1,702 reviews
  1. Valdosta, GA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    B
  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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Scores Range
930-1100
ACT Scores Range
20-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Valdosta State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,701/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,900/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,961/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,514/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,828/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,117/ 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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.108 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    73%
  • Willing to learn
    10%
  • Careless
    7%
  • To themself
    7%
  • Very outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.141 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Small town feel big town education
    55%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Personal
    10%
  • Hands-on
    7%
  • A teaching college
    3%
  • Close and personal
    3%
  • Ghetto
    3%

After Valdosta State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
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

Valdosta State University Reviews

1,702 reviews
All Categories
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.
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I like the emphasis placed on student involvement in sports whether it be intramural or Varsity. I like the fact that Club Sports are encouraged. I like the fact that school spirit is strong. Students are encouraged to participate in pep rallys. The athletic facilities are excellent. I also like the fact that I can participate in off campus trips that involve rowing, kayaking, hiking, etc. Go Blazers!
As a freshman at Valdosta State University, I have experienced one of the most successful semesters in school. With Student Life and other student organizations always finding ways to help students feel at home, I have adjusted to this new life away from home. The professors have challenged me to do my best in their classes to rise to the occasion by believing in myself and working hard each day. I have found friends who are all about doing well in school and accomplishing some pretty amazing goals to be the best in their careers. Even though Valdosta is a smaller school than other schools, I enjoy real connections made with people who support my dreams and who are willing to help me accomplish my goals in life. I appreciate the Valdosta State University staff for working hard everyday to make my dreams come true with dedication, hard work, perseverance, challenges, and most of all support.