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Savannah State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 520 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 37 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

56% Women
44% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $137,512)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $61,695)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 49 40 - -
Baseball 42 - - -
Basketball 16 23 - Yes
Football 117 - - -
Golf 13 7 - Yes
Softball - 24 - Yes
Tennis - 10 - Yes
Volleyball - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - - Yes
Cycling - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Swimming and Diving - - - Yes
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 91.2%
Hispanic 0.7%
Non-resident alien 0.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.2%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 5.4%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 8
Drug Law Violation 8
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 60

Notable Alumni

  • Dr. Charles Elmore, African American scholar, jazz historian
  • Ernest "The Cat" Miller, professional wrestler
  • James E. Wright, flight instructor during World War II
  • Jerome Miller, Toyota Motor Sales Vice President
  • Shannon Sharpe, NFL football player
  • W. W. Law, civil rights leader
  • Walter E. Gaskin, major general, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Dr.Charles Elmore, first African American aviator to the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Jordan from Union City, GA
  • 4
  • Most of the dorms are new and nice. There Are curfews and visitation hours though. The upperclasmen dorms are renovated apartments, so you feel almost at home. However apply for…

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  • Monique from Tyrone, GA
  • 2
  • Recently Savannah State University has had renovation in many dorm buildings. This is a great improvement for the University, and has drawn many students interest. The only thing students may…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Makiya from Lithonia, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Food has it's good and bad days. Make sure to stock up on snacks and a lot of water (it get's very hot and muggy on campus!!!!!).

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  • 3
  • Kenley - Valdosta, GA
  • I am a current student here

    After eating the same food every day it gets tiring. Some days it’s pretty good but most days I didn’t feel like walking to the caf.

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  • 5
  • Sean from Wrens, GA
  • I am a current student here

    There is a good variety of places to get food around campus. With so many places to choose from, it gives you the opportunity to eat healthy.

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  • 4
  • Simmons from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

    The café is the best place to eat on campus. The U or union is good too but you will get tired of eating fast food.

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  • 3
  • Amber from Decatur, GA
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria is very diverse. The Student Union is good, but can be very unhealthy. The Tiger Express is convenient for dining with your friends, intimately.

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  • 4
  • Student from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

    The latest addition to campus is the Student Union, which holds several dining areas: the Chicken Shack, the Austin Grill, the Tiger Deli, Marshside Sunrise, and the Corner Cafe are all popular with the students. Meals are quick, affordable and delicious with the option to sit in the dining area with an amiable and fun musical atmosphere or to carry out your food to your room if you prefer something quieter. There is also the Tiger Diner, which has the feel of an old school 1950s diner, where they serve grilled burgers, milkshakes and put on old fashioned music too! The main dining area is the Tiger Dining Hall in King-Frazier, which serves a variety of meals. They have an awesome salad and sandwich bar and they also have a vegetarian bar!

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  • 5
  • Shedrion from Newnan, GA
  • I am a current student here

    The Dining Hall food is excellent. There are also a lot of other campus restaurants to go to and I have never had a bad meal. You never have to have the same meal all the time. You have a variety of foods t choose from and enjoy.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Makiya from Lithonia, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big thing on any HBCU, especially at Savannah State. Go to as many stripe and community service events that you can if interested in Greek life.

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  • 0
  • Mychael from Atlanta, GA
  • I am a current student here

    With this being a HBCU, Greek Life is highly respected by all members of the school. It's really something you have to be in to really understand, but nevertheless it is very open and public. If you are interested that's not a hard problem to solve.

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  • 0
  • Amber from Decatur, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very popular on campus. They interact with everyone and always stroll the circle. These people are usually friendly.

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  • 0
  • Shedrion from Newnan, GA
  • I am a current student here

    I am not in a Sorority at this time but I have been entertaining the idea of becoming part of the Greek Life and I want t become part of one that does good in the community and stresses education before partying.

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  • 0
  • Asya from Stone Mtn, GA
  • I am a current student here

    Here at Savannah State greek life pays a huge role. Each and every Sorority/Fraternity displays their royalty.

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  • 0
  • Corey from Savannah, GA
  • I am a current student here

    I love the Greek Life here. They are involved everywhere. They stand for what they believe. They all are a brotherhood.

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  • 0
  • Man
  • I am a current student here

    greek life the sorority's and frats are straight they be turnt at party's and they do they part in community service well at least that one time i seen them but they cool every body want to join one now

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