Armstrong State University (ASU)

Savannah, GA

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Armstrong State University

Armstrong State University

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 190 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Armstrong State University

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I absolutely love Armstrong! Who can complain when they are getting an education in the historical city of Savannah, from a university with a beautiful campus, and best of all, the university is only forty minutes from the beach? The thing I like most about Armstrong is how personal professors are with students and showing that they care. My high school teachers gave me the impression that my professors in college would not care at all about me and my grades, but that is not true at Armstrong. As long as you put in the hard work, professors will be more than willing to help you. A memorable experience every year on campus is the Celebrate Armstrong festival. One day a year in the fall all the clubs and organizations of campus come together and have a big festival. it is a great experience to meet other students and celebrate Armstrong's legacy and everything it has to offer for students.

Academics

Armstrong is a liberal arts school, therefore students will be exposed to various types of classes throughout their core classes. However, even though every student on campus is required to take these type of classes before entering their programs of study, I have only been enrolled in one class where the number of students exceeded 40-50. Professors are more than willing to work with you as a student in class, after class, and even during their office hours. The professors know your name and get to know you personally because the student to professor ratio is so low. As a student, I benefit greatly from this. The professors care about you as a student. You are not just a name and a number on their roll sheet. As far as workload, it varies per professor. I have not been extremely overloaded with work since I have been here and I am a student-athlete. You do have weeks though that are more stressful than others where between class and practice I do not leave my room.

College Life

The student body as a whole is very social. I have made many new friends in my classes because the students are so friendly and welcoming. Armstrong has a countless number of clubs and organizations of campus. Someone can find at least one club to join based on their interest, hobbies, and/or program of study. The campus police at Armstrong do a great job of constantly patrolling campus and blocking entrances that are not under video surveillance at night. There is at least one athletic event a week that the student body can attend. Every athletic or weekend activity Armstrong hosts is free to students with their PirateCard ID.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The school is nestled in an area that is not surrounded by distraction, making it an ideal place to focus and study. Small classroom groups allow closer and more personal interaction between professor and students. Student centric environment.

Academics

Manageable classes and workload. Class sessions are small and interactive with discussion between students and professor. Professors are approachable and office hours are given at the beginning of each semester. They are also rather quick to respond via email. Small teacher to student ratio allow for Professors to spend a great deal of attention to each student's need.

College Life

Downtown is about a 20 minutes drive, where the social is in. If you live on campus, there will always be some activity organized by housing. As usual, do not walk around alone at night. Supermarkets and malls are conveniently located within walking distance.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, the school is just great. There are so many places open to get your work done on campus that are free to students, and there are a ton of events that people go to for fun. Plus, Savannah is a great place to live and sits right by the beach, which is fun when you get some free time.

Academics

The class size is usually not too big. Most of my classes are around 25-30 people. I have only had one class that was large (72 people), but the professor still worked with us. I am in the Honor's Program, and I absolutely love it. Being in it really actually helps me do better, and I also have a headstart on setting up my schedule for the next semester. Of course, there are requirements that have to be met to stay in the honor's program, so it isn't easier by any means. The honor's classes usually require more work or more effort in less work, but the class sizes are smaller. I've noticed that the workload at Armstrong is more than a lot of my friends' at smaller schools, but it isn't excessive. Even when maxing out on course hours, the workload is very manageable. Also, I have yet to hear about a professor at Armstrong that would refuse to work with a student. In other words, the professors actually care and tend to agree to meet with you about papers and tests. You still have to work hard, though.

