Armstrong Atlantic State University: Narrative Description

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11935 Abercorn St.
Savannah, GA 31419-1997
Tel: (912)927-5211; 800-633-2349; Admissions: (912)927-5275; Fax: (912)921-5462; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University System of Georgia. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 250-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $4 million. Research spending 2002-03: $13,680. Educational spending 2002-03: $4441 per student. Total enrollment: 6,653. Faculty: 408 (234 full-time, 174 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,685 applied, 65% were admitted. Full-time: 3,446 students, 66% women, 34% men. Part-time: 2,297 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 71 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 23% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 39% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 68% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; education; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Georgia Southern University, Savannah State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, proof of immunization, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: SAT II: Subject Tests. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $2212 full-time, $93 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8848 full-time, $369 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $390 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. College room only: $4500.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 57 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Wesley Fellowship, Hispanic Student Society, Ebony Coalition, American Chemical Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Major annual events: AASU Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Beach Bash. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 600 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2002-03. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Lane Library with 223,412 books, 666,657 microform titles, 1,166 serials, 15,618 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.8 million. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The college is located on the southside of Savannah, 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. All modes of transportation are available. Savannah is a highly industrialized metropolitan area with only minor agricultural activities. Industrial plants number over 350. This city is considered to be one of the first planned cities in North America. The charm of the city comes from the cobblestoned riverfront, and the many squares shaded by majestic oak trees. Points of interest include Factor's Walk, Savannah riverfront shopping, Johnson Square, Pink House, Owens-Thomas House, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Independent Presbyterian Church, Colonial Park, and many others.

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