Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Valdosta State University gives every student the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically, and socially regar...

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

Valdosta State University gives every student the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically, and socially regardless of their race, gender, age, religion, etc, while providing a great atmosphere full of fun for the students, faculty, staff, as well as guests who visit the campus.

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

While searching for the right college for your child, keep an open mind. I believe the best way to go about making an important, life changing decision, is to do your own research, while dismissing all third party sources out of your mind. I'm not suggesting to completely disregard every opinion you may hear about a college. I'm just saying don't be narrow minded if a friend, colleague, advisor, or even results from a survey which may imply that the college you had in mind may not be the right one for your child. As simple as one, miniscule bad experience has the power to completely turn one away from a decision, which can lead others to feel the same way, without even giving that experience a try. Go to the college. Visit the campus. Research the academics. My parents and I did these things, and I am very satisfied with my college experience. It hurts my heart when I see or hear about some of my peers' unhappiness about their current college experience, and I just wish they would have put in the time and effort to actually research before they made such an important decision.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I believe this school does everything it can to create a welcoming environment for all people who wish to be successful in life, not just a certain "kind of person". The faculty and staff go far and beyond to make leaders out of the students, in and out of the classroom. They push students in a positive way, while reinforcing competition among the students so they strive to do better. So basically anyone who wants an academic challenge, and enjoys having many opportunities to have fun at any given time (usually offered by VSU), is right for this college.

Ashley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football and Biology department

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football and Biology department

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

The real and final decision should be left up to the student him/herself. College is one of the most important times of your life, so think carefully and make an educated choice. Look closely at the Major requirements and talk to students about what goes on on campus during a typical year. It's also a good idea to keep your options open; think of other majors you may be interested in just in case your first choice doesn't work out. Finding a school that has a wide variety of majors that are equally concentrated on will keep you from having to go through the transfer hassle if you change your mind. Don't be afraid to talk to your professors and fellow students, it might surprise you just how many people think the way you do. College is a time for new experiences and making new friends. Have fun but don't forget that you are in college to study first, so don't go too crazy.

Adam
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our football team. We have won two division 2 national championships in the past four years.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our football team. We have won two division 2 national championships in the past four years.

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

College may not be for everyone, but it is worth a try in order to find out what is right for you. Everyone needs to find out what they want and what is right for them and if you never put yourself in a position to get what you want you'll never get it.

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

The advice i would give is for the student to first visit the college before applying to make sure it is what you want. Ask p...

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

The advice i would give is for the student to first visit the college before applying to make sure it is what you want. Ask plenty of questions, and ask to visit some classrooms to get an idea of the setting. To make the most of the college experience, try everything, and talk to everyone, don't just stay with one group. Make yourself easily accessible, and be friendly. You never know who you might need in the future.

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

The worst thing about the school is that there really isn't anything to do

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

Valdosta State University is outgoing, friendly, and I consider it to be a decent university.

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

Valdosta State University is outgoing, friendly, and I consider it to be a decent university.

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

To Parents and Students searching for the right college or University: Make sure that when searching for the correct institution that you follow your intuition. If you feel as if the college or University lacks a characteristic or quality you need, then do not choose that institution. You must also take into consideration what field you are planning on going after. Choose what is best for you, the student, and not what's best for everyone else! This is YOUR time to shine! :0)

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

I believe that the school may be too religious. I also Believe that some of the teachers here do NOT act like they really want to be teaching. (and it shows...)

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

When deciding what college to attend, students should make sure, first and foremost, that the school they want to attend is just that: the school THEY want to attend. I've met people who have attended universities just because their friends are attending the same school. Later they realize that although the school provides them with what they need socially, it does not provide them with what they need academically. There's nothing wrong with wanting to be near your high school friends. After all, college can be a scary place, especially if you do not know anyone attending the school. However, research, visit and talk to others who are attending or have attended the school in order for you to make the best overall decision for you and your future.

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

VSU football team are the Division II National Champions. The state of the art buildings renovations being made. Also, the journalism program.

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

Not too big, not too small; not to far from home, but not too close.

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

Not too big, not too small; not to far from home, but not too close.

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

Make sure you get to know the teachers that are teaching your major before you go to school. They are the ones that you will be with for four years, you do not want to regret picking the right school but the wrong teachers. Never forget to ask about teacher evaluations, they are very important, not all schools have them.

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

How beautiful the campus is. Small setting, very personal with professors and students.

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

Ut is a smaller town with bigger opportunities.

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

Ut is a smaller town with bigger opportunities.

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

Parents and students should be involved in the finding the right college together. There are a lot of factors to consider and it takes both the student's desires and parents' expectation to find the right fit. Also, this process should be started early in order to allow time for adequate research. Visit the campuses you are interested in. You may find a deciding factor while visiting.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Get involved in on campus activities when you first start to help you get to know new people and learn about various activities available.

Kristina
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent and motivated but sometimes disencouraged by heavy work loads.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very intelligent and motivated but sometimes disencouraged by heavy work loads.

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

Parents helping their children find the right university need to look at three essential elements for college. First, meet with the teachers and go to Parent's Day. Here you can assess if the professors are open minded and critical thinkers. You really want your kids to learn, not just skate by. Second, clubs and organizations need to be checked out. This is a great way to become a well rounded individual and really interact with new and diverse people. Third, internships and/or international studies is a must. If you or your family is financially endowed, interning or studying abroad is a fantastic way to get ready for your career and to see the world around you first hand! My school also has great financial aid packages, so it's easy for kids without a lot of money to do these things and experience the world. The bottom line is go to a university that's free thinking, diverse, and helpful. And don't forget to have a little fun along the way.

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

Recently there has been some concern that this university is anti-free speech, and has recieved negative publicity in the media. The worst thing about my school is that it's under fire for something that's not entirely true. VSU is a very liberal university.

Iliana
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football! We are Div II National champs!

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Football! We are Div II National champs!

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

Knowing who you are including your limits, goals, and anxieties is the best advice I could give to upcoming students. They need to be able to control themselves in a new environment and make the best decision according to their beliefs, ideas, and who they want to be affiliated with. Every school has a reputation, and as the saying goes "birds of a feather flock together." So if they choose a college that has a reputation of being party school, they will most likely party. If the school is known for being tough on academic standards and the student chooses it, then they already know what to expect. Knowing who you are is very important in selecting a college.

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

The worst thing about the school would have to be parking far away.

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

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