Tuition & Fees

$6,410

$17,196

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
59%
400-499
31%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
60%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
54%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
71%
12-17
8%
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undergraduateRatios

37%

male

63%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,105
Declined + 2,452
Total Received 6,557
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Public

8,700

undergraduate students

2,511

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 5855
ACT 874

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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 11,211
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)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  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)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Valdosta, GA

180-acre campus in Valdosta (population: 56,085), 79 miles from Tallahassee, FL. Served by air and bus.

Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
79%
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 3% of male students
 
10 sororities 4% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
13%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
59%
400-499
31%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
3%
24-29
19%
18-23
60%
12-17
17%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
54%
12-17
29%
30-36
2%
24-29
19%
18-23
71%
12-17
8%

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

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,105
Declined + 2,452
Total Received 6,557

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

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$16,121

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,264
Room $4,210
Board $3,900
Additional fees $2,146
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $15,720
Average Financial Aid - $16,121
Total with Avg. Aid $-401

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $24,682,483
State $11,224,958
Institutional $723,249
Other external $883,287
Total $37,513,977

Non-need-based

Federal $44,978
State $4,184,279
Institutional $434,969
Other external $283,051
Total $4,947,277
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 618-1878
F: 229 333-5430
finaid@valdosta.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Douglas R. Tanner
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@valdosta.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

lacrosse, soccer, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, golf, non-tackle football, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Herb F. Reinhard Iii (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Jennifer Grubbs (women's)
Swa/associate Head Coach
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Gulf South Conference
Mascot
Blaze
School colors
red and black

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
Education
Educational Leadership
Emergent Media/Communication
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
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Nursing
  3. Communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Vocational Arts
  • Other

11,211

total students

86%

in-state

14%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

78%

8,700
students

Female
63%
5,483

Male
37%
3,217

22%

2,511
students

Female
75%
1,890

Male
25%
621

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

80%

6,984
students

Female
64%
4,424

Male
36%
2,560

20%

1,716
students

Female
62%
1,059

Male
38%
657

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
38%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

68%

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

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Belize
Colombia
India
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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