Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Choose a school that has the best surroundings and atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable because the school you choose w...

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

Choose a school that has the best surroundings and atmosphere that makes you feel comfortable because the school you choose will be your new home away from home. As for making the best out your college experience, try to get involved with the school and/or community. Go to college with an open mind and try to meet as many different people as you can. Remember to find the balance between your academic and social life. Don't forget why you're in college and what you're goals are. And most importantly, try to have fun!

What's unique about your campus?

The diversity of the students and staff.

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

Make sure you seriously think about where you want to attend school, this will be where you live for the next four years of y...

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

Make sure you seriously think about where you want to attend school, this will be where you live for the next four years of your life. Make sure you visit EVERY perspective school more than once. Spend the night. Ask questions to current students. Do lot's of research. Maybe even try sitting in on a class and see if you can imagine youself there. A lot of campuses require freshman to live in the dorms. Make sure you choose a school where you like the dorms. You don't want to be miserable away from home just because of the dorms. If you find out you will be living with another person, see if your school offers a roommate search, and search long and hard until you find the perfect roommate. If you know you will get homesick, make sure you choose a school that's not too far from home. When you start school, join as many groups and get as involved as possible. The more friends you have the more at home you will feel. Make sure you don't let social activites get in the way of school work! It will try to suck you in!

What's unique about your campus?

The campus is beautiful. The classes are well balanced. Everyone is friendly.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People that want to attend a popular university. People that want to go to a large school. People that don't like the south. People the don't like sororities and fraternities.

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

An extremely beautiful atmosphere of learning, growing and FUN!

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

An extremely beautiful atmosphere of learning, growing and FUN!

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

The best advice I have for new students is to become as involved as possible on campus. The more groups/organizations you involve yourself in, the more people you will meet and the more fun you will have. College is only as fun as you make. I would advice parents to always encourage their student to follow their first instincts on what they want to do. Also, always stay completely organized with school work, therefore equalling more time for FUN!!!

What's unique about your campus?

I think the best thing about Valdosta State University is the student body and helpful, supportive staff. Both groups of people encourage a career focused, happy environment.

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

Its construction and design. Its a pedestrian campus with Spanish architechure. Its gorgeous. Its location (18 miles outsid...

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

Its construction and design. Its a pedestrian campus with Spanish architechure. Its gorgeous. Its location (18 miles outside of Florida).

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

You and you son/ daughter should definately visit the school. They will know if they fit there or not. They should research things to do on campus and off. More importantly, they need to form their own opinions about the school and not listen to others. Don't follow friends or a boyfriend or girlfriend, go somewhere they like and they enjoy.

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

The campus rec program and facilities as well as the nightlife. The weather. Its always hot :)

Allison
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its great athletic teams and its business school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for its great athletic teams and its business school.

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

Some advice I would give to students and their parents is to look at all different types of colleges and try to visit your top three choices.

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

The worst thing about this school is that some classes are just too big .

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

it is close to beaches and clost to my home city

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

it is close to beaches and clost to my home city

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

the adivice i would give students in choosing what college to attend is follow your heart. Don't let anyone decided what is right for you.make sure that the school you attend is known for having excellent number of graduates in your major. As far ask making the most of your college experience you need to know that college will be the best time of your life, so soak it all in. Do not forget what you came to college for and that was to get your degree, so you can learn to be sucessful in life. Without that education life is hard so do you best.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

a person that is not focused on what he has to do to be sucessful in life

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

I would tell any parents and/or students in search of the right college to take their time and learn everything that they can...

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

I would tell any parents and/or students in search of the right college to take their time and learn everything that they can about a school before making a choice. Transfering is an option if things do not work out, but it could cost you more money than you intended. Look for activites or programs that the student is interested in or would like to be involved in to enhance their college experience. Make sure that the school does offer the student's intended major(s)/minor(s). The parent should research the community for safety, its relationship with the students and faculty of the school. Parents should also take the tour with their student(s) to get all of the info they may need to make a choice. And of course, research all of the expenses that go with their desired school. Compare prices, bargain shop. Get your money's worth and enjoy the experience. Have fun finding out more about yourself and who you are. And don't ever procrastinate, ever. Study groups/partners and academic centers are there to help you. Take advantage of all of your resources.

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

I wish that I had done more research on this school when I was going through the process of applying for colleges. Had I known it was so affordable, I would've come here as my very first choice; therefore saving thousands of dollars in scholarship money and out-of-pocket payments to a private college my first year.

What kind of person should attend this school?

The kind of person that should attend this school should be open to people of different ethnic as well as socioeconomic backgrounds. They should be enthusiastic about learning and know how to manage their time. Someone looking for somewhere new (if they're not from Valdosta) to live and grow should come to this school.

April
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Valdosta State is a growing school that caters to a variety of people. We are known for some great National Championship spo...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Valdosta State is a growing school that caters to a variety of people. We are known for some great National Championship sports teams in areas not limited to football. Valdosta State is also the place for students from North Georgia to get as far away from their little hometowns as possible. we have a great business school too.

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

I think finding the right college is about finding a school that will allow you to explore possibilities for you as a person. College is just as much about the experience as it is the education. The things you learn while in college make you who you are. You need to attend a college that will let you be yourself but also let you do things that will enrich your character, open your eyes and grow into who you were meant to be. Making the most of your college experience is being involved. When the school you attend has a lot of opportunities to be involved in the school and the community, you gain experience, memories and friends. Meeting new and different people is one of the best parts of college. All of your college experiences give you a new way to look at life and the opportunity to learn all that you can from it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I dont think there is anyone that would be recommended to not attend Valdosta State.

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

Part of a Title town USA, very sports affiliated and an "athletic" school where most people seem physically fit due to walks ...

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

Part of a Title town USA, very sports affiliated and an "athletic" school where most people seem physically fit due to walks from the parking lot or bicycle rides. Its a great large school,in a smaller booming town.

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

For future parents and students wanting to make most of their college experience including finding the right college, I could say, to look at all your options. If the student is used to larger or smaller classes, one needs to plan accordingly. For a student that wants a decent sized college with a booming town, but still a down home southern charm and hospitallity, I would say look over Valdosta State University. For partents and students looking for cheaper costs, try going to a 2 year community college first, then attending a larger university. This saves thousands of dollars, and introduces the student to a college environment without to much of a shock factor. By the time the student is entering a larger university, they have matured and are ready to handle whatever college life may throw at them. Also, talk to a colleges financial department for information on studnet loans, and monies out there to help the student. The last thing you want is your student to begin a new life in the work force, several thousands of dollars indept. Again Valdosta State University offers many wonderful qualities and I would advise anyone to explore the possibilities.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I would say parking resitrictions. Not enough parking and no restrictions on underclassmen or residents who take all the parking.

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

To parents: make sure your child chooses the right college to fit their needs/values. tour the college before you enroll and ...

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

To parents: make sure your child chooses the right college to fit their needs/values. tour the college before you enroll and take part in some of the events in order to get a feel of that school's atmosphere. Kids, have fun and dont worry! After a week you begin to feel very comfortable and you WILL meet all sorts of generous people.

What's unique about your campus?

Academics, sports, social life, the area

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

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