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

Facilities: The campus holds a lot of activities, including step shows.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Sporting facilities are nice and I love the diversity.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: It could be better if students would walk like they have a purpose.

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4 College Freshman

Facilities: I don't know about other schools but we have a really nice gospel choir that I want to join

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: we could have more student involvement.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1077th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1155th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 1215th
    Best Library
  • 1281st
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1317th
    Best Athletic Facilities

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 is up-and-coming, with many new additions happening on campus. Savannah State University is the oldest HBCU (historically black college and university) and strives to uphold the history on campus, but years have past, and the administration has realized that renovations are necessary. Students and administration are working side by side to maintain the SSU campus. Overall, students are always entertained with the many things going on on campus, like events sponsored by the Student Government Association and the Campus Activity Board, just to name a few. You're bound to have an enjoyable time, as long as you come out of your room and get involved.

The King-Frazier Student Center is the peak of the campus. This is where everyone comes to meet and greet, and you're sure to see people. In August 2011, SSU received a second student center. Athletic centers are also being maintained and renovated. The latest project is the football stadium. The Asa H. Gordon Library is filled with all the information necessary to get an "A" on a research paper. Gordon Library is a circle—the reason being the architect said he could fit more books in a circle library, and he was correct.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
83
Campus Size
175 acres
Student Centers
King-Frazier Student Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
Asa H. Gordon Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • Alexis Circle
  • Asa H. Gordon Library
  • King-Frazier Student Center
  • Your residential facility
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
None
Coffeehouse on Campus
Starbucks
Movie Theater on Campus
SSU doesn't have an actual movie theatre, but a central place where students watch movies is in the FLLC (Freshman Living and Learning Center) or the UV (University Village) lounge, as well as on the lawn at Alexis Circle.
"Green" Initiatives
Savannah State strives to ensure greatness on campus with many new improvements and renovations. SSU continues to use its resources to provide students with a safe environment/atmosphere.
School Slang
  • FLLC: Freshman Living and Learning Center
  • SOL: Student orientation leader
  • TA: Tiger ambassador
  • Up Top: This phrase refers to King-Frazier, Hill Hall, Document Center, Colston Hall, the mailroom, bookstore, Bowen, FLLC, Tiger Place, Tiger Point, and Tiger Court (e.g., "I'm going up top").
  • Ville: University Village (e.g., "Let's go to the Ville!")
Traditions
  • Fried chicken Wednesday: It's an HBCU thing. Every Wednesday for lunch and dinner in the "Big CafĂ©" in King-Frazier, it's chicken galore.
  • Greek Week: Each fraternity and sorority has a week dedicated to them.
  • Homecoming: Homecoming is filled with festivities and fun things to do all week (football game, tailgating, a parade, socials, and other events).
  • Midnight Breakfast: This is a breakfast dedicated to students around finals time.
  • Open Campus Day: Open Campus Day is conducted twice each academic year: once in the fall and once in the spring. It's a day filled with fun and smiles, as the University gives prospective students a day in the life as an SSU Tiger.
Urban Legends
  • Bostic Hall's very own Bostic watches everything.
  • Camilla-Hubert is haunted because a woman threw her baby through the window, and at 2:13 a.m., the baby cries.
  • Cats are always around because the slave spirits live through the cats.
Favorite Things To Do
Favorite things that people like to do on campus include going to pageants, fashion shows, parties, balls, student forums, and social events.
Student Newspaper
The Tiger's Roar
www.tigersroar.com
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Getting involved is a major aspect of your college experience, whether it be a club, organization, or social group. It is easy to show interest in an organization, but for many, an application, recommendation, or interview is required. Greek life is another prevalent addition to SSU. You must have a minimum number of credits in order to be eligible to pledge. Starting a new club can be easy; you just have to follow the SSU constitution and guidelines.
Student Activities Offered
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Campus Activity Board hosts great events such as "Spa Day," "Casino Night," foam parties, glow-in-the-dark parties, going to haunted houses, laser tag excursions, and ice skating.
  • In 2000, Hill Hall survived a fire; it is the oldest building on campus.
  • The SSU campus is approximately five miles from the center of the city of Savannah.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 38 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 43 responses

  • 7% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 12% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 30% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 51% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 42 responses

  • 2% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 17% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

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