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  1. Academics
    B-
  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 $21,800.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,407/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,370/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,640/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,951/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,479/ year
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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.87 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,687Undergrads
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 55 responses
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  • Turnup!
    40%
  • Chill.
    24%
  • Determined
    24%
  • Helpful
    7%
  • All of the above
    4%
  • Diverse
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.106 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.127 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • We can get anywhere from here.
    58%
  • Not the best but its all in what you make of it.
    15%
  • Illustrious
    14%
  • Tell them we are Rising.
    6%
  • Exceeds beyond the expectations
    3%
  • Needs improvement
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.66 responses
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I love SSU, this transition from high school to college, and living with my mom to living on my own was not at all overwhelming. The campus is manageable. The floor plan of Tiger Place and Tiger Court are nice. If you want things to be done, like financial aid for example you have to be very determined and on top of it! The parties are lit! The food is defiantly a hit or miss. The teachers I’ve had have been helpful. Overall, I love my SSU.
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Savannah State University being an HBCU has given me the experience of a life time. As a person of color, attending an HBCU and learning about not only the history of my school, but also the purpose of HBCU's in general has given me much more of an insight on just how important they are to this country. Like every university it has its minor problems and hiccups, but that is overshadowed by the great things that go on in this city and on campus . The amount of diversity seen at the university is quite astonishing as well, the level of acceptance that comes from my peers is heartwarming. This school in its entirety has helped me find myself, help me find life long friends and given me a pathway to have a prosperous future.
I love the environment at SSU! Easy to get around campus. The professor not only want you to pass, but SUCCEED, in their classes. They put you to your highest potential and encourage you to do more than what is expected from you. In class, i can actually understand what is being lectured and participate in class discussions and debates, which can actually be pretty fun sometimes.