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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Valdosta State is a public university located in Valdosta, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,166 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Valdosta State acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Psychology. Graduating 37% of students, Valdosta State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,700.
About Valdosta State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698
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Valdosta State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
980-1130
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,978/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,336/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,479/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,452/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,446/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,846/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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.123 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,166Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Friendly
    65%
  • Willing to learn
    8%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • To themself
    7%
  • Careless
    5%
  • Very outgoing
    5%
  • Don't know
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.156 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.168 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
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  • Small town feel big town education
    54%
  • Awesome
    13%
  • Personal
    11%
  • Hands-on
    6%
  • Close and personal
    2%
  • Ghetto
    2%
  • A teaching college
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
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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I am a senior here at Valdosta State University! The campus is beautiful, with reasonable tuition and housing rates. Everyone is very friendly, and are eager to assist your educational needs. There are various organizations that allow you to connect with others that share the same interests, and enjoy your time as a student. Professors are willing to assist you outside of class and provide a genuine care for student success. The Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Miller, is always willing to reach out to students to connect with their interests. Overall, a positive atmosphere and a great school!
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Valdosta State is a great school to attend. The years I have been here have been very influential to my my life. The school has a lot of extracurricular activities that will lead you in the positive direction. The professors will work you hard, and you will get very little sleep due to all the work you have to do. In the end it’s all worth it, because We all know that we are getting one step closer to accomplishing our goals of graduating from the amazing Valdosta State University!
I have been a student at VSU for about 2 years now. Do I love the area? Yes I am not a huge fan of the school and what it offers. I have had about 3 bad professors since I have been here. Bad as in, they never showed up on time even on test days but expected 100% of effort out of me as a student. I also had a teacher who didn't speak English very well and I was taking chemistry. Lets just say my grade and GPA suffered traumatically. The food options off of campus and at the Student Union on campus are great. Palms Dining hall and The Blazer Grille need some work. Very nasty at times and never have the resources they need to run a decent service. Georgia, Centennial, and Hopper Hall are the nicest places to stay on campus but if you have a choice, Stay OFF campus! There are more than enough apartments around our campus fro upperclassmen to stay. VSU's campus is absolutely beautiful. I love this location and being so close to Florida is a plus.