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Valdosta State University
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  • 4 Year
  • VALDOSTA, GA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Valdosta State is a public university located in Valdosta, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,797 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Valdosta State acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 40% of students, Valdosta State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

About

1500 N PATTERSON ST
VALDOSTA, GA 31698
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference

Valdosta State University Rankings

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Valdosta Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1140
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,502 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,964 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 109 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 137 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 137 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
9
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    63%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,797 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,793
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 79 responses
  • Friendly
    67%
  • To themself
    10%
  • Willing to learn
    8%
  • Careless
    6%
  • Very outgoing
    5%
  • Don't know
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 170 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 182 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
  • Small town feel big town education
    49%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Personal
    11%
  • Close and personal
    8%
  • Hands-on
    6%
  • A teaching college
    3%
  • Ghetto
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 78 responses

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