Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

Tuition & Fees

$6,583

$17,638

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
32%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
48%
12-17
35%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
68%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

20

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,324
Declined + 3,239
Total Received 7,563
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Public

8,590

undergraduate students

2,680

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Health Science/nursing
  3. Education
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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 11,270
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 2% of male students
 
10 sororities 3% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
18%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
57%
400-499
32%
700-800
0
600-699
5%
500-599
30%
400-499
55%
300-399
10%
30-36
5%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
23%
6-11
1%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
48%
12-17
35%
30-36
3%
24-29
17%
18-23
68%
12-17
12%

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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,324
Declined + 3,239
Total Received 7,563

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

88%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$15,913.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,371
Room $4,330
Board $4,002
Additional fees $2,212
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $16,115
Average Financial Aid - $15,913
Total with Avg. Aid $202

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $26,183,446
State $12,812,320
Institutional $768,794
Other external $850,932
Total $40,615,492

Non-need-based

Federal $42,292
State $3,921,456
Institutional $443,977
Other external $263,674
Total $4,671,399
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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
Astronomy
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communication
Communication Arts
Communication Disorders
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Curriculum/Instruction in Accomplished Teaching
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Economics
Educational Leadership
Elementary Education
Emergent Media/Communication
English
English Studies for Language Arts Teachers
English to Speakers of Other Languages
Environmental Geosciences
Exercise Physiology
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Finance
Foreign Language Education
French Language/Literature
General Studies
Health Sciences
Health/Physical Education
Healthcare Administration
Higher Education Leadership
History
History/Secondary Education
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-Language Pathology
Theatre Arts
Workforce Education/Development
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Health Science/nursing
  3. Education

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

11,270

total students

82%

in-state

18%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

8,590
students

Female
64%
5,500

Male
36%
3,090

24%

2,680
students

Female
75%
2,022

Male
25%
658

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

79%

6,797
students

Female
65%
4,364

Male
35%
2,433

21%

1,793
students

Female
64%
1,136

Male
36%
657

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

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 45
Countries most often represented Belize
Colombia
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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