Valdosta, GA
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$15,613 ($5,792)
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Reviews 1219 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Cops do not really do anything but walk around and talk to each other. Students are not educated enough about what to do in an assault situation or where to go after words, how to deal with trauma, or how to handle a friend that has gone through the experience.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is no public transportation system and there needs to be. The main mall has few nice stores. There are not any major crimes really such as murder; only small robberies, store thefts and drug related crimes typically. There are not really any events about culture, but you can see a big divide amongst races at times. Football is a big deal in Valdosta too.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The first almost year at VSU I lived off campus about a mile from school. Due to many personal and financial reasons I moved back home with my parents, which is about twenty minutes from campus. I have been with them since, and it is much easier to help them with the bills, etc.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Too much focus is placed on football and sometimes other popular sports, keeping them in shape and taken care of. There is not enough focus on getting all of the students to be worried about their health and go to the campus gym. The campus gym can be very intimidating when full of athletes, as they already have other places they can work out. Average overweight and out of shape students do not really have any other options and often do not want to go to the gym for some reasons like being watched.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is lots of diversity on campus. Its hard to describe it. People recognize the diversity very well in Valdosta and it a big part of the school's make up. We are encouraged greatly to throw ourselves within it and its been great. Everyone and anyone is accepted here.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It is a thriving town known as title town. This is because the college, high school and middle school all hold some type of sports championship title. There are plenty of stores all over the place and lots of restaurant options. Students get some type of discount at almost every location around which is fantastic for us broke college students. The University is located literally five minutes away from downtown- the most gorgeous part of town. The atmosphere is Valdosta is very lively.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are plenty of people in my major. The psychology program at Valdosta is well operating and growing rapidly. I will note that it is a female heavy major, but it is still one of diverse minds. The workload does come off as somewhat heavy, but if you truly enjoy psych, this is something that you will not mind in the slightest. The building is fantastic and one of the prettiest on Campus which is a nice bonus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics have been pretty good. All of the professors actually know what they are talking about and are very involved. Help is there, all you have to do is ask. The registration process can be easy if you make a couple of ideal schedule ahead of time and have had advisement with your advisor weeks in advance. It happens online at seven in the morning so GET UP. The library is a great place to study and its huge. You can choose from cozy sitting areas, desks, and study rooms. The Student Union (The U) is also a popular place to study if you don't mind some added background noise. Plus every dorm has a couple study rooms and a classroom so there are plenty of options outside of your own dorm.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a part of Greek life so I can't really say for sure how well or how awful it is.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in Brown Hall. This was not my first choice as it is the traditional dorm room with two people and then your floor has a community bathroom. It was alright. as I had the amount of space I needed and the girls on my floor were considerate. The process of getting housing is a little irritating as priority goes to upperclassmen and downward so for a freshman/sophomore it will be less than desirable but the people are cool enough too where it doesn't really bother you too much. Cost is a little high but you get plenty of amenities and the location of dorms to classes is worth it, unless you live in Centennial Hall. That dorm is apartment style with a full kitchen and bathroom but it is well beyond campus.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I just completed my first year at the University so I have not had a full or expansive experience with the Psychology program here just yet. Thus far, having covered the basics and moving into the higher level classes I can say that I feel well prepared and the program as a whole is definitely expanding. I plan to receive my bachelor's at Valdosta and then complete my graduates at a more medical based school and the School of Psychology here at Valdosta has been very helpful and have been guiding me very well in the direction that I need to be going. I would do this again for sure.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus. I can say that their are several options and location to the University for the most part is fantastic. It ranges from town house style to apartment complexes and even to houses. For the most part they are nice little communities and pretty sweet. The landlords do tend to prefer to rent to girls as they are less troublesome than male tenants.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not an athlete and have never attended the gym so I cannot give a helpful review

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There is such a variety of kinds of people on Campus that it really is hard to break down the typical student on campus. Anyone will fit in on campus at Valdosta which is why it is such a great option for many different people applying for college.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining options are pretty phenomenal. The Palms dining is in prime location with several choices to go for and several different forms of sitting that can accommodate what is most comfortable for you. Hopper dining is mostly the same, however a much smaller dining area than Palms. There are also several popular restaurants on campus. In the Student Union there is Taco Johnny's, Chick Fila, and Starbucks. Adjacent to Palms is Papa John's and Moe's. As an added bonus there is a convenience store a short walk from Palms dining in Langdale hall.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's alright, public buses are limited the farther from campus you get. Most everyone drives.

5 College Junior

Academics: We have great equipment and tools needed to make great films in mass media. The workload is not too much and the curriculum is challenging. There are plenty of job opportunities.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors work hard to teach their subjects to students.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big part of our school community and helps show the strength of our university.

4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity of my school is unique and spans across all nationalities.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I declared my major in my Freshman year. There was no special criteria to become an English major like there is to get into the Education or nursing program. All students much receive a grade of "C" in all major classes to pass. One difficulty I faced was receiving an adviser; I had three during my four years of study.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The professors are awesome. Very knowledgeable and easy to talk to if you do not understand something. They push you to learn and it is fun. Although the work load can be demanding, I enjoyed my time at the University and graduated feeling confident in my abilities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There are several different Greek organizations on campus. Greeks have a lot of events that non-Greek students can attend.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The police patrol; however, there was A LOT of crime activity including sexual assaults and murders of students by other students during my time as a student. The campus is very open making it accessible to homeless people who would be in the library at night. At night I would never walk alone, but during the day campus is very active making me feel more safe. students and locals were also run over, even in cross walks which is an issue.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Valdosta is a small, college town with few attractions and limited shopping options. However, the people are overall nice to students and it is fairly easy to find a job being a student.


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