Armstrong Atlantic State University
Location is Everything
Founded in 1935 by Savannah city leaders, Armstrong is located minutes from historic downtown Savannah, the beaches on Tybee Island, and the pristine coastal Georgia shoreline and undisturbed barrier islands. The 268-acre Armstrong campus is a living arboretum that has gained the attention of nursery owners, horticulturists and gardening enthusiasts from across the Southeast who tour the campus to gaze at rare species of plants and trees. Surrounded by this natural beauty, Armstrong students enjoy short walks to reach academic buildings, residence halls, social and sports events on campus.
Big but Small
With more than 7,600 students, including 1,400 who live on campus, Armstrong is big enough to offer more than 100 graduate and undergraduate academic programs, but small enough to maintain a 1/19 faculty to student ratio, which means that professors get to know each student by name. Armstrong students and graduates tell us that one of the things they enjoy most about the Armstrong experience is the close relationships they enjoy with faculty and the personalized attention they get.
Teaching is First
Armstrong is Savannah”s teaching-first university where professors devote themselves to the classroom and to preparing ambitious students with the skills and habits of mind to learn to think critically and transition confidently into graduate school or the professional world. Your Armstrong advantage starts in small classes, where students and professors connect in a friendly, learning atmosphere. As mentors and guides, professors help students transform their academic efforts into tangible opportunities.
Visit Us Now
Please visit us now to take a tour of the campus, check our facilities and residential halls, and talk to counselors, professors and representatives from our financial aid office. Simply call 912.344.2503 or toll free 1.800.633.2349. Online tours are also available by visiting http://www.armstrong.edu/virtualtour/.
New Freshman Housing and Student Union
Opened in 2010, Windward Commons is a four-story, freshman-dedicated residence hall housing 567 students. The housing complex includes cooking facilities, study halls, TV lounges, a game area and plenty of outdoor space for socializing with friends. Offering private and semi-private suites with card access-only security features, the hall is also an extension of academic life on campus, offering first-year students special programming to help them stay focused on academics and achieve student success.
In 2010, two major additions to the campus were completed. A new 60,180 square-foot Student Union in the heart of the campus now serves as the hub of student activity. The two-story building with panoramic views of the campus includes a 300-seat court-style dining facility, a 200-seat lecture/movie theater, an expansive bookstore, convenience store and plenty of seating and lounge space both indoors and outdoors.
Argentina, China, Italy and points in between are easily accessible from campus, via Armstrong”s robust study abroad program that includes some 40 destinations each year. In the summer of 2010 alone, more than 200 students participated in learning expeditions than involved immersions in the Spanish language in Cuernavaca, Mexico; traditional and alternative medicine in Beijing and Shanghai, China; and the study of politics, economics and healthcare in Scandinavia, Denmark and Norway.
The majority of Armstrong students receive financial assistance of some kind to help them manage the cost of their education. Financial assistance may be a combination of scholarships, grants and loans. Many students on campus participate in the work-study program to help them balance academics and finances without having to keep an off-campus job. Students seeking financial aid need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or from Armstrong”s Financial Aid Office. Please contact our financial aid office on campus at:
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Office of Financial Aid
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31419
A special initiative for Hispanic/Latino students, The Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong (HOLA) program provides Hispanic/Latino students with comprehensive outreach, recruitment, progression and graduation initiatives on campus. Supported by the Atlanta-based Goizueta Foundation, Armstrong provides need-based scholarships to academically deserving Latinos. More information at www.hola.armstrong.edu or 912.344.2652.
College of Education
The College of Education”s two departments”childhood & exceptional student education and adolescent & adult education”offer seven undergraduate programs including early childhood education, music education and middle grades education. Graduate programs include adult education & community leadership, curriculum & instruction, early childhood education, middle grades education and special education. Students are required to complete extensive teaching internships at local schools, with at least one semester spent entirely in the field. As a result, graduates are fully prepared upon completion of their programs. The college produces a large number of graduates who go on to teach in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and surrounding districts. Many of these teachers rise to Teacher-of-the-Year at their respective schools.
College of Health Professions
As the largest undergraduate health college in the state of Georgia, Armstrong”s College of Health Professions offers a wide range of academic programs that prepare students for careers in nursing, public health, health administration and the allied health professions.# The college offers undergraduate programs in communication sciences and disorders, health sciences, medical technology, nursing, radiologic sciences, rehabilitation sciences and respiratory therapy. Graduate programs include communication sciences and disorders, health services administration, nursing, physical therapy, public health and sports medicine. In May 2011, the college graduated its first independent class of Doctor of Physical Therapy. The college enjoys strong collaborative partnerships with regional healthcare systems, including St. Joseph”s/Candler and Memorial Health.
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts covers a vast array of disciplines and offers many interdisciplinary programs. Students study the arts, humanities, and social sciences in the classroom and beyond through internships, performances, exhibitions, undergraduate research projects and study abroad programs. The college houses 30 programs, including 16 undergraduate degrees ranging from art, philosophy and history to criminal justice and military science. Graduate programs include a Master of Science in Criminal Justice, and Master of Arts in History.
College of Science & Technology
The College of Science and Technology includes six departments: chemistry and physics, biology, engineering, computer science & information technology, mathematics and psychology. Students are exposed early to in-depth research opportunities and a challenging curriculum. It offers a graduate degree in computer science, an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, as well as a traditional bachelor”s in IT. Pre-professional degrees include pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary medicine.