8,778
Students
Financial aid thermometer
16,647
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
74
74%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Valdosta State University is a University institution located in Valdosta, GA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admissions
1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA  31698
United States
Contact Mr. Ryan M. Hogan
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@valdosta.edu
Phone: 229-333-5791
Fax: 229-333-5482

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,303
Applied
3,933
Accepted
8,778
Enrolled
74%
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Female Admissions

3,436
Females Applied
2,525
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,867
Males Applied
1,408
Males Accepted
75%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.13
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen June 15th September 1st Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported January 1st Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer June 15th August 1st Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 540 500 580
SAT Math 515 480 550
ACT Composite 21 19 23

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

4,264
In-state
15,050
Out-of-state
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Fees

2,146
Full-time student fees
7,900
Room & board
4,060
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

16,647
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,833
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,056
Avg. Loan Aid
2,331
Avg. Grant Aid
6,517
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
84%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
13%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

8,778
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
14%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.4%
Black or African American 38.03%
White or Caucasian 47.43%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.23%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.74%
Other 0.65%

Gender

Male (38.47%)
Female (61.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 28%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
The Happening, Homecoming Activities and Fall Explosion

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Black Student League, Enactus, Psychology Club, Collegiate women of VSU and College Republican Society

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
bicycle patrols, security cameras, mobile security app

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
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Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
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Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rugby No No No
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Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Faculty

559
Total Faculty
20:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 419
Part-time - 140
Male - 260
Female - 299