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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

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Valdosta State University overview
Location Valdosta, Georgia
Online valdosta.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Valdosta State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Valdosta State University (VSU), a regional university located in Valdosta, Georgia, is part of the University System of Georgia. Situated approximately 15 miles from the Florida border and just over 200 miles south of Atlanta, VSU occupies a 168-acre campus known for its Spanish Mission architecture. Founded in 1906, it now offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on education and nursing, through its College of the Arts, College of Business Administration, College of Education and Human Services, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and College of Science and Mathematics. Valdosta State provides on-campus housing options across nine residence halls and two apartment complexes, accommodating a significant portion of its student body. The university's admissions process is generally considered moderately selective. While VSU actively supports a variety of NCAA Division II sports teams, known as the Blazers, it does not particularly emphasize athletic programs over its academic endeavors.

In the most recent statistical year 4,975 prospective students applied, and 4,451 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,127 enrolled in the school.  6,483 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,726 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $4,371 plus fees of $1,636. VSU is ranked 982 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












VSU is rated within the lower 27% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 3 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Valdosta State University overview
SAT 950/1130
ACT 17/21
GPA 3.23

Applications Accepted

Valdosta State University overview
Applications Due Jun 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Georgia Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,636
Room and Board $8,922
Budget for Other Expenses$5,702
Total One Year Cost$21,831

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Valdosta State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,636
Room and Board $8,922
Budget for Other Expenses$5,702
Total One Year Cost$32,886

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

43% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Valdosta State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Education 17%
Health Professions 10%
English and Literature 8%
Social Sciences 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141264 IPEDS survey data for Valdosta State University.

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