Armstrong Atlantic State University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

Armstrong Atlantic State University
Armstrong Atlantic State University. AASU Armstrong University Archives / Flickr

Armstrong Atlantic State University Admissions Overview:

To apply to Armstrong State, students need to submit an application online, by following the directions on the school's website. Students must also submit test scores from either the SAT or ACT. While scores from both tests are accepted, slightly more students submit scores from the SAT. With an acceptance rate of 80%, the school is not considered selective, and students with high grades and test scores have a good shot of being admitted. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Armstrong State University Acceptance Rate: 80%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Armstrong Atlantic State University Description:

Armstrong Atlantic State University is a public, four-year institution in Savannah, Georgia. Located 25 miles from Tybee Island Beach, the 268-acre campus supports over 7,000 students with a student/faculty ratio of 18 to 1. Armstrong offers over 100 academic programs across its colleges of Education, Liberal Arts, Health Professions, Science and Technology, and Graduate Studies. Students are highly engaged outside of the classroom, and Armstrong is home to more than 80 student clubs and organizations including a Karate Club, Science Fiction/Fantasy Club, and the Philosophical Debate Group. The university also has a wide variety of intramural sports such as Inner Tube Water Polo, Sports Trivia, and a Corn Hole Tournament, as well an active Greek life with four fraternities and six sororities. The AASU Pirates compete in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference (PBC); the university's men’s and women’s tennis teams have recently won three Division II Championships.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,157 (6,397 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 34% Male / 66% Female
  • 74% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,360 (in-state); $15,616 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,573 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,176
  • Other Expenses: $3,587
  • Total Cost: $20,696 (in-state); $30,952 (out-of-state)

Armstrong Atlantic State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 90%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79%
    • Loans: 57%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $6,199
    • Loans: $5,878

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, English, Health Sciences, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 27%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 31%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Golf, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like Armstrong ASU, You May Also Like These Schools:

Applicants interested in a similar-sized school that is also located in Georgia should consider such schools as Valdosta State University, Emory University, Columbus State University, and Clayton State University. These schools vary in term of selectivity—Emory is quite selective, while the others are more accessible.

Students interested in a school with a strong athletic program should consider Flagler College, UNC Pembroke, Lander University, and Francis Marion University, all of which are in the same NCAA conference as Armstrong.

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