About Savannah State University

Founded in 1890, Savannah State University. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,772 full time undergraduate students, and 183 full time graduate students.

The Savannah State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 215 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Savannah State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate50%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range750-880
ACT Range16-18

Admissions at SSU are considered Selective, with ,52% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 30 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Savannah State University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Savannah State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    119 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    90 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    123 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    124 Students rated campus facilities 3.7 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    124 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    123 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    123 Students rated local services 4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    123 Students rated academics 4 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Savannah State University?

72 Students rated Savannah State University

Ameer - 05/18/2024

Savannah State University is more than just a university to me; it is a beacon of opportunity, a hub for growth, and a home for intellectual exploration. I like it, not merely for its impressive infrastructure or diverse community, but for its commitment to fostering excellence in every student. As a rising junior majoring in Electrical Engineering, I have been privileged to experience first-hand the university's commitment to academic rigor and practical learning. The university's Electrical Engineering program has not only equipped me with technical knowledge but also nurtured my innate problem-solving skills. I am a black man, proud of my heritage, and Savannah State University has been instrumental in my journey, allowing me to excel academically while also embracing my identity. My high school GPA of 4 and my current college GPA of 3.7 are testaments to my dedication and the university's unwavering support. I firmly believe that the Global Perspectives Scholarship will further enable me to contribute positively to the university and the broader community. Savannah State University, to me, is a catalyst for change and a launchpad for future leaders.

Montel - 12/12/2023

SSU is a fun school for some, but there's room for improvement. Some things need to be cleaned up or updated, and some professors need to be reevaluated and switched to better professors. Also, the food could be a bit better, the quality is always inconsistent and they could give menus on what is there and what is not rather than wasting a swipe and finding out nothing is good. They could also put their money into better stuff and programs rather than wherever it goes. Such as just recently, the University Village, also known as "The Ville" had long amounts of time when there was no hot water for showers, this caused an uproar among the student body and the administration didn't do anything until the local news was called. However, with all the good and the bad, the people I've met and the fun I've had is something I'll remember and cherish for years and I hope for more.

Henry - 10/20/2021

Savannah State is a great HBCU. There is so much to the small, historical college. From great academics, to great sports, there isn't anything savannah state does not offer. Ive only been at the school for half a semester and I can assure you I made the BEST decision. Great instructors, great atmosphere, great diversity of cultures, the athletics are top notch, and everything is so accessible due to the size of the school. Overall, I have no complaints, and I feel like SSU does a lot right.

Victoria - 08/03/2021

I love it . They make me feel extremely safe , they take time to learn their students wants and needs , and know the dos and donts of campus . i oove the psychology course , and my psychology professor . savannah state is my home away from home . <3

Savannah State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Savannah State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Savannah State University is 50%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    The advice I would give myself is, to always remain focus. Since the reason I am here is to better my future and futher my education of higher learning. Also that networking is everything when you reach college. The more networking you do the better. By networking you open up many doors to your future and your mind. You gain many insights in life and in other people lives. Because you alone do not live in this world, you live in it with many others. So by net working you expand your mind in many ways possible that a book never can. And utimately i would tell myself, no one can push you to better yourself but you, and one person can change the world one step at a time. And that person is you!

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    No shuttle buses or availale rides to class.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Everyone on campus is very upbeat and humble. I can potentially learn and pick up some of the good habits, determination and motivation that each student, whether international or a minority, possesses.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school wants everyone to succeed.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about Savannah State is that they make it lenient for students of any background because they believe that everyone deserves the right to receive higher education. For instance, I didn't do so well in high school. I thought that I would spend the rest of my days working 9-5 shifts at a job that I was unhappy with. But Savannah State took me in with open arms; its amazing to see how much the faculty and students care and look out for one another.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone who is looking to be part of a diverse community and meet friendly students and faculty within the school and community. Also, if you love to be surrounded by a vibrant environment with its beautiful beaches, weather, and trees.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Prior to coming to Savannah State I never took a campus tour, so when I first arrived it was ALOT of walking , but over time I've gotten use to it.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The knowlegde that the financial aid counselors provide. I feel they don't inform the students of the full amount of aid that they qualify for. This not creates frustration but can persuade a student and thier family that they cannot afford schooling.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for being an historically black university, in southern Georgia. It is also well known for its school spirit , especially around homecoming time. The whole town tends to particpates.

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  11. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It is an HBCU and it has the Navy ROTC program. This school has the program that allows me to become a Naval Officer in four years.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If your not really outspoken, and or have some type of interests in being active whether it is with sports, academics, clubs, or orginizations. Then Savannah State University shouldnt be your first choice. It's very outgoing, lively, very oriented school. Never a dull moment, there is always somethig to do. Whether you have a liable source of transportation or not. Its very lively and brings new measures and obstacles to overcome.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When talking to my friends about my school I become excited. Its like majority of the students know what they have to do and kind of push one another to succeed. The environment is great its like being with family. Whenever I meet some high school seniors I tell them about my school and try to get them to look into coming to Savannah State University. Many students at Savannah State including myself can honestly say we love our HBCU.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I currently have an 3.9 at Savannah State. My major is Forensic Science. I take my studies seriously and many of my teachers saw this. So when I needed help they were more than willing to help me. I also enrolled myself in a over seas Chinese study program to advance my studies.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    There are parties thrown throughout the week that are more heard of then on campus activities.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Like to party, irresponsible, lazy, "rachet" , and representation of thugs. I wont say its completely accurate, maybe 85{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c}.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Savannah State University receive some sort of financial aid. 79% were awarded federal grants. While 87% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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