Academics

Location
Savannah, GA
Undergrads
3,837
Tuition (in-state)
$14,812 ($5,290)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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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.

4 College Junior

Academics: Nice people that are willing to help.

4 College Junior

Academics: It's fascinating dealing with cultural differences and understanding how logistics works across the world.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Smart guy went to savannah state

4 College Senior

Academics: Considering that I am a history major at Savannah State University, the history program is awesome!! The professors really work with the students and are very credible. They also work to better the program and to help students earn jobs, continue into graduate school, or even a Ph.D. program.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 351st
    Best Online Course Options
  • 421st
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio
  • 914th
    Most Manageable Workloads
  • 1283rd
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 1290th
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shara Simone Bennett
Hometown
Englewood, New Jersey
Major
Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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Savannah State University's motto is, "You can get anywhere from here." But the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover" can best describe the University because those who talk negatively about Savannah State are simply uninformed. In order to have an enjoyable time, one should have an open mind and get involved. SSU is broken down into three colleges: the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), the College of Sciences and Technology (COST), and the College of Business Administration (COBA). Each college is broken down into separate majors and programs.

Each student is assigned an adviser; advisers guide students through registering for classes as well as ensuring that students stay on track. Class scheduling is pretty easy and efficient, as long as you register on time. In addition, your adviser ensures that you stay on track so you can graduate on time. Not to mention that the teachers are loving and truly care about the education of their students. They are willing to lend a helping hand and assist when necessary. The grade curriculum is fair, and teachers will work with you. The workload offered from professors is average until you begin getting into your major.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
23:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
163
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
56
Total FT Faculty
163
Average Faculty Salary
$53,396
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
40%
Transfer-Out Rate
23%
Graduation Rate
32%
Programs/Majors Offered
26
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: No
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
  • College of Sciences & Technology
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 4%
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other: 4%
  • Journalism: 4%
  • Social Work: 5%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • Health/physical education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
Study abroad
Other Academic Offerings
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Internships
Online Courses
Online classes can either be hybrid (part online, part in class) or 100 percent online. Classes offered include "Computer and Applications," "Global Issues," "Psychology," "Art," and "Critical Thinking."
Best Places to Study
  • Dorm
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Study hall
  • Study room
Tips to Succeed
  • Attend student orientation.
  • Be friendly.
  • Don't slack off!
  • Get involved in an organization.
  • Get matched with a compatible roommate (go to your Savannah State class on Facebook and see who's attending).
  • Get to know your professors (attend study sessions and office hours).
  • Prioritize! Prioritize! Prioritize!
  • School always comes first.
  • Study hard.
  • Use your time wisely!
Did You Know?
SSU is the oldest public historically black university in Georgia.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 6 responses

  • 22% Shannon Sharpe - former NFL player, commentator
  • 17% Dr. Charles Elmore - African American scholar, jazz historian
  • 17% Dr. Charles Elmore - African American aviator
  • 17% James E. Wright - WWII flight instructor
  • 13% W. W. Law - civil rights leader
  • 4% Walter E. Gaskin - major general, U.S. Marine Corps
  • 4% Jerome Miller - Toyota Motor Sales Vice President
  • 4% Ernest "The Cat" Miller - professional wrestler

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 35 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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