About Valdosta State University

Founded in 1906, Valdosta State University. is a Public college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 8,780 full time undergraduate students, and 2,595 full time graduate students.

The Valdosta State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 20:1. There are 424 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Valdosta State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate65%
Application Deadline
Application Fee40
SAT Range890-1060
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at VSU are considered Selective, with ,83% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Valdosta State University.

4%
“We”re apathetic”
33%
“We know about current events and vote”
53%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
11%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
31%
“Sometimes, but not often”
47%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
20%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
4%
“I only go out in groups”
55%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
25%
“We bought the gear”
72%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
19%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
63%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
12%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
65%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
13%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
80%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
6%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
5%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
33%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
42%
“We only party on weekends”
20%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
16%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
55%
“There might be people who do”
25%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Valdosta State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    177 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    135 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    200 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    206 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    205 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    206 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    206 Students rated local services 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    205 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Valdosta State University?

105 Students rated Valdosta State University

Charly - 05/13/2024

I was drawn to Valdosta because of the beautiful campus honestly. It really does look like the pictures, but I've fallen in love with the small-town vibe. I have had some excellent teachers and some fine teachers, and the ones I have had monumental roadblocks with I was able to take to high levels in order to resolve it. Overall, a solid school.

Matthew - 04/22/2024

A perfectly fine school, VSU's unique setup for Music Ed works for some but not everyone. There has been significant turnover in the faculty of the school of music in the past 10 years. That does lead to some challenges, though it still is a solid, if small community. The other faculty provide some fascinating insight, whether that's through Genealogy or Music in Film.

LaNivea - 04/18/2024

When I visited Valdosta I loved it. The community was very inclusive. I felt as if I belonged. I loved how you could walk to every but they also offer a shuttle. I see myself there. The facilities were fairly clean, I did not see any trash anywhere. Overall I would say Valdosta State is a wonderful place to visit.

Armone - 02/09/2024

Valdosta State University is an amazing renowned university located in Valdosta Georgia. It is home to the Blazers and offers a variety of different majors to choose from. Valdosta is known as the school of the arts so we take the arts very seriously here. Also, the teachers here are very understanding and receptive to every one of their students. Office hours are always certified within the syllabus at the beginning of each semester for any guided questions. Plus the library offers free tutoring services to students who may be struggling in any area of their studies. Last but not least the campus is really huge and has a nice amount of students in attendance, the campus is so beautiful and filled with palm trees everywhere. That is why I view Valdosta State University as an amazing 4-year college to further your educational goals and ambitions.

Valdosta State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Valdosta State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Valdosta State University is 65%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    When its time to choose the school of your choice, make sure you follow your instincts. Do plenty of research ahead of time to be ahead of the curve. Also, never be afraid to give a friendly smile and friendly words. If you maintain a positive attitude when applying for admissions, meeting new people, and applying for jobs then you will NEVER meet a stranger! Its all about positioning yourself for success and being positive.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Valdosta State is best known for our school spirit. We are very proud to be Blazers.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing is how dead campus is during the weekends. it feels like the school is encouraging people to go home on weekends. I also would chaneg the cafeteria schedules. After 6 o'clock in the evening there usually is not a great majority of food left.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Valdosta State University is an American public school and is one of the two regional school in the system of Georgia.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    Me personally, I like the diversity. My reason is because it is somewhat hard to find a school that accepts someone who is a mixed race as well as being friendly. Of course, you can't ecsape racism but the diversity there lets you mingle with plenty of different people both race and personalities which I love most about the university.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    If you plan on attending VSU you should be ready to learn, have fun and enjoy school. The teachers are very helpful and understanding. If you feel a little embarassed and don't want to go to your teacher for help, you can always go to the Student Success Center, and they have a lot of very smart students who can help you out. You should also be ready for different types of weather.

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Type A!

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The only difference I could say is that it's not a HBCU and it's quiet.

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  10. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known that Valdosta State was so attentive to their students before come to the campus, and I would have been better able to achieve my goals being a single mother of two.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The advisors are the most frustrating thing.

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  12. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Every person can find a niche at this school. It is made foll all races, all likings and everyone can find something they enjoy about VSU.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The faculty at Valdosta State University are the best part of VSU. The faculty push you to your best, and they are very involved in helping you decide your plans for the future. I plan to be in contact with my professors for a very long time because they have fostered a great deal of knowledge and intellectualism in me. The people are friendly, the classes aren't too big, and by no means is anyone at this university considered a number. That is why i recommend VSU to prospective students.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Nice small campus with some great teachers

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Band and chorus. The Arts of big event.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Not sure.

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  17. What are your classes like?

    Classes are very flexible.

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  18. What are the academics like at your school?

    Some classes need to be revised while others are doing just fine.

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  19. Tell us about your professors.

    Have not met him or her yet.

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  20. Tell us about the food and dining options.

    The food is marvelous.

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  21. Describe your school to someone who's never heard of it.

    Education is number 1, sports are very good, the Arts are good, the chorus are good.

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Student Body

Students

60%

female

40%

male

8,780

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,595

Total Grad Students

18%

Out-Of-State

81%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

183

Student Organizations

14

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

22%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
37%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
49%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

91% of students attending Valdosta State University receive some sort of financial aid. 48% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$16,871

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,200

Books and Supplies

$7,912

Room and Board

25,983

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,766
$30 - $48K
$13,691
$48 - $75K
$16,820
$75 - $110K
$17,541
$110K & UP
$17,450

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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