Tuition & Fees

$6,297

$16,871

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,806
Declined + 2,758
Total Received 5,564
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Public

8,796

undergraduate students

2,506

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biology
  2. Nursing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 5855
ACT 874

Social Networks

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
42%
400-499
45%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
53%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
49%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
65%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
55%
12-17
26%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
76%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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School Facts

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a public comprehensive university. Programs offered through the Colleges of the Arts, Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Services, Honors, and Nursing & Health Sciences. Valdosta State is 180-acre campus located in Valdosta, GA, approximately 79 miles northeast of Tallahassee, FL.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 11,302
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Valdosta, GA

180-acre campus in Valdosta (population: 56,481), 79 miles from Tallahassee, FL. Served by air and bus.

Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
27%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
77%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 3% of male students
 
9 sororities 4% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
42%
400-499
45%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
35%
400-499
53%
300-399
3%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
35%
400-499
49%
300-399
9%
200-299
0
30-36
4%
24-29
16%
18-23
65%
12-17
15%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
55%
12-17
26%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
76%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted no
Application deadline August 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

50%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,806
Declined + 2,758
Total Received 5,564

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Ryan Hogan
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 618-1878
F: 229 333-5482
admissions@valdosta.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,181
Room $4,072
Board $3,840
Additional fees $2,116
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $15,409
Average Financial Aid - $15,994
Total with Avg. Aid $-585

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,994

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $21,324,787
State $10,215,029
Institutional $476,171
Other external $579,256
Total $32,595,243

Non-need-based

Federal $42,573
State $4,260,342
Institutional $257,636
Other external $243,156
Total $4,803,707

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Blaze
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Career Education
American Sign Language Interpreting
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Teacher Education
Arts
Astronomy
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Coaching Pedagogy in Physical Education
Communication Arts
Communication Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction in Accomplished Teaching
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Educational Leadership
English
English Studies for Language Arts Teachers
Environmental Geosciences
Exercise Physiology
Finance
French Language/Literature
General Studies
Health/Physical Education
Healthcare Administration
History
Human Capital Performance
Instructional Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Business
Legal Assistant Studies
Library/Information Science
Management
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Media
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Office Administration/Technology
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Reading Education
School Counseling
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Speech Communication
Speech-Language Pathology
Teacher Leadership
Theatre Arts
Workforce Education/Development
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Undergraduate

78%

8,796
students

Female
59%
5,196

Male
41%
3,600

Graduate

22%

2,506
students

Female
72%
1,815

Male
28%
691

undergraduateFull-time

82%

7,256
students

Female
60%
4,303

Male
40%
2,953

undergraduatePart-time

18%

1,540
students

Female
58%
893

Male
42%
647

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
36%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
50%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

59%

Transfer applicants accepted

89%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 39
Countries most often represented Belize
China
Germany
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Irina McClellan
Assistant Director/Study Abroad Advisor & Exchange Student Coordinator
229 333-7410
ibmcclel@valdosta.edu

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