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Where We Are Located

Georgia Southern University is located on three campuses in southeastern Georgia: Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville.

The historic Statesboro campus is in a safe and pleasant city of 30,000 on the coastal plain of southeast Georgia. Although proud of its small-town heritage, Statesboro is a rapidly growing economic, educational, and cultural center for southeast Georgia. Statesboro is home to a regional medical center, a thriving technical college, a community arts theater, semi-pro soccer, a 160-acre public sports complex, and Georgia Southern University’s Division-1 sports. In the rural countryside around Statesboro there are two state parks with opportunities for birding, camping, hiking, and fishing. Several undeveloped rivers offer excellent canoeing or kayaking.

The Armstrong campus is located in the coastal city of Savannah, one of the south’s most beautiful and historic cities. Although Savannah is famous for its large historic district and oak-shaded public squares, it also provides an active nightlife, excellent restaurants, shopping, several theaters and music venues, museums, lovely parks, and dozens of art galleries. Savannah has easy access to Georgia’s barrier islands and coastal marshes.

The Liberty Center campus is in Hinesville, a city of 30,000 located at the entrance to the U.S. Army’s Fort Stewart. Hinesville is conveniently located to provide a point of access to Georgia Southern University’s programs for the Fort Stewart community and others.

Slightly farther afield, the cities of Charleston, Jacksonville, and Atlanta are all within three hours of our campuses. Stretching from Tybee Island just to the east of Savannah to Cumberland Island 100 miles to the south, Georgia’s largely undeveloped barrier islands offer unspoiled beaches, productive estuaries, and rich maritime forests. There are abundant opportunities for camping, wilderness backpacking, hiking, boating, fishing, birding, or just pursuing coastal Georgia’s rich natural and cultural history. Southeast Georgia is characterized by extensive pine forests, meandering cypress-lined rivers, vast salt marshes, and wide beaches. A mild climate and abundant rainfall make this one of the most biodiverse areas in the United States. Winters are mild and pleasant; spring and fall are delightfully long. Most rain falls during brief summer thunderstorms.

Last updated: 4/3/2019

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY • Statesboro: (912) 478-5487 • Armstrong: (912) 344-3330 • Liberty: (912) 877-1906