Academics

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

Academics: Some professors are good others are more harsh . They really care about the information they are trying to teach us . The registration process is a breeze.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very enlightening being a black student at an HBCU really helps you learn background of the group you are apart of.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: They have a lot of opportunities for you in your particular field that may interest you.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a manageable workload. Its not a lot of work but can be if you don't use your time wisely.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The schools curriculum is great. We are enhancing ourselves in our majors early on as we take on the intro to our major classes.

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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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 36 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 7 responses

  • 19% Dr. Charles Elmore - African American scholar, jazz historian
  • 19% Shannon Sharpe - former NFL player, commentator
  • 19% Dr. Charles Elmore - African American aviator
  • 19% James E. Wright - WWII flight instructor
  • 15% 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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 35 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

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