Savannah, GA
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Reviews 727 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Student

Drug Safety: On campus, there are those who do enjoy to participate in the use of certain illegal drugs. But there is no real effect on those who do not partake. Peer pressure is not a major factor, because of you choose not to join in, you choose not to join in.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The on-campus shuttle is helpful but not having a car is a headache. The public transportation is horrible.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is great only if you get your financial aid things done before the semester starts. If not, it is horrible.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are very close to the school.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation on and off campus is free with our student I.D.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The weather is usually warm, but it rains a lot here. It is very humid.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining options are very accessible to the campus. The cost and convenience is very plausible. We have student discounts for certain places and we have a variety of places to eat at.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: My university is a dry campus. We have policies that say if a student is caught with illegal substances they have to pay $500 fine and will be suspend off campus. There isn't any peer pressure for drugs on camp.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police officers and security guards on campus aren't allowed to do their jobs. It seems like they ride around the campus patrolling for parties and drug usage, but they aren't there when someone is getting robbed or shot at. They treat students who live on campus like prisoners, but the locals who are on campus illegally with respect.

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3 College Junior

Academics: To be a Political Science major at my school is average. We obtain a lot of work, in which I appreciate. I wish there was more work for us to do. I think we have too much free time, and are given too much time to turn in work. I wish I learned more than I do. In our program we have a lot of speakers in the Social Science field that come present and talk to students. There aren't a lot of internships catered to students in this program. The Social Science building is the newest and cleanest facility on campus.

1 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process is horrible. I think the students go through so much to get little funding for school. The advisement isn't great, and there aren't enough scholarships for students that are qualified to get them.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Savannah is a very small city. They have a very beautiful scenery, but there aren't main attractions, that big cities have. I think the students do the same mediocre activities every week that can be very boring such as going to the movies, bowling, downtown and to the malls. The city has the same jazz festivals, "Rock and Roll marathon", and other events every year. The malls and shopping centers are average and the sports are non and void.

3 College Junior

Computers: The computers at my university are either working great or not working at all. The Wi-Fi at my school is very poor. Every since the school privatized the school's Wi-Fi , making faculty, staff and students log-on into their Wi-Fi, the signal has been very slow. The computer labs are crowded usually during the end of the semester, because of last minute papers and assignments. Some computers work all the time, others usually are always down. We have money on our print cards for each semester every year.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am very happy with my major. Since I am Political Science major, a lot of my classes are challenging, but informative as well. My professors are very scholarly, and they are great advisors. I only wish we had more professors for my majors, because a lot of the classes I need to graduate are all at the same time and by the same professors. It is hard for students to graduate on time without attending summer school, because the classes they need to graduate are not available when they need them. If I could I do it all again, I would choose the same major, but I would probably change my university. I plan to become a JAG officer in the United States Navy, after I attend law school, upon undergraduate commencement.

2 College Junior

Majors: I think it will be a hard process getting into a good law school after graduation, because of the undergraduate university I have attended, but I won't let that hold me back. I am confident enough to apply to all the law schools that I wish to attend, and I will hope for the best. The most important criteria for admission will be the GPA requirement, because the best law schools in the country, expect students to have a very high undergraduate GPA. I'm still in the process of applying for schools, but the application process seems fair at this moment.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: One of the only perks of living on camp is the accessibility of on campus housing to learning facilities. The best dorms on campus catered to freshmen are the new dorms such Tiger Place, Camilla-Hubert and Tiger Pointe. There are two housing facilities catered to upperclassmen on campus, which is the University Commons and the University Village. The University Commons housing facility is more like a town-house experience. While the University Village housing facility is more like an apartment, and the students who live in these rooms have a full sized beds. The social atmosphere used to be exciting and fun, because the SGA used to host free on campus parties and events for the students, and provide shuttle buses for off-campus parties. Today, the SGA doesn't do that anymore. The housing process has changed from paper applications, to technological applications, which doesn't clearly specify where students want to stay. Every year the cost of housing goes up, which wouldn't be a problem if the school would renovate the upperclassmen housing facilities.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Since I attend a HBCU, we have a majority African American population on campus. We have study abroad programs that allow students from different cultural backgrounds to attend our school, while we attend theirs, but we aren't as diverse as most PWIs. The organization that has the most diversified population is our sports programs. Since the school recruits athletes from all "walks of life", our athletic teams are very diverse. It's not that my school doesn't accept other ethnic backgrounds, it's just that a lot of other races usually don't attend HBCUs. We are very accepting of any and everybody, from all ethnic, racial economic backgrounds, religions, political beliefs and sexual orientations.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Nightlife at my university for upperclassmen is usual catered off-campus. Students that are 21 and older usually attend bars downtown on River Street, or house parties at off-campus housing. If students want to go downtown to enjoy the nightlife scene, they can catch the Cat Prowler, which is the city bus that school rents on weekends that run from 8pm- 2am. The transportation is free with the student's school I.D.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: My university doesn't provide Greek housing. If the Greeks do have a house, it is a house that they have purchased off-campus. Greek life at my university is average. The Greeks attract a lot of attention, mostly because of the parties and events, not because of traditional beliefs. The Greeks affect social atmosphere by advertising their Greek weeks, advertising their parties for the weekend and advertising special events during the school year.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Our university doesn't really help students find off-campus housing. Our school's housing committee suggest upcoming juniors and seniors to look for off-campus housing, but they don't suggest off-campus housing. There aren't any off-camp housing catered to students. Most of the students that attend our university that live off-camp, live in apartments in the city that are cheap and accessible to school.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Its good if you can get it.

3 College Junior

Majors: Diverse majors offered bu t not diverse enough.

College Junior

Majors: I have yet to have an internship.

2 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Not a lot to do.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Some guys and girls are very immature.


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Shara Simone Bennett
Englewood, New Jersey
Political Science
Grad Year
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From the academics to the social life, Savannah State University is nothing but great. But the college experience is ultimately what you make of it. SSU's historic value is what surprises students the most. The oldest building on campus, Hill Hall, has survived fire. In addition, everyone is so friendly and family oriented, always willing to lend a helping hand. Many things make the school unique, including Felix Alexis Circle, which hosts the Greek "Divine Nine" fraternities and sororities. Many other schools have Greek houses, but SSU has Greek "plots."

The student-to-teacher ratio provides students with one-on-one assistance from teachers, where you're more than just a number. In addition, despite these smaller numbers, students still come together to make a difference. Ultimately, the student orientation leaders (SOLs) and tiger ambassadors (TAs) smoothen the transition from high school to college, and enlighten prospective students about SSU. Both organizations allow upcoming freshmen to feel right at home and welcomed. SSU prepares students to have an open mind, and to network appropriately because it's not what you know—it's who you know. 

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