Savannah State University

The oldest public historically black college in Georgia, Savannah State also is the oldest institution of higher learning in Savannah. The 201-acre residential campus is minutes away from the historic district and Atlantic Ocean beaches. The marine sciences program is the only one in Georgia located in a natural saltwater setting; students can conduct research in three environments: marsh, ocean, and wetland.  

Founded 1890 

Undergraduate enrollment 4,602 

Graduate enrollment 170 


In-state tuition $3,170/semester 

Out-of-state tuition $9,271/semester 

Georgia freshmen on HOPE 25% 

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a 

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 850 

SAT score breakdown 430, critical reading; 420, math; does not presently use writing score in admissions 

Average class size for freshman courses 26 

Popular majors accounting, biology, criminal justice, global logistics and international business, homeland security and emergency management, mass communication, social work