South University
709 Mall Boulevard, Room DE, Savannah, GA 31406
Savannah, GA 31406
(888) 444-3404
Accrediting Agency:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Founded in 1899 by Dr. John Draughon, South University is a four-year institution located in Savannah, Ga. South University enrolls nearly 1,500 students at its Georgia location and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. The university was ranked among Regional Universities (South), Tier 2 by U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. In Best Grad School Rankings, South University’s Physical Assistant program ranked No. 84. South University currently operates out of eight physical locations and online, providing higher education opportunities to students in Georgia and worldwide.

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Programs Offered

The online campus offers programs at the associate, undergraduate, and graduate level in areas of study including psychology, paralegal & legal, information technology, health care, business, criminal justice, and nursing. Courses are taught by faculty members with years of experience in their field, bringing a wealth of knowledge and real-world application to the virtual classrooms. Because the classes are conducted online, students have the flexibility necessary to earn a degree without sacrificing work or family obligations. At the same time, students receive an accredited degree equivalent in rigor and quality as the traditional versions. Services are also available to distance learners, providing tutoring, technical support, advising, and student community.


South University received full accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to grant degrees. The school received specialized accreditation for specific programs by three accrediting agencies as well.


Prospective undergraduate students must be a high school graduate from an accredited institution, hold a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and complete the university administered placement test. Transfer admission requires credit earned from an accredited institution, a minimum of 24 quarter credit hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, and proof of graduation from high school or earned GED certificate. Graduate applicants must hold an undergraduate degree and satisfy GPA scores and/or placement test. In some cases, eligibility will be determined by evaluation of career and/or personal accomplishments as demonstrated through career resume, academic or professional recommendation letters, and placement scores, among other factors. All candidates seeking admission to the university will complete the appropriate application, pay the required application fee, and submit required official documents.

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