Valdosta State University

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1500 N. Patterson Street

Valdosta, GA 31698

Phone: (229) 333-5800
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jun. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#69 Overall Score: 42 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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Valdosta State University is a public institution that was founded in 1906. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,290, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Valdosta State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 69. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,884 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $19,466 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Valdosta State University is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful cities of the South. Known as the "Azalea City," Valdosta is the center of Georgia's newest metropolitan area which has a population of over 135,000. Valdosta, with its mild climate, friendly people, and natural beauty of the area is a great place to attend college. Yes, there is plenty to do. From outdoor recreational activities including golf, tennis, and swimming to a vibrant night life including movie theaters, bowling alleys, restaurants and night clubs, Valdosta has it. Valdosta, GA located 20 miles above the Florida border is easily accessible from South Florida, North Georgia, and beyond. We are the half-way point between Atlanta, GA and Orlando, FL. The mild climate and proximity to beaches on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico create endless possibilities for outdoor fun.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1906
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $29,285,865


When applying to Valdosta State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 15. The application fee at Valdosta State University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 59.2 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 59.2%
Application deadline June 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by June 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Valdosta State University is 21:1, and the school has 43.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Valdosta State University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.5 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 21:1
4-year graduation rate 15%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Education 15%
Health Professions and Related Programs 10%
Social Sciences 7%
English Language and Literature/Letters 6%

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Student Life

Valdosta State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,290, with a gender distribution of 40.7 percent male students and 59.3 percent female students. At this school, 28 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 72 percent of students live off campus. Valdosta State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 12,515
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Valdosta State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Valdosta State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Valdosta State University, 52 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Valdosta State University.

Students who have cars on campus 52%
Health insurance offered Yes

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In-state tuition and fees $6,884 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $19,466 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,070 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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