Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$6,583

$17,637

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
17%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
57%
400-499
32%
300-399
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
68%
12-17
11%
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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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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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Location

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 11,270
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Valdosta Regional

Valdosta State University
1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
31698

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Psychology CLub
  • ENACTUS
  • Honors Student Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Anime/Manga Club/National Council of Negro Women

Top Events

  • The Happening
  • Homecoming Activities
  • Fall Explosion
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • bicycle patrols, security cameras, mobile security app

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
60%
400-499
17%
300-399
0
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
57%
400-499
32%
300-399
0
30-36
2%
24-29
17%
18-23
68%
12-17
11%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline June 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.4

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 45
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $4,371
Room & board $8,332
Additional fees $2,212
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,316
Total $17,431
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Financial Facts

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Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dance, General
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Finance, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Music Performance, General
Music, General
Organizational Leadership
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

11,270

total students

82.3%

in-state

17.7%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
39%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

634

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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