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Savannah State University

Savannah, GA


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Medium • Suburban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
    Not available
  • Graduation Rate

Savannah State University is a medium, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a city in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

From the Institution

Established in 1890, Savannah State University (SSU) is the oldest public historically black college or university (HBCU) in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's over 3,300 students select majors from 27 undergraduate and five graduate programs in four colleges; Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Sciences and Technology and Education. The verdant, 201-acre campus sits adjacent to a salt-marsh estuary, minutes away from historic downtown Savannah and the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah State University is one of only two institutions in the University System of Georgia to offer an undergraduate degree in forensic science with concentrations in chemistry and biology. Savannah State was the first HBCU and the first institution in Georgia to offer the homeland security and emergency management bachelors degree, which prepares responders for natural and man-made disasters. The College of Education offers a degree in Education in Middle School Education in biology, English/language arts, social studies, sciences, mathematics and engineering technology. Savannah State has partnership agreements with 30 foreign universities in Asia, Africa, and the Americas and study abroad and exchange programs in 14 countries. SSU offers an online bachelors of business administration in management, allowing for flexible class schedules and distance learning. Students can also complete their core classes online before beginning campus instruction in other disciplines. These offerings are part of the eCore system. SSUs Marine Sciences Program is the only one of its kind in the state. The campus is located in a natural saltwater setting where students can conduct research in four environments: salt marsh, estuary, beach, and ocean.

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Important Dates

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June 30
Regular Application Due
April 1
Financial Aid Application Due

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