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Study at Savannah State University

Savannah State University, also known as SSU, is a four-year, state-supported university located in Savannah, Georgia, United States. It was established on November 26, 1890. SSU's campus spreads across an area of 175 acres. SSU was ranked fourth tier in the U. S. News and World Report ‘America's Best Colleges 2008'in the Universities–Master's (South) category. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse Course Topics. SSU is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Sciences and Technology
Savannah State University sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. The teams participate in the sports such as football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, tennis, and track and field. The sports teams are nicknamed the Tigers and Lady Tigers.

Profile of Savannah State University

Savannah, GA is home to Savannah State. Savannah is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Savannah State go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in science, media, mathematics, engineering technician, and family and social work.

Savannah State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 32% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 390. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 380 and 460. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.


Savannah State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 3, 169 enrolled students . Savannah State has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Savannah State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the South Atlantic Conference.

Savannah State Tuition and Affordability

Savannah State is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"A unit of the University System of Georgia, Savannah State University offers nationally accredited programs in liberal learning, sciences, fine arts, and the professions. The University is committed to the development of leaders and high quality instruction, supported by scholarship, research, community enrichment, and international interaction. "

Savannah State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management106business management, marketing, accounting
Liberal Arts61sociology, political science, English, history, area and Cultural studies, urban studies
Family and Social Work58social work, public administration
Science50biology, marine biology, geology, chemistry
Engineering Technician34electronics tech, computer engineering tech, civil engineering tech, mechanical engineering tech, engineering technician
Security and Law Enforcement23corrections and criminal justice
Computer Science and Engineering16information science
Therapy and Counselling14child psychology
Art Studies2visual and performing arts

Contact: Savannah State

Savannah State University

3600 College Drive

Savannah, GA 31404-5310

General Phone: (912) 356-2186


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