Savannah State University Details
3219 College Street
Lux Et Veritas (Tradition Pride Progress)
|Level of Selectivity
Savannah State University is located in the coastal city of
Savannah, Georgia, with a population of 137,600. Historic Savannah offers
many cultural and recreational activities for students. Students have easy
access to a resort area known as Tybee Island. Savannahís public
transportation allows easy access to Atlanta, Georgia, 250 miles to the
northwest, and Charleston, South Carolina, 150 miles to the northeast.
Students are within hours of Florida and its beaches.
Savannah State University is a four-year, state-supported, coed college
founded in 1890 as Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth. The
school awarded its first baccalaureate degree in 1898, but did not become
a four-year college until after 1926. The first women students were
admitted as boarders in 1921. The school was officially named Savannah
State College in January of 1950.
Savannah was established under the 1890 Land Grant Act that required
states to provide educational training for black youth.
Savannah State served as the state of Georgiaís land-grant institution for
blacks until 1947. Savannah Stateís historical mission to train black
students has broadened to embrace all individuals regardless of race,
ethnicity, culture, or age. The College is committed to making higher
education accessible and excellent.
Due to mandated desegregation in 1979, a program exchange occurred between
Savannah Stateís faculty members and students in the Division of Education
and Armstrong State Collegeís faculty members and students in the Division
of Business. This exchange resulted in the creation of a new School of
Business at Savannah.
The campus is made up of forty buildings located on 165 beautifully
landscaped acres that have an architectural blend of the old and the new.
The campus is uniquely located within two city limits, Savannah and
Savannah State University is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools to award associate, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of
Science, and masterís degrees.
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 tuition: $2902 (in-state); $6435 (out-of-state)
Room and board: $2120 (room); $2840 (board)
Special fees: $275
Estimated total cost: $8887 (in-state); $12,420 (out-of-state)
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|Financial Aid-Institutional Funding
Percentage of students receiving financial aid: 85
Financial Aid Specific to the School
Approximately thirty endowed or alumni scholarships are available to
students. These include athletic awards, academic interest/achievement awards, special achievement/activities awards, and special
Continuous notification; August 1 (priority),
September 1 (fall).
Rolling admissions; May 1 (fall priority)
December 15 (spring priority)
A high school diploma (or equivalent) with 15
college prep units, including the following: 4 English, 3 science, 3
mathematics, 3 social science, and 2 foreign language. Students must
submit certificates of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella unless
exempt for physical or religious reasons. A $25 nonrefundable application
fee is due with application.
Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admissions; May 1 (fall priority)
December 15 (spring priority)
Admission Contact: Director of Admissions and Records, Savannah State
University, Hodge Hall, PO Box 20209, Savannah, Georgia 31404; Telephone:
912-356-2181; Toll-free: 800-788-0478; Fax: 921-356-2256.
A minimum of 120 hours, including completion of
the core curriculum to include humanities, the sciences, and social
sciences; a cumulative GPA of 2.0; completion of PSC 200 or HIS 202 or
203; passing score on the University of Georgia Language Skills
Examination; at least one year of residence at Savannah State to include senior year.
|Student Body Profile
Total enrollment: 2,700
Full-time undergraduates (men/women): 880/1,120
Part-time undergraduates (men/women): 220/280
Graduate students (men/women): 88/112
Campus Regulations: Students must live on campus unless they are commuters
who live at home.
Campus Services: Health center, personal and psychological counseling, and
career counseling and placement services. The college testing program
serves as a national testing center for the GMAT, LSAT, GRE, SAT, NTE,
CLEP, and MAT.
Campus Activities: Many activities for cultural enrichment complement
formal education on campus. Assemblies, motion pictures, lectures, art
exhibits, and drama are some of the activities provided. Students
interested in music can become members of the concert choir, band, or
Wesleyan gospel choir. Students can take part in the publication of the
student newspaper, Tiger Boar, or the college yearbook, The Tiger. The
College radio station (WHCJ-FM) serves as a training unit for the Mass
Communications program and accepts student volunteers.
Leadership opportunities can be sought in the more than seventy-five
student organizations representing athletics, service clubs, honors, media
publications, and interest groups, as well as the Student Government
Association (SGA). Greek fraternities include Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi
Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma; sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma
Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. Local sororities include Delta
Sigma Pi. Honor societies include Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Beta Beta, Beta
Kappa Chi, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Mu Delta, Pi Gamma Mu,
Sigma Delta Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Alpha Pi, and the Biomedical
Housing Availability: 1,020 housing spaces.
Handicapped Services: Students who have visual, auditory, or motor
handicaps may arrange for local certification of competency with regents.
Number of faculty members: 155
Student-faculty ratio: 22:1
Full-time faculty members: 135
Part-time faculty members: 20
Savannah State is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference (SIAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA),
Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross country,
football, and track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, tennis,
track and field, and volleyball.
Intramural Sports: basketball, bowling, cross-country, tennis, and track
Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Savannah State University, 3219
College Street, Savannah, Georgia 31404; Telephone: 912-356-5181 or 5182;
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
Three summer sessions.
Associate of Science: Chemical Engineering Technology, Computer
Engineering Technology, Marine Science Technology, Medical Technology
Bachelor of Arts: English, History, Mass Communications, Political
Science, Recreation and Park Administration, Sociology, Urban Studies
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemical
Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Information
Systems, Computer Science Technology, Criminal Justice, Electrical
Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies, International Business
Management, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Technology,
Physics, Social Work
Masterís Degree: Marine Science, Public Administration, Social Work