Valdosta State University

1,685 reviews
  1. Valdosta, GA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Valdosta State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Gulf South Conference
Address
1500 N Patterson St
Valdosta, GA 31698

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
54%
SAT Range
930-1100
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$13,701/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,900/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,961/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,514/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,828/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,117/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.109 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.108 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.108 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,815Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    73%
  • Willing to learn
    10%
  • Careless
    7%
  • To themself
    7%
  • Very outgoing
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.141 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.153 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Small town feel big town education
    55%
  • Awesome
    15%
  • Personal
    10%
  • Hands-on
    7%
  • A teaching college
    3%
  • Close and personal
    3%
  • Ghetto
    3%

After Valdosta State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
78%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.78 responses

Reviews

1,685 reviews
  • Excellent
    233
  • Very Good
    606
  • Average
    702
  • Poor
    94
  • Terrible
    50
I like the emphasis placed on student involvement in sports whether it be intramural or Varsity. I like the fact that Club Sports are encouraged. I like the fact that school spirit is strong. Students are encouraged to participate in pep rallys. The athletic facilities are excellent. I also like the fact that I can participate in off campus trips that involve rowing, kayaking, hiking, etc. Go Blazers!
  • College Freshman
  • 5 months ago
I love my school! Valdosta State's campus is absolutely breathtaking and they are always trying to improve to make the campus safer and updated. The professors are very well qualified to teach their subjects and always willing to help students. There have been some tragic events to take place here; however, VSU has responded to these events well and they learned and moved forward to make VSU better.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
Campus Life – Though Valdosta is considered a small town compared to many others, the campus life is relatively good. The rec center is very useful for athletic students, the equipment always works, and for those who don't work out much there is rock climbing, zumba, yoga, raquetball and other active activities to enjoy in the gym. There is also a tennis court. Odum library, often referred to as &quot;club Odum&quot; due to its sometimes noisy environment is an okay place to study if you can study around a bit a noise or you can just get a study room. The UC (University Center) and the Student Union are both good on-campus places to eat and just hang out. The UC has Chic fil A express and two other fast food options, and the student union has Papa Johns and Moes. Everything on campus is pretty accesible except the UC is kind of far from campus so you have to walk or you can take the shuttle. The problem with the shuttle is that they sometimes take FOREVER, so you should have good judgement of your time before deciding to get on the shuttle bus or you may end up late to class. On campus jobs are available through the Student Employment service, they are convenient, look good on your resume, and usually aren't too demanding, but they ARE COMPETITIVE! So if you're interested in one of these jobs, don't just apply but do the foot work by visiting the respective departments and physically handing them your resume. There's a mall and lots of eateries around the school so if you don't land an on campus job, you still have other options, but again they ARE COMPETITIVE because there are hundreds of other college students looking for work as well. There is always an organization to join or an activity to get involved with on campus, just check your email for the weekly activity messages to stay in the loop if you want to get involved.
  • College Junior
  • Apr 3 2012