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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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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 $31,500.
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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,140/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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.132 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.132 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,166Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,612
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Friendly
    60%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • To themself
    10%
  • Willing to learn
    7%
  • Careless
    6%
  • Very outgoing
    5%
  • Don't know
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.165 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.177 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
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  • Small town feel big town education
    49%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Personal
    11%
  • Hands-on
    7%
  • Close and personal
    7%
  • Ghetto
    3%
  • A teaching college
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ 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 loved going to school at Valdosta State University! The diverse scheduling helped while I was working full time and attending school. I usually was able to complete the courses I needed around my work without having to struggle getting to either on time. The staff and advisers were always very helpful whenever I did have a scheduling conflict or needed to be added into certain classes. The professors also were very responsive to emails when I did have a conflict or needed help understanding an assignment. However, what I liked the most about Valdosta State was feeling like they generally cared about the community. There were so many opportunities to step up and lend a helping hand to someone in need. They also hold an annual Relay For Life event that takes place on the front lawn to help sponsor cancer research and to help those affected by the disease. Being able to participate in these activities really inspired me to do the most to help others.
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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!
I think Valdosta State is great overall. The only issue I have would be with the parking availability and a few professors. Some professors do not show much interest in you, but the few that go over the top for their students make up for the not so good professors! I will say that every professor I have encountered in the nursing program has been great and beyond helpful. They have made a program that has a reputation of being very difficult to a very tolerable, educational, and somewhat fun program!