Local Atmosphere

Location
Valdosta, GA
Undergrads
8,859
Tuition (in-state)
$15,613 ($5,792)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

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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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.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local environment is pretty cool, there are things that are offered in the area that I'm not used to.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Valdosta state university is a good school to attend, especially if you are from a big city.

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Student Polls

Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 72 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 74 responses

  • 7% Painfully remote.
  • 7% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 27% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 51% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 8% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 72 responses

  • 42% There aren't any nearby schools.
  • 31% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 28% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 73 responses

  • 34% No way.
  • 49% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 16% Totally.
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