Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Visit campuses, look at the surrounding community. Check financial aid choices. What type of academic choices are available. Get involved in student activities, take advantage of freshman first semester programs to help acclimate yourself into the college community. Sorority and fraternity associations can be a positive step in forming lasting friendships, ability to volunteer in the surrounding community and contrary to popular belief, improve or maintain academic status. What type of housing is offered. What are the meal plans and what are the meal choices. What is available for study aids (library) and technology (computer access). What type of transportation is offered on campus to assist students get from place to place on campus. How far away from home.

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

I would advise parents to let their child pick at least two or three schools they would like to attend. Make a visit to the ...

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

I would advise parents to let their child pick at least two or three schools they would like to attend. Make a visit to the campus and talk with students there. Once the decision is made, you need to apply for admission to the school. Apply early in case you are not accepted, there is time to enroll somewhere else. I suggest living in the dorm at least one year in order to meet different people and get a real feel for campus life. This is an exciting experience and this is where you learn a lot about the school and area from other students. Consult with the financial aid office early so that all paperwork in ready prior to the semester starting. The most important advice I would give is for the student to know their major. Once you start school and get into the major courses and decide you don't like it, you change and it takes longer to finish school. Think about the career you want and go and job shadow someone in that job for at least two weeks to be sure that is what you want to do for the rest of your life.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to get a good education and doesn't want to live in a big city. VSU is a more settled school life where you can still have fun and yet get an education. Classes are not too large and most of the time the professor does the instruction.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The financial aid office is really slow and backed up on processing aid. The staff working there are not much help.

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

VSU is quaint and most of the staff is friendly.

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

VSU is quaint and most of the staff is friendly.

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

I would encourage students to visit the campus before they apply and meet the faculty of their intended major. Also, do not forget to check out the library.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The campus is crawling with people who cannot look past their religion to learn.

Diandre
Describe the students at your school.

The other students here are diverse.

Describe the students at your school.

The other students here are diverse.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our football team which won the city of Valdosta the honor of being named Titletown USA this year.

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

To parents, make sure it is what your child wants. To students, make sure its somewhere where you will happy studying what you love to do.

Chris
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Easy-going atmosphere, Mini-UGA style nightlife, beautiful landscape, athletics and being located in ESPN's Titletown USA 200...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Easy-going atmosphere, Mini-UGA style nightlife, beautiful landscape, athletics and being located in ESPN's Titletown USA 2008.

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

START NOW!!!! Apply to as many colleges as you can and of course visit them. I suggest ones that offer broad array of degrees and transfer programs if you want to change majors. Dont be ashamed to decide to be undecided your first year. If possible take maybe one class in the summer to get a good feel for the school and how classes are going to be. Fight for your classes when it comes time to register and know if you want them in the morning if your an early bird or midday if your lazy like me. Late afternoon classes are the best in my opinion. The classes are more likely to have older students that know the way things are and the professors are more laidback or just ready to go home. Its a bad idea to skip class if you know or even you think you know you dont have to go. Join something, whether it be marching band, frat/sorority or just an intramuals team.

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

They cant bulid things fast enough to keep up with updating bulidings and puting up new ones. In the two and years Ive been here construction has begun and/or finished on 2 new parking decks(parking was a big problem), 2 new (>450 room) residence halls, a massive new Student Union, a spawling new atheltic facility(not Student Recreation Center a new one of those was put up the year before I got here) and a new small hospital-sized Student Health center.

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

The right college should meet the applicants social requirements, career goals, one with diverse culture, has adequate resources to assist in whatever area assistnce will be required, one with good student teacher interaction, one that is academically focused, and one that will meet the applicants overall needs.

What's unique about your campus?

My school is academically focused and my professors have great personalities.

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

Make sure that the college has lots of programs that are there to help the student. You never know when something may happen ...

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

Make sure that the college has lots of programs that are there to help the student. You never know when something may happen in your life and you're going to need help. Whether that be physically, academically, emotionally, socially, etc. It's always a great idea to have that there whenever you need it. Also make sure you're going to a college that you can afford and not one that's really expensive. In the end it doesn't really matter where you went to college. It just matters that you went and what you did. Also, make sure you do your best in school and make good grades. If the teacher offers extra credit make sure you take that opportunity. College is great and it can be really hard to resist all the urges to neglect your school work, but don't cave in! Do all your assignments and then have fun whenever you have free time! Trust me it'll be worth it in the end!

What's unique about your campus?

There are tons of clubs and activities that the students can get involved in. Sports is also one.

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

Start preparing as early as freshman year in high school, take advantage of all high school extra cirricular activities and ...

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

Start preparing as early as freshman year in high school, take advantage of all high school extra cirricular activities and also in college

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

the worst thing is that there is no off-campus student living funded by the school to help single parents and other low income students

What kind of person should not attend this school?

the kind of person who isn't willing to put forth the effort to succeed

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

Valdosta State University is a very diverse and resourceful institution of higher learning.

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

Valdosta State University is a very diverse and resourceful institution of higher learning.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Valdosta is known for its laid back enviroment and its beautifully designed buildings.

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

When choosing a college, I strongly recommend one to make a decision based on their comfortability level and make sure they are going to the school based on academic, social, and monetary demands. If I could change my time in college, I would definitely have done more activities and attended more events to maximize my college experience. I would also recommend staying in the dorms for at least 2 years to get the full college experience. It may seem horrible at the time, but I promise, you will never regret it nor forget it!

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

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