Valdosta, GA
Valdosta State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Take time to visit campuses before you pick one out. Many times, a student thinks that he or she wants to go to a certain co...

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

Take time to visit campuses before you pick one out. Many times, a student thinks that he or she wants to go to a certain college, but when they visit it, they do not like it. Always make sure to pick a college that fits you. Some people like big campuses, some small. Just do not make rash decisions or decisions based on what your friends think you should do. And don't let your parents decide. Decide for yourself...within reason. To make the most out of your college experience, be willing to get out of your comfort zone and meet some new people. That is probably the hardest part of college. In my opinion, get involved with some sort of organization to make the most of it. This will help you identify and make friends with the same interests. Do not just wait around for people to find you...go find them. The friends that you make in college are your friends for life. So make the most of your experience and don't waste it. Make sure you study though. That's really important. Studying comes first. Make a balance with socializing and studying.

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

I really wish that I would have known that I really need to put my studies first in college. While I have been here my GPA has gone below a 3.0 because I socialize too much. I really wish I would have known that I needed to study more and socialize less.

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

The worst thing is that there are so many "cliques" at this school. A lot of people do not socialize because of these cliques.

Derrick
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for the football team. They are very good and are starting to attract alot of spectators' attentio...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for the football team. They are very good and are starting to attract alot of spectators' attention with their championship wins. This school also attracts alot of student from the Atlanta region.

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

Sometimes, we don't all get accepted into the schools that we really want to attend but that's not always bad. Yea Harvard, UGA, Yale, and others are seen as the best schools to attend but there are other colleges that are just as good. Schools sometimes get overlooked because they aren't always up for display on television. We should give some things in a life a chance before we make our impressions of them. It takes some time but if you are willing to give it a chance I promise that you will find aspects of the nature that weren't realized at first. It helps us to better appreciate things. I am speaking from experience because I too felt this way.

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

There are alot of pretty girls that attend this college. Most of the people here are friendly. The school is not to big but at the same time not too small either. There is usually something going on to keep students interested but not to much to the extet that it interferes with their studies.

Jennifer
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Well being Division 2 National Champs of course! When I was deciding which college to attend, I would ask people that I knew ...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Well being Division 2 National Champs of course! When I was deciding which college to attend, I would ask people that I knew that attend VSU and the fact that you really get to interact and know your professors was very important to me.

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

VSU is always encouraging students to get out there and try new things to meet people - like joining groups or clubs that share a common interest with you. I like how the classes are smaller, in most cases your professor actually learns your name! You just don't get that relationship with professors at larger universities.

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

Many students base their college choice on how popular the school is, or their athletic department. My advice is this: think of what you really want and ask questions to people you know that attend those schools. Then see which actually fits in your requirements, disregard any preconceived thoughts you may have or what your friends want you to do. Make the choice for you.

Carissa
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We have a good football team, but they don't get the acknowledgement that they need. Most people in Georgia refers to this s...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

We have a good football team, but they don't get the acknowledgement that they need. Most people in Georgia refers to this school as a good state university that will always accept you and is easy to obtain a degree.

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

When finding the right college, I would find schools with strong programs that are closely related to your major. If you have not decided on your major, then I would find a school that you will feel comfortable in, until you've found what you are looking for. Financial aid is critical in college, especially freshman year; so do in-state if you don't have a full schlarship to an out-of-state school. Once you are in college, freshman year is going to make or break you. Don't get off guard by the partying or being away from home. You should really take advantage of the easy core classes, because once you get into your major, your social life is going to cut in half. The best advice to give to future students is to remember that college is not a race!!! If you change majors or you are a year behind from graduating in four years, it is o.k.. My philosophy is that there is always someone older than you in your class. As long as you finish with a degree and have a good college experience, time doesn't matter.

What kind of person should attend this school?

An average person that doesn't want to go to a large or small university. Someone who wants to enjoy a typical college experience without worrying about finances or struggling with their classes.

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

Valdosta State as well as the city of Valdosta is full of school spirit. We were recently given the title of ESPN's Titletown...

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

Valdosta State as well as the city of Valdosta is full of school spirit. We were recently given the title of ESPN's Titletown USA, and the people of Valdosta could't be happier. It is a great community and anyone would be lucky to attend this university. Everyone at this school always comes together when they need to. There are multiple volunteer programs at the school and they enjoy helping out the community.

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

Before choosing a college I think it's important to decide what factors are the most important to you. It varies from person to person. Whether it's location, cost, academic programs, or even social life, it's a good idea to make a list of what you would prefer. I think before you choose a college, students and their parents should visit the school together and decide if it the right choice for them. Even though there are brochures, things can look a lot different in person. Once you choose your college, it's important to get the best education you are paying for. My best advice is to be involved. This includes in your classroom, at your school, and in your community. College is where you learn about yourself and what you're passionate about as well as what you enjoy. Another good tip is to never be afraid to ask for help. There are numerous resources on campus to help you with all types of problems, either academically or personally. Your college experience will be one of the most exciting and memorable experiences in your life, so be sure to enjoy every minute of it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Valdosta State University consists of a variety of people and cultures. There is no specific person who can go to this school. Anyone who is interested in a great education and meeting great people should attend this school. The professors here at very educated and excited to teach their students. They go above and beyond their duties to help and educate those who want to learn. The atmosphere is great and there is always something to do. Whether you enjoy being out at the campus parties or reading in the library, Valdosta State has a place for you.

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

I believe that the right college for a person depends on that person. A good college would be where you have a name, not just another face in the crowd. Where the professors try to actually help you, not just give the lesson and go on with their day. To make the most out of a college experience is not the amount of parties that you can go to and still pass class, but to make sure your friends care about you because of you and not because of what you have.

What kind of person should attend this school?

any kind of person should attend this school. This school caters to eeryone's needs.

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

parents to make sure that you support your children and tell them they can do it. and students make sure u put school first...

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

parents to make sure that you support your children and tell them they can do it. and students make sure u put school first and get put there and be social.

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

How much studing needs to be done and how you have to stay focused.

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

Sometimes the attendance polices are too strict like you can only miss two classes and if u miss three then u fail.

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

Valdosta State University is the perfect college because its not too big and there is a variety of degrees to choose from.

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

Valdosta State University is the perfect college because its not too big and there is a variety of degrees to choose from.

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

Make sure you research the area around the college to see what all there is to offer. Is the area known as a "party town" or is it usually pretty calm? Look into what kind of jobs are avaliable if your going to need to work while taking classes. The bigger the area, the more jobs that are avaliable. It really just depends on the person and what they are looking for. Also look into the scholarships and financial aid that is offered by the school.

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

I wish I would have known that parking is a big problem at the college. There is currently a parking deck being built to help the parking situation so hopefully it will be solved this fall semester. I have to park on a side street to avoid searching for parking space.

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

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