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Valdosta State University Reviews

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  • 01/01/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 out of 53 people found this review useful. 1 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for students that want to get far from the house and keep their HOPE scholarship. Only downfall I could say is during the warmer months gnats are very annoying. So grab your bug spray and join the Valdosta State University family!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in coming here you will need to stay focused, do not procrastinate or cheat, study, and have fun. Make sure you make the best of your college experience but keep in mind work comes first. I know a lot of first time freshman that could have done better their first semester. Do not become wild because you are finally free. Just remember that your work comes first no matter what! If you do this and your best, you will leave VSU successful.

    Bang for the buck

    You will get your money's worth here at VSU. VSU is a lot cheaper than other universities and still comes with many benefits. Currently, we have a new Student Center opening up. The new Student Center will have restaurants such as Starbucks, lounging areas, and rumor is that it may have a movie theater. We also have a recreation center that has three basketball courts, volleyball courts in and out-door, racquetball, in-door swimming pool, rock climbing, aerobic room, track and weight room. What about if you are hungry? At VSU we have two cafeterias. If you cannot stand eating the cafeteria food we have restaurants such as Chick-Fe-La, Quiznos, Skyranch (grilled food), Salsa Rico and Sub shops. There is also a convenient store that has food suck as hot dogs, candy, bagels, frozen foods, milk, lunchable's, drinks, etc. Be careful, rather expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you want the perfect college experience, VSU is for you! It is the best place to go if you want to get far away from home and still keep the HOPE Scholarship. While at VSU, you will enjoy all of the campus activities. VSU has organizations that hosts campus activities such as laser tag, flag football and Build-a-Bear workshops (which were free). I enjoy being here because of the warm weather (takes a while to get used to), the scenery (palm trees) and the size of the campus. Everything is in walking distance so you will not be stressed for time if you are running late for a class. You will enjoy your time being here!

    Am learning a lot

    VSU is a great institute to further your education. I must say that I am learning a lot. My teachers are great and if I need further assistance they are willing to meet with me during office hours, or e-mail. If this is not enough, VSU has a tutoring center called The Student Success Center. This is very beneficial and convenient. You can set appointments for any subject and based on when you are available. Just make sure you study and work hard, and you will be fine. I promise.

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    34 out of 34 people found this review useful. 2 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely! If you really want to have the best possible college experience, manage your time wisely.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta State University is the total package. Finding one's way around campus is easy - most everything one needs is within walking distance. VSU's shuttle buses are also very convenient (the new ones have air conditioning!). There are also a number of choices when it comes to dining. VSU's meal plans will keep money in one's pocket. Not down for cafeteria food? VSU offers a number of retail dining centers including Chic-Fil-A, Quizno's, and Salsa Rico.

    Am enjoying being here

    Valdosta State was my first and only choice for college. I was looking for the school farthest away from home that would allow me to keep the HOPE scholarship. Once you have arrived, there are numerous activities to keep one busy. I am a part of the Honor Student Association as well as the VSU Tennis Club. The one downside to attending VSU is the sweltering heat. Give it a week, and you'll adapt.

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta State's staff is about as friendly a group of people as you will find anywhere else. I am in my second year here, and I feel more confident about reaching my goals every day. Being an Honors student, I worried about the potential workload. Every single one of my classes has been thought-provoking, challenging (at times), and most definately rewarding.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 20 people found this review useful. 3 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types literally.....unless you dislike the peaceful type of setting and having a lot of different things to do, that is the only way this school is not for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not stay in your dorm all the time, of course you are supposed to come to college to get an education but it is supposed to be memorable! Get out there and have fun! Be sure to know how to balance out school and your social life.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of Valdosta State University beats out the cost of all my friends colleges! VSU's price of room and board, tuition, and fees is cheaper than most of the colleges in the United States (for it to be a university!). We have it all in one....a movie theatre, cafe, gym......all already paid for out of tuition and fees!

    Am enjoying being here

    Coming here I met this group called Xchange Ministries.....they helped me find the person who made this all possible JESUS! There are so many different opportunities to get out and meet people and to learn about yourself on this campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned about myself, God, and other people coming here. As with schoolwork, if you at least listen to the teacher and/or read over the lessons you are guaranteed a A for the semester.....for the incoming freshman. As for the upperclassmen......I do not know yet but we will find out;-)

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 4 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school would be great for students who liked to be involved on campus with different activities. Also it would be great for students that do not have a problem with getting the best BANG FOR THEIR BUCKS!

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Valdosta State University and trust me, you will love it! But also be mindful of your financial status. Try to avoid loans as much as possible. Have realistic goals and do not allow someone to pressure you into choosing a school that is not right for you! Go and explore campuses and take your time to figuring out what best suits you!

    Bang for the buck

    If you have concerns about getting the biggest bang for your buck I think that Valdosta State is just the right place for you. From the start all i have to say is V-Sate has its own rock climbing wall!! Yes, i said it! 30 feet standing tall and bold. Valdosta is the place to be, and if have not said enough an indoor swimming pool! V-State is home to one of the most beautiful campuses available for college living! Unlimited access to recreation and dining facilities. Not to mention the act that Valdosta State has at least 15 dining locations on campus and is actually building a new student union for the spring semester with 5 more!! The campus also has a great wi-fi connection with its own wireless network and technology shop as well. Not to mention all of the computer resources available throughout the entire campus. Valdosta also has very nice convenient shuttle bus's that transport you all over campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am really enjoying being at this University because their are plenty of activities to become involved in on and off campus. Since Valdosta is pretty much a small town, its easy to make friends because you see students around all over town. If you enjoy having a nice time with friend and enjoying the beautiful campus then you will love V-State. Also the city has its own amusement park (Wild Adventures Theme Park) This is a pretty cool place to visit.

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta State is a great Institution, I am constantly learning new materials and the teachers here make it very easy to interact with themselves and also fellow classmates. I can even say that in the one super class (class of at least 100) my professor was willing to get to know each individual student and we were all recognized on a first name basis, this makes it alot easier to get the necessary help and learning tools available.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 5 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to come to a campus that is a medium sized, with nice people, and a Florida vibe while still being in Georgia, then come to VSU. It's an amazing college and you would really enjoy the experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Valdosta State University as your future college, i think you should come. VSU is very nice, and you will receive a wonderful education. Don't be nervous about the transition at all. VSU gives the students the independence they need while also making sure that they are protected.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a great education for the money you are paying. Valdosta State is a great investment towards your future. It won't be a waist of your time nor money to apply, and actually attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    VSU is a great place to receive the full college experience. There is always activities going on around campus and everyone is quite friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta State University is a very intellectual college. They have both average and rigorous courses. The professors actually care about you succeeding and the classes are small so that the teacher:student ratio is acceptable; helping to stimulate the students' mind.

  • 01/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State University is great for students who may not have graduated at the top of their class in High School, but still have a good work ethic and are looking for a smaller learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come to Valdosta with an open mind. In your first few weeks you will meet tons of people. Make sure to hang around a good group of friends, and avoid fake ones. Make good choices and stay focused.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta State is a cheaper college to attend than most Universities in the State of Georgia. On campus living is recommended to all new incoming students and is an inexpensive way to go to save money, and meet tons of new people.

    Am enjoying being here

    Valdosta State University is located in Valdosta, GA which is a smaller, kind of hokie town. It does however, have the Colonial Mall, Wild Adventures Theme Park, two movie theaters, every resturant you can think of, and a Super Wal-Mart. The Campus makes up for the town with several activities offered to new and current students. There are usually parties on weekends and at the Bar's. My first semester in the dorms was an awesome experience, and everyone is extremely friendly. The only negative I would give from my experience here is the town.

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta State University is a great place to learn due to the smaller class sizes and more personal time with Professors. The Student Success Center is a building located next to Langdale Hall where you can receive free tutoring in any subject, as well as test review, and essay editing. It definitely makes studying a lot easier and the fact that it's free is the best part. There are also planned study groups for virtually any subject that meet in Odum Library weekly to help students prepare for exams. Overall, Valdosta State has all the resources needed to achieve academically in College.

  • 12/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants smaller class sizes and is afraid of getting lost at a big school should attend VSU!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged by the smaller size of the school. The education you receive here is just as great as any bigger, more well-known school.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you have the HOPE scholarship, the bang for the buck factor is great! The tuition is smaller compared to the bigger public universities, and you get the same education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from Valdosta, so I initially wanted to move and go to any college but VSU. My parents talked me into staying at home and attending VSU for at least my first two years of college, but now I think I may stay here for all four. I wish I could have the traditional college experience that everyone else has, but VSU is a good fit for me. The size of the school is perfect--big enough to have all the majors students would want to choose from, and small enough to where students can walk around campus and not get lost.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot! The school offers plenty of majors, and the core classes are taught by instructors who do their best to apply the material from that class to the students' majors and interests.

  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 8 people found this review useful. 8 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like hot weather, then do come=]]

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as soon as you get on campus. Have fun but don't forget you are here for your education.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is definitely on the cheap side. The room and board is outrageous but tuition is very affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Valdosta as a city doesn't really have much to offer. The mall is only one story and can be viewed in its entirety in one hour or less. Also, the downtown area isn't much to get excited about. Campus life is ok. Getting involved is key. Yet, it might not be enough. Students often don't come out for major events unless it's a party of some sort.

    Am learning a lot

    Last semester, I didn't learn as much as I thought I would. However, I don't think that had anything to do with the school as much as it did with my high school education and preparation. This semester I believe will be much more challenging. I am taking 17 credit hours which may be the reason why I believe it will be harder.

  • 03/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a big university feel without actually going to a huge university. VSU is big enough to give you freedom and space but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Students who want to go into Speech-Language Pathology (I am not biased! (; ) They have a great program and 100% employment rate after college from that major. Students who love warm weather and don't mind not getting snowed in every winter. Valdosta isn't far from Florida so it's pretty sunny. Students who are intent on not gaining that infamous Freshman 15. VSU's recreational center is complete with a pool that is heated to 82 degrees all year round, an indoor track, two workout centers, 3 intramural basketball/volleyball courts, and a 2 story rock climbing wall!!! Wow!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. VISIT CAMPUS!!!! I can't stress this enough! It is the most important factor in deciding on college. This is where you will be living for the next 4-5 years. 2. Talk to people who are there, hear it from actual students. Do they like it? This should tell you a good bit about the school from a real perspective. 3. Explore your options when it comes to your major. Talk to your advisors and when you go for a campus visit, make sure to make a stop at every table you might have an interest in. Get all the information you need/want about the particular area of study. 4. Have fun and study too!!! Don't get caught up on all the wonderful activities VSU has to offer, make yourself well rounded and try to have a good balance of work and play.

    Bang for the buck

    It's true, VSU is a little on the pricey side but with HOPE it's not that bad and it is definitely worth the money! Everything around campus is newly renovated and is kept up very well. There are all kinds of places to eat around campus and there are so many neat things in the recreational center. So if you're worried about price just apply for scholarships and know that you are going to have a great education at VSU and it is very much worth the cash.

    Will enjoy being here

    VSU is beautiful. I adore the campus and the location. Valdosta is 15 miles to the Florida/Georgia border and has such a great feel to the town. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and all the dorms are very nice and well kept. I plan to live in Georgia Hall which is the new suite style dorm just for Freshmen. There are plenty of things to do in and out of campus, I don't think I'll ever get bored when I have down time!

    Will learn a lot

    I am going into the field of Speech-Language Pathology and VSU has a wonderful program. I already have my classes planned out for the next 2 years (core) and know what classes I'll be in for my major. I had so much variety as to what I could take and it's not just the typical everyone takes the same math or english. I had many options and was able to choose what was best for me.

  • 10/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing early! The best places to live are Reade, Georgia, and Hopper Hall.

    Am enjoying being here

    They have a new Student Union, and there is always something to do. Starbucks is an amazing addition to the campus. They have a new movie theatre on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Being in the Honors Program has helped me in learning more than the average student. The Honors classes I am taking are smaller and more personal than the regular classes.

  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students, this school is best recommended for a good education, it is located in a great spot that is close to beaches in Florida, and there is a lot of firendly people around the university. Once you come, you will blend in as if you belong here!

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students, i would say to be prepared. Once i came down here, a lot of stuff happened. For example, when i got settled in on move-in day, i got to know other people. I would also say to look over your work. Sometimes the teachers would give out pop quizzes over the material. Always, they will test you over it. Its best to study on your free time and when you do not have class for a certain period of time. Besides that, just be prepared for what will come your way!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition cost of Valdosta is real low. It is affordable for anyone to go there. Hope and financial aid will help out a lot! The cost of meal plans are pretty affordable. Sometimes, there are a few things on campus that will give a run for your money, but it is worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at Valdosta State! The atmosphere is uplifting. There is good weather in Valdosta. Everywhere you go, you will meet a lot of people. Trust me on this. About everywhere i went, i always meet someone or some people. Im somewhat close to home so i can go whenever i want. There is a lot of involvement in Valdosta so it is easy to go out and do stuff. Other than that, i enjoy being in Valdosta!

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta State is the best place to go for education. They offer many majors and courses to satisfy your future job. As a freshmen for now, i am learning a lot from the school. There is always help with course work where ever you go. About everyday, you will always something new and cool that you will never expect!

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State is great for students who want to get away from home but still be able to go home. Here you meet friendly people and experience new cultures while learning and having fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always go to classes and study a little bit each day and never cram. Make sure teachers know who you are and sit at the front of the class.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta is cheaper than a lot of other schools. Not only is it cheaper but it offers a wide variety of dining experiences for the student. If you prefer not to eat on campus, there are restaurants within walking distance of the school. VSU offers the ultimate college experience on a budget.

    Am enjoying being here

    VSU offers many activities for the student by the student. We have laser tag which is so fun especially when played at night, flag football, intramural sports, and so much more. The weather is beautiful especially during the spring except the summer brings gnats so I'd recommend bug spray. Everything is within walking distance and if you don't want to walk then you can take the bus.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm definitely learning a lot here. I'm finishing up my second year and going into my third year with a new confidence. VSU offers hands on experience and research opportunities for just about anything and everything. The teachers are awesome and are willing to help you by e-mail, appointment, or walk in. If you still don't get it then you can always check out the Student Success Center which offers online tutoring, peer to peer tutoring; just make an appointment or walk in.

  • 05/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want a college that has a great learning environment, has a gorgeous campus, and is always adding new things for its students, then VSU is the right place for you. This university is perfect for those students who want to be away from home but still want to be able to go back for a visit and who want the sunshine and palm trees without the high price of out of state tuition. Just remember, it gets mighty hot here in the summer and there are a lot of gnats. Bring your bug spray and sunscreen!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Yes, there are bars and clubs near campus, and while it may be tempting to go out every night because you're finally away from home and can do what you want, be careful!! Don't let your grades slip because you went out the night before an exam and didn't study and only got 2 hours of sleep. Your grades should be your first priority and your social life should be come after.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is one of the cheapest Universities in GA and you get a lot of bang for your buck. The new Student Union offers an on campus Starbucks, the Loop, which offers pizza, burgers, and other such food items, and also a Nathan's Hot Dog counter. There's also a convenience store downstairs next to our campus movie theater that shows a different movie just about every month for free! There are two dining halls on campus and if you don't want to eat at either of those, there are numerous other places to grab a bite on campus. We also have a huge student recreation center with an indoor rock climbing wall and an indoor pool. The rec center also has a fully stocked gym with weight lifting equipment and elliptical units. Want to take a yoga class? The Student Rec Center offers them and other fitness classes free of charge as well. There are also two mini grocery stores on campus, but be careful, they are a little expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being a student at VSU. The campus is always expanding and new things are being added all the time. I'm a psychology major here and we're getting a new psychology building this Fall semester! The opportunities here are endless and you'll never be bored. There's always something going on around campus and even in the community as a whole. The Student Union is open almost all of the time and offers a place for the students to hang out; maybe watch the game on one of the tvs there, or just to chill and take a break from studying. Overall, VSU is a great place to call home for four years.

    Am learning a lot

    If you're looking for a school where the learning environment is open, friendly, and conducive to learning the material well, VSU is the perfect place. The class sizes range from what you're used to in high school to about 200 people. The professors and staff are amazing at VSU. It's so easy to get in touch with your teachers or the tutoring center and they're always there to answer your questions or to give suggestions on how to study for their class. You won't be set adrift here, alone and confused as to what to do or what is expected of you. The academic environment at VSU is tailored to help the students here and is the perfect place to get your degree.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 152

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The recreation center in a great place to go for a variety of sports including: basketball, volleyball, racket ball, swimming, and weight lifting. The front lawn offers games that anyone can join in at times or you can create your own amusement. there will be activities all around campus during pretty much every week you just have to keep your eyes open.

    Food and Dining

    Some people like the meal plans some don't depends on your preferences. Other than the dining halls the school has different restaurants that you can go to like Papa Johns and Chick-fil-A. I suggest planing when you are going to use you blazer bucks and and not blow by them all in the first couple of weeks.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on the dorm you may have a worse experience than normal but the dorms allow you to met a variety of people and offer activities and games that you can compete in so that you can get to know and familiarize yourself with your surroundings.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers in my experience help you learn in ways that high school couldn't and you can visit them during there office hours to ask more questions and get help on assignments that you do not understand. The student success center is a great way for you to get help on projects and assignments from a variety of sources because of the fact that there are other students there to help you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your schedule in a way that benefits you most, like planning large gaps between classes so that you can study of get your work done. make sure you get to classes that you need to attend on time because in most classes you can only miss about four lectures before you don't get credit for the class, so if you need to skip talk to the teacher ahead of time not the same day and get things organized, unless you happen to be in a lecture style class where there about 100 people in the class and the professor isn't going to check role every day. READ the syllabus, the syllabus tells you exactly when things are due and how to do them and when tests are and you do not want to be on the side of having a supposed pop test.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great school with a diverse assortment of activities, clubs, sports, and programs that you can participate in. The school's population and area allows you to meet people from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For the most part the campus is very safe, but like on most campuses you should always be aware of your surroundings. Valdosta does however hae numerous escort services for people who need it.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks are extremely involved on the campus. They can always be seen on around.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is very easy to get involved with the clubs around campus they are always promoting themselves and their cause.

