Tuition & Fees

$6,297

$16,871

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,327
Declined + 1,781
Total Received 5,108
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Public

8,780

undergraduate students

2,595

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
57%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
63%
12-17
15%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
53%
12-17
27%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
75%
12-17
6%
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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 11,375
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: 56,595), 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

 
13 fraternities 2% of male students
 
10 sororities 3% of female students

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
41%
400-499
46%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
6%
500-599
32%
400-499
57%
300-399
4%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
63%
12-17
15%
30-36
1%
24-29
19%
18-23
53%
12-17
27%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
75%
12-17
6%

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

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,327
Declined + 1,781
Total Received 5,108

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 $4,060
Board $3,840
Additional fees $2,116
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $15,397
Average Financial Aid - $15,919
Total with Avg. Aid $-522

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,919

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $20,177,430
State $12,066,604
Institutional $430,008
Other external $488,056
Total $33,162,098

Non-need-based

Federal $23,530
State $3,619,144
Institutional $209,879
Other external $206,677
Total $4,059,230

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

77%

8,780
students

Female
60%
5,291

Male
40%
3,489

Graduate

23%

2,595
students

Female
74%
1,916

Male
26%
679

undergraduateFull-time

81%

7,185
students

Female
61%
4,323

Male
39%
2,862

undergraduatePart-time

19%

1,595
students

Female
61%
968

Male
39%
627

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
37%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
48%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

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 44
Countries most often represented Bahrain
Gambia
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Switzerland
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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