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Situated on the Atlantic coast in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State University is a dynamic public university known for excellent arts and sciences along with outstanding professional programs. With approximately 7,500 students, Armstrong is small enough to foster a genuine sense of community and large enough to offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare our graduates for success in their careers and leadership in their communities.

QUICK FACTS

Founded:
1935 in the historic Armstrong House

Affiliation:
Part of the University System of Georgia

Location:
Armstrong Atlantic is ideally located just 25 miles from Tybee Island Beach. To the north, just 15 minutes away, lies the downtown Savannah Historic District with its Revolutionary and Civil War-era homes, idyllic squares surrounded by magnificent Spanish moss-draped oaks, and an exciting nightlife scene along River Street and in City Market. The 268-acre campus is a beautiful arboretum adjacent to a busy area of shopping malls, movie theaters and restaurants.

Campus Locations:
Main Campus ·  11935 Abercorn Street · Savannah GA 31419
Liberty Center · 740 East General Stewart Way, Suite 210 ·  Hinesville GA 31313

Enrollment:
Undergraduate-6,918
Graduate -764

Student Information:
Male     34.2%
Female     65.8%    

83.7% are from Georgia
12.3% are from out of state
4.0% are from over 80 other countries

Asian/Pacific Island     3.4%
African American     23.6%
Hispanic     4.7%
Multi-Racial     3.3%
Native American     0.4%
White/Caucasian     64.7%

Faculty & Staff:
Full-Time Instructional Faculty     292
Administration and Support Staff     237
Student to Faculty Ratio     19:1

Colleges:
College of Education
College of Health Professions
College of Liberal Arts
College of Science & Technology
Graduate Studies


Degrees & Programs:
Armstrong offers more than 100 academic programs

Engineering Alliance:
Armstrong and Georgia Tech offer a collaborative program that begins with core curriculum at Armstrong Atlantic and then completes a Georgia Tech engineering degree on Tech’s Savannah campus.

Cost:
Armstrong offers great value and in-state tuition for contiguous counties in South Carolina.

Financial Aid:
More than 80% of Armstrong students receive financial aid in a variety of forms including scholarships, grants, loans and work/study programs.

Grants:
Departmental and faculty grants afford tremendous opportunities for student scholarships, research, and part-time employment.  In 2009, expenditures related to these grants totaled $3,220,977.

Economic Impact:
Armstrong has an economic impact on the Savannah area of more than $205.5 million.

Athletics:
NCAA Division II
Armstrong competes in seven Peach Belt Conference sports

Men’s Sports:
   Baseball
   Basketball
   Golf
   Tennis

Women’s Sports
   Basketball
   Soccer
   Volleyball
   Softball
   Golf
   Tennis

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both won the 2008 & 2009 NCAA Division II Championships. The women’s team recently won the 2010 National Championship title, as well.

Mascot:
In keeping with the university’s nautical theme, its mascot is a pirate. Not so nautical, its colors are maroon and gold.

Student Activities:
80+ clubs and organizations. The university offers more than 200 plays, concerts, art exhibits, lectures, films and other presentations each year.

The College Union Board and individual campus organizations stage dozens of events each year including concerts, comedy performances, dances, poetry slams, open mic nights and festivals.

Numerous study abroad opportunities are available each year.

Housing:
Four residential complexes—Compass Point, University Crossing, University Terrace, and Windward Commons—currently house 856 students in apartment-style facilities.

New Student Union:
Our new student union is now open. The university’s first “green” building includes a 300-seat, food court-style dining area, a 200-seat lecture hall/movie theater, and a ballroom. The 60,180 square feet also houses a convenience store, bookstore and coffee shop.

Alumni:
Armstrong has approximately 23,231 alumni. They include community leaders, attorneys, a college president, scientists, physicians, nurses, teachers, computer programmers, a newspaper editor, actors, and even a zookeeper.

Library:
The recently remodeled Lane Library contains more than 200,000 books, 18,000 audiovisuals and 1,000 journals.

Accreditation:
Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: telephone number 404.679.4501) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Some departments and programs also have accreditation through discipline-specific national and state agencies and governing bodies.