Savannah State University

3219 College St, Savannah, United States
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Overview of Savannah State University

About this school

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


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,645
    • Men:1,954 (42.1%)
    • Women:2,691 (57.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Savannah State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
4
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
Recommended
July 15
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Required for some
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
3219 College Street
City, State, Zip
Savannah, GA  31404
Phone
(912) 358-4338
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
-

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 2,950 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 1,765 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 1,185 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,186 (49%) of 2,438 admitted students enrolled
Women
674 (45%) of 1,485 admitted students enrolled
Men
512 (54%) of 953 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
2.77
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17 average |16-19 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
3%
• Score 18 - 23
42%
• Score 12 - 17
54%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $6,734|Out-of-state: $19,810
  • Room & Board: - $7,592 (66.01739130434783%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,600 (13.91304347826087%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,308 (20.069565217391304%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Savannah State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
July 31
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001590
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
Not reported
Found To Have Financial Need
Not reported
Received Financial Aid
Not reported
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
Not reported
• Need-Based Gift
Not reported
• Need-Based Self-Help
Not reported
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


191

Part-Time Faculty


29

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 17% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 24% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 12% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 12% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
296,337

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
200
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Savannah State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


7.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


19.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


27.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (24)


  • Accounting
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science in Urban Studies, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Marine Science

Master's Programs of Study (7)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Human Resources Management
  • Marine Sciences
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work
  • Urban Studies
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


142,772

Nearest Metropolitan Area


173 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
25 mile(s) from campus in Savannah
Nearest Bus Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Savannah
Nearest Train Station
4 mile(s) from campus in Savannah

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


44%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Orange and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, weight lifting

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Savannah State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marching band, wesleyan gospel choir, residence hall association, student government association, tiger ambassadors

Sororities


38% of women participate

Fraternities


35% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,062

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,645
Women
2,691
Men
1,954

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.1% Asian
  • 83.5% Black/African-American
  • 8.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 4.1% White
  • 0.6% Unknown

International Students


1.3% from 46 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


155

Student Resources

Study resources