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly Valdosta is great for every type of student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I am only a first year student and I have not seen anything nontraditional or 'unusual

    Bang for the buck

    You can literally see where your money is going on campus. The upkeep of the school is astounding, and the buildings are just as beautiful. The campus food is also pretty good. The student recreation center is amazing as well!

    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something to do in Valdosta. There are always events on and off campus. Valdosta is truly a college town so there are plenty of things to do in town!

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! There are choices for every type of eater.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful, and the faster you apply for a dorm the more likely you will get good roommates and a nicer dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    If your study habits are good and you are a well balanced student the academics will not be extremely strenuous.

    Tips for prospective students

    All professors are different no matter what school you attend so just be prepared for any type of instructor. Also be willing to study and learn how to manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a very fun school. There is a good balance between academics and social life in the town!

  • 10/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 people found it offensive. 16 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Leave your house 30 minutes before class if you want to get there on time and do not live on campus if you can help it. Though you make a lot of friends, they are overly strict and it is not worth the money. Be prepared to use your computer, a lot.

    Bang for the buck

    Although the tuition is fairly cheap, the price you pay for room and board is not worth it. With most housing, you have to share bathrooms with the whole hall you are on. The rooms are tiny and disgusting. I would not live on VSU's campus if I were you. Also, the campus is so spread out. You have to walk miles to get from point A to point B. We have shuttles, but they are almost always late!

    Am enjoying being here

    Valdosta does not have much to offer for students. There is no downtown area for college students to hang out, it is all done on campus. Maybe the college campus would be more attractive to students if they had an active downtown for the younger students.

    Am learning a lot

    A lot of the teachers are now switching to clickers which are basically an easy way out for them not to teach. Almost all of the homework and assignments are online. If I wanted to do everything online, I would have signed up for an online class!

  • 12/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you come prepared to learn VSU is the best school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students is to come prepared to work. Don't slack off just because they are out of school and not under the watchful eye of their parents.

    Bang for the buck

    I agree one hundred percent that this school is the bang for your buck. More is being added to the campus each year to help students gain a better experience at VSU.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here, there is always something to do on campus. Many organizations have activities to participate in just for fun and also to teach a lesson. All the events given on campus are not just because, they have reason's behind them. Some of the events i've attened were for domestic violence, AIDs awareness, Alcohol awareness and many more

    Am learning a lot

    At VSU the professors are there to help you. There is no need to be scared or ashamed of asking for help. Your professors will go out of their way to make sure you getting the proper and adequate knowledge of the subject. Professors willingly give you their office hours, telephone numbers and emails, this reassures you that they are willing to help. If the professors can't fully help you there is a tutoring center on campus for each student's use free of charge. They are also really helpful.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Will enjoy being here

    I have been accepted to VSU and will be attending VSU in August. I have had the pleasure of visiting the campus and it is very pretty. The dorms are nice and they have a lot for you to do on campus. The campus itself is easy to get around and is convenient for those like me, who don't have a car. So far, the faculty that I came in contact with are very friendly and helpful. I am satisfied with VSU so far and I look forward to attending.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 152

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is always around so you will feel safe at all times. Especially at night if you are coming from the bars or the club or even from a friends room

    Greek Life

    I'm not apart of Greek Life but from what I seen since attending this school is a wide variety of Greeks. They are all over the school and the probates they have are fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to join from ranging from Psychology club to Computer club. Whatever your desires are in a club Valdosta offers. If they do not have a club that you wish they had you can even sign up to make the club yourself.

    What to do for fun

    You can join a club or you can always go to the city of Valdosta and there is many things like the mall or the bowling alley or the movies and many other places that Valdosta offers.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices on campus to eat so you will never be hungry. Places like Moe's or Chick-Fil-A and Papa John's also the two all you can eat dining centers are many of the places you can eat at Valdosta.

    Dorm Life

    There is always programs that the RA's have for the students living on campus and programs teaching you about college life. You have a variety of dorm rooms on where to live.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Valdosta are very fun challenging. Your teachers will be your best friend and will help you whenever you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and stay on top of your toes when it comes to your classes because before you know it college life will be finished. Also talk to your teachers they are gladly to help you.

    In three sentences

    It's a great and magnificent school. There is always something to do and people are very friendly. I would give Valdosta a 8 out of 10 overall

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Has a great safety department.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities to be involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending is so much cheaper then the school I am currently at up in NH.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do on and off campus. Valdosta has a great theme part in Wild Adventures. I use to live about 4 miles beyond it and have been a season pass holder in the past.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to study, having fun is important but do not let that encompass your time there or it will reflect in your grades.

    In three sentences

    VSU has a great campus and is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the student.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus PD is always patrolling. They stop in the dorms hourly just to check up as well as the other buildings on campus. There's a night shuttle to take you to your car really late at night so you don't have to walk, but if you call Campus PD they'll also take you. They also have emergency poles all over campus so if you feel unsafe for whatever reason you can go up to one and call for help.

    Greek Life

    I'm not part of the greek life, but you see them every where! They're always doing something. The thing I find most interesting is Tug. It's pretty much an intense game of tug-o-war where you pretty much stay on the mud on the ground.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm in ROTC so that's really big at the school. There's student government and honors programs separate from actual honors classes. They have several different bible studies throughout the week too.

    Great for these types of students

    It's really good athletes, military, musicians, actors/actress, people who don't like big cities, and people who hate the cold.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the Bailey's Science center, if you go right at the door and take the stairs all the way you can actually get to the roof. It's really pretty at night and can be an awesome study space because it's quiet and has a nice breeze. Just make sure you prop the door open though, or you're stuck there.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have HOPE, everything's pretty much covered. They have a lot of campus activities that your student fees go towards. They don't just keep it for the school, they use it all on us. From random BBQ's on campus to movies on the Front Lawn, the student fees end up coming back to the student.

    What to do for fun

    I'm really big on intramural sports. They have EVERYTHING; there are the typical sports like soccer and flag football, but they also have random ones canoe battleship. CORE also offers different outdoor activities like kayaking and sky diving for a fraction of the price. About 2miles from the school is a movie theater that shows movies that are recently out of main theaters but not on DVD yet. The Best part is that it only costs $2!

    Food and Dining

    They have two dining options and the hours are constantly changing. As of right now, Palms, the larger dining hall, is opened from 7am to 8pm and Hopper, the smaller caf�© setting dining hall, is opened from noon to midnight. The food's surprisingly good too. They have different stations that on usually offer the same variety of food from a day to day basis with one station that's always changing. They offer quick eats like pizza and burgers but then offer healthier options as well. Breakfast is my favorite meal there. The french toast and oatmeal is delicious. They also have an omelet station where they make it fresh in front of you and you tell them what you want.

    Dorm Life

    The RA's and RHD's are amazing. They know the first few weeks are a little uncomfortable away from home so they quickly set up a family away from home with in the dorms. They constantly have different programs within the dorms themselves that offer anything from a ping pong tournament to a fun way to teach you the dangers of leaving your drink alone at a party. They do routine hall checks and if anything seems out of place, campus PD is called. Safety is obviously their number one concern. My favorite thing was if I had a noise complaint, my RA would take care of it for me.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are small so you get individual attention and the teachers are always there for you. They give you their cell phone numbers and encourage you to call them when ever you need anything. The classes are challenging; if you feel you need any extra help, the Student Success Center offers one on one training from another student who excels in the particular area of study that you need help with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't park on main campus until you're 100% certain of all the parking rules. New students could easily get 3 or 4 tickets within their first week there for really small mistakes.

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus and offers so many different majors. It's also a military town and has many excellent off campus living options just for students. With all the different athletic teams, there's always a game going on, and if that doesn't interest you, it's also an arts school so you'll be able to find a play or concert easily.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. You'll feel at home

    Greek Life

    Greek life is not the main part of the school. It is here though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus. Even lacross!

    Great for these types of students

    Open student who like to work as well as be social

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We call November No shave November you can infer from that what you can

    Bang for the buck

    You will get everything you need to succeeded

    What to do for fun

    Fr fun you could go to the rec. or the quad that is in our many dorms. You could also go to our very nice student union! There are also multiple clubs and bars around town if you're into that sort of thing

    Food and Dining

    I would say the food is is good. Kind of repetitive. It's nice though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life in Georgia hall is vey nice. The traditional halls are very convenient as well!

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that of you stay on top of your game you will be ok

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a college that has everything you need. Not too big in size, but has a nice amount of students. Choose VSU:)

    In three sentences

    In three sentences I would say that Valdosta is a decently sized school. However it does have everything you would need to be successful in college. As to the faculty I would say they are very helpful.

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    While at school I learned that it is imperative that students attend class. Unlike primary public schooling, there is a fee to attend secondary schools. Most students have fun on campus, but they also keep in mind that there is a goal while being away at school.

    Am enjoying being here

    Of course I am enjoying my experience here at VSU. The institution has so many activities to offer, therefore there is never a dull moment on campus. The campus activities board has at least one activity for students a week and the activities are free. Also because I am involved in different organizations on campus I always have something to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Although I have only completed one year of secondary school, I have learned a great amount of material. I noticed that in primary school I would only memorized the material for exams, but here at VSU the instructors make the material worth learning.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask fellow friends about professors; some professor like to enjoy the fact that they have power and will use it against you.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest in the state!

    Am enjoying being here

    The School is amazing especially if you enjoy being out away from big city life.

    Am learning a lot

    Valdosta has some amazing Professors but I would suggest asking around about certain professors at the same time!

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Being an in state student tuition is very affordable! VSU offers a lot of things for the students to use!

    Will enjoy being here

    I hope i will enjoy being here! Its going to be difficult at first because its just a new environment and it will take getting use to.

    Will learn a lot

    I recently visited VSU and attended a class to get the feel of it. And just by sitting in on one class I can already tell i will be learning a lot!

  • 11/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded, friendly, studious, and students that don't mind getting use to the campus in a short time.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Study hard and right. Most of the classes aren't that bad, but studying is a must and so is knowing how to study properly. -Make sure to make friends. It's college and friends are a must to get through it. Just have fun and be smart and you should be good.

    Bang for the buck

    You do get some bang for your buck, but not as much as you would hope for.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's great for being away from home and the games that go on at the school are immense! School pride is big here, but its not all about the school. The town scene of Valdosta is very nice and there are plenty of things to do.

    Am learning a lot

    The educational variety at VSU is great and so are the teachers. They take the time to teach you and make sure that you know what you are learning.

  • 12/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It would be easier to say what types of students should avoid this school. Types of students who should avoid this school are people who abhor beautiful weather. People who dislike smiling faces should really steer away from Valdosta State University. Last but not least, students who know exactly where they want to go to college and have valuable reasons. I would suggest you give Valdosta State University a shot but it is not the only great school out there. To me, Valdosta State University is currently where I belong:)

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Stay focused, remember the reason why you are attending school in the first place. 2) Get plugged in!...College is so much more than just a degree but the experience you have while you are here! There are tons of activities available for everyone! 3) Share your success!...Share your college experience with others around you and fill them in on the ups and downs of your choices that you made in college. You can help them out tremendously.

    Bang for the buck

    If you ask many different students why they have chosen Valdosta State University, more than 80% of the people will say because it is inexpensive and very beautiful! Don't believe me? Try comparing the cost to other schools in Georgia at www.collegeboard.org:)

    Am enjoying being here

    Valdosta State University is not only a great place to attend college but to live as well! There are many job opportunities that are available for students that have graduated from Valdosta State University. Valdosta itself is a peaceful city with very welcoming people!

    Am learning a lot

    Attending Valdosta State University you will learn much more than just how to study for your classes! You will learn valuable lessons about life, the people around you, and tips on how to live a safe and healthy life! Valdosta State University has many different types of organizations and programs for people of many backgrounds so be sure to get plugged in somewhere and start learning!

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't Procrastinate. Get to know your professor, explore, and have fun. Get involved. There's plenty to do, but you don't know that if you don't look.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices are fair.

    Am enjoying being here

    Coming from a big city, Valdosta doesn't have as much stuff to do.

    Am learning a lot

    following: I love Valdosta, It has the feel of a huge school, yet small enough so you don't feel completely lost. I love the fact that you can easily get in touch with the professors, and the people in the city are quite hospitable.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great for people who want a school within georgia that is cost effecient but likes the idea that your right on the border to Florida.

    Tips for prospective students

    Begin ready to make the best out of your college experience. One thing that I've learned from experience is that life is what you make it to be and that is exactly what college challenges you to do.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes it is definitely Bang for the buck

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the opportunities to meet different people from so many backgrounds. I also love the way the campus police are always availabe because it makes me feel safe.

    Am learning a lot

    It has become such a great learning experience for me. I have not only learned academically but it has been a place where I have begun a journey on learning what it is that I was created to be doing by God. The teachers here are very understanding which was so not what I was expected.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    everything is sooooo expensive. it's like 7 dollars for a burger but it's the best burger ever.

    What to do for fun

    lots of bars and clubs and there is always something going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    great food and a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    i can't really say how dorm life is because i've never stayed in one. i have an apartment.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not park in the 45 min. spots you'll get a ticket $15 ticket.

    In three sentences

    valdosta state has a beautiful campus and very friendly students and faculty. the professors are very helpful and are willing to take time to help you understand what they're teaching. the tuition is a bit high.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    definitely check out the rec. center.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are difficult and others are not. it depends on the class and teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    manage you time wisely!

    In three sentences

    valdosta state is a great school for its size. with the exception of a few core classes, the class size is similar to high school. professors teach well and work with students easily.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    you can work for the theme park, wild adventures. or go to it in your spare time. you are also not far from florida or savannah, ga.

    Academic Rigor

    it is well known because it challenges you academically but in a way that you should be comfortable with.

    Tips for prospective students

    i think you need definitely go take a look at this college campus and the surrounding area if you are considering this school.

    In three sentences

    it is a beautiful college. the campus is breath taking and historical. academically i have heard great reviews.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    so far, i have not had any problems. i notice security around campus.

    Greek Life

    love it!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What to do for fun

    i joined a sorority and we stay pretty busy with socials, events, and chapter meetings when not in class. this has been a big help to me. i also like to go walk around the mall with friends and shop.

    Food and Dining

    the food in the dining areas could be better. i use the small meal plan because the food in other places is usually better. if the food was better i would eat there more.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is definitely different than home. having the freedom is great. learning to get along with roommates is different than sharing a room with a brother or sister.

    Academic Rigor

    academic life at vsu is rigorous but not to the point of breaking you down. stay on top of work and don't fall behind and will you be just fine. if you need help, ask!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    i suggest not taking a full load for your first semester. getting used to the college life is hard enough to adjust to without the worries of a full load of classes. my suggestion would be to take no more than 12 credit hours first semester.

    In three sentences

    vsu is an excellent school. i am only a freshman here and i have been made to feel like this is my home away from home since i arrived. joining the greek life has helped me with getting to know others who are not so close to home either.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the student union has pool tables, ping pong tables, and tvs. plenty of new and interesting people to meet on campus. wild adventures is close by. student groups on campus usually have a movie night, with free food and drinks, every weekend. there is usually something fun happening every day here.

    Food and Dining

    the food is usually the same every day and the dining hours aren't that great.

    Dorm Life

    sometimes the people in the hallways or the dorm next to you may not be quiet. also, you may not get the best roommate in the world.

    Academic Rigor

    classes vary based on who the teachers are. some teachers are easier than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you have storage bins ahead of time, dorm rooms are notoriously small. never leave your laundry unattended in the laundry room for too long. have shower shoes.

    In three sentences

    the class sizes are fairly small and the teachers can be very helpful. vsu is a small campus and it is easy to find your way around. it is a beautiful campus and most people are really nice.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere and there are many blue emergency stations.

    Clubs and Activities

    Valdosta State offers a lot of clubs and activities. Sororities, Fraternities, Academic Clubs, Intramural sports, christian ministries, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    I think some of the things that students are charged for should be on an as used basis.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the front lawn and play frisbee, hammock, lay-out and do just about any outdoor activity. There are local bars, Jack's bowling, Downtown Valdosta, First Friday, and many more activities.

    Food and Dining

    This year Valdosta state got a new food provider. I think last year's provider was better because they had more options.

    Dorm Life

    I work for the housing department and they try really hard to get residents involved and create good programs. Their Resident Assistant's go through a lot of training. There needs to be more housing though.

    Academic Rigor

    The education here is great. Compared to a bigger University however, I think the academics are fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can handle being that far away from home if you are from the Atlanta area. If you cannot, do not waste your time and be miserable here.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is attractive for students from the Atlanta area. It offers great academic courses and there are many clubs and groups. Valdosta State is a beautiful campus

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Hopper dinning is the absolute best dinning facility on campus, but they also have numerous other places such as Moe's and The Loop.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms here are a hit or miss just like any other college, if you have the choice always go for Georgia hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses at Valdosta are fairly easy. Most of the professors are incredibly helpful and friendly.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a great school for those who want the big college feel in a small campus. The people here are extremely friendly, as well as the teachers. As long as you can handle the heat there is nothing else to complain about!

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always police on campus at any time of the day and night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs to be apart of if you want to become an active student or if you want to make friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Professor here at VSU believe in giving you what you pay for. The education is top notch and the atmosphere is great.

    What to do for fun

    Valdosta is a small town but there are always something to do. Every week there are a list of campus events. Valdosta also has a mall and we are only 30 mins. away from the Florida state line.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are okay, they are all you can eat so you'll never go hungry. There are several eateries on campus that take blazer bucks, cash, and plastic.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is okay but it is mostly for the freshman. After my first year I moved into an apartment and it has been great!

    Academic Rigor

    Valdosta State University is not a school for lazy people. In order to be successful, good study habits must be present.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip I have is to study hard, make friends, ask professors for help and always have fun.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is the best school I've attended. I transferred for a different university that did not have a third of the credentials VSU has. Deciding to attend Valdosta State University was the best decision I ever made.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are scared to patrol at night and do not inform you of any incidences and the emergency boxes are horrible placed. Someone is robbed daily here.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is really big here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great if you participate in Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Valdosta state has no pride and no traditions. The only traditions is through greek life.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the money that school costs especially Valdosta it is not worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The only things to do for fun are go to the front lawn and play pick up games of football and soccer and stuff.

