Savannah State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Savannah, GA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$4,064

Avg in-state tuition

$14,786

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Savannah State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Savannah State University is a small public university located on an urban campus in Savannah, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,245, and admissions are very selective, with an acceptance rate of 46%. The university offers 33 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 27%, and a student-faculty ratio of 18:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,064, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $14,786.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

46% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

69% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

27% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 15-19

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 845-980

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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3k

Students enrolled

86%

Online student enrollment

18:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

Black

81%

Hispanic

8%

White

4%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

2%

Unknown

1%

Asian

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

61%

Socio-economic diversity

71% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,064 $14,786
Graduate $3,588 $13,068

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,600
On-campus room and board $7,762
On-campus other expenses $2,150
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $7,762
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,450
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,450

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $15,576 $26,298
Off-campus without family $15,876 $26,598
Off-campus with family $8,114 $18,836

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

83%

State Grant Aid

31%

Institution Grant Aid

29%

Pell Grant

71%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,998
State Grant Aid $4,635
Institution Grant Aid $8,204
Pell Grant Aid $5,117

Financial Outlook

$31k

Average student debt after graduation

$26k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.