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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C-
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.
About Savannah State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404
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Savannah State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
56%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1010
ACT Range
16-19
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$10,098/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,969/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.87 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.90 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.89 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,687Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
552
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Turnup!
    38%
  • Determined
    24%
  • Chill.
    22%
  • Helpful
    7%
  • All of the above
    3%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.109 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.130 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • We can get anywhere from here.
    57%
  • Not the best but its all in what you make of it.
    16%
  • Illustrious
    13%
  • Tell them we are Rising.
    6%
  • Exceeds beyond the expectations
    3%
  • Needs improvement
    3%
  • Home away from home
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses
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Savannah State University Reviews

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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.
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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.