    Food and Dining

    Food was actually pretty good but the hours are horrible and the staff is usually pretty rude.

    Dorm Life

    For me Dorm life was horrible, however I lived in the worst dorm on campus and had to deal with disgusting bathrooms shared by the whole floor. Dorm life was also very loud and obnoxious and I felt rather unsafe as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor was fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely try to live of campus if possible and make sure you have lots of food since the dining services are really bad. Be prepared to deal with people you don't like.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a pretty good school when it comes to education and the teaching staff. Valdosta definitely needs to improve housing and dining services since they are really lacking. Overall I would not tell someone to avoid Valdosta but would not tell them it's the greatest choice either.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Palms and Hopper are the two places to dine at on a meal plan and the other places to eat at are based on blazer bucks. They all serve fantastic food and it is all just based on what you have a taste for.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms suit your needs and have the things necessary to complete your years at VSU. Some of the dorms are more fabulous and a little better than others but that just like all colleges will be based on the price that you are willing to pay. Overall VSU has wonderful dorms and they are quite beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are put there to teach. They all are willing to help any way that they can as long as you ask ahead of time and are willing and really want to get help. None of them believe in sugarcoating what is going to help you but when they are needed they are definitely there to help.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a wonderful school wit ha great campus. The atmosphere is great for a new earning opportunity and you are bound to meet great friends along with professors. There are wonderful places in which you can learn quietly or even outside if you please to. VSU overall is a great experience for anyone.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    This college seems nice. It would be my second choice, after UGA(The University of Georgia) of course. I had a friend who is enrolled at Valdosta State.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty good I guess. I just HATE campus police because they think that they rule the world but they do not! They are annoying!

    Greek Life

    Too many of them...

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for anyone! So dont worry about that!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type really, but you have to be prepared for the heat!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ...there are not any that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta overall is pretty good choice!

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there pretty much is nothing. You will have to go off campus for that. Every one and a while CAB will put on fun events and its all FREE~

    Food and Dining

    As for food, this is where Valdosta gets a bad rating. Palms is the major dining hall and it is NASTY in there. I refuse to eat there at all. The plates and dishes are gross and unclean. The food is the same everyday--and I am a vegetarian so there is not much I can do! As for the second dining hall, Hopper, it is WONDERFUL in there. I love the staff and the food. They have stir-fry, where you can get some noodled to your liking. Hopper as has a salad bar, omelets and pancakes, and other lines that change everyday.

    Dorm Life

    I think that I am biased in this area because I roomed with my friend from high school, but dorm life was not that bad! My RA was the best one, so I have no idea how other RA were, but as for the dorm its self, it was great! I loved my little box!

    Academic Rigor

    It is the perfect balance of hard and easy. Some classes, you will end up hating but other classes you might love.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to attend Valdosta, you better be prepared for the heat and gnats! I promise you, words can not describe how many gnats there are! Also, the campus is very black and white. There is not much of any other race there. Yes, we do have come international students from Korea, Japan, and other places but it is nothing compared to other races.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is more than palm trees on the brochure. At Valdosta, if you are from the city like me, you might have a hard time adjusting to 'small town life' but things get better from there. It is a lot of fun and the classes are easy.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing. There are these yellow posts that have cameras on them throughout the campus. All you have to do is push the button and you're basically safe. The VSU police department (The school has a separate police dept.) will see what's going on and can talk to you through the mic on the post. There are always police lurking around the campus for safety.

    What to do for fun

    If you are hanging out with your friends, and people you love, fun will be infinite to you at VSU. There are things to do in the city of Valdosta itself but VSU does offer activities almost everyday on campus. There are clubs, sports, recreational activities, and etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food is a bit redundant at VSU but hey accommodate for all types of eater. It's not at all especially for the pizza eaters.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life as a freshman is fun but if you are a quiet to yourself kinf of person, you will have a hard time. There's always loud music and people screaming in the hallways. Be apart f that clamor and you will have fun for sure.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is very challenging as it should be. The slacker in high school will really need to step it up if they are trying to succeed at this school. The professors are nice but they are stern when it comes to grading. You have to give your all on every assignment or your grade will suffer. You reap what you sew.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are contemplating on whether or not you want to go to Valdosta, you are probably going to end up there. Many people who love the school didn't originally want to be there including me. No it's not located in this huge city with light and billboards. No, you can't go shopping late at night and there aren't many places to shop period. I do know that if you decide to come, you will have the experience of a lifetime and you are not going to want to leave this little small town.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is an amazing school with a variety of students, and a fantastic campus. I know for sure that their music program has a lot to offer and I am proud to be a part of this school. More importantly, the campus ministries are more than amazing. There are many christian students here just waiting to share the gospel with others believers or not.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call campus police of you want to be escorted somewhere at night.

    Greek Life

    Step shows, community service, lines crossing, etc...

    Clubs and Activities

    CAB: Campus Activities Board They plan activities where you can make: build a bear, calendars w/pics, wax hands, candle-making, caricatures, license plate tags, signs, canvas bags w/pics, barbeques, laser tag, big chair photos, key chains, moon bounce, celebrity comedy shows, talent shows, modeling shows, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes they put food coloring or detergent in the fountains so don't be alarmed if there are floods of suds...

    What to do for fun

    Remerton is a town kind of within Valdosta where you have bars. Buffalo Wild Wings, Applebees and Chilis are where you want to go if theres a game or fight on. Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Panama City, Atlanta, Savannah, Daytona, Orlando are a few short hours away (driving)...road trips! Spend SOME of your refund check shopping in some of these places. There are some local clubs for each type of genre Rodeo, Amvets etc. There's a mall about 2 miles from campus. Make friends & hang out in the Union or the front lawn. Go to The Happening (vendors come out and give away free food, prizes, raffles, coupons,etc), go to CAB events (front lawn, Union, Quad), go to Relay for Life events, greek events, community service, etc. Go to the Rec Ctr: rock climbing, indoor pool, tanning, basketball, track, gym, etc. Core plans inexpensive trips white water rafting, tubing, sky-diving, scuba diving, ropes course, etc. There's a lot to do you just have to catch them/make time for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are 2 convenient stores on campus: Langdale and Centennial Halls. There are 2 dining halls where it 'all you care to eat': Palms and Hopper (actually in Hopper Hall). You have a variety of food served like international line (Mexican, Chinese, Italian, etc), southern style, pizza, burgers, fries, cold cuts & wraps, desserts, etc. The dining halls have themed events like: Mardi Gras, Cinco de Mayo, birthdays, tailgating, wing nite, steak & shrimp, etc. Also you have places on campus to eat like: The Loop (pizza, burgers, etc), Nathans (hot dogs, wings, phillies etc), Starbucks, Papa Johns, Moes, Pinkberry (froyo!), Chef's Table (southern style), Chic-fil-A, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Always take tours of each hall you're considering. It's good to do the virtual tours online, but it's always better to see things in person because pictures don't show everything. Each hall/dorm has activities and RAs and front desk worker so that you can still have fun and have someone there to answer your questions. They have game night, free food, dorm vs dorm competitions, etc. Each dorm has a nice lounge area in the lobby, multiple study rooms, classrooms, great rooms used for activities or whatever you want, pool tables/ping pong, etc. They have a wide variety of dorms/halls/apartments. There are traditional residence halls: Patterson, Lowndes, Langdale, Brown. There are apartment style suites: Hopper, Georgia, Converse, Centennial.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not sure about other fields of study, but the Pre-Engineering program is awesome. The professors are so knowledgeable on topics they discuss and are very passionate so they know what to focus on during lectures, tell great stories about their personal experiences, and share real-world applications of relevant lecture topics. The classes are definitely tough because they are preparing you for your degree, transferring, etc. and the real world. Expect lots of reading and homework in the Math and Physics classes. At times, you may not be told what and when to read, but usually your syllabus will have a semester outline of chapters/topics covered. I think the general rule of thumb is: Take the credit hours of your class, multiply it by 4, and that's the number of hours a week you should spend on studying/reading/homework. The programs here are hard, but the rewards make it worth the hard work. The professor push and motivate you. This school is great when it comes to academically preparing their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is very important; make sure that you have time set aside for studying as well as fun. Live on campus for the first year to get acclimated to the campus, people, etc. Take tours/view virtual tours online before choosing traditional housing. Communicate with roommate(s) before you move in. Buy or rent your textbooks from outside sources because the campus bookstore is really expensive. Bring lots of suntan lotion, multiple pairs of sunglasses, & rainboots because the majority of the time its hot or raining. Make sure you find your classes during orientation because missing/being late to the first two days of class could mean that youre taken off the roster. Use your resources: attend free tutoring, see your professor during office hours, study groups with classmates, use library/dorm study rooms, etc. Get/stay involved on campus. Read your syllabus entirely. So many people miss tests/final exams because they expect professors to constantly remind them of dates, times, locations, etc. Make sure that you can do your own laundry, cook quick meals, wake yourself up, etc. because no one will do this for you. Form a great relationship with your professors. Don't annoy them, but make sure they know your name & your efforts because this could be the difference between being borderline or not. Study your OWN notes. Do all homework even if it's not mandatory/graded. Know/meet your advisor during orientation.

    In three sentences

    For VSU to be one of the state's most affordable public institutions, it offers you a good variety: beautiful campus, nice amenities, activities galore, great programs of study, etc. The town itself may not be the 'typical college town' environment, but Valdosta is not far from Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Savannah, and Panama City to name a few. The programs here are great because the professors really have a passion for what they teach, are very willing to help, and actually care about their student's progress.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun at VSU you can go to the gym, go on the front lawn or go to the college functions. The most fun thing to do is to attend the football and basketball games.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is nice and diverse. There is a wide variety to pick from. The food is mostly good and includes restaurants such as Nathan's and Chick-fil-A. The food is always appetizing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm is nice. The rooms are clean and spacey. Living in the dorm better connects the students with their classmates as well as teachers because they are always on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very important to keep all your grades up. The teachers are mostly strict but fun. They treat you as adults and have no problem with failing you if you do not do what you are supposed to.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell students to make sure that they are open-minded as well as hard workers. I would also tell them to make sure they do all their work and strive for the best. I would tell them to keep their heads up and stay focused.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta has a very nice atmosphere. It is very diverse. It also has a beautiful campus.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is always patrolled by the police 24 hours. If you are in danger, there are call areas all over campus and a police officer will arrive in minutes after the call is placed.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life on campus is very active and they are always up to something different everyday. It is a great way to meet friends and socialize with different age groups.

    Bang for the buck

    To get the most bang for your buck, one must be responsible and understand the different ways to buy something. For example, many students believe they must buy their books from the campus bookstore when their are other options. I buy my books online with Amazon, EBay or other websites to purchase your books. You will by far get the biggest bang for your buck if you purchase books this way.

    What to do for fun

    This college offers many activities for students to do in their free time. I always get involved with the student activities on the front lawn such as laser tag, tie-dying and other exciting activities. I also am involved with the intramural teams they offer as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining at Valdosta State has a wide variety of choices to choose from. You can either grab a bite to eat at the cafeteria's or use your Blazer Bucks to eat at Moe's, Papa John's etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life can be very exciting. Always get involved with what is happening at your dorm by asking your Resident Advisor and other hall mates.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic programs offered at Valdosta State can be difficult or easy for anyone. It all depends on how much one knows and how much time they put into their studying for a class. Always ask for help if you are struggling because Valdosta State offers many programs to help students such as the Student Success Center. This reference helps any student in need of extra guidance.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be a great student at Valdosta State University, one must be able to utilize their time management. Studying is the most important tool when being apart of a college. It should always be first and never procrastinate when it comes down to studying for a test or completing a project. When first given the assignment, one should complete or start it the day they were given the assignment. It will always keep you one step ahead of everyone else. Another tip is to be involved! So many students get burnt out their first year of college because they think all they can do is study. When being involved, it allows one to meet new people and get their mind off of the books.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great school to attend. It gives many students the opportunity to become the person they want to be. They are helpful to any student that attends their school.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of places to sit outside, an internet cafe, restaurants etc.

    Academic Rigor

    I am already into my major program and it is difficult but still manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to school early to get a parking spot.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a large college but still maintains a one-on-one student and teacher relationship. It has nice restaurants on campus. One con is that it doesn't have enough parking.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the gym, drive to Florida, Wild Adventures, and campus activities are thing to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food get to be] the same after the first semester.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is a great dorm experience, however it is a bad idea to have a best friend has your room mate. If you do decided to, be prepared for a lot of challenges.

    Tips for prospective students

    The weather changes often so be prepared to adjust to it.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a very well rounded University. The class offered are all taught by great professors that will challenge and demand that you to succeed to the best of your abilities. I wouldn't pick any other college to attend.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    music students, athletic students, nursing students, business students

    What to do for fun

    table tennis, pool, work out, attend sporting events

    Food and Dining

    palms and hopper dining are ok, but the chic fil a and nathans on campus make up for the food.

    Dorm Life

    did not have a good experience in my dorm freshman year

    Academic Rigor

    the music education department always keeps me busy with practice and studying

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, attend the sporting events, make friends in your dorm.

    In three sentences

    small school feel. great athletic programs. always something to do

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    This is Valdosta's biggest problem. The town of Valdosta is absolutely boring. People are always getting drunk simply because there is nothing else to do. That is why finding some good friends is essential, otherwise you are going to die from boredom. However, there is something that makes up for it. Valdosta is literally a 10 minute drive from Florida. Me and my friends would always go to Jacksonville, because it was only a two hour drive. If you can afford the gas money, it is definitely a good idea to go every once in a while.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are TERRIBLE! The food there is looks and tastes terrible. Rarely they will actually have something worth eating, but other than that, stay away. Especially from the pizza. However, the other food from campus is really good. They have a papa johns, a moes, chick-fil-a, nathans hot dogs, and a few more. Mostly very good quality, but expensive. Overall, if you aren't rich, then you aren't going to enjoy the food that much.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Valdosta are usually very lively, with events happening constantly. While some of the dorms may not be very aesthetically pleasing, they still usually have stuff going on. The only reason I wouldn't give the dorm life a 5 star is because some of the people that live there mess things up for everyone. Just be careful not to do anything stupid and you will be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Valdosta in itself isn't too bad with this, but the professors are. Sometimes you might need a specific class that only has one time, but you need another class that only has that one time also. Most professors are unwilling to help you out, but it isn't unheard of. Overall it isn't too bad, but still not good.

    Tips for prospective students

    The very first thing you should do is find some friends. While Valdosta is a nice campus, there isn't much to do. The only big thing to do in town is go to the bars. Otherwise everyone just goes to Florida. Also, be careful which professors you choose, because some of them will ruin your year.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta has a great campus and a great location. However, they do need to work on some of their programs. All-in-all it is a great school, as long as you are fine with the heat and gnats.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    there is an escort service to take you back to your room if you are out late one night and don't feel safe and there are 15 police located on campus

    Greek Life

    many sororities and fraternities are offered

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports, greek life, marching band, choir, student government, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, outgoing, intellectual

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wild Adventures is located down the street and one day every Fall VSU rents out Wild Adventures and students have free admission.

    What to do for fun

    Play intramural sports, greek life, outdoor activities such as hiking and canoeing, marching band, sports events, room decorating contests, dining

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and don't wait until the last minute to take tours, apply for scholarships, etc.

    In three sentences

    VSU has a beautiful campus. There are many activities to get involved with and many ways to stay active and fit. The academics are also exceptional.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    VSU is less expensive than some of the larger big name universities in the state, while still offering a large campus with a wide variety of students. Fees are going up every year, but so is the quality of the facilities/services.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out on the Front Lawn (playing sports, doing homework, eating, working on your tan, or walking your pets), go to events sponsored by organizations (frequently free), athletic events (all students get in free), and find a good group of friends to hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    VSU has a great variety of dining options. There are 2 cafeterias with healthy (and not so healthy) options, 2 convenience stores, and multiple big name eateries (such as Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Papa John's, and more) that all come as part of the meal plan. On weekends and during the summer, hours are limited, but during the school year there are options at all hours of the day.

    Dorm Life

    There are different types of dorms (brand new suite style ones as well as older traditional ones), but all of them can be personalized and made to feel like home. All dorms have great opportunities to meet other people (as well as eat free food and earn free stuff!).

    Academic Rigor

    There are easy teachers and hard teachers, but overall, the faculty expect a lot out of students-especially when it comes to research. Although teachers have high expectations, they are almost always willing to help in any way they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend getting involved with a large organization on campus-whether an athletic team, music ensemble, or greek life organization--the bigger the better. Large organizations allow you to express your interests while meeting a wide variety of people.

    In three sentences

    VSU offers a great combination of athletics, academics, social life, and community service. The campus is beautiful, the students and teachers are friendly, and the food is actually pretty good. VSU's student body is culturally, linguistically, academically, and socially diverse-allowing everyone to fit in.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is not much to do in the city of Valdosta other than the club, bars and Wild Adventures Theme Park. The next best this is to take the drive a few exits down to Tallahassee, Fl. Or you could drive about a hour to the beach in Jacksonville.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dinning halls were great. Most people prefer ed Hopper Dining to Palms but they had their specialties. Hopper was open late nights until about 7 am, and by that time Palms was opening up. So there was always somewhere to get late night snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is always what you make. My dorm experince was great. The dorm that I stayed in was like a hotel. i stayed in a suite with three other girls and we got along great. There was a shower and bathroom in our suite, but some of the dorms (freshman dorms) do have community bathrooms and showers. Also our visitation was like no other, there was not a set time that we could not have visitation, i could have visitors of opposite sex as long as I wanted as long as they were not there past 24 hours at a time!!!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a no tolerance rule that VSU applies very rigorously. The professors are very willing and capable and there are also student tutors who do not mind answering questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind, and talk to all the upperclassmen that you can.

    In three sentences

    I can confidently say that my experience here at VSU has been great. There is a lot of diversity and southern hospitality, both from the students as well as the professors. All in all, I would recommend Valdosta State to anyone who wants to experience life outside of the fast paced life in the city.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that i know of

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable in state tuition, a little high if your out of state so get residency early

    What to do for fun

    no idea, theres a mall

    Food and Dining

    I have not moved there yet

    Dorm Life

    I will be living off campus

    Academic Rigor

    Have not started yet, so I can't really say

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early

    In three sentences

    It is a diverse college. Valdosta has a generous acceptance policy and really works to enroll new students.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Student life and housing put on many shows and activities.

