About Armstrong Atlantic State University
It is my great honor to serve as the seventh president of Armstrong Atlantic State University. This institution has a long tradition of providing excellent higher education opportunities in our state and of building close relationships that support the growth of the region.
On my visits to the Armstrong campus, I have always felt its strong sense of community and welcoming environment. As one who has had the privilege to serve in higher education in southeast Georgia for many years, I embrace my new role at Armstrong and look forward to working with you as we continue to build upon the growth and prosperity of coastal Georgia.
Armstrong will focus on priorities that promote student success, and we will continue the proud tradition of anticipating and meeting the community's education and workforce needs. The university will strengthen its outreach to the community and to the state as we seek to enhance opportunities for both our students and the citizens of coastal Georgia.
I invite you to learn more about these efforts and to meet our faculty and students by exploring our web site. Let us plan together the exciting journey forward!
Small Size, Big Community
You don’t want to see your future from the back seat of an auditorium. Here, classes are small and your teachers will know you by name. There are no graduate assistants teaching classes at AASU, only the real thing. It all adds up to a close-knit community of students and teachers working, learning, and exploring a world of opportunities together.
Two words: Savannah. Beach. Located on the Georgia coast, the AASU campus is just 15 minutes from historic downtown Savannah and 25 minutes from Tybee Island beach. Join our annual Beach Bash during Welcome Week. Enjoy shops and pubs along River Street any time of year. Hang out at art festivals or concerts in Forsyth Park, and get your green on every March for one of the country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. A college town couldn’t get much better than this.
Degrees and Majors
What do you want to be when you grow up? No worries, AASU has more than100 degrees and programs to help you chart your course. All are taught in a hands-on environment by dedicated professors at the top of their field. Our students will be the first to tell you about the quality of AASU academics.
AASU provides you with a quality education at a very affordable price. As a member of the University System of Georgia, AASU offers the attractive tuition of a state university with the academic quality and nurturing environment of a smaller private college. It’s an unbeatable combination. The only thing missing is you. Click over to the admission page and we’ll get the conversation started.
Our 268-acre arboretum campus encompasses classic-columned buildings and modern facilities nestled amongst award-winning gardens, wooded and wide open spaces. A state-of-the-art recreation center, lighted tennis courts, and an indoor swimming pool are just some of the amenities students enjoy.
Excellent On-campus Housing
AASU students can live large in apartment-style housing, complete with private bedrooms, kitchens, cable – the works. A new freshman residential community with suite-style housing opens in 2010, and it’s all just a stone’s throw from classes, the rec center, and a brand new student union center also opening in 2010.
AASU is serious about sports, and our teams have won the hardware to prove it. One of the premier NCAA Division II programs, the Pirates have captured numerous Peach Belt Conference, regional and NCAA National Championships, including back-to-back national titles in Men’s and Women’s Tennis in 2008 and 2009.
Learning Outside the Classroom
Go above and beyond the classroom with study abroad adventures, honors programs and degree-sharing engineering programs with Georgia Tech. You can even share your experiences in the classroom and outside with a group in our Freshman Learning Communities.
Student Life Served Up Just the Way You Like It
AASU is a school that gets involved with you. Likewise, there are many ways you can get involved. Our student leadership organizations have a strong voice on campus. With more than 80 clubs and organizations, it’s not uncommon for our students to get involved with a variety of activities: From music and theatre to club sports and recreation programs; from student government to science clubs; from planning festivals to attending concerts and coffeehouse gatherings.
You Matter Here
At AASU, getting your education means more than going through the paces as a number instead of a name. It’s about preparing you for life with personal attention, living and growing on a campus with a real sense of community and interacting with teachers who know your name and care about your success. It’s your future. Wouldn’t it be nice to shape it in a place that cares about it as much as you do?