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About Savannah State University

Savannah State University is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah State University was founded in 1890 and now enrolls around 4,077 students a year, including 3,895 undergrads.

Savannah State University offers housing for up to 2,745 students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Savannah State University's endowment was $5.415 million For each full-time student, Savannah State University spends about $5,390.

2021 Savannah State University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Average GPA 2.8
In-State Tuition $5,080
Out-of-State $18,482

2022 Savannah State University Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Savannah State University

Savannah State University does not offer early decision or early action.

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2021 Acceptance Rate for Savannah State University

It is slightly difficult to get into Savannah State University. The acceptance rate at Savannah State University is 83%. Last year, 2,950 students applied to Savannah State University and 2,438 were admitted.

Savannah State University Waitlist 2021

Savannah State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Savannah State University?

Savannah State University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Savannah State University, applicants must submit the following items.

Savannah State University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.3
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Savannah State University

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Savannah State University.

Does Savannah State University Require the ACT or SAT?

Savannah State University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 64% submitted the SAT. 62% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Savannah State University

Yes! Savannah State University provides on-campus housing for up to 2,745 students.

Savannah State University students are active in the school's Marching band, Wesleyan Gospel Choir and Residence Hall Association. Homecoming, Spring Fling Activities, and and Martin Luther King Observance Day are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Savannah State University.

Financial Aid at Savannah State University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Savannah State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Savannah State University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Savannah State University, around 62% return for their sophomore year.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Based on this information, how does Savannah State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Savannah State University a good school for you?

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Where is Savannah State University?

Savannah State University is located in the suburban setting of Savannah, Georgia.

If you want to see Savannah State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Savannah, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Savannah Hilton Head International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Savannah State University and Savannah are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3219 College Street Savannah, GA 31404

Campus Setting: Suburban

Savannah State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Savannah State University is Jul 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Savannah State University is Jul 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Savannah State University ACT Scores


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Savannah State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Savannah State University is like? There are approximately 4,077 students enrolled at Savannah State University, including 3,895 undergraduate students and 182 graduate students. 85% percent of students attend school full-time, 86% percent are from GA and 14% percent of students are from other states.


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