    Food and Dining

    many varieties such as Nathans, Starbucks, Palms Dining, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Be kind to your roommates and respect them

    Academic Rigor

    Academically speaking, if one studies and take excellent notes they should be able to succeed at VSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to class everyday 2. Take good notes 3.Become active on campus and in the community

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed the environment and professors here. Valdosta is a small enough college to get the one on attention needed from the professors. Valdosta state is a wonderful stepping stone for anyone beginning college.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies and go out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety of foods, but the food can use more flavor.

    Dorm Life

    It's acceptable but girls are nasty, Valdosta cannot be held responsible for that.

    Academic Rigor

    There's not much around and Valdosta is a small city. It is a good place for being focused.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here without expectations and make the best of it. It is a good campus for studying, but also for you to enjoy yourself. College is what you make it.

    In three sentences

    I rate it by analyzing campus life as far as classes and activities. Also the students around campus. Last, my day to day experiences.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are buses and transits that are available when it is late to ensure that no student is in harms way and the campus is surrounded by numerous police officers to keep the peace and keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities that one can choose to be apart of that conduct many avtivities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Car washes, Community service and soooo much more.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many unusual and creative traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is mainly in walking distance which is great besides North Campus.

    What to do for fun

    Things to do for fun would be to attend many of the events, go to the recreation center and work out or go swimming. Laying and soaking up rays on the front lawn. There are sooo many things that it is to many to list.

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent and it has different varieties for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Friendly and fun dorms and great places to meet friends and new roomates.

    Academic Rigor

    Very strong academic programming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study really hard and be the best that you can be. Do the best job that you can. Get your education because you deserve it.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University has a wondeful campus. It is a great place to further education. Valdosta State has a friendly enviroment.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    STUDENTS WHO ARE TRYING TO GET THEIR GPA UP AND GET CLASSES DONE A LITTLE BIT QUICKER. STUDENTS WHO ARE FULLTIME EMPLOYEES OR HAVE CHILDREN SHOULD ATTEND VALDOSTA!

    Bang for the buck

    YOU GO TO SCHOOL 5:30 TO 10:15 AND YOU GET YOUR CLASSES DONE IN 8 WEEKS. ITS A GREAT WAY TO GET AHEAD!!

    What to do for fun

    KINGSBAY IS CLOSE TO JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA WHICH HAS MANY ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS TO DO.

    Food and Dining

    AGAIN YOU HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS

    Dorm Life

    KINGSBAY CAMPUS DOES NOT HAVE DORMS BUT REASONABLE APARTMENTS AROUND TOWN.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY HARD AND GET YOUR GPAS UP!!!

    In three sentences

    VALDOSTA (KINGSBAY CAMPUS) IS A GREAT SCHOOL TO GO TO! THE TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE AWESOME AND ARE WILLING TO HELP OUT IN ANYWAY THEY CAN. I JUST WISHED THEY HAD MY MAJOR!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is very good! Point. Blank. Period.

    Dorm Life

    I hear that residence life is pretty fun, however, Ilive off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics aren't that tough, but require a god bit of study time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and remain focused. As long as you try your best, your professors will notice and work with you.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a great school! The atmosphere is great and very inviting. The majority of the teachers are very helpful and enjoy working with students.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of school programs I can participate in. Moreover, many of students in Valdosta State University plan special festivals and events by themselves.

    Food and Dining

    I am not fed up with the food in the school cafeteria if I eat there every week. The prices are also reasonable as I think.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm is pretty safe and well organized in terms of system. However, the charge for board is expensive as I see.

    Academic Rigor

    In my view, this is up to each professor's teaching process. Most professors try to listen to students' questions and their troubles sincerely. However, plagiarism is strictly prohibited.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just breathe! You don't need to worry too much about future things. Think of what you can do in college and what you can gain in school education.

    In three sentences

    Its campus is environmentally friendly and nice. Most people here are kind and considerate. You can fully enjoy your school life if you are willing to do.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch! There are always campus cops patrolling and making sure everything is operating accordingly.

    Clubs and Activities

    I never learned much about clubs. I have only heard wind of about two clubs. This is something I would like to know more about.

    What to do for fun

    Wild adventures is really fun to go to. On the plus side, its only like fifteen minutes away. Going to the dollar movies or the regular theater is nice. And bowling is really fun as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is so-so! While the on-campus restaurants are pretty good, the food in the dining halls could be stepped up a little.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty good. I lived in one of the recently ungraded ones, so I absolutely LOVED it!

    Academic Rigor

    So far my classes have been challenging. I have had a few classes that were less challenging and the teachers were really laid back. The teaching staff is very good as well. I have only had one teacher that I didn't really mesh with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what you are getting into. Visit the campus and make sure its something you like. There isn't much to do in Valdosta, so make sure you don't regret this as an educational choice.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a very good school to attend. The campus is relatively small and homey, so I tend to enjoy the atmosphere. I love most everything about Valdosta State University.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Carry mace, and a knife. Walk in packs. Not that the campus is dangerous per say...but it is open sooooo

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing, I'm not involved, but the probates and parties are off.the.chain

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every type of club you can think of, and if not, its INCREDIBLY easy to make one of your own

    Great for these types of students

    If you have an inclination to participate in christian activities, trust me THEY'RE EVERYWHERE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's this thing by the front lawn, I can't even explain it, but don't step on it or they say you won't graduate..helpful right?

    Bang for the buck

    I absolutely love college, if you can get your priorities straight I guarantee college will be the best time of your life. Being only responsible for you is one of the best feelings in the world because when you graduate you'll have to find a job to pay off those loans, and pay for that apartment and pay for this and pay for that and grow up and yada yada bing bang, so just..live, do your very best, but LIVE

    What to do for fun

    You don't even have to go out to have fun, seriously. However, if you do choose to go out, try to go out with the right people, it can make or break your night.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious the majority of the time...well...the food is delicious when we first get there, and everytime we're about to go home, otherwise its pizza burgers and pasta everyday...or a lovely salad or sandwich

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms, I hated sharing a room. There's always somebody to talk to,hang out with, or even share clothes with. You'll probably hate your roommate half the time though.

    Academic Rigor

    The actual work isn't all that hard, but making the adjustment from having someone tell you to do your homework, to a professor who could really care less can turn algebra into calculus hell, study first,party later.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come expecting your mother to baby you, we will judge you. Learn how to do laundry Learn how to budget, or you will starve Don't come looking for a relationship

    In three sentences

    Hot Fun Memorable

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    College Patrol Campus

    Greek Life

    Major organizations offered

    Clubs and Activities

    Greek activities/student government

    Great for these types of students

    Student Center Activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football/Greek life

    Bang for the buck

    Scholarships & grants available

    What to do for fun

    Greek life

    Food and Dining

    Great food and local dining

    Dorm Life

    Great living arrangements. Neat, updated & Convenient

    Academic Rigor

    VSU offers the best in Biology.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your profile information into the system early. Be precise and accurate with your high school deadlines and information.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University offers an exceptional program for Biology Majors. This college also provides students an exceptional range of social and academic opportunities. I also chose VSU because of it's location from my hometown.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Umm there is lots to do in the city of Valdosta, but I'm sure what all there is to do because I do not go out much.

    Food and Dining

    I don' t know much about the dining halls, but the food in the student union is great! Currently there is Nathan's and Starbucks to choose from, but we're suppose to be getting a Chick Fil A come August of 2012.

    Dorm Life

    I really can't speak about dorm life because I don't live on campus, but from what I've seen when I was a prospective student they are nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Be prepared for hot weather -Teachers are friendly and easy to talk to if you are having problems -

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am a part of Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority, and this is a very fun organization to join if you are involved in the band because we are an organization very much dedicated to music and service. Also our brother organization, Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity is an organization dedicated to leadership in music and service. Together we have a lot of fun, we work hard for the band and community, and we have formed an unbreakable bond.

    What to do for fun

    Although you may think that Valdosta is a small town, there are a lot of fun things to do. There are many restaurants that students can go hang out and get student discounts, and there are also a plethora of campus events that students can attend for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    The tips that I can provide for prospective students is for them to apply early so that they can plan for the classes that they need and want, get their financial aid together and receive adequate housing.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great school to attend. They have many campus activities for you to get involved in, which gives you a chance to meet fun and exciting people. Also, since I am a Biochemistry major, they have a great science program for students who are interested in pursuing a career in science.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to the gym and working out in the evening. Also walking around campus helps me relax. I take time and go to the library to study in a calm place.

    Food and Dining

    The food is outstanding and it tends to contribute to healthy dining.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoy the spacious room and friendly people who live with me.

    Academic Rigor

    We have to sustain a well organized study plan.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage them to get involved on campus.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy the environment and the class size. All of the teachers are exponentially helpful in all my core classes. I also enjoy the friendly staff and students who attend.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food that Valdosta University serves has much variety. The cafeteria is like a well oiled machine. Everyone can come and go as they please every day, depending on their meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is helpful in any way possible. The front desks are organized well enough to solve all problems. The dorms are a good chill zone.

    Academic Rigor

    All teachers are willing to help you if you let them. They provide all the information you need to succeed in every class. They are helpful peers who can be trusted.

    In three sentences

    The campus radiates with the natural sun. The campus is also full of green plants to give a calm, natural atmosphere. The people are down to earth, so it is easy to make acquaintances.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved with the many groups on campus. Ex: Sororities, phaternities, christian groups. There is a lot to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    I have a $875 meal plan. So I could by the whole campus food, if I wanted too. Just joking. But that's a lot of money for food and unfortunately I couldn't get anything cheaper because that was the lowest meal plan available. They have great on campus restaurants I can eat from, so I love. They have Moes, Chick-fil- A, Nathans, Starbucks. I don't have to just eat in the cafeteria with this meal plan. It's awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is amazing depending on if you have your own private suite living ina residence hall. My dorm room has its own private bathroom, so I have no community showers. Yay me! That's why I love it. I have my own personal space.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academics are good. It's important to have study groups so that you can have study partners and you'll do well on tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, definitely try to get a full ride scholarship to this school.

    In three sentences

    valdosta state university offers a lot of campus organzitions that students can get involved in and majors to choose from. The school is very expensive, but the campus is beautifully. The proffessors are nice and they really take the time to help out their students and make sure they're college experience is the best it can be in order for them to be successful.

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police all over campus to make us feel safe.

    Greek Life

    I do not plan on joining one because it is not for everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of groups to join. The most popular ones are Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    I feel like VSU is great for every different type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most popular places on campus are the Student Union and the dorm hall lobbies.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    I go to school events and church group events.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious and there is a variety.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure that you fill out the roommate information as honest as possible. The match up is good. Me and my roommate are alike.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is very intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not do too many hours your first semester.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to attend so far. All of my professors are nice. I can see myself being successful if I stay here for four years.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Coming to valdosta state you can be sure you are safe police constantly surround the school, and there is no one that does not ask there roommate what are you doing? and when are you coming back?. so be sure that you will not be lost. Then to enter or stay in each hall you must show Valdosta state identification and your dorm hall identification cards so without thees no one can mascaraed as you.

    What to do for fun

    for fun you can go out to the club scene within Valdosta or the various parties or events sprawled around campus (or like we do create your own fun that will allow you and friends to enjoy yourselves).

    Food and Dining

    the food here constantly changes every day , weather it is breakfast lunch or dinner you can find something that will meet your tastes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, and if a problem is had you can simply put in an order that will allow you to get any thing fixed, also you can choose roommates so that you can feel a sense of comfort while you stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the school work here is customized so that you can learn,improve,and use the knowledge gathered witch in my opinion benefits your overall interest in completing work properly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any students wishing to come to Valdosta state i have only one rule do your work first and play later cause there are so many things u could do with people if your imagination and surroundings are in uni-cent.

    In three sentences

    Coming to this school i originally thought it was a beautiful campus with focused teachers and a student friendly staff. Thankfully thees assumptions were all correct i have yet to meet or even hear of a teacher who did not know what they were talking about or seemed unorganized.this school is really every thing i had expected and more.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your eyes open and choose a school that you know you will enjoy and most benefits you as a student.

    In three sentences

    I love Valdosta State University. I love the city of Valdosta. Since I have been here, I've made plenty of friends. There is also plenty to get involved in on campus as well as off campus. Overall, VSU is the place to go. Go Blazers Go!!!

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    play hide n seek before registration in the morning

    Bang for the buck

    excellent school

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay Focus

    In three sentences

    its a beautiful campus. unfortunately the teachers could get better. you will have a good experience

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but i've heard that they are nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like a smaller college setting, with 10-20 people in each class, then this is the college for you. It is honestly easier that having larger classes, and the professors are more one-on-one with your questions.

    In three sentences

    I currently attend a small version of VSU, on Kingsbay Naval Base. I love going here, the classes are small and to the point.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe they have cops driving around all the time.

    Greek Life

    The deltas and AkAs are not noticed as much as other sororities.

    What to do for fun

    If you like to club or go to the bars there is definitely a lot of that going on. They have a lot of little clubs to join but as for me, my singing and recording interests are not tended to.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many choices for food on campus. The dining halls are not a good choice for people who don't eat or is allergic to pork and beef.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a really great experience, there's no curfew so you really get to explore being out of momma's house and learn an use everything that you where taught as a child.

    Academic Rigor

    They have some pretty awesome teachers here that will work with you down to the last day. Then there are the ones who let you experience the real world the moment you walk into their classroom. No Mercy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and do not get behind many professors here are hard. Also, come only if you enjoy the laid back lifestyle, if you are a city girl/boy Valdosta is not for you.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University has a beautiful campus. This school offers great majors and opportunities. Valdosta is just a little country for me, no where for my interests to take flight.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's a dedicated campus police force ready to help out whenever they can, as well as emergency posts all over campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved in Greek life, but VSU offers a lot in that category, sorority and frat houses right outside the main campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than you'll know what to do with, I'm involved in only one myself, but there's one for whatever interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Any kind as far as I can tell, VSU is a liberal arts college, but you can also receive your first few years of an engineering or computer science degree here as well before transferring to another school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to the football games if you can.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football and soccer games, hang out with friends. Things you'd normally do.

    Food and Dining

    I personally like the food here, but honestly a lot of people here complain about the quality and selection. Bear in mind, it's not a 5 star restaurant, you will get all the nutrition you need.

    Dorm Life

    It's fair,

    Academic Rigor

    The first 2 years aren't too bad, but when you get to your junior year, you'll need to put your nose to the grindstone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study, it's not High School. It's important to have a high GPA for your first few years there, after that it gets difficult to raise it.

    In three sentences

    For the RETP Ga Tech transfer program, I think Valdosta State is a great school. It prepares you with all the skills you will need, and the teachers are good at what they do. I just wish they would offer some classes year round.

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always policemen patrolling. At night, if you do not feel safe walking alone, you can use one of the Emergency Phone Booths set up all over campus to ask for help.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In West Hall (the hall you see on almost every advertisement for this college) there is the school seal in bronze on the floor, and it is said that if you step on it before you graduate, you will never do so from this college.

    What to do for fun

    There is never a day at VSU when there is nothing going on. There are always parties on the front lawn or a giveaway in the courtyards.

    Food and Dining

    The food her is all freshly prepared and most of the fruits and vegetables are locally grown.

    Dorm Life

    I have not been to other dorms outside of mine, but where I am it is very fun! We have activities and everyone knows each other. We are all friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends completely on what you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    The ONLY problem here is that it rains and it is hot, but what else would you expect in Southern Georgia?

    In three sentences

    Out of a scale of 10, I say 11!

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unsure about this area, since I read about things being stolen in the VSU Spectator (school newspaper) a lot.

    Greek Life

    Big part of campus. Greeks throw parties, have step shows, and have cookouts, plus more.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very diverse in this area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week, since I've attended here, Wild Adventures is shut down for a night just for VSU students and it's free. They have a sidewalk chalk competition, lip sync competitions, and we have an unusually high number of fashion shows and groups.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm really a stickler when it comes to my money so I would like a choice in what it's going towards so, all the fees that VSU and most schools have is not a plus for me.

    What to do for fun

    Students get into all sporting events free, so there is that. Their are campus activities galore throughout the year which are really fun and different. Also you could do things around town like go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay in taste and great in variety and amount. As a freshman you probably will be overwhelmed and have multiple plates, until you realize that you can't and don't want to eat it all.

    Dorm Life

    I had an excellent time when I lived in the Residence Halls. The downfalls that I experienced were neighbor problems and a lack of focus.

    Academic Rigor

    For a Biology major, like myself, classes are fairly difficult and my adviser promises worse to come. Other majors that I heard were difficult were Nursing, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Psychology, and Economics.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend VSU, study hard and prepare yourself with great study skills and habits. Also if coming to VSU, learn about the campus, because you can easily sign up for a class that's at the opposite end of campus, where you need a bus to reach it.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is the school for you if you enjoy frequent activities, kind students, and a great education. This is a diverse school with many people, but we are a tight knit group. There are many opportunities to make friends through a multitude of clubs and programs.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are actually good but they close way to early for me. You can also begin to get pretty fed up with the food quickly even though they try to change the menu up.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in two halls my first semester and the only downfall was having to share the bathroom it can get somewhat ugly in there but it was fine other wise.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a first year student and I only took twelve credits my first semester and it was a breeze. Only thing you have to remember is to show up to class, even if the professor says you don't have to, and also keep up with the work.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many activities available for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn and work for your degree.

    In three sentences

    Offers great opportunities to students. Has great professors. A beautiful campus

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who don't want to go to a huge school where the classes and lectures are impersonal but also don't want to go to a school so small that you know every single person on campus!

    What to do for fun

    The mall and the movies are closeby and there are a variety of clubs/bars to go to. On campus, organizations host a lot of different activities for students....and the CORE center offers awesome outdoor group excursions as well as camping and boating gear for you to rent. Wild Adventures Theme Park has rollercoasters, and Valdosta is also a short drive to other cities like Tallahassee and Jacksonville and the beach.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not the best in the world but it isn't bad either! There are also a large variety of restaurants around campus for students.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not had any trouble in my classes so far, and the professors are all really responsive to students who do need help. There is also a lot of free tutoring available to students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! The easiest way to ruin your experience at VSU and fail your classes is by simply not going!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University has been great to me so far. The classes are small and personal so every professor knows you by name. Everyone on campus and in the offices has been extremely helpful and friendly!

