Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA, USA
3.88 Average Rating

Founded as a normal college for women, Valdosta State University is a public institution in southern Georgia and part of the University System of Georgia. Valdosta State confers degrees in over 100 majors, minors, and certificates. Additionally, VSU offers training classes at the nearby Moody Air Force Base. For recreation, the campus is home to the Jewel Whitehead Camellia trail which features over one thousand camellias and is one of the only such university trails in the nation.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city
0
100
74%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision June 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
81%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
52%
Submitting ACT
69%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 20
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1059
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
11,341
Total Number of Undergrads
8,778
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
53%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
36%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
20:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,221
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$6,410
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$17,196
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,198
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
96%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Aid Per Year
$8,140
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
47%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,923
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,795

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
68%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,120
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
225
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
29%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Blaze
School Colors
red and black
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Gulf South Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Atlanta
Tallahassee
Albany
Jacksonville
Macon
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,600

What Students Are Saying

3.88 Average Rating
Valdosta State University has a diverse campus with many things to do around campus. It has great and helpful teachers. It's not too big or too small of a campus.
Current Student
Valdosta State University has a beautiful campus, teachers that can relate to their students most of the time, and is very committed to their sports. As far as attending to their students, VSU is pretty good about getting back the residents, hearing the opinion of the students and acting on it, and encouraging them to do their best. A few down sides to VSU is that the wifi is a bit spotty, there is almost always sometime of construction whether it is minor or major, and parking for residences could stand to be improved.
Mackenzie from Valdosta, GA
This University offers a real college life complete with, dorm rooms, sorority and fraternity life, and the overall load of what college life can be. I have enjoyed going here I would rate the college as a basically average college that offers many great opportunities. If your looking for a great place to start out your educational journey Valdosta State is the place to go.
Amanda from Patterson, GA