College Life

There are a lot of random events, like open-mic and headphone-disco, that give you something to do at night. We have a Celebrate Armstrong day, part of a Celebrate week, where the campus is turned into a fun-fair. There is also an annual beach-bash, which is very unusual for colleges to have. They play music and have contests in the galley sometimes during lunch hours that are entertaining. Going to sporting events can be really fun, especially when you get free t-shirts. As far as clubs go, there is a wide variety, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. A lot of days, we walk out of class to find another event being held outside by one of the clubs. Also, I have friends that are involved in Greek-life, and they really enjoy it. Basically, there is literally always something going on.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Armstrong Atlantic State University is a very welcoming school. The first day when we arrived on campus and everyone was moving in their stuff there was students helping you move in. They took the time out of the day to make sure you were comfortable with your room and that everything was going your way. The campus is very beautiful, it if full of nature and beautiful trees and different plants that are labeled from all around the world. There are beautiful gardens with different plants from different countries and it makes you more involved to get out of your room and walk around the campus. The cafeteria has very good food and has new meals everyday that you can try.

Academics

The classes at Armstrong Atlantic State University are very good. The class sizes usually range from about ten to thirty or more students and the teachers are really helpful. The counselors at this school really try to help you when it comes to your major even if you are undecided they will help you figure out what major fits you best when it comes to a career path. The workload was almost like high school but it really depended on you to study and do your work. The teachers are not on your case about your work if you do not turn in an assignment they do not stress about it, it is on you to go to class. The school ranges in a good amount of programs that you can get a degree in but it is mainly a science and nursing school.

College Life

Armstrong Atlantic State University has a lot of organizations that you can get involved in. I got involved in the modeling organization and it was really fun. There is a lot of Greek life and fraternities and sororities that we can get involved in. The athletics at the school are very good, of course there are scholarships for sports at this school where you play for the teams but you can also just play sports at the school. The campus safety is very good there are police always walking and riding around the campus and they have the blue help buttons that you can press in case of an emergency. The students here are all very social and so is the area of Savannah, Georgia. There are plenty of things to do around Savannah on the weekends and especially downtown.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2017

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

The atmosphere is great and the campus is well organized and maintained. The main thing that I like about the school is that they get things done whenever something needs to be done. One memorable experience I had was when I was panicking about my classes next semester and I thought that I was late scheduling a meeting with my advisor but I still went in and talked with him and he told me everything I needed to know and answered all of my questions. I felt a lot better that day because I thought I was beginning to stress and I didn't need that a week before finals.

Academics

The school programs are challenging. The professors are there when you need them and are always welcoming with open arms. The workload can get pretty heavy at times but depending on how you accept it, it will be a breeze.

College Life

The social atmosphere is amazing. Everybody is friendly even when they don't know you they're still courteous. The campus and organizations constantly give things away and are always having activities on campus for everybody to come out and enjoy. The athletics department are really good they seem to carry themselves with the upmost honor even when they lose they don't become down they just get back up and keep going.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Always ,always have financial aid on speed dial and be prepared for changes because that is what college is all about. AASU has an amazingly beautiful campus and offers a tough and demanding science program that is rigorous but will benefit one magnificently.

Academics

Class size is just about the size as a regular high school classroom. The professors are demanding which really puts one in an uncomfortable environment which is meant to push and expect the most of their students which is the challenge that most students need and will face right out of high school.

College Life

There are so many events always happening on campus its hard not to be involved on campus and in the community. Armstrong is also surrounded by an amazing selection of restaurants and shopping malls which are a wonderful escape from the classroom and all the studying , and not to mention the close proximity of Tybee island and historic downtown savannah which is famous for its river walk.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think Armstrong is a great school. The nursing program here has an outstanding reputation. As a freshman, I am just getting started with my education, and at 27 years old, I find that Armstrong has a lot of other non-traditional students. All of my professors so far have been very helpful and really want students to succeed.

Academics

Currently I am taking Introductory Biology/lab, which is pretty rigorous. The workload for the lab portion of this course is pretty intense, and it is necessary to invest plenty of time studying. Armstrong's biology department is known to be a strong part of the school. While professors are demanding, they are also helpful and encouraging for the most part. I genuinely feel that the professors want students to do well.