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is guarded by campus security and VSU police, not to the point where an officer is watching your every single move, but they are around enough to keep the campus safe around the clock. Either way i wouldn't recommend anyone to walk around alone at night on or off campus. you never know what could happen.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at VSU is very interesting as well as entertaining. you never know when a sorority or fraternity is gonna come around a corner strolling or loudly chanting. VSU has every Greek group you can name. From a distance i can see that the Greek life is outstanding! I am not apart of a sororities but i know many students who are and they really seem to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Here at Valdosta State, we have a great variety of clubs and activities to participate in. Just to name a few there is: Collegiate Men of VSU (CMVSU), Collegiate Women of VSU (CWVSU), black student league, distinguished women of excellence (DWE), CAB campus activities board, many honor and academic societies, Anime Club, International student league, and sooo much more i dare not name them all. As far as activities, there are way too many to list but just know that there is always something to do on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State is a great school for those students who are serious about their education and at the same want to have a good time away from home. Students who are able to balance work and fun will get along great here. VSU is full of down to earth friendly people. You may be lucky and find your future life long friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My freshman year at VSU, a couple friends and i discovered this big tree on our way to the gym, so we decided to climb it and take pictures in it and document it in our best freshman year memories. Every time i pass this tree i remember that day. I would say that VSU's front lawn is the best location on campus. once or twice a year we have a movie on the lawn and many other exciting events.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta State University, Home of the Blazers is overall an awesome school! The professors are pretty easy going and understanding and the campus is absolutely gorgeous. The Florida palm trees and relaxing front lawn says it all in one look. Here you can get the job done and have a good time. VSU also have a recreation center and a gym that hosts a number of activities, group fitness classes and you can even get your own personal trainer. VSU is the college to be. GO BLAZERS!

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun here at VSU all depends on your cup of tea. They have the works, bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants, on campus events almost every month and much more. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Along with two dining halls VSU has many fast food places to choose from on campus as well as off.

    Dorm Life

    Valdosta States Dormitories are not the best but they are good. The upperclassman dorms are of course more convenient and better than freshmen dorms. They are all campus accessible so your classes are pretty close. Some have kitchens and private bathrooms along with private room. It varies depending on the hall you choose.

    Academic Rigor

    If you study at least an hour for every class separately each week, you should be fine. good notes are important as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students: Be sure to study harder than you party. Keep up with your classes at all times. Study study study! and try to create a great college experience.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is overall a great school! From the campus to the curriculum, this is a great Georgia college. Everyone is friendly and willing to help you succeed in any way they know how.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Valdosta State makes it easy for you to stay safe. I never fail to see a Valdosta State police care every 2 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is the way to go!

    Great for these types of students

    This is a perfect place for people who want to get far away from home without actually leaving the state.

    What to do for fun

    Valdosta State has many activities throughout the week everyday!, even on weekends. It's hard not to find something to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food that Valdosta State provide is good, but the hours of operation they have could be stretched a little more.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is a great experience, I recommend you try it because you will always learn something valuable from that roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Great scaling system.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I would have to give prospective students would have to be, to never feel as if you can not distinguish your own mark on Valdosta State campus as an well established student of excellence.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a wonderful place to start an education at. It has a great scenery and is practically has the exact feel as Florida. This is a school of excellence with awesome, attentive staff.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are around campus 24/7. There is no need to worry about safety here at Valdosta State. If you ever have a problem, you can just call one of the campus police and they will be there to help you with no problem.

    Greek Life

    There are different Frats and Sororities here. It's a great thing for you social life. You will meet new people and have new experiences. You'll get a chance to pledge and see what each does for society.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different types of clubs and activities. Whatever your interest is, they will have something for it here.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta is a great place for anyone. It is not too big, but not small at all. They have a great nursing, business, criminal justice, etc. school, that anyone will fit in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Doing your homework on the front lawn at dust is a wonderful thing. It is so pretty and breezy out at this time, that you will just fall in love

    Bang for the buck

    You get your moneys worth here.

    What to do for fun

    The campus hosts events like: pizza parties, cook outs, taco night, nail night, facial night, pintrest night, etc. There are also things to do off campus, like: shopping, bowling, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls on campus and both are delicious. They each have different types of food, so you have a variety to choose from. There is also a Chick-fil-a, Moes, Pinkberry (frozen yogurt), Nathans Hotdogs, Papa Johns, a bagel place, and a couple other places. So many places to choose from, that it is great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! You get to make new friends and meet new people. No matter which dorm you live in, you will love it.

    Academic Rigor

    Here at Valdosta State you are tested to your capability. Yes, some things are easy and others are hard. However, each class tends to make you think harder and is challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus and you'll fall in love. Attend functions that are on campus so that way you can make friends. Also, joining a freshman learning community is helpful in your academic life and social life.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is college where teachers and staff actually care about the students. Most teachers will give you help and chances for extra credit to help your grade. Its a wonderful campus and you can experience great opportunities here.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is among the best.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very expensive, busy, and is not for everyone, however, it is nice to start off with a large group of friends to help you out!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many diverse clubs and activities to participate in, you'll always find one to become a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do well academically, study hard, and put the right things first.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A big tradition here at Valdosta State is Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as No-Shave November. Join in on the many activities and become a part of a wonderful community.

    What to do for fun

    You have the Remerton bars to go to on weekends after you're done studying. You also have the game room located on the first floor of the Student Union.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are convenient, however, the food that is served is not healthy for an everyday basis.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia Hall is the best dorm choice for freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY, STUDY, STUDY.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a beautiful campus with a wide range of personality among students. The courses at this campus are very challenging and push you to your limits, because they know you are capable of amazing things. Most professors are willing to help you out if you are in a bind and it's not from slacking off.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is great. They are always providing activites on and off campus for students to participate in.

    What to do for fun

    College is all about who you know. So word is always going around aout fun activities on campus. There are forums, discussions, open mic nights, and more. There is always some fun activities to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining experiences are great. There is always something new in the dining all and the food is always good. There are also many restaurants on campus such as Nathans, Chick-fil-a, Starbucks , Moes, ad more.

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life at Valdosta State. I met so many new people here in just one semester. The people I've made friends with are on the same track as me and help me academically also.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more difficult than others as well as majors but nothing is to rigorous for yo to handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. If you want to be successful use the many available resources here that help yo learn how to study and process all of your material.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a very diverse and friendly campus. This institute offers many activities that can accustom any student that attends here. This school cares a lot about the success of the students that come here.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    They are different sororities and frats for every person

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different ones for any type of person.

    Great for these types of students

    Any types of students

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    They have intramural sports and a gym to go to. They also have different activities every week and have free food. They are sororities and frats you can join also.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you like the south, because this is a southern school and it gets hot. However, it has beautiful weather. Make sure you study.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful campus. It has many opportunities to meet new people. It also have many activities for you to get involved with the school.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    fun, outgoing, open minded, and cheerful

    What to do for fun

    On campus activity board

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should always; keep an open mind, and meet new people, students should always make a point to create a relationship with their teachers, last but not least, never let your social life out weigh your academics.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a college of diversity and education. One should be expected to learn from the new people they meet, and grown from the knowledge placed upon them in regards to this school.

  • 12/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As there were things that have happened throughout the course of the semester that made me feel a little on the scared side, VSU is a very safe campus. There are always campus security around campus as well in dorm buildings at night. There are emergency buttons all throughout campus that connects you to 911 at the push of a button if you feel unsafe. As for the safety in the dorm building, they have a very good system. You can only get into the building if you swipe your card and then you must stop at the front desk and show them your color card (each dorm building has a different color so they know where you live).

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of greek life at Valdosta but there are many choices for students who are considering it. At VSU, you can always see greek activities going on. Everyone who is a member of a fraternity or sorority on campus seems to love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Valdosta State University offers over 200 clubs, ranging from religious clubs, to intramural sports clubs. There is most definitely something for everything. If you do not find a club that interests you, you can also easily create that club at the university.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State University is a great school for students who want to get the big university feel at a low price. The school is not too big, or too small, so it is perfect for students who like something right in the middle. If you are interested in warm weather all year round, as well as being an hour away from a Florida beach, VSU is for you.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, as a student at Valdosta you will definitely get your bang for the buck. You get the feel of being at a very large university, but don't pay NEARLY as much as the students going to UGA, for example.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on campus. The university clubs are always having fun activities throughout the year that all students are encouraged to go to. If you are not interested in those, everything in the city of Valdosta is in very close proximity, which makes it extremely easy to find fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and didning would have to be my least favorite thing about campus. It is not that the food is bad, because its not. Its actually pretty good. It is just that you do not have many choices. Also, the operation hours of the dining halls are extremely bad. They close pretty early, which doesn't give you a lot of choices when planning your meals. Lastly, if you enjoy eating healthy, there are not many choices here on campus for you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Valdosta is one of my favorites. I was lucky enough to be able to live in the Georgia dorm building, which is a semi-suite; meaning, you have your own room and share a bathroom with one other person. As a freshman, you have many choices in which dorm you would like to live in. If you apply early enough, you will get your first choice. If you put it off till later, you may end up with your second. Either way, none of the dorms are bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at Valdosta is much harder than i expected before getting here. The professors are very strict, but that is expected since this is no longer high school. You will learn and you will be challenged at this university.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that you do not assume Valdosta is an easy university just because it is not Ivy League. It is Extremely different from high school. It will take some getting used to but be sure to manage your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    As a freshman who just completed my first semester at Valdosta State University, I am very pleased with how things played out. In all, I have enjoyed everything about this University, including the other students who attend.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like being part of school related activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you study hard, you can play hard. Take your classes seriously. Go to class, this is what you pay money for.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. It gives me hope for my education. I would love to finish my degree here.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is not too bad but it is not that great either. There have been recent murders, robberies, and fires near the campus. Even though the city is fairly small, there are crimes everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can say that there are so many clubs that you will never get bored! I was once a member of the ASL, American Sign Language Club. They made sure to show awareness of the Deaf community which was both informational and yet fun at the same time. Just choose an interest of yours and they just might have it! If not, there are a few clubs that have just started so if you are a leader, you can definitely start your own club of your interest.

    What to do for fun

    Because Valdosta is a small city, there is not much to do but to go to bar and grill, bars, and clubs. There are a few shops downtown and a one-story mall. The bars have good pricing for drinks and one bar and grill has pool tables so you can play for $8 per hr.

    Food and Dining

    I have gotten sick a few times just from the food in the cafeteria, but it could just be my stomach. To take safety measures, I make sure to get Blazer Bucks so that I can go to the new Chick-Fil-A in the Student Union, the Nathan's, Starbucks and more.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes the dorm life is not always so nice. The dorms are not made the same. Some are one room with community bathrooms, suite styles, and one room with a bathroom and kitchen so the best ones are the ones that are filled the most. The internet connection is relatively slow in the dorms so make sure to buy an Ethernet cord or go to the library to have a better connection. There are plenty of fire alarm drills or random times that the fire alarms go off and could be as early as four o'clock in the morning, so if you are sleep or in the shower, they make sure everyone heads outside in a hasty manner. Other than that, it is fairly convenient to every building.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, the core classes will always require to do plenty of assignments in order to prepare you for your career. There are a few classes that are quite rigorous, but there is a tutoring center called Student Success Center that you may want to check out; or even ask help from your professor or a classmate that is doing fairly well in the class to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to study, study, study! It is easy to get distracted due to all of the activities on campus, but if you slack off you tend to stay in that lifestyle. Remember time management is important.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful! They have done a lot of expansions since the three years I have been here. There are a few professors that are unfair, strict, and do nothing but lectures here and there but there is always that one professor in your major.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the best secured areas in south GA if you ask me. I feel safe at home everyday on or off campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greeks on this campus represent the elite students on VSU's campus. The Greeks set the standard when it comes to grades and community service. The Greeks are keep the VSU campus rolling as far as involvement goes.

    Clubs and Activities

    These are what makes VSU shine there are atleast 300 clubs on campus. Whatever you like to do there is always something here for you.

    Great for these types of students

    VSU promotes Diversity so we are open to all kinds of students who meet the prerequisites of the University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The hang spots are always full of students on campus. The biggest hang out spot is actually located right by the library. Another major spot is palms quad if you are looking for any type of event going own on campus

    Bang for the buck

    I believe this is a great city because the people here are humble and always willing to help whether that's on or off campus.

    What to do for fun

    This city is small but there is always things to do for fun. There is a Club strip that is within walking distance to campus. There is also a mall in Valdosta and if you need a little more thrill there is a Theme park called Wild Adventures.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic because VSU has two dining halls to choose from. You also have right other places of food located all around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Staying in a dorm at VSU will be a life changing experience. There is always somthing to do whether its getting involved with the community or recreational programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do your research on the major that you decide to do at Valdosta State University. Come to this University with the right attitude to learn.

    In three sentences

    This is great school when it comes to you focusing on your academics. This school is ranked in the top five schools of GA universities.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security cameras set up in different locations on campus and you will almost always see campus police somewhere on campus, so you can always feel safe.

    Great for these types of students

    People that have career goals and dreams for themselves will definitely like Valdosta because the school cares so much about the students' academic success.

    Bang for the buck

    Some say that Valdosta can be a little pricey, but the experience that you'll have there is honestly worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities happening on campus, as well as off. There are usually events that occur on campus daily. Just getting out of your dorm and meeting people in general is a fun thing to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are so places to dine on campus so you don't have to worry about leaving campus to find good, quality food. A couple places on campus have made to order food so you can get exactly what you want. There are also restaurants on campus and just a huge variety overall.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus at VSU is truly amazing. The RAs always have activities planned for the residents, so you'll find several opportunities to free your mind of hectic schoolwork and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as students are willing to learn, the professors and more than willing to help. It's so easy to talk to professors and get in touch with them when you need their assistance with something. VSU has top notch academics as well as professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a great college to consider. The population isn't too small and it's also not too large. Class sizes aren't extremely big so it's easier to get extra help and attention that you may need. It can get pretty hot and humid there, so be prepared! Also, always carry an umbrella with you.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta has a beautiful campus. The staff is great and always ready to help, and there are several on campus resources for students to take full advantage of. The school has so much to offer.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Drexal Park

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in many on campus clubs, ministries, and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Know CRN numbers for classes 2. Freshmen Year Experience (FYE) is very helpful 3. Get involved as much as you can! There is something for anyone!

    In three sentences

    This university is a great size, tons of campus clubs and activities, many different intramural sports, CORE trips(backpacking, rock climbing, canoeing, ect for cheap). It is safe and class sizes are nice for the most part. Teachers teach no SA and are available to answer questions.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Dnt fall too far behind. Always stay on top of your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Print maps of the campus and shuttle routes.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is great university to attend. The campus is very beautiful. The teachers are nice and help you.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun is what you make it.

    Food and Dining

    It has its good days, and HORRIBLE days.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life sucks for freshman. Langdale and Georgia are the only good ones really, but after freshman year it gets better.

    Academic Rigor

    Your core teachers are usually sucky but once you start getting into your major, they start getting better

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come in partying all the time cause they don't mind kicking you out. Make sure you sty on top of housing and payments.

    In three sentences

    It has a pretty campus, but it can trick you. Don't be fooled by the beauty cause it's nothing like it may appear. It's an ok school though

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police around in case of an emergency. the campus police office is on the second floor of the oak street parking garage.

    Greek Life

    I myself am not a member of a fraternity, but several of my friends are, and continuously explain how much they enjoy being a part of a brotherhood. There are several fraternities and sororities available to the students,

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and organizations at Valdosta State. If you have any sort of hobby whatsoever, there is a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    VSU is great for the type of student that wants more for a college experience than just sitting behind a desk. The person that loves getting involved will love VSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The front lawn at VSU is absolutely gorgeous and the major hang out spot for students. Students can go and play sports, and just lay down and read a book. The environment is great.

    Bang for the buck

    VSU is definitely worth the amount paid. Tuition is reasonable, and the amount of extras that you gain is a bargain.

    What to do for fun

    VSU has a wide range of activities available that make being a student at VSU not just about being a student. There are numerous intramural sports including flag football, indoor soccer, and basketball. Also, the Recreation Center has a complete gym, indoor track, indoor swimming pool, racquetball, basketball, and an indoor rock wall. A zip-line course is also available behind the Recreation Center.

    Food and Dining

    VSU has one of the best dining halls i have ever been in. I ate at Palms Dining Hall almost every day my first semester. There were several different options every day and the food was always amazing.

    Dorm Life

    I myself do not live on campus. However, from what i am told by my friends that do, it is a wonderful experience. You get to become more familiar with people you may have never met, and the activities available are extraordinary.

    Academic Rigor

    Valdosta State University, while it is not a D-1 college or an ivy league college, is still fairly rigorous in terms of academics. The classes are reasonable, but still challenging. Also, the honors program at VSU allows gifted students to enroll in upper-level courses to challenge their capabilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax, and take advantage of the helpfulness of the teachers and staff members. Never shy away from asking for help, or making new friends. VSU is a great place to obtain new friends, and new ways of living.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is an extremely student-based campus. If there is any way possible that a faculty or staff member can help a student, it is done. VSU is a wonderful choice to continue your education.

  • 02/03/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is open so pretty much anyone can walk in, but overall it is a safe place.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around campus and see where your feet take you or Play soccer or relax on West Lawn.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are OK, but there is a bit of a roach problem and the A/C has been known to fail.

