Savannah State University

Savannah, GA, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is an Historically Black College and University in east Georgia and the state’s oldest public HBCU. A member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Savannah State grants bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. For students interested in journalism and media, SSU is home to the Tiger’s Roar student newspaper and student-run WHCJ radio station. The SSU campus features moss-laden oak trees, marshland, and Hill Hall, a facility named to the National Register of Historic Places.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • HBCU
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
56%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
82%
Out-Of-State Students
17%
67%
Submitting ACT
58%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 17
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 847
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,429
Total Number of Undergrads
4,239
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
51%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
9%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,098
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,743
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$16,204
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$7,592
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
85%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,173
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
85%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,185
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,425

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
87%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,800
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$352
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
40%
60%
Student Organizations
62
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
58%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tigers
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Savannah
Atlanta
Washington
Macon
Augusta
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,300
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
I think Savannah State University has a beautiful Campus.
Savannah State University is inexpensive.
Savannah State University has adequate and even new housing.
Jordan from Union City, GA
Being a student at SSU you have to have a lot of patience with the staff. SSU has a large number of students that attend there, so you will have to stay away from procrastinating on certain projects. Overall as a student there i would say that its a very good and reasonable university.
Dennis from Richmond Hill, GA
I love my HBCU. In every department I have had the opportunity to work with, someone is always ready to help you do better. Building connections is key, but if you do the experience is great, and you can truly get anywhere from here.
Chantel from JACKSONVILLE, FL
This is a great school if you love small class rooms and campuses.
Simmons from Savannah, GA
Savannah State University is a proud HBCU with a campus full of history. This University has already opened doors for me, giving me different opportunities for a career path. The University motto of you can get anywhere from here is quite fitting.
Sean from Wrens, GA
Savannah State University is one of the Historically Black College/University in the South and the only university that lies on the coast. The campus is beautiful and they offer great academic and extracurricular activities that one can join. The staff and the students are interactive and fun to be around.
Jacquez from Albany, GA

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