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| SSU is an unorganized HBCU that doesn't help the student advance. The school looks for ways to get money out of the student instead of helping them find ways to save money. Notifications for changes on campus are never clearly posted and not emailed to all students. When you talk to the administration about a problem that was done one their end and you suffered, all that is said is "Well there is nothing we can do about it now." If there are any renovations or buildings to be constructed, you will be charged for it as an extra charge on your account. |
|Dec 15 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |
| Savannah State socially is a great place to be. Especially if your a pretty girl, making and retaining friends is super easy. And yes, like at most HBCU's, the faculty are fairly paternal. That being said, the most dissatisfied students are those who take their education very seriously ,and are not content with "just passing."|
Most professors, especially in the liberal arts will be fairly dismissive as to your concerns with grading, assignments, etc. They do not tolerate questioning and are unable to have a reasonable conversation with you about your work without snooty remarks such as "Well, where's your PhD?" It is obvious any concerns are perceived as threats, and most issues have to be resolved through Deans in the departments.
Also, because it is the South you will want to be careful about your manners. I'm an out-of-state student from the West Coast, and never realized how sensitive people can be..Also BE PATIENT! Savannah State moves incredibly slowly, anything you want done takes at least 3-4 hours, especially registration or financial aid, and attitude IS NOT TOLERATED.
Lastly, you WILL NEED A CAR. Savannah has some beautiful beaches, restaurants and shops, downtown is great but they are all MILES AND MILES AWAY. People tend to share their transporation but "hitching rides" is $$$$. Occassionally you get lucky with the bus systems but they are fairly unreliable, about 50% of public transportation is timely, and you will be waiting a while to go anywhere!
P.S.- I took overload schedules both years I attended SSU and NEVER felt challenged. For that reason I am transferring to Emory this fall. It is not normal to get dumber during college, which was my SSU experience. All of the learning I did, was on my own time, in the library.Email
|Jul 10 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| THIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW! It is not biased in any way. it is absoutely vital that you watch who you hang out with at this school. There are very bright student here concerned with their education, some who want to party and slightly care and some just here to party. The faculty loves the students and the student love (most of them back)! This is not an easy school actually. It is an HBCU however so the professors act like aunts and uncles and you have a lot of not very hard homework, it's just to keep you involved and focused. The tests are hard, you have to study! I left and 2went to GA STATE and I regret it. I didn;t get the support as I did at Savannah State. nd no, I do not work for them. I went to GA STATE and became a number. The did little to keep you involved they only wanted you to learn if you put forth the effort. Savannah State really cares if their student succeed. I went on study abroad and everything and even got the help of going after scholarships from staff. The are really outstanding. One girl who went to Clark said Savannah State was wayyyy better...this is all i have for now...oh yea financial aid takes forever like @ every HBCU so boo to that but go SSU...i was on danceline and several other activities..so yeah, go SSU...im not mad @ all...this experience was amazing. |
|Oct 09 2009|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2009 |