    In three sentences

    I attended the Georgia Governor's Honors Program at VSU. The campus is beautiful and is full of opportunity. I enjoyed my time there.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Yes they do Greek Life I think once a semester nad then they do it again in Summer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many organization and clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    It is very good school and teachers are looking forward to help. Many science session are going on twice a week. So those who are here to learn and want to learn it is grea for them. Those who do but need extra help then it is also great for them because people are there to help you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything seems perfect. Convenient loactions and no complains.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different not official club on campus and they run many activities for fun on campus so should definetly look into that. There is a Rec Center and they also do many classes/session on yoga and other fun stuff. A lot of cookouts in the evening, beautiful lawn where lot of games are being played, and also get opportunity to go to theme park in Valdosta called Wild Adventures for Free. V-State buses are running until 11 pm so you can take adventage of the bus ride.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do reserach about mnay different University and ig you get change you should go and visit the school. If possible please look forward for Valdosta State University.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta city and University both are great. Love the school, good school and teachers. I would recommend this University to ohters.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There is an amusement park in town but is closed during the winter. According to the locals, the best things to do there are hunting, fishing, and riding on dirt roads. There is a mall in town and a big city close by. There are lots of sports events during the fall.

    Food and Dining

    There are several different styles and choices for dining. However, I myself am a vegetarian and found that most places did not offer a great selection for this picky veggie.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are nice and most of them are new or just renovated. In regards to size, they are fair.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're looking for a good school that is not as competitive as UGA or GA Tech then this school is good for you. There is still that air of competitiveness, which is present at all schools, but the students are a lot more relax about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit the campus before applying there. Even if you're only semi- looking into this school, the campus is gorgeous and is worth the trip out there. Only 2 hours from the beach!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a great school for anyone, with plenty of activities for every student to do. However, there is not much to do around the campus. Other than that, the school is flourishing and a great starting school.

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I'm a nursing student, so all I do is study, but come spring break, the beaches are not far!

    Food and Dining

    They have a variey of food!

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms, but I don't hear alot of negative comments; some of the dorms are very new.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are willing to work with you. Very fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a school in the south. Expect to see a lot of southern culture.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The students and staff are friendly. The school is just the perfect size; not too big & not too small. It's also only a couple hours away from beaches!

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The activities provided at the school are free for all VSU students which is great. The rec center is free for student to work out and rock climb. A free walk or bike ride through Drexel Park is always nice.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities offered by the school every week which help you escape the boredom. There is also the rec center where you can go rock-climbing and sign up for various sport related activities. I enjoy hanging out on the front lawn, playing frisbee or soccer.

    Food and Dining

    There are two main dining halls at VSU, Hopper and Palms, and also small restaurants, like Moe's, pizza, and Pinkberry. They have good food with a nice environment. There is also many places to eat along Baytree Rd so there is no worries about a shortage of good food.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia would be the best dorm available on campus in my opinion. You get your own separate bedroom but you have to share a bathroom. If you want more of the college experience (a shared room and community bathroom) the other dorms on campus provide just that.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great teachers and bad teachers everywhere, you just have to pick the right one. I would recommend going on ratemyprofessor.com to see what other people say. It's a good way to ensure that you can handle the professor and the class that you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and do as many activities as you can like watch a movie at the Union Center, join clubs, and maybe join an intramural sport. It's a good way to meet people and it's free so you don't have to spend hardly any money. Just watch out for the bar scene if you're not into that because that's what a lot of people do.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is very much a school environment in which your classes are close to your dorm rooms. Everything is within walking distance or just a shuttle ride away. There are activities offered every week which are very entertaining.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They do their best but their best is not good enough

    Bang for the buck

    Way to expensive if you ask me

    What to do for fun

    Go to parties. Do events on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls sucks. They have their good days and bad days. Other food places on campus are good. Prices are expensive though.

    Dorm Life

    Community bathroom sucks. Rules sucks. Visitation hours are okay but could be better. Fire drills are random.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track. Study and have fun. Get involved on campus. Go to class.

    In three sentences

    Has some great teachers and easy classes. Has a lot of events on campus to keep you involved. Beautiful campus.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The VSU police department has been very helpful in assisting me when I needed it. They regularly educate students on safety an are always available and easy to contact. We have locations all around campus that are call boxes in case you are in need of their assistance. The campus is also extremely well lit. I feel completely comfortable walking to my car after a late night class. Most of the time, there is a VSU police officer somewhere in my eye sight and they have even offered to walk me to my car if it is parked far away. VSU also offers a variety of self defense classes for men and women, plus the Women and Gender Studies department often will offer female safety classes to avoid situations and educate women what to do if they fall into them.

    Greek Life

    There is a large number of Fraternities and Sororities available.

    Clubs and Activities

    VSU has so many clubs and activities. It is so easy to get involved, and they even have a building that will assist you in finding something that you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State is a great college for someone living in the Atlanta or surrounding areas that wants to be as far away from home, but still wants in-state tuition. It is also one of the few schools in Georgia that offers a pre-dental program for those interested in becoming a dentist. And, the Harley Langdale College of Business has been nationally recognize as one of the best business schools to attend. Valdosta is a small town; however, so anyone that is looking for the big city might not get what they are looking for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year we have The Happening. This is a marketing event for local businesses to come to VSU and educate students on the products and services available to them in the surrounding area. Everyone on campus loves to go to The Happening because they get to see what Valdosta businesses have to offer, and because they always give away a lot of really neat (and free) stuff!

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta State University is an excellent school to get your education. And, you can have a lot of fun around campus too.

    What to do for fun

    Valdosta State University has so many activities to be involved in. We get e-mails daily from student organizations, and weekly from the office of Student Organizations to keep us up to date on the activities going on around campus. We have many fraternity and sororities, clubs, and our student recreation center offers many intramural activities to participate in. I play softball each season, and regularly do the ropes course with the student recreation center. They are eager to teach, accept beginners, and challenge experienced students. We also have a variety of music programs available to non music majors. My personal favorite is our nationally recognized SIFE team from the College of Business Administration. There is so much to do on campus, and they make it easy to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Valdosta State University has a large selection of eateries on campus. They continue to add more based on student demand. We regularly receive surveys about campus life, and they really take our wants into consideration. My favorite place to eat on campus is The Loop. You can even use your meal plan to buy Starbucks in the Student Union!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Patterson Hall my freshman year at Valdosta State University. I'm very happy to have lived here as a part of the college experience. My only wish is that they would not have separated this co-ed dorm into a female side and a male side. There were a lot of rules and regulations about having visitors, which did not make me feel like I was living away from home on my own. However, the overall experience was very pleasant.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been extremely satisfied with my academic studies. Professors are very eager to teach, and always available to help. I love how knowledgeable my professors are in their field of study. But, most of all I love their open minds and eagerness for debate and conversation. They not only allow us to learn from them, but we are encouraged to learn from each other as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend that all students experience on-campus living. Living in the dorms helped me adjust to moving away from home, knowing that everyone around me was doing the same thing. Also, make sure you take a look around campus. The tours given to prospective students can seem very fast, but make sure you take the time to walk around and explore a little bit. VSU has a wonderful campus with many things that students are looking for. Make sure to take the time to stop and look around. Ask other students questions as you explore. VSU has an amazing community of students who are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a college is a small town that really focuses on the community of the students. The college is a large part of the local economy, so many businesses cater to college student needs. VSU makes you feel like you are at home, even when you are away.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When it's a beautiful day the best thing to do it hang out at the front lawn. You can get a tan or play ultimate Frisbee with other students. There are also always activities on campus to join in on.

    Food and Dining

    Both dining halls offer an array of food so you always have choices. There are also great restaurants like Chick-fil-a, Starbucks, Moes, and Pinkberry for when you want something else.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are well maintained with great RA's and other RH staff. The lobby becomes the ideal place to hang out and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers expect a certain level of excellence of the students but most of them don't bury you in work. You know what you are expected to do and should do it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring opportunities and get involved! College will be super boring if you don't go out and met other people.

    In three sentences

    VSU has a beautiful campus with awesome Spanish architecture. Most of the class sizes are small enough to get one-on-one teaching. The professors are very knowledgeable in their subject.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are all sorts of clubs and organizations on campus, you just have to go after them. You are an adult now, they won't come to you.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of places to fuel up if you're hungry. There are also BlazerBucks which is tax-free credit that we as VSU students can use to buy food from the various restaurants on campus if you aren't in the mood for the cafeteria food. If you are in the mood for a meal, then Palms Dining and Hopper Dining are the places to be.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it. It is certainly not what you see on T.V. and in movies. If you are very active, you hardly ever see your roommate. Also, don't worry the showers are separated and make sure you bring shower shoes!

    Academic Rigor

    Don't walk into ANY class thinking you already know what's going on. A lot of times, students walking in thinking they just learned certain material, learn very quickly how wrong they are once they see their first exam results. The professors are not here to baby us, you want the A, then you have to earn it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know the layout. Some of the buildings are sort of odd. So once you get your schedule, walk around and find your classes.

    In three sentences

    VSU is very much the college town. Excellence in everything is pretty much the standard here. This is the D2 school with a D1 spirit.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is very safe and the many rules we have in place helps protect you

    Greek Life

    greeks host many events and parties and process for joining is pretty easy.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs and bar are fun and cost effecient.

    What to do for fun

    Valdosta have clubs and bars that are best night life seen and on campus there are tons a groups you can get involved and have lots of fun. You can always attend sporting events as well.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is not the best low selection of restaurants and dining halls do not serve the best food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very enjoyable most are very community oriented and have plenty of activities and events for you to get to know everyone your living with.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not to difficult but are challenging enough to stimulate your mind and help you actually learn the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most fun you have will be finding a group of close friends hanging around them. Not many activities in the actual city of Valdosta. Always attend class attendance policy is strict and teachers abide by it.

    In three sentences

    It is an extremely beautiful campus with amazing teachers. Diversity is an extreme plus many different people to meet. Small campus so easy to get anywhere you need to go.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i joined the campus outreach program and intramural games. too bad that CO wont be here next year

    Food and Dining

    i like hopper dinning hall, but i hate that its just open on weekdays.

    Dorm Life

    not all the dorms are the 'best', but whatever dorm you get make sure you make it cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    i love the majority of the professors that i had. they really have different ways of teaching, and it works effectively.

    Tips for prospective students

    study all week and make friends to keep yourself busy. don't forget that you came to college to learn, not to party.

    In three sentences

    an energetic campus that has open arms to all students. offers help to all students. has programs that reach out to all students of different backgrounds.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wild Adventures is a theme park that is located about 15 minutes from campus. We even get to go one day during Homecoming week in October.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are great. There is always 5 different things to choose from. There are also fast food places in the Student Union, which is right on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are dorms. I stayed on campus for my first year (it's required). The dorms are within 2-3 minutes walking of classes. Which means that you don't have to wake up until 5 minutes before class! Definitely worth living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't think that because it's a small university that classes are going to be super easy. There will be some classes that you don't have to do much for, but there are others that you'll stay up all night studying for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think that because it is a small campus that there is no fun to be had. If you want it, you can find it.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a great university to attend. It has a great diversity in its students as well as its staff. The campus is beautiful, and everything is within a mile of each other.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe at VSU.

    Greek Life

    Excellent!!!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and organizations that are first-rate. Several activities are offered across campus.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Blazer-a-thon is an event that supports Children's Miracle Network. Relay-for-life is a huge event. There're many more traditions, but it'd take too long to name them all.

    Bang for the buck

    More than worth it!

    What to do for fun

    What can't you do? CORE is a program that has several trips available for students, such as canoeing, hiking, ropes courses, etc. There's a great pool and weight room, as well as Rock climbing at the Recreational Center. There's also several classes such as Zumba, Hip-hop, yoga, ballet, etc to stay in shape. Many people jog around campus. There are two movie theatres close by, and a decent-sized mall. There are a ton of programs every day of the week, and several clubs, organizations, and greeklife are prominent. Whatever you like to do, you won't be bored,

    Food and Dining

    Several different meal plans are available, which is convenient. I know all of the cafeteria workers by name, they're very friendly. The food is great, and there's a large variety to choose from. Papa John's, Chick-fil-a, Moes, Starbucks, Nathans, Pinkberry, and other options are available on campus for reasonable prices. In addition, several local restaurants deliver to campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you can get in the Honors program, I'd highly suggest living in Reade Hall. It was renovated a couple of years ago, and the atmosphere is like a family. Other dorms, like Georgia and Centennial, are very nice and modern as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a lot, but nothing that is unreasonable. As long as a student has good time management skills and knows how to study, he should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to balance social life, health, and academic studies. Time management skills will be a huge help. Get involved in a few of the organizations offered, especially if you're a freshman or transfer student.

    In three sentences

    VSU has a beautiful campus, amazing, talented faculty, and many organizations to participate in. It is a wonderful college, and the tuition rate isn't too steep. I'd definitely suggest it to everyone I meet.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VSU has its own police force and they constantly watch over the campus. While very few crimes are committed, they continue to make students feel safe.

    Greek Life

    You will constantly see sororities and fraternities wanting to recruit and you will always see them hosting fun events.

    Clubs and Activities

    VSU is all about clubs (sororities and fraternities too). Almost everyday there is an activity going around. The businesses around Valdosta love to host events on campus, as well.

    Great for these types of students

    people who enjoy: party life, dorm life, traveling, greek life

    Bang for the buck

    Over all, this school is great for people wanting a genuine college experience and education. VSU doesn't hand out diplomas unless your advisers feel you have earned it.

    What to do for fun

    While Valdosta is a military town, it's also a college one. It can get boring if you don't like drinking or going out to eat at restaurants with friends. There is Wild Adventures theme park on the outskirts of town, but other than that, going to Atlanta (a 5 hour drive north) or Jacksonville or Tallahassee (both around 2 hours away south) will be your sources of fun.

    Food and Dining

    The prices aren't bad and it is cheaper if you buy a meal plan or take advantage of their promos to put VSU bucks on your account and get extra dollars for free. The campus has a wide variety of food selections such as: Nathan's hotdogs, Chic-fil-a, Starbucks, a buffet style dining hall, Moe's Southwestern Grill, Pizza hut, a yogurt shop, and more restaurants in the admissions building.

    Dorm Life

    VSU offers buses to get around campus and shuttles to take you to a near by Walmart and the Mall shopping area (both are within 5 miles of the campus). The rooms are decently sized as well. Just remember that it is a college and there will parties/drinking involved with the bars only 1 mile away.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this campus are wonderful. They always make sure everyone is on the same page and they stop to explain things when questions are asked. They do their best to prepare students to pass their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions - the campus is very friendly with hardly any crimes. Would recommend this campus!

    In three sentences

    Great, clean school. Experienced, professional professors. Knowledgeable, friendly staff in every office.

  • 06/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There is campus police and a shuttle that runs 24-7

    Great for these types of students

    Out going students. People that love summer weather basically all year long.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something fun to do on campus. The front lawn is always full of students studying and paying sports. All games are completely free for students, that really helps with out wallets.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are pretty straight forward and the restaurants on campus are included in the meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I LOVE the dorms. Suit style dorms are offered to freshman. I personally chose to live in a traditional style dorm. I want the best college experience possible

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've heard of the academics, it matters to the professors if students pass or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about not having a car. As I stated before, anything a freshman could possibly need is on campus. Also, be prepared for SCORCHING summers

    In three sentences

    The campus and surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous. Valdosta is very close to Florida, which means sunshine, sunshine, sunshine and fun at the beach. Everything a student could possibly need is on campus.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Dont judge the college based on others opinion, you must visit and go to the school and see for yourself.

    In three sentences

    I was very impressed with the school especially during orientation. Few of the dorms needs some cosmetics but overall i was pleased.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Food is amazing. They have Chickfila, Starbucks, Nathan's Hotdogs, etc all on campus! The Palms Dining Center is all you can eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are beautiful. They are cleaned daily. There are dorm advisors that make sure you're not always stuck in your room. They keep you busy and help you stay involved. Most of the freshmen dorms are traditional style. Some are suites too.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is very important. You're work is what is needed to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you ever need help, talk to someone. An upperclassmen or professor will be more than happy to help. The number one tip is to focus. You're in college for one reason and one reason only; to graduate.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a beautiful campus. The food is great, the people are great, and it's a wonderful city. The upperclassmen are also very helpful.

  • 06/23/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Valdosta State has a lot to do for fun. They have over 200 organizations around campus. This ranges from sororities and fraternities to various clubs that are at the school.

    Food and Dining

    Palms Dining Hall is the best. The food there is great. They have healthy choices as well as your favorite everyday junk. This dining hall is also buffet-style.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are stunning. The best freshman hall is Georgia Hall. It's spacious, and has semi-private bedrooms. The upperclassman have apartment-style dorms up for choice which is very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Each degree program has different core classes that need to be taken. These classes can be a little bit more challenging depending on what degree you're looking for. They also have an undeclared major program, which is for students who don't exactly know what they want to be yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always ask for help when you're not sure about anything. The instructors and administrators are there for that very reason. Get involved in extracurricular activities throughout campus. College won't be fun if you're just studying in your dorm 24/7.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a beautiful campus with a beach vibe to it. Their campus instructors and administrators are very helpful and care for your future. I absolutely fell in love when I first visited.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There things to do on campus and off campus

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, they have two dinning halls and a few restaurants on campus

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is something to experience, I know that for everyone its different.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends what your majoring in but the work is not super hard but it does challenge you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask question! Save up money!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a great school to go to. VSU has a lot of programs that really makes them a credited university.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a great campus for students who don't want to live on a large campus because they don't want to get lost or simply want a smaller feel. Also it's for students who enjoy being with people of various diversities.

    Bang for the buck

    I consider VSU to be a little pricey for a public school, although the education I have received thus far has suited me just fine. Maybe I'm just cheap though.

    What to do for fun

    There are bars that are near that are very popular among the students. Also there is a movie theatre here. This school has events on campus quite often that are for everyone and they are ALWAYS having front lawn cookouts where everyone enjoys themselves. There are club activities and Greek life events all the time too.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy the wide array of options here. They have everything from Chickfila, to Nathans, to Einstein bros.This doesn't include the cafeteria and market foods as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't too bad. I lived in Langdale Hall last year, which is the worst dorm just because it is so small and has community bathrooms. But alltogether they have a wide range of options to choose for living wise. They even have apartments dedicated to students close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the students here are highly intelligent, and like any other school you have people who party more than study. But the professors that I've come across are very helpful and want you to do well. They give compliments and advice as well as constructive criticism.

    Tips for prospective students

    It rains alot, so bring rain boots. Be open to new things and work hard because even if the teacher doesn't seem to notice how hard you are working, they DO.

