Savannah State University

Savannah, GA
School Type:
4-year, Public
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1890
  • Enrollment: 2,945
  • Mascot: Savannah Tiger
  • Colors: Orange and Reflex Blue
  • Motto: Lux et Veritas, “Light and Truth”
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Savannah State University, nestled in the historic city of Savannah, Georgia, is a distinguished public historically black university with a rich heritage dating back to its founding in 1890. As the oldest public HBCU in Georgia, Savannah State has played a pivotal role in providing higher education opportunities to African-American students for over a century. The university was established during a time when access to quality education for African Americans in the South was severely limited, making its contribution to the community and its students' lives historically significant.

Today, Savannah State University boasts an enrollment of approximately 2,945 students and offers a wide range of academic programs, including Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master’s degrees, along with Postbaccalaureate certificates. The university is renowned for its diverse range of popular majors, such as Biology, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Business, Journalism, Criminal Justice and Corrections, Marine Biology and Oceanography, and Accounting. These programs reflect the university's commitment to providing a comprehensive education that meets the needs and interests of its student body.

Athletically, Savannah State University competes in NCAA Division II as part of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). The university's athletic teams, known as the Tigers, don the school colors of orange and reflex blue, proudly representing Savannah State in various sports competitions. The university's motto, "Lux et Veritas" (“Light and Truth”), encapsulates its mission to enlighten and educate students, preparing them to be truth-seekers and leaders in their chosen fields and communities. The urban campus setting of Savannah State University offers students a dynamic and enriching college experience, combining academic rigor with a vibrant campus life.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (912) 358-4162
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  • Financial Aid: 912-358-4162, option 6
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Popular Majors
  • Biology
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Business
  • Journalism
  • Criminal Justice and Corrections
  • Marine Biology and Oceanography
  • Accounting

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Tigers

Men’s Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track & Field

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

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