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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I absolutely love my school. Such a huge diversity of ethnicity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is a wide range of diversity in school which helps to create an environment for learning. Economic, political, and religious beliefs are based upon the ethic culture of the school. Acceptance into a new society or culture will help to advance not only in learning but in new ways to communicate for learning.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everybody is accepted on campus but people still hang with the same people that are like themselves.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: im at a hbcu there a few other peope of other ethnicity other than blacks

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: People are open here pretty much got PLENTTYYY of ignorant people here but thats anywhere just gotta ignore it.


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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
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
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
Male Faculty
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 51 responses

  • 4% Progressive/very liberal
  • 27% Liberal
  • 24% Moderate
  • 10% Conservative
  • 6% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 27% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 50 responses

  • 18% Progressive/very liberal
  • 16% Liberal
  • 14% Moderate
  • 8% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 4% Libertarian
  • 40% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 51 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 50 responses

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

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 40% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 20% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 51 responses

  • 73% Very accepting.
  • 24% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 4% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.


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