    In three sentences

    A school with dedicated professors. A school with a wide range of clubs and activities for all interests. A school small enough to not get lost and big enough to not become easily bored.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is great on campus and while it can be a little pricey, is at least good food. They also offer different places on campus to eat from Chick Fila to Moes.

    Dorm Life

    I am not too familiar with the dorms as I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty for the classes is not incredibly high most times depending on the instructor. While there are some easier classes, there are also harder classes. It depends on what sort of class but for the most part teachers are willing to help students if needed.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a good school for the price that they charge you. Class sizes are excellent for most fields especially once you get to to higher level classes. Teachers usually stay around and don't leave too often so you can develop a relationship with them.

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am really excited that I attend Valdosta State University. Everything is always so organized and the faculty and staff really do go out of their way for the students.

    What to do for fun

    When I am not in class or studying, I am either getting involved with CORE events, catching up on community service, or attending CAB events.

    Food and Dining

    Hopper and Palms dining is great, and very convenient for those who are staying on campus,

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome! It is a great way to meet people with the same interests as yourself and you will never find yourself bored when you're not studying.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers and professors are always ready to give their students a challenge, but if help is needed, it will be given.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, apply early. Stay on top of all school work and meet people!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University cares about the students who attend. You will not be let down if you decide to attend. VSU is great because the faculty and staff go above and beyond to do what is best for us.

  • 07/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well lit campus and security is always a phone call away. The campus alerts keep us informed of activities close to the college in order for us to stay alert and safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Great experience for the tuition and fees.

    What to do for fun

    Become a Blazer Nation fan and support our teams!!!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and friendly staff.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but dorms are nice when visiting.

    Academic Rigor

    Great professors and if you need help ask. Don't cheat!!! Accept the opportunity and learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to learn but get involved in the Blazer Nation. However, with this being said don't forget to keep your classes as your top priority. The professors are Great but want you to apply yourself. Make sure you learn the B-L-A-Z-E-R-S chant because you will hear it a lot coming from all of our winning athletics!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a GREAT place to be. Not only is the campus beautiful but the learning experience is the BEST. VSU provides you with all the opportunities for success if you just apply yourself.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wild Adventures Theme Park and lots of bars and drinks!

    Food and Dining

    VSU has created new eateries and coffee shops such as Chic-fil-A, Star Bucks, etc. Great improvement!

    Dorm Life

    VSU use to have older dorms but they remodeled and rebuilt a lot of the buildings on campus, so the dorm experience is not that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I stated earlier, it will be a great education because the teachers actually care and want you leave with the knowledge of whatever said subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus focus focus! It is easy to become distracted from the all the campus events and parties. It takes discipline to continue your studies until you graduate but it will take discipline at any college you attend.

    In three sentences

    VSU is an extraordinary institution to attend. The education is superb and the professors actually care for their students. VSU has a great football team and everyone takes pride in being a blazer!

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to do at Valdosta. There are football games to go to, the team is great and went to the national division 2 championship and won this past year. There are also many great sporting events to attend. intramurals are always fun and there are plenty in Valdosta.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Valdosta is really good, while your away from home it makes you feel like your eating your moms cooking. There are plenty of healthy and good choices there to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't experienced all the dorms at Valdosta yet due to me being a freshman but some of the halls are really nice. For the Freshman Georgia hall is really nice I would rather stay in a dorm like Georgia Hall then a apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I would give Valdosta a 4 out of 5 even though its a small school the courses are still challenging. The courses there will give you a harder time then you would expect and will push you to try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Valdosta is a little bit expensive so get as many scholarships as possible to pay for all the small fees, it is a high quality and beautiful school so in the end its worth it.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a beautiful university. Since Valdosta State is a small school it is really comfortable and it feels like you have a family there. Even though Valdosta is small it has a high quality for its size.

  • 07/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, weight room. parties.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so don;t reall know about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent. one of the best Schools

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be motivated.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed this school. I have attended other schools, but found my self right back to the school i did't want to go to. Know that i'm here i have accomplish so much. I had the best adviser ever who got me on the right track.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    VSU has a very professional and pro-active campus security system. Friendly, helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything imaginable.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically oriented, pre-med and sciences.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of living in Valdosta is relatively low, so your money stretches further.

    What to do for fun

    Valdosta has everything and there are tons of campus organizations from the adventurerers to knitting.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food with lots of places to eat, dso you never have to travel across campus.

    Dorm Life

    Not used.

    Academic Rigor

    Different departments vary in academic rigor, so for a real in-depth look go visit and talk to the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and beat the last minute rush. Contact your prospective department head for specific info. Visit early and often for a real feel for the campus.

    In three sentences

    The admissions process is very user-friendly, the financial aid office will find money for you to go to school, and everyone from the top down is dedicated to your success. The campus is beautiful and the student body is diverse. The city is very pro-college students.

  • 07/25/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There could be more lighting on campus, which is something the campus is currently in the process of installing.

    Greek Life

    Not a big fan of the Greek life on this campus, but then again, only Greeks are fans of Greeks on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 organizations on campus. There is a club for every interest!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the heat and tanning will love this campus!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The observatory on top of the Math building is an unknown, yet very interesting place on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful, but depending on the classes you take, you might feel a little jipped out of tuition and fees.

    What to do for fun

    I stay involved with campus events. There is always an organization hosting some kind of event around campus, so there is never a boring week. As well, the town of Valdosta is small enough to go see a movie, visit the mall, and then enjoy a night out with friends all on the same road!

    Food and Dining

    Depending on the day and the meal, the food can be absolutely delicious, or repulsive.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a residence hall is an experience that every first year should have in order to gain an understanding of real life adaptability. Valdosta has a diverse campus and the best way to understand the culture is within the residence halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your field of study, the academic work can be tedious at times while fun and rewarding at other times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and sign up for the earliest orientation in order to get the classes you want. Oh, and try to acquire a spot on campus for housing; it is a phenomenal experience!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a good place to gain a diverse education if you know what classes to take and do not limit yourself. The campus is not only beautiful, but is also accommodating to most students. As well, the professors are more than willing to go above and beyond to assist with academics.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Make good friends. College is the time to develop mainly educationally, but socially as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a nice variety of choices to eat on campus. The dinning halls usually have a nice selection as well.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are nicely put together. There is a lot of renovation going on so they will only be getting better.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are challenging but not overly stressful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Stay on top of your class work and don't party too hard.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is a great school. It is a nice sized campus with a very nice environment. There is a great variety in the faculty as well as the students.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Fairly easy and unchallenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask lot's of questions about student/teacher relations and make yourself visible if you want to know what you're supposed to be doing.

    In three sentences

    You get what you pay for. My Psychology advisor has yet to draw up a course schedule with me or even call/email me. I will be transferring after this semester.

  • 09/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Valdosta State has its own police force, so if there's ever an emergency help will arrive much sooner than expected (around 2~5 minuites). Also if you catch yourself partying and your back on campus tipsy and have no ride back to your dorm, there is a Night shuttle that if you call then they will pick you up and drop you off at your dorm. Remember that Valdosta State is an open campus, and you will see many locals out walking their dogs or jogging. The dorms are also secured as you need you student 1card or a color coded card, or both to get into the building, and also you may have a key that will lead into your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    Marching Band is kind of a gateway club, trust me its great to start in whether your a freshman or not.

    What to do for fun

    Since I am apart of the marching band, I will be occupied from time to time with football games, and with the friends that I've met there we often have random sleep overs at an off campus persons house. On campus we have a Rec. center which has an Olympic sized pool, multiple basketball courts, so if you that athletic type then that can be your safe have.

    Food and Dining

    Now for another highlight! Valdosta has two separate dining area, Palms Dining, and Hopper Dining. Palms offers a wider variety of food and more space, while Hopper is smaller though but their quality makes up for it. In my situations though I always find myself at Palms more often especially with friends, and the only times that I've been at Hopper was when Palms was full.

    Dorm Life

    This is where Valdosta may fall short on you depending on what dorm you have. First don't be like be and wait until three days before housing application is due, instead as soon as they are accepting housing applications make sure that you have signed up and made that deposit, or else you will end up in one of the traditional living dorms. My main gripes with these dorms is the living space and the bathrooms. Since two and sometimes four people have to live in one room yet there is only a path big enough for an individual to walk down. For the bathrooms, its understandable that with over 100 people on one floor that bathroom problems will occur, this however should not apply to individuals cleaning up after they have used it. Trust me even though you have to clean your own bathroom in a suite style dorm, it better that waiting for the custodians to clean it, or being forced to clean another persons mess. Now this is understandable as Valdosta has tens of thousands of students to accommodate living for so people will end up in the traditional style dorms, but your fast actions early on will earn you that spot in the suite style dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It just may be my background with AP courses but the Rigor is not yet present for me, as many of my classes are just refresher courses I am able to you my time to complete my work ahead of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I would give to anyone is to join a club or an organization as fast as possible, as this is a big campus, and it can get quite lonely at times.I was very lucky to have a background in music so I decided to join the marching band, and wow, I regret absolutely nothing. Even if you have very little background with music I'm sure there's a way that the staff of the marching band will help you in order to join. Its fun, It gets you out of your dorms, and it allows you to meet a number of extraordinary people a lot of which are not music majors. Even if music isn't your thing, there are a countless number of clubs around campus, all you have to do is find the right one for you.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is a very underrated school. Given its location there is not much available off campus as its a quiet little southern city, but it makes up for it immensely by hosting plentiful events on campus especially for the freshmen, in order to make the transition from high school to college less stressful.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus - many emergency locations around campus for students who find themselves away from the dorms after dark. Security is always available for students that need a ride after dark.

    Bang for the buck

    I am so involved in college that I have taken another class this first semester.

    What to do for fun

    Dorm competitions, leadership retreats and activities, and hanging out with new friends.

    Food and Dining

    Great - especially late at night.

    Dorm Life

    Make friends with your RA and get involved in dorm activities!

    Academic Rigor

    Focus on your classes - after all this is your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to have all the items you will need to make your dorm a home away from home. Get to know your roommate so you don't have a bad living situation. Take all the basic classes you will need. Become great friends with your RA and make tons of friends.

    In three sentences

    VSU is a great home away from home. Living in the dorm is an awesome experience! My roommate is cool. I enjoy the new friends, excellent leadership programs, and my instructors.

  • 09/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Honestly, unless you call campus police, they are only concerned with parking or car break-ins.

    Greek Life

    Most of the sororities are very involved and like to represent their letters well. The fraternities seem to be slacking a lot lately, but some of them are still great, and others are working on getting back to their original state.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many choices for all different students

    Great for these types of students

    Health Sciences, Teaching

    Bang for the buck

    It is a relatively inexpensive school with a great community to become involved in.

    What to do for fun

    Numerous campus clubs and organizations, many ways to volunteer

    Food and Dining

    Palms is a great place to eat with friends, but the on-campus restaurants have rude employees who are extremely self-centered.

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you stay- definitely shoot for Georgia your first year, and Centennial after.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you put in the effort to go to class and study, it really isn't too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay in contact with your advisor, because they may forget about you! DEFINITELY use Dork's bookstore, or a website like Chegg or Amazon. Rate my Professors works pretty well for VSU.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State has a beautiful, Spanish-style campus, with a hometown feel. It is a campus with many activities to become involved in. I did not like the original university I attended, but I enjoy VSU!

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Gamers- There are so many gamers on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta is a lot more affordable than other colleges around.

    What to do for fun

    Join an organization. Homecoming activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman, your freedom may be limited. As an upperclassman, please be careful when you select your residence halls. Study hard, excel in your studies. Don't party all the time as you may end up getting lackluster grades. That will only get you suspended or placed on academic probation. If you plan on staying on campus after freshman year, having good grades will earn you the right of going to room selection before others with a lower G.P.A, giving you a better choice to pick from.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta can be grim if you do not have a car, live in either Converse or Centennial halls or off campus. Joining organizations is a great way to meet friends and socialize.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outgoing person, you can always find something too do. Valdosta is what you make it.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but anyone will get tired of eating the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is different in valdosta. You can experience traditional dorm style life or you can experience the apartment lifestyle. Although traditional dorm life isn't as bad as it may seem.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic is good. You have teachers who are willing too help you, and there are plenty of resources you can reach out too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit other schools and compare them to valdosta. If you don't like hot weather, valdosta is not for you. If you don't like a small town then valdosta isn't for you.

    In three sentences

    I think that valdosta have great teachers and great programs. It's only my first year and i think there is alot that i like about the school than i dislike.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus. I would recommend Valdosta State to even the smallest, weakest of people.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is ever present on campus. It is always hosting different events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and organizations on campus, There is always an activity going on via different clubs. I know I go out at least 2x a week to different events.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State is GREAT for all students, except those who can not tolerate the heat. It is hot in Valdosta.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The student union will be your best friend. You will also notice that the Sisterhoods begin their rush the same week school starts so be prepared to look at young women on the move. Also chalk is keys to club promotion.

    Bang for the buck

    YOU WILL GET Your MONEY OUT OF VALDOSTA! This college is one of the cheapest you are going to find but it goes far beyond expectations.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different events that the University itself offers, that leaving campus is never a must for entertainment. From movie nights to carnivals we have it all. Those people who want to leave campus their are plenty of bars, clubs, lounges, hookah bars, bowling, movie theaters, and even an Amusement park. There is never a dull day in Valdosta.

    Food and Dining

    Hopper and Palms are the two dining halls located on campus. They are decent but do become repetitive after a while. There are several restaurants on campus that you can eat at as well. Chik-fill-A, Starbucks, Nathans, etc all of which give you a variety of food to buy.

    Dorm Life

    I Love dorm life, as we don't have dorms, but residence halls. In the halls you will develop a sense of community and you will know the people who live in your hall through various activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not an extremely difficult school, but you have to study and actually go to class. Professors love teaching their passions here and are serious about the. Students who are interested in the nursing program here please be aware it is EXTREMLY DIFFICULT to be admitted to the actual College of Nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, and stay dedicated to your work. Don't fall into the trap of bar hopping all week end and then you cant get up and go to class the following Monday. I encourage you to stay focused and you will succeed. if you know your major, then you should join an Freshmen Learning Community, a group of people who share a common interest with you and often your same Major. If you do not know your major that alright, join a FYE, Freshmen Year Experience, designed to help you find you major with a group of people who care about you and support you. Also each of the above programs are designed at helping new students to VSU adapt to the rapid change from high school to college. I RECOMMEND VSU to EVERYONE!! its that awesome

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State university is an awesome higher education institution. Majority of the professors actually care and value their students educations. It takes dedication but is my favorite place to be.

  • 10/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what your interested in, you will find an organization that fits your personality.

    Great for these types of students

    There is something here fore everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Here at VSU, you get a real college experience, from sports to dorm life.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities held almost everyday.Every week two emails are sent out notifying you on activities held on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Valdosta food is a couple steps up from average school lunch. Yes, there are more option, but that's about it.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus can be a lot of fun or very boring depending on where you live. The RA's are really nice and are here to help your life easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is more time consuming then challeging, but if you work hard enough you can easily get an A in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become active in different organizations. But don't overwhelm your self which is easy to do.

    In three sentences

    It is a small campus but big enough so that you can meet everyone. This school has a lot to offer. There aren't many if any dull moments.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    I learned my freshman year more about how I need to study as a student than the actual material I was studying. I never had to study in high school, but that definitely wasn't the case for college. Another important key to being successful in college is you must always stay organized by having a planner and watch. I highly suggest these for planning out your day because you will be keeping better track of your classes and at what times you need to study. Also, I can never stress enough how important it is to go to class. Each time you miss a class, you really miss two or three days of material. There is a strong correlation between going to class and what your final grade will be. As a second year student at Valdosta State, the important lesson I have learned this year is not only to have intelligence in school but perseverance too. If you dedicate the time and make goals for yourself, it is definitely a motivation booster to keep going in school and have a more enjoyable experience.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great college for anyone to look into attending. It is a perfect size for someone who doesn't want to attend a small college but not be overwhelmed on a big college campus either. The campus is Spanish influenced and is absolutely beautiful and kept in great shape. If you are looking for a great college experience, I highly recommend Valdosta State University.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus holds various activities, mostly events. It's very easy to become involved in your university. There is the rec center, hanging out with friends, movies, eating, and walking around the campus is always very nice.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of food options. The dining halls, however, seem very repetitive. It always the same things in different forms everyday. Also, not too many healthy options except for the salad bar and fruits. Though, in January 2014, there will be renovations done in the hall to include more healthy eating options that seems promising.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms have their good and their bad. Bathrooms are often very messy but they get cleaned on weekdays. Hallways are also very noisy but your neighbors are very kind. RA's are you're friends. If you have any issues they are always there to help.

    Academic Rigor

    The workload is manageable as long you're not taking too many difficult classes, such as most sciences, at once. The teachers generally are very helpful in making sure you understand the material. The assignments are not too difficult as long you're managing your time right.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management! It's very easy to forget an assignment is due and it's best to finish that assignment well before the due date. Talk to your teachers and ask for help if you don't understand something and take advantage of the Student Success Center here on campus.

    In three sentences

    This is the type of college where students pretty much make the school. There are plenty of activities to participate in and hard not to make friends. There are a variety of classes to choose from so you don't have too much difficulty as far as deciding which class to make.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who love warmer weather all year round. and students who love the diverse atmosphere.

    Food and Dining

    Palms and Hopper dining are always available if you are craving food. especially if you have the unlimited meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice. If you are an upcoming freshman,try to get Georgia Hall.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but the teachers are there to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Do not walk by yourself, especially during the night time. 2. Get enough sleep the night before. 3. Learn how to balance your social life with your school life. 4. Choose the right type of friends that have the same mindset as you. 5. Be yourself. 6. Get involved on campus. there is always something to do.

    In three sentences

    Overall the campus is amazing. The teachers really care for you and really want you to do your best. There is always help available to you, no matter the situation.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Whatever appeal to the person because its all in Valdosta.

    Tips for prospective students

    The one advice I would give is enjoy every moment and don't take anything for granted because it all can be taken away at any moment.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a very opportunistic university that is steadily improving since the three years I have been attending. The campus living is extremely ideal for students leaving there home for the first time and the education is definitely worth the money that is being paid.

