Armstrong Atlantic State University

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11935 Abercorn Street

Savannah, GA 31419

Phone: (912) 344-2576
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jul. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News rank Category Name
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Armstrong Atlantic State University is a public institution that was founded in 1935. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,731, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 267 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Armstrong Atlantic State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,734 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,348 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1935 and situated on the Atlantic coast, Armstrong is a dynamic public university with more than 7,400 students from across Georgia and 70 countries. Its location, just 15 minutes from historic downtown Savannah and 25 miles from Tybee Island beach, makes this 268-acre arboretum campus a popular destination for students who seek a unique college environment that brims with learning and career opportunities.

Armstrong offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate academic programs in its College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology and the College of Health Professions, one of the leading undergraduate health professions education centers in Georgia. The university also offers a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Popular majors include biology, nursing, business economics, rehabilitation sciences, liberal studies, criminal justice, to name a few.

Armstrong students enjoy small class sizes where they learn from talented and dedicated professors who serve as mentors and partners in research, while providing connections that lead to internships and career opportunities. Motivated students find the Honors Program both challenging and rewarding. Armstrong offers diversity in both its student population and experiences, and Latino student programs here have received national recognition.

Outside the classroom, students conduct research in local marshlands and waterways, find internships at nearby historic sites and participate in study abroad adventures that span the globe. With more than 100 student organizations and a full array of recreation and wellness programs, students find ample opportunity for activities, leadership and service to the community. Recent additions to campus include a new freshman residence community and an expansive student union.

Armstrong Pirates athletic teams excel in Division II Peach Belt play, winning the Peach Belt Commissioner's Cup in 2011-12. Men's sports include baseball, basketball, golf, tennis and cross country. Women's sports include soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and golf. The men's and women's tennis teams have won 10 national championships between them. Intramurals and club teams such as ultimate Frisbee are popular on campus.

Armstrong Mission and Unique Qualities
Armstrong is teaching-centered and student-focused, providing diverse learning experiences and professional programs grounded in the liberal arts.

Armstrong is committed to college affordability and completion, with 82% of students receiving some form of financial aid. Armstrong helps students coordinate institutional scholarships and grants, federal and state aid, and student employment opportunities that best suit their needs.

The university has been rooted in the Savannah community since its founding, and as Armstrong has grown so too has its deep connection to the city's history and the coastal environment. Armstrong's connection to Savannah and its environs is reinforced by a deep variety of community service programs and opportunities. From the university-wide biannual Treasure Savannah days of service and outreach to local schools and organizations, to real-life sea turtle nest rescues and charity medical assessments, students have the opportunity to expand their horizons through community engagement that enriches the quality of life in our area.

The variety and depth of academic programming, a stellar honors program, countless study abroad opportunities, championship athletics and myriad campus clubs and organizations provide the same kind of opportunities found at larger schools. Yet, Armstrong's relatively small size and accessible faculty foster individual growth, allowing students to fulfill their academic and personal potential.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1935
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $8,541,729


When applying to Armstrong Atlantic State University, it's important to note the application deadline is July 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Armstrong Atlantic State University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 70.4%
Application deadline July 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Armstrong Atlantic State University is 19:1, and the school has 37.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Armstrong Atlantic State University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 9%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 38%
Education 13%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5%
Psychology 4%

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Student Life

Armstrong Atlantic State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,731, with a gender distribution of 35.2 percent male students and 64.8 percent female students. At this school, 20 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 80 percent of students live off campus. Armstrong Atlantic State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 7,439
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Armstrong Atlantic State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. Armstrong Atlantic State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Armstrong Atlantic State University, 64 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,000.

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In-state tuition and fees $5,734 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,348 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,946 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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