management36 Graduates
Developmental and Child Psychology32 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services24 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography23 Graduates
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- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.109 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.130 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses
Savannah State University Reviews
I love Savannah State University. I love the sense of pride and family atmosphere here. I loved Dress For Success every Wednesday. I appreciate all the professor that really cared about their students and did their best to be relatable to us and understand us. I appreciate Dr. Kimberly Frame and Dr. Christina Davis for being rockstar professors and keeping me on my toes. I also appreciate Coach Kellie Fletcher for being the best cheerleading coach that program has ever seen. Sure, Savannah State has their share of problems but name one school that does not. The idea of a college experience has to include the struggle or else it would only be half as beneficial. Coming in as a freshman and transitioning to a graduate program at that same institution, gives me such nostalgia. Especially when I walk through the campus pass by dorms that I used to reside in. I have so much love and appreciation for Savannah State University for making me into the professional woman that I am today.
Their Student Records Coordinator nasty and very unprofessional. In order to receive a copy of your transcript you have to use a service contracted by SSU.I waited 3 weeks to receive my transcript,before I called the Record Coordinator,directly, Ms. Latasha Lawton who was angry that I had contacted her.She said that they pay the company for the service and I contact her directly.I had contacted them twice and they referred me to her, BECAUSE I INSISTED.I had a job hinging on an official transcript, I really needed and it shouldn't take 10 business days to mail it to me, since I live in Georgia.She reluctantly agreed to send me another copy and stated that "I'll print you out a copy, but I can't control when you'll get it no matter where you are." Unprofessional. Nasty. Ms. Lawton works for the public and really needs to check her attitude.
The illustrious Savannah State University has been one of the greatest teachers on my journey into adulthood thus far. The campus and the HBCU atmosphere has helped me gain an understanding on what it means to be an educated African American female. It has shown me that my mind, my heart, and my skin color shall be things that enhance me, instead of things that negate me. The staff have been very helpful thus far and I have encountered many faculty members who go above and beyond despite being paid way less than they deserve. I realize how blessed I am to be able to receive a college education and my studies have become my top priority. My “University by the Sea” has greatly impacted my life and I will put in every necessary amount of hard work to continue my college career here. Thank you.