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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
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Valdosta State is a public university located in Valdosta, Georgia. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,984 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Valdosta State acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Nursing. Graduating 42% of students, Valdosta State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
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
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1000-1140
ACT Range
19-23
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,630/ 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
$8,640/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
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.135 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.135 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
    29%
  • On Campus
    58%
  • Online
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,984Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,716
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
  • Friendly
    66%
  • To themself
    10%
  • Willing to learn
    8%
  • Careless
    6%
  • Very outgoing
    5%
  • Don't know
    3%
  • Outgoing
    1%

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.168 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.180 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
  • Small town feel big town education
    49%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Personal
    12%
  • Close and personal
    7%
  • Hands-on
    6%
  • Ghetto
    3%
  • A teaching college
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
42%
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 love how everyone on campus is so friendly. Even with it being my first year I left right at home. The campus is so easy to navigate, I learned it in a couple of days without having to use the campus directory. Classrooms are a nice size and the staff at the university is so eager to help. The newly renovated library was my favorite place on campus. Inside you can get private tutoring sessions from a student who had already taken the class and passed with a high letter grade. All around Valdosta State University is the best! There isn’t anything I would change about my first year’s experience. All of my professors were so nice and understanding once Covid-19 began to spread and eventually ended our on campus experience. I love the school so much I’ve been able to convince a couple of upcoming freshmen from my home town to attend in the upcoming fall semester. Go Blazers!
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My experience at Valdosta State University has been amazing. My only complaint is how they handle a crisis. They can be unorganized and only release small amounts of information to students at a time. Besides that, it's probably been one of my best decisions. I love how the campus is small but not too small, you run into friends here and there but it's not high school all over again. The campus is also beautiful, it reminds me a little bit of a historic area. There are also plenty of ways to get involved on campus and find your college friends. For me coming from a big city, it was an adjustment to the small-town feel but its not terrible living here. You still have all the main restaurants plus some local ones that are amazing! Overall I'm very happy I chose this school, its become my second home.
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.