Savannah State University (SSU)

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Savannah State University is a historically black college found in Savannah, GA. Around 4,000 students are enrolled at SSU.

Many of the students getting into SSU earned an SAT score in the range of 900 - 1030, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 16 - 19. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Savannah State University (SSU) average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.71 - 2.90. This school has an acceptance rate of about 33% with 30% of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Savannah State University (SSU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Savannah State University was reported as 33.2% in Fall 2020 with over 8,210 applications submitted to Savannah State University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SSU ACT Scores: 16 - 19
  • SSU Average GPA: 2.71 - 2.90

How Hard Is It to Get into Savannah State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

When considering the average GPA and SAT/ACT scores of students accepted to SSU and comparing to other schools nationwide, applicant selectivity is lower than most other schools.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Savannah State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 50.8%
  • 2017-2018: 55.8%
  • 2018-2019: 29.2%
  • 2019-2020: 33.2%
  • Projected SSU Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 35.8%

How Does Savannah State University (SSU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Savannah State University is seventy-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of South Carolina-Beaufort62.8%
College of Coastal Georgia87.2%
Citadel Military College of South Carolina74.7%
Charleston Southern University49.7%
Brewton-Parker College96.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Savannah State University (SSU) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading460 - 530
Math440 - 500
Total Score900 - 1030
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 20
Math15 - 18
Composite Score16 - 19
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