Armstrong State University

Savannah, GA

Armstrong State is a public institution. Founded as a junior college in 1935, it became a four-year institution in 1964. Its 250-acre campus is located 10 miles from downtown Savannah.

Website: www.georgiasouthern.edu/

Public
Co-ed
6,281
Undergraduate
Students
(66.5%) 4,176 Women
(33.5%) 2,105 Men
760
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,047 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.21
SAT Math
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
541 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,014
Out-of-state: $30,496
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,384
Out-of-state: $19,866
Room and Board
$10,630
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Freshman Award
$11,154
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,030
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
290
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Savannah Population
142,772
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Pirate
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
26.7% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.2% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for advising
ACT: Used for advising

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
11935 Abercorn Street
City, State, Zip
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Phone
(912) 344-2503
Fax
(912) 921-5462
E-mail
admissions.info@armstrong.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
$30
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
78% of 2,047 applicants were admitted
Women
77% of 1,429 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 618 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
1,079 (99%) of 1,094 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.21
3.75 and Above
14%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
26%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
19%
Score of 500 - 600
59%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
541 average
500-580 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
24%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
3%
Score of 24 - 29
19%
Score of 18 - 23
64%
Score of 12 - 17
14%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $17,014
Out-of-state: $30,496
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,384
Out-of-state: $19,866
Room and Board
$10,630
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 20
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning April 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001546
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
3,277 (90.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,281 (98.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,218 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
63%
Average Award
$11,154
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,047 (51.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,154
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,548 (3.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,154
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 80 (73.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
132 (4.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,964

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
14,174 (86.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
10,074 (71.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,737 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,205 aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
57%
Average Award
$10,873
Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,276 (57.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,680
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,530 (3.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,680
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 187 (50.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
423 (2.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,907

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
69%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,030
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
Student Access Loans (SAL) and External Alternative Loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Hope Scholarship, Federal Work Study, TEACH Grant, and Zell Miller Scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Ethnic Background, International Students, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Psychology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Speech or Language Impairments
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Experimental Psychology
  • French Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Education, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
290
Part-Time Faculty
188
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 16% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 37% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
425,621
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
300
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Science in Computer and Information Science, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Sports Medicine, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Savannah Population
142,772
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
267 acres

Weather

Temperature
38.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
111 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Savannah
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Savannah

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
81%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
personal safety app

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Pirate
School Colors
Maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, hispanic outreach and leadership at armstrong (hola), student government association, campus union board, gay straight alliance, collegiate 100
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,281
Women
4,176 (66.5%)
Men
2,105 (33.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,513
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.5% Asian
26.7% Black/African-American
8.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.2% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 67 countries
Average Age
24
All Graduate Students
760

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
65.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
12.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
27.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
32.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
30%
Average Starting Salary
30%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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