Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


205 Ratings

On-Campus Housing

Off-Campus Housing

Campus Food

Campus Facilities

Class Size

Activities

Local Services

Academics

You may be eligible! These Lenders offer loans to students who attend Valdosta State University

disclosure
*Results provided by SimpleTuition.
SimpleTuition is an independent comparison site and is not affiliated with colleges or universities that may be referenced in these results. Loan offers from participating lenders that appear also have no affiliation with any college or university referenced. Not all lenders participate in our site and lenders that do participate may not offer loans to every school. We remind users that there are many additional borrowing options available - use SimpleTuition as part of your larger quest for college financing. Shop around and make the choice that's best for you and maximize use of grants and federal aid options whenever possible. We may receive transaction or referral fees when a user selects a product from a partner lender or advertiser. Our company mission is based on the premise that choice and transparency are good. There is no additional cost to a user who selects a loan presented by one of our partners.

Recent Reviews

Julia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our athletic teams, business program, and biology program.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our athletic teams, business program, and biology program.

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

My school is in a small town but had students from all over the country which makes it a very diverse environment which is good for learning, we also have a lot of school spirit which makes being at this school that much more exciting.

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

Parents and students should look closely at the academic quality of the school, but also at the student body environment before choosing which school to attend. Academics are a huge part of one's education but the student body and extracurricular activities will make a student a well-rounded individual. I also believe that the more colleges you visit, the easier it will be to choose which one fits you best, because the college you attend will be the one that you know from the start is where you are suppose to be.

Brooke
Describe the students at your school.

Concentrated, nice, and fun.

Describe the students at your school.

Concentrated, nice, and fun.

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

I'm an art education major and art classes fill up too quickly. I may have to stay longer because of this. Join honors so you can sign up with seniors and get first-choice on classes!!!

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

My only advice is to listen to your heart. You know better than anyone else what your dreams are and what you want to accompl...

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

My only advice is to listen to your heart. You know better than anyone else what your dreams are and what you want to accomplish. Don't let anyone persuade you to do otherwise. Choose the major and college that will benefit you and your life and your dreams. Because in the end after it is all said and done. YOU and YOU ALONE will have to live the life you have chosen and live with the decisions you have made. SO choose wisely.

What's unique about your campus?

I like the friendships i have developed and the people i have met. I know that these are friendships i will have for a lifetime.

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

I wish i had been a little more monetarily stable and knew how to budget better. Although I didn't grow up with a bunch of money. I pretty much always was able to get the money i needed or the things i needed. I also worked when i was in highschool and i only had one extracurricular activity that had me to take time off of work and that didn't happen often. Here i have many so i don't work that often.

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

don't give up after one month or so. It's tough for almost every other freshmen.

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

don't give up after one month or so. It's tough for almost every other freshmen.

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.

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

If a college-bound student came up to me and asked for advice on what they should do when finding a college to attend, I woul...

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

If a college-bound student came up to me and asked for advice on what they should do when finding a college to attend, I would tell them to explore all their options before making their final decision. It is very important to make sure you are going to be comfortable educationally as well as socially at the college or university you attend. Without reviewing all of your options, you might make a mistake and take longer to graduate than the typical student.

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

When I began looking at colleges I thought the campus at Valdosta was very nice. Valdosta also has a large football followin...

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

When I began looking at colleges I thought the campus at Valdosta was very nice. Valdosta also has a large football following, as well as many active members in other sports. The sorority and fraternity life at VSU is very strong. If there are any extra curricular activities advertised on campus it ususally for a Greek Life event.

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

Students should really take their time visiting the schools they are interested in. Take the campus tour like most prospective students do, but also choose to take it one step further. Talk with admissions counselors and financial advisors to learn more about possible fields of study and course work at the schools you are interested in, as well as the cost of the school and how much financial aid you will be able to receive. I would also recommend talking to current students at the school. No one else can give you a more honest opinion about the college/university than one of the current attending students. Ask them about the student life (extracurricular activities, student civility, helpfulness of faculty/teachers, campus unity, etc.) and don't hesitate to ask them the million dollar question: "If you could do it all over again would you still choose to attend 'insert prospective college here'?" I would also advise students to be their own person and for parents to encourage their child to do this. Do not choose a school because your friends are going there, it's okay to be different. Always make the right choice for yourself!

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

The worst thing about VSU would have to be the student life. It is very difficult for students to find on campus housing. Dorm rooms are supposed to be guaranteed for freshmen, but when I was an entering freshman VSU placed me on a wait list and later told that there would be no available housing. It is even more difficult to find available on campus housing after freshman year. Also, if students are not involved in sports or greek life they rarely have any exrta curricular activities, because there are not many available options.

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

To research everythingaround the shcool notjustthe school itself

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

To research everythingaround the shcool notjustthe school itself

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

how much money to save becausethere are no good paying jobs here.

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

The campus is really beautiful compared to some of the other schools I looked at, and classes are small enough to have good c...

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

The campus is really beautiful compared to some of the other schools I looked at, and classes are small enough to have good class discussions.

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

I would stress to everyone in high school to start early!! By early, I mean start visiting colleges and universities that you are interested in as soon as you can. If I could go back to my junior and senior year I would visit as many campuses as my schedule allowed. Another suggestion would be to do some networking and try to make some friends wherever you are interested in attending and get their opinions on the school, professors, departments, housing, and surrounding city. Transferring is not as easy as everyone would like you to believe and enjoying where you are living and the people that surround you is as equally important as being happy and satisfied with what you are studying. Another suggestion would be to get involved on campus with a club or activity that you really enjoy. Staying busy helps keep you on a good schedule and leaves little room for laziness.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The lack of a variety of on and off campus housing is frustating.

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

When you are considering colleges, look at the class size, the organizations available, and the diversity of the student/facu...

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

When you are considering colleges, look at the class size, the organizations available, and the diversity of the student/faculty population. When professors are passionate about their classes, the atmosphere for learning and sharing is more apparent and enjoyable. Smaller classes and more interactive classes are more memorable than large lecture halls and huge classes. Developing relationships with your professors and fellow students creates a network that extends beyond classes and curriculums. Those relationships are the ones that last outside of your degree and the brief time you are in school.

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

The worst thing about VSU was the lack of parking; finding a parking place and getting to class on time meant arriving on campus at least an hour before your class started.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The parking and transportation around campus were the most frustrating aspects about VSU.

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

Valdosta State University is a ggod school. It is filled with students from all walks of life and professors who actually car...

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

Valdosta State University is a ggod school. It is filled with students from all walks of life and professors who actually care about their students. VSU helps students with jobs and career development. There are tutors for every major willing to help along the way. VSU has great classes but also a wealth of social clubs and campus activities which allow students to be well-rounded. Overall, VSU should be on everyone's list for schools to possibly attend.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who have a clear focus on what they want to be in life. This school is very good for education majors.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you can not sepreate school life from social life, this is not the school for you.

Details

  • Enrollment
  • 8,780
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $6,297
  • Acceptance rate
  • 65%

Campus Topics

    • {{q.Category}}
      • {{q.Question}}
        ({{q.TotalAnswered}} answers)
      • No Answers Yet :(
        Be the first to write a review!
        {{vm.getPercentage(pa.TotalAnswered,q.TotalAnswered)}}% "{{pa.Answer}}"

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.

Valdosta State University administrators: claim your school to add photos and details.