B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Valdosta State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698

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
65%
Application Deadline
June 15
SAT Range
890-1060
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
$14,573/ 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
    $12,766/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,691/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,820/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,541/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,450/ year

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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.113 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,256Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Friendly
    72%
  • Willing to learn
    9%
  • Careless
    6%
  • To themself
    6%
  • Very outgoing
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.146 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.158 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Small town feel big town education
    56%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Personal
    11%
  • Hands-on
    7%
  • A teaching college
    3%
  • Close and personal
    3%
  • Ghetto
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses
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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.
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If you love Florida but don't have Florida money then Valdosta is for you. It has Florida vibes with palm trees and the weather is similar as well. It rarely gets cold but when it does the next day you're back to wearing shorts. The professors I've had to deal with were average but I am only a freshman I haven't met that one professor that's going to change my life yet. Your meal plan includes money for other food not just the dining hall. You have on and off campus options. On campus includes moes, chic Fa la and which wich but of course you'll get tired of that or just feel fancy and wanna go out. The school card (one card) includes off campus restaurants as well! They provide you with a list but it's expected to grow. They do not provide close enough student parking though. You must take a bus to your car.
Having just visited the campus for my orientation, I found it to feel like home, have an amazing atmosphere, and a promising future. The campus is very organized and very well put together. The diversity of the university is fair and equal. There are many different programs to be apart of and many things to study. I loved it!