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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 C+
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  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
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Valdosta State is a public university located in Valdosta, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,605 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Valdosta State acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Communications. Graduating 41% 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

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

Valdosta Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
940-1140
ACT Range
17-23
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
$12,856 / 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
$9,221 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 115 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 143 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 143 responses

Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    37%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    20%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,605 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,155
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 85 responses
  • Friendly
    64%
  • To themself
    11%
  • Willing to learn
    8%
  • Careless
    6%
  • Very outgoing
    5%
  • Don't know
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

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. 176 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 188 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
  • Small town feel big town education
    48%
  • Personal
    12%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Close and personal
    10%
  • Hands-on
    6%
  • A teaching college
    3%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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. 79 responses

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