Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Diverse, perfect medium sized school. Nothing is over the top, but it's not an insanely small school. Being so close to Flori...

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

Diverse, perfect medium sized school. Nothing is over the top, but it's not an insanely small school. Being so close to Florida you get the perks of a beach nearby with Florida weather yet the small hometown southern feel.

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

I would tell myself not to stress so much. Everything works out exactly how it should in the end! However, I would tell myself to stay focused on dealines and be ahead of the game instead of letting it all pile up.

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

I wish I had more advice about what classes to pick for freshman year.

Brae
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Valdosta State's faculty loved their students. They were very interested in their students future and dreams.

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

Valdosta State's faculty loved their students. They were very interested in their students future and dreams.

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

The advice I would give my high school self is to stop being scared. There is a huge world out there with infinite opportunities just waiting for you to experience it. Be more social. Relationships is what makes the world go round. It's also one of the many reasons to be successful in the world. I'd also tell myself to be more confident. Confidence is key. You will fail sometimes but that is okay because you can learn from your mistakes and keep it moving. One last thing I would tell myself is to live life to the fullest. Life is too short to be scared of how things won't go. Life is what you make of it. Don't complain when it's your fault that it's not going the way you want it to be.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about VSU was the friendships I made while attending. You form great relationships with people that you will consider family.

Rebecca
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I'm not sure, but I'd say the front lawn. It's plastered over all of their pamplets and for good reason. The front lawn is a ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

I'm not sure, but I'd say the front lawn. It's plastered over all of their pamplets and for good reason. The front lawn is a wonderful place to meet new people, to catch some sun or to study.

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

I would tell myself to learn to be a better money manager as well as time manager. Valdosta State doesn't present too much homework all at once (nor is it all that hard thus far) but if you aren't careful, deadlines can appear out of no where. Don't let your arrogance get to your head. You might be smart, but you're not a genius and college is nothing like high school. You've got more time for yourself but your schedule won't always correspond to what your friends have. Learn to not beg for attention; your friends and family have lives too. Speaking of family, tell them you love them. You might not like them, but you will always love them, and the distance will be hard on all of you.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about this school is its friendliness. I've met a lot of people in my freshman year and every one of them has welcomed me with open arms. They understand that I'm a shy person and almost always try to contact me to invite me places.

Kiara
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.

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.

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

Listen! College is a great experiene. It's preparing you to enter the adult world of responsiblities. When you get there, you need to focus. Yes you have a sense of freedom, but don't let it go to your head. You will need to apply to every scholarship you are eligible for and find out the schoalrships the school of your choice has to offer. Scholarships add up to a free education and refund checks, if all hasn't been spent. When you get those reimbursements, be wise in your spending. You also need to double major. Having a plan B is always smart. When push comes to shove, find help. Bringing up your GPA is very difficult. Renting textbooks saves you money. Also becomig a social butterfly does too. Knowing how to interact with different individuals will be an advantage in the workplace. Friends come and go, so be careful of who you open up to. Also join clubs and organization. Be careful who you are intimate with. It can cause serious issue that you don't want. Lastly, always have confidence in yourself. Beleive you can do anything. You are beautiful person. Make a difference.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about VSU was how close everything was. It's in a small town so everything was minutes away. Walking on campus to get to your classes or even riding te shuttle to get to north campus was simple. Also living on campus was great because that's where all the campus activities took place. With my major, American Sign Language, that program was great for that skill set. I enjoyed learning the matrerial.

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

VSU is a beautiful campus and is a good size.

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

VSU is a beautiful campus and is a good size.

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

College is different. AP classes in high school have been extremely beneficial academically, but there are still adjustments every college student has to learn to make. For example, you are now fully responsible for keeping up with assignments, due dates, and tests. That means you now have to check your email and the school website every day, read the entire syllabus frequently throughout the semester, and write down everything you need to remember, including all due dates, in a planner. Professors will not always remind you of those things; you are expected to know already. Because you are entirely responsible, make sure you are doing all you possibly can to stay on top of things! Most importantly though, I would encourage you to invest in new friendships. It is intimidating to be surrounded by so many new people, but developing lifelong relationships will be one of the most rewarding parts of your college experience. Branch out. Talk to people you haven't met. You'll never regret it!

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about VSU is its ideal size.

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

I knew all of the information before I even applied to this school. I did my research and made sure this school had my intend...

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

I knew all of the information before I even applied to this school. I did my research and made sure this school had my intended major and a high graduation rate.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There really isn't anything frustrating about the school itself. The classes may be challenging, but it only will affect you if you let it.

Zenobia
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is very diverse, and has a beautiful campus.

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

It is very diverse, and has a beautiful campus.

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

I would tell myself to be flexible and realistic. My senior year in highschool my top 3 school choices were Princeton, UGA, and Howard University in DC. The problem wasn't that I wasn't smart enough to get in, the issue was money. I had no idea the amount of money it would take to get me into school, and had I looked more into the financial side of my choices, I probably would have been able to plan accordingly. Unfortunately, not knowing the amount of money it would take, I was not able to attend Howard, the only school of the three I had planned to attend. I ended up at a school that I vowed I would never go to, and transferred to Valdosta this year. I definitely think I would be in a much better position today if I knew more about college and finances as a high school senior.

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

I wish I had known that it does actually get cold in Valdosta, despite its proximity to the Fla-Ga line

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

If I could go back to high school and give myself some advice I would say: "Take a deep breath! College is going to be great! Imagine yourself in 4 years about to graduate, confident, positive and well prepared. You will be there one day and you will be great! Take all those worries and insecurities about your academics and social life and throw them away. In college you will beable to grow and blossom into who ever you wish to be and how ever you want to. You will be great, just stay condifent and never forget who you are. One more thing, stay grateful, because Mom and Dad are not joking about making you get a job if you start acting spoiled!"

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

Valdosta State University is a great school to go to, because they have the best teachers here.

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

Valdosta State University is a great school to go to, because they have the best teachers here.

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

If I could go back in time, I would tell myself to get into more clubs and be more active in the community, because you can get more scholarships or grants that way.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about my school is the scenery. It is so beautiful and it is very peaceful. You can sit out in the front lawn and study. It is just very peaceful outside.

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

There are two very important rules to know before starting college; be sure to learn time management, and get accustomed to f...

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

There are two very important rules to know before starting college; be sure to learn time management, and get accustomed to freedom. When you stay on campus you are free to do whatever you want, whenever you want, as long as it does not violate school codes. Since you are in control, there are so many things that can be done. Most of which have little importance, unlike homework and studying. It is very easy to get distracted, and procrastinate on your priorities. One think to always keep in mind is the purpose for you attending college, and that is to get an education. Learn to do homework and studying immediately after class has ended. You should review material for at least an hour a day. Two hours or more for your more difficult courses you should not exceed three hours in one sitting. Interact with those who are excelling in your classes and create study groups. Too much studying and not enough studying are not good alternatives. Your school offers time management courses, take them. Advisors are there to help you balance free and occupied time without becoming overwhelmed. Most importantly remember to have fun, and be social.

What's unique about your campus?

The campus landscape and the diversity.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who enjoys being in diverse settings, does not mind the heat, and friendly to everyone.

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