Diversity

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

5 College Junior

Diversity: The school is an HBCU so most students are aware of the fact that diversity is something to be celebrated. The students respect matters of race, ethnicity, political, social status, political, religious and sexual/gender identification.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The campus is not to diverse since its a historical black college.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: We are an HBCU but we have people of all races here.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: seeing as though savannah state is an hbcu there is not a whole lot of diversity, however more and more diversity increase every year.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shara Simone Bennett
Hometown
Englewood, New Jersey
Major
Political Science
Grad Year
2014
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Diversity can be best described as showing a great deal of variety. Yet, diversity can also be broken down into many subgroups that consider ethnicity, age, economic status, sexuality, family structure, and major. At Savannah State, since the school is an HBCU, many wouldn't consider SSU to be a diverse school. However, others would disagree because students are accepting of all other racial backgrounds.

Minorities are respected just the same, with color being irrelevant. International students are welcomed with open arms because it's interesting to know someone is not from the United States and decides to study in a country different from his or her own. All in all, whether students are from down the street or across the globe, they are not discriminated due to their culture and/or race.

Facts & Statistics

African American
89%
Asian
0%
Hispanic
1%
International
1%
Native American
0%
White
6%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
Yes
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
8%
Common States of Residence
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 0%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 35%
22-24: 22%
25+: 10%
Female Faculty
47%
Male Faculty
53%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 42%
Asian American: 21%
Hispanic: 2%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 25%
Unknown: 11%
Gay Pride
Everyone is accepting of everyone regardless of sexual orientation. Everyone lives their own lifestyle. There are no GLBT clubs and organizations available, though.
Political Activity
There are many political causes on campus. In addition, students stand up for their rights and fight for what they want. Student government would be the most popular political organization because students give feedback on events happening on campus.
Economic Status
Everyone is treated as equals. Savannah State offers many scholarships; students just need to take the initiative and time to complete them. Although some scholarships are primarily for lower-income families, there are scholarships for everyone.
Most Common Religions
The most common religion practiced at SSU would be Christianity. There are choirs and clubs in regards to this religion. In addition, buses come every Sunday to pick up students and bring them to church.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Students are very active. Through clubs and organizations, they come together to represent their culture, adding more diversity to campus.
Did You Know?
There are more than 70 student organizations on campus, including everything from social to religious clubs.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 48 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 23% Not sure
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 10% Conservative
  • 25% Moderate
  • 29% Liberal
  • 4% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 48 responses

  • 4% Libertarian
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 8% Conservative
  • 15% Moderate
  • 38% Not sure
  • 17% Liberal
  • 19% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 48 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 47 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 49 responses

  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 22% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 73% Very accepting.

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