College Life

As a non-traditional student with a family of my own, my participation in campus activities is limited. Armstrong's campus as beautiful buildings and gardens, with plenty of quiet benches to get work done. I feel that the campus is very safe and easy to navigate. Savannah has a lot to do throughout the year. The beach is nearby, and the historic district is fun to visit, and has many good restaurants.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

My first semester experience at Armstrong upheld my opinion that I made when I first visited before I was accepted. The campus is beautiful and I love the choice that I made to go there. I feel like the school does a lot of successful events in order to engage students into the college life. What I like the most about Armstrong is the people. I feel like there are some loving and caring people. They give encouragement to persuade you to try things that you probably never would try. Also, as a freshmen, there is plenty of help that is offered to help you succeed in your first year. One of my most memorable experiences at Armstrong would be Collaboration Models. Being apart of this organization was the first time that I ever modeled on a runway. I really enjoyed it and I may even do it again next semester. The tips that I would give to prospective students are 1.Do not panic; sometimes things will get hard and you may feel that things will not work out in your favor, but if you try and work hard you can succeed and 2. Just have fun; as long as you have your priorities in order, have fun. Sitting in your room instead of participating in events/activities will make you want to go home instead of enjoying the college life.

Academics

In my opinion, the academics are excellent. There are some teachers that I would say will bore you. And there are some teachers who will not even know the students in their class. Overall though, the workload is not really heavy. The amount of work is actually based on how you prioritize. Because you receive a syllabus, you already know what is expected and when. The class size can vary between 20-50 students depending on the class that you're taking. There is one teacher that I will always remember. My history teacher, Professor Christopher Hendrix, is an amazing teacher. He knows how to teach and get his students to be active in his discussions. His class can be frustrating sometimes, but if you listen to his tips on studying then it's a guarantee you will pass his class.

College Life

The social atmosphere on campus during a normal day is peaceful. Based on the weather, you will see people outside playing sports, laying out in their hammocks, riding their bikes, working out, or hanging out under the gazebo. The social atmosphere when there are activities is live. You will see people laughing, having fun, and involving themselves into different organizations. I don't really know much about the clubs/organizations because I have not had the time to be involved in them, but I always receive information about them daily. There are different organizations/clubs that involve a great diversity. There is something for everyone. Our campus safety is strict. The campus police are always checking that every car has a decal on them. In the freshmen building, they are very strict about people being signed in and making sure they leave on time. And the "no smoking" rule is always enforced. The athletics are okay. We do not have football or track. Our weekend activities are really based on the student. Sometimes Armstrong has something planned for us, but if not we can go downtown and hang out.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

AASU is overall a well-rounded school. They have almost everything a typical college has ranging from average dorms to dinning experience. The school however, isn't very diverse like they claimed because about 75% is african americans. I like the academic areas in this school because the professors are very helpful and professional, although the system is not perfect. There's also a Pantry place that looks like a mini gas station where you can go to buy snacks, junk food, over the counter meds, etc. There are many on campus events so if you want to get to know people quickly, that's the best way to go.

Academics

There are a well range of varieties of classes and programs. They seem to have most majors students are looking for. The professors are mostly friendly and helpful if you pick wisely. Classes range from as small as 30 to as big as 100. Workload is moderate, most professors thinks their class is most important therefore assigning huge load of homework or reading assignments which makes it difficult to juggle the other classes simultaneously. Nevertheless, it's doable if you're not lazy. There are programs that goes a long with your interests or majors, like Biology club, Honors program, theatre program, math lab, etc.

College Life

the atmosphere is very social for those that are comfortable and make friends easily. There are Greek clubs you can join like sororities and fraternities which will help you make connections with people that can be beneficial through life. Although it's a tobacco free campus, I see and smell students smoke right outside the dorm area without any warning. At night, there's a shortcut alley you can take to get to the dinner and there's always people lurking around which didn't make me feel safe at all. There has been several incident where a stranger or potential threat has been detected. It's not the most athletic based university around but there are sports like soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, etc.


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