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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. Armstrong is part of the University System of Georgia.
Founded in 1935 in the historic Armstrong House
Part of the University System of Georgia
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.
Main Campus · 11935 Abercorn Street · Savannah GA 31419
We also have an affiliated center in Hinesville, GA:
Liberty Center · 740 East General Stewart Way, Suite 210 · Hinesville GA 31313
Fall 2012 Enrollment
Fall 2012 Student Information
|87.2% are from Georgia|
|10.8% are from out of state|
|2% are from 68 other countries|
Faculty & Staff
|Full-Time Instructional Faculty||258|
|Administration and Support Staff||332|
|Student to Faculty Ratio||19:1|
- 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
Armstrong and Georgia Southern offer a collaborative program that begins with an associate of science degree at Armstrong Atlantic and then completes a bachelor's degree in Engineering at Georgia Southern.
Armstrong offers great value and in-state tuition for contiguous counties in South Carolina.
More than 85% of Armstrong students receive financial aid in a variety of forms including scholarships, grants, loans and work/study programs.
Armstrong has an economic impact on the Savannah area of more than $209 million.
NCAA Division II
Armstrong competes in the following Peach Belt Conference sports:
- Cross Country
The men’s and women’s tennis teams both won the 2008, 2009, and 2012 NCAA Division II Championships, the 2012 Peach Belt Regular Season and Tournament Championships, and ITA All American Honors in both singles and doubles. The women’s team also recently won the 2010 National Championship title. Women's team members won Peach Belt Freshman of the Year and Peach Belt Coach of the Year. Men's team members won Peach Belt Player of the Year, ITA National Player To Watch, Peach Belt Freshman of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.
In keeping with the university’s nautical theme, its mascot is a pirate. Not so nautical, its colors are maroon and gold.
- 80+ clubs and organizations
- The university offers more than 100 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
Four residential complexes—Compass Point, University Crossing, University Terrace, and Windward Commons—currently house more than 1400 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.
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.
The recently remodeled Lane Library contains more than 200,000 books, 18,000 audiovisuals, 1,000 journals, and a myriad of digital resources.
|President||Dr. Linda Bleicken|
|Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs||Dr. Carey Adams|
|Vice President for Business and Finance||Mr. David Carson|
|Vice President for Advancement||Mr. William Kelso|
|Vice President for Student Affairs||Dr. Georj Lewis|
|Chief Information Officer||Mr. Robert Howard|
Armstrong Atlantic State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Armstrong Atlantic State University.
Some departments and programs also have accreditation through discipline-specific national and state agencies and governing bodies.