  • 01/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sorority/ Frats.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty inexpensive compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    The only thing there is the bars. Its like a mini dance club. Costs about 5 bucks i think

    Food and Dining

    They have the same menu items every day with one line that changes in Palms Dining. Hopper sucks. The rest is just Chic fil a, or moes, or papa johns. Everything is closed by 10 though. Nothing near by without car.

    Dorm Life

    Georgia hall is the best freshman dorm ever. Hopper is for upperclassmen and is the same layout, pretty great. Brand new, suite style. Cetennial hall is apartments. Pretty okay, not too big.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers are really helpful. There is a student success center to help with tutoring for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to buy rain boots and umbrella! When it rains, it RAINS for quite a while. If you dont have a car... sucks. There is no city transportation.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus! Really small city though, not much to do. Weather is okay, it can get real hot in august/september.. I mean REAL hot.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feel very secure!

    Greek Life

    Not Affiliated

    Clubs and Activities

    Not affliated with any clubs, but apart of the Marching Band!

    Great for these types of students

    Introvert and Outgoing, the university has something to offer everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students meet up in the Quad for hangout time.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition!!!

    What to do for fun

    Games, Recreation Center and if possible a good church!

    Food and Dining

    The Dining Facility is good and has a variety of food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life..well it all depends on your roomate!

    Academic Rigor

    As an Computer Science Major and a musician within the university, I have found my academic studies very managable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilized all resources to help you get financially situated. Be very clear on your documents as far as personality in relations to getting a good roomate. Communicate your needs!!

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a very structured institute of learning, Very accommodating to new incoming freshmans Feasible tuition rates for great learning opporunities.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Having to park so far from my dorm is my only negative experience. Walking late at night after cheer practice or an event can sometimes be a little scary. I try to make sure I'm not alone or stay on the cell phone with someone until I reach my dorm.

    Greek Life

    I am a Member of PhiMu

    Clubs and Activities

    I have cheered for the VSU Blazer Football Team

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many, many traditions with my Sorority that teach values, upholding morals and that build character. Faith and honesty are also held with utmost respect.

    Bang for the buck

    I have enjoyed every minute of my first year of College. I have met so many new people, made lifelong friends and have had fun while learning. I look forward to one day earning my degree and making a difference in others lives.

    What to do for fun

    I am part of a Sorority and we are always having fun. We have social events, dances, outings and the friendships I have made will last a lifetime. We have also served in the Community helping out at Elementary Schools and helped raise money for Children's Charities. I love going to the Football games and have been a Blazer Cheerleader. I love lazy afternoons on the front lawn, having a relaxing run around the Campus or just hanging out in the dorm watching movies with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I am on the Unlimited Food Plan so I have full access to everything from salads to burgers and my favorites are the egg white omelette and of course Starbucks. I never get tired of Chik Fila either!

    Dorm Life

    Even though I miss my room in my home, I have enjoyed having my own place and have a great dorm mate. Our room is decorated just the way we like it and everyone has been very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have been challenging but with lots of hard work and good study habits you can make good grades. Study groups have helped me tremendously.

    Tips for prospective students

    I encourage prospective students to come tour the Campus, meet some of the faculty and venture through downtown and see all the school and city have to offer. From the beautiful school campus to the restaurants and shops; there is a warm, friendly atmosphere every step of the way.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta is small enough to have a warm, friendly environment, yet big enough to experience all that College life has to offer. There is a strong sense of pride amount the faculty and students. Valdosta State has become my home away from home!

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    PARTY

    Food and Dining

    YIKES! Palms is disgusting Hopper is cool but baja flats is where its at yo!

    Dorm Life

    I HATE IT IF YOU ARE ASSIGNED LOWNDES HALL CHANGE QUICK.

    Academic Rigor

    its pretty hard but the professors always help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    bring lots of shorts and a bike.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is pretty and very hot. The small town is prone to violence and has an unsolved murder just a few miles away. If you like to TU this is the place for you.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe on campus. At any given time you can see 4 or 5 lighted emergency call buttons close by, and campus police is always active. You'll often see their squad cars driving around campus. The campus alert system sends out texts and calls if there is any perceived danger. There have been about 3 or 4 incidents in the 2 years I've been at Valdosta.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a very vibrant and strong presence on campus and a great option to get involved in.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many clubs to choose from and are there are always activities going on every day, ranging from movie showings to community service opportunities,

    Bang for the buck

    Valdosta State charges a very reasonable tuition and although the bookstore charges an arm and a leg, overall tuition can be very affordable, especially for in-state students.

    What to do for fun

    Campus is located close to a number of bars, restaurants, and the Valdosta Mall. The campus is ideal for bike rides, stringing up a hammock, or playing ultimate frisbee on the front lawn. The rec center has workout equipment, an indoor pool, a rock-climbing wall, and basketball courts. For the outdoorsy types, CORE organizes many trips for camping, hiking, and even white water rafting.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is good, and restaurants are slightly on the expensive side but also delicious. Moe's, Starbucks, Papa John's, and Chick-Fil-a are all available.

    Dorm Life

    The more expensive dorms are nice, but the others are often not well-kept. Many of the students who live in the dorms are of the crazy party variety and as such you will likely encounter drunk people, your roommate's boyfriend/girlfriend at an awkward time, and roommates who don't know how to clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies depending on the class and professor. However, you will not find many classes where little to no work is required for an A. Generally, most classes are rigorous and require time and effort to succeed. Bring your work ethic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check your school email, along with Blazeview, daily. This is how professors communicate important information and post assignments. Carry your own small umbrella. If it suddenly begins to pour rain and you are stuck without one, you'll either end up paying too much for one or get soaked. Winter in Valdosta means one day is 30 degrees and the next is 80. Be prepared for this.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is an ideal size for those who want the personal attention and class size of a small school, and the variety of opportunities of a large university. While the professors are not all guaranteed to be friendly or helpful, they are all well qualified. The campus is gorgeous and located in a nice area with easy access to almost anything a student could need.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus has many events like rock climbing, movie nights, greek life events, and many more events.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has good food but does get tiring after a while of eating the same things, but they do have dining serves on campus like Chick fil a, Nathans, Starbucks, Papa Johns, and Moes. You get blazer bucks and a dining meal plan that you can use throughout the semester.

    Dorm Life

    As far as dorm life goes, they have plenty of diversity. They have traditional, private, semi-private, and apartment style housing. The halls have many activities throughout the year so that everyone can get to know each other and the RA are amazing and very friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very rigorous but if you study and pay attention in the classes, can handle the course information and the test.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan of attending this school, be prepared for long nights of studying, beautiful warm weather and short winters, and crazy schedules, which is with any school.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a generally great school. The students are diverse, the classes are manageable if you study, and the services around campus are great. This is a small town school that is very calm during the day but at night there is plenty of things to do.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on and around campus day and night.

    Clubs and Activities

    The fitness club is great!! The SGA does an amazing job. There are so many to chose from that you will find one that fits your personality.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of attending Valdosta State University is extremely affordable compared to others around the country. Most universities you have to work full time just to pay the extra part of tuition that loans and grants do not cover but, not here!!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities to choose from on a continuous basis all year around. Physical and mental challenges are the focal point of Valdosta State University.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food at each dining facility.

    Academic Rigor

    The educators here at Valdosta State University use different learning styles that are quite effective in the retention of information. Each Professor that I have had so far, is very good at what they love.

    Tips for prospective students

    The individual help, such as at the student success center, is what makes the difference between knowing and fully understanding a subject. Have trouble with Math, Biology, or Chemistry, they will help every step of the way without it costing any more money. Take advantage of all the social events and make college the center of the universe, right here at Valdosta State University.

    In three sentences

    Here at Valdosta State University the atmosphere is an even mixture of learning and socializing to one's best ability. The instructors care by engaging with the students as if they are family. I would not want to attend any other university than Valdosta State.

  • 03/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have students that have purchased the hammocks that tie up between two trees and almost every day you'll see tree swingers studying away on the front lawn, in the park by the University Center, or on any given walkway where there are two trees close enough to hang one.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe tuition is fair. There is an endless amount of provided services to help you succeed and so far all of the professors I've had are passionate about their job. That makes my classes worth every penny to me.

    What to do for fun

    I love to workout as an ex-gymnast and VSU has a magnificent gym with tons of equipment. Also there is an olympic pool and a rock climbing wall! Off campus Valdosta has a mall, an exciting downtown area, and Wild Adventures(theme park).

    Food and Dining

    The food is wonderful and there is a great variety. Also VSU has it figured out with the Starbucks on campus!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are extremely small and many of the dorms' internet services are inconsistent. They are monitored to an unnecessary extreme.

    Academic Rigor

    All through school I had advanced Pre-AP and AP classes so I figured the college in my hometown would be a breeze. I was wrong. I put in more time studying than I do in class, but it's worth it when I get the grades that will hopefully help me get into a highly ranked medical school

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest using every tool that VSU has to offer including the free tutors. Also master time management and set goals before attending. It's extremely motivating when I've been studying all week and I just keep reminding myself put the work in now and one day you'll love your job and appreciate it because of all the work you put in while you were in college.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State is wonderful and affordable. I'm a Biology major; the program and the staff are magnificent. The only downfall of Valdosta State would be the students who aren't applying themselves in classes,

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is an amazing school and has a beautiful campus. The instructors are all very nice, helpful, and for the most part very accessible. Valdosta's campus is very convenient and the people here are very friendly.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of events that take place on VSU campus. They have movie night occasionally where they show new releases or inspirational films. We also have activities on the lawn such as zip lining and rock climbing. We also have an onsite gym which includes a pool. We have fundraisers and campus wide contests. There's cookouts, dance contests, and concerts. We have football and baseball games, and tennis and volleyball matches. In addition, once a year our student body ensures that we get to attend our local theme park for a day.

    Food and Dining

    VSU offers many restaurants on campus. They have everything from fast food such as Moes, Chick fil a, Nathans, to fine dining halls such as Palms and Hopper. Palms and hopper provide a dining experience like no other. They have varieties of food on different days. They may have Italian and oriental on one day and southern cuisine on another day. All of this is available at one price, and the amount of time spent in this dining halls is untimed. There are also cafes like Star Bucks where students and teachers can meet up and have a good cup of joe.

    Dorm Life

    The student housing is affordable and convenient. The square footage increases as your years at VSU increase. The students who live on campus are constantly involved in extracurricular activities and have many onsite goodies such as: a computer lab, a mini shopping mart, and a film room.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many majors offered at VSU. There are professors from various backgrounds and locations that are hired to teach the courses. VSU seems to hire professors with high qualifications in order to train students to be the best they can be when its time to enter their job field. In addition as mentioned before, tutoring is available at no fee in order to help students achieve comprehension of the material. If things get to difficult, VSU offers a withdrawal policy so a student can stay afloat in their other studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because the campus is so large, I would recommend checking it out for about two days. I think that not only should you see what is offered, but you should also find out where everything is and what benefits are available for attending students. I think you would be surprised at how much VSU covers for students.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a very large college that provides many opportunities to jumpstart the career path you have always wanted. The teachers provide curriculum that will help you understand many details of the field you are interested in to either encourage you to pursue your major or to switch to something that is more suited for your personality and lifestyle. The campus even offers tutoring for basic to advance courses in order to ensure that you comprehend and pass your needed courses.

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Valdosta State has increased the campus safety by adding more police and security to surveillance the campus throughout the day and night.

    Greek Life

    You have your pick of the litter in terms of which fraternity or sorority you would like to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Valdosta State University is great for students who like a semi-big atmosphere of students on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Most people who come here are excited the first couple of months, then are ready to leave towards the end.

    What to do for fun

    You can join groups, become a Greek, enjoy the nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls and they get old really fast. But there are a few fast food restaurant chains on campus that you can choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I happen to stay off campus, but some of my friends happen to live in some of the dorms. They aren't that spacious nor appealing on the inside. They are convenient with the proximity to your classes though.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is on up there. The courses that I have taken so far have not been under water basket weaving type classes that are easy to pass. So focus and study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips would be to make sure you understand all of the information provided to you during orientation. All freshmen have to stay on-campus their first year. Make the most out of your experience whether you plan on being at Valdosta State your whole collegiate career or whether you plan on transferring.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Valdosta State University a 7. It's a nice school to attend if you don't like a lot of people. Nice Florida-like atmosphere without being in Florida.

  • 05/19/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It was very important for my parent to make sure that the school was safe. Thankfully, they were more than pleased when we visited the school.This school provides students with many emergency switches,strategically placed around the school.These emergency switches can be very helpful if students have late classes and decide to be escorted to their dorms by a campus officer .

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at Valdosta State University.Keeping yourself entertained during college is a big plus,because we all need that little bit of fun in our lives to keep us motivated. In-school activities include lounging in the front lawn,greek life,student-planned activities,gym,swimming,outdoors activities,outdoors trips,school plays,and many other options.

    Food and Dining

    As for many, the most important thing for me was the food and dining.I was more than pleased with the dining and cuisine options they offer.I seriously fell in love with the variety of food,and it tasted perfectly!

    Dorm Life

    While at campus I was very relieved when I visited the dorm I wish to stay in.I expected the dorms to be cheap looking because of the incredibly low prices. As to my surprise, the dorms are very nice and in pristine condition.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor here is incredible.I am very excited to start my college education here.Many students stay here because of the amazing academic rigor.

  • 06/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    MAG (Media Arts Geniuses) is an EXCELLENT organization for anyone who has a talent whether it's singing, dancing, acting, poetry, drawing, media arts, etc. MAG is great at showcasing these talents to the Valdosta State campus and community.

    What to do for fun

    JOIN ORGANIZATIONS! I can't stress it enough. You'll have a great time with those people. Valdosta isn't like Atlanta, so there isn't something to do all the time. However, you and your friends could go to the movies, lay out on the front lawn, or go to a party/kickback.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls-- Palms and Hopper. They're both pretty good to me. DO NOT GET AN UNLIMITED MEAL PLAN IF YOU KNOW YOU DON'T EAT ALOT. The less meals you have, the more blazer bucks you get. You'll learn more at orientation. We also have Chik Fil A, Starbuck's, Nathan's, and Papa John's on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The best hall on campus for freshmen is Georgia Hall. It's the only suite style residence hall on campus. I loved it. You have the option of private and semi private. Private is when you have one roommate, but you all have separate rooms and share a bathroom. Semi private is when you're living with 4 girls, 2 girls in each room, and each set of girls share a bathroom. The next best hall in my opinion is Patterson hall. If you live there, you're bound to have fun. Everyone is always in the lobby, chilling and talking. Patterson hall has community style bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Your first few years are going to be like high school, honestly.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Go to class. 2. Build a relationship with your advisor. 3. Meet people. 4. Join clubs and organizations. 5. Don't party too much.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great school with great people. It gives you a Florida feel, without actually being there. It's small, yet big enough to know enough people.

  • 06/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The location of VSU doesn't provide for much fun except for partying.

    Food and Dining

    Coming from a small selection of food in high school the food and dining at VSU was great. Their are foods for everybody, from vegetarians to the biggest poultry lovers. The times and availability of the dining is very open, so their is no rush on when you go eat.

    Dorm Life

    The freshmen dorm I stayed in was great and I have no complaints about it but as for some of the other dorms it just gets worse.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of VSU are challenging but not unbearable. I would not be like everyone else and tell up and coming college students that college work is hard and you will not have time for anything else because it's not true.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who plan on becoming a VSU student should make plenty of friends. Making friends will make the transition from being home to being alone in college easier. It will also connect them to people to whom you might need help from in the future, such as tutoring. I would also advise students to join organizations in order to get an upper hand on information and opportunities.

    In three sentences

    VSU is the perfect sized campus because it is not too big so students will be known by name instead of a number. VSU has a variety of majors for students to choose from except for engineering majors. The Valdosta State staff and students keep the campus clean and well taken care of, from keeping the grass cut to keeping the buildings clean.

  • 07/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Valdosta State is very Greek oriented. There is a tight friendship between all sisters and brothers. The organizations frequently come together and plan stepshows, stroll offs and cookouts.

    Clubs and Activities

    Valdosta State offers plenty of clubs that you can join. Alot of the clubs are up and running and have something going on every week. Mostly fun things to raise money.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors and you're very much so a nature person this is a great school for you. If you're into political systems this is also the school for you, some of the fiercest debates on campus come from political groups on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behind the gym there is a small trail. Its pretty peaceful. If you need some alone time or just some fresh air stop by and clear your head.

    Bang for the buck

    Buy your books online. Please. Trade your books online.Please. Buy your school supplies from Walmart. Please. The bookstore is over priced. save what little money you have as a college student.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty on campus organizations and they offer alot of activities. Every Week their is a list of activities that you can chose to participate in. There are also a few clubs for those of you who are into that scene.

    Food and Dining

    The dining is pretty basic. Nothing extravagant, but something to get you by. On the weekends they close early so get there on time or prepare to spend money!! The blazer bucks run fairly smoothly. They should last the semester depending on how much junk you spend it on.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are suite and private style. Some areas you have to have a community bathroom and others have private ones. Room with someone you are comfortable with and please see your RA with any problems you find in the halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the core classes are basic 3 test with or without 1 survey type paper. They do not demand much work the test are tedious and not meant to be taken lightly.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice, do not take more classes than you can handle. Its freshman year do the alloted amount. Make sure you create close bonds with professors if they see you trying in class they'll be sure to offer extra credit if your grades slip.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State University is a great school for diversity, good food and filled with teachers that care. From the President on down their education system is impeccable.

  • 10/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons of intramural activities are held around the campus. Oddly enough Ping-Pong is a big game on campus. Football is huge and the games are always packed. The city it self has many different attractions including Wild Adventures Amusement park.

    Food and Dining

    The food at both the dining halls is good, but it gets old after a few months of the same things being served.

    Dorm Life

    There are always events happening in the lobbies of the Residence halls and the Residence Assistants are always planning new events that help the residences bond

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you do your work you'll have no problem with the work load.

    Tips for prospective students

    There's always time for work and play. The library is a great place to do your work, and has great resources and employees.

    In three sentences

    Valdosta State has a great campus that is easy to navigate. The teachers are great and do there best to help you succeed in your classes. The University also has a great Student Success Center that's employees are always willing to help you pass classes.