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Chances of getting into Valdosta State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.2%
Admission Difficulty for Valdosta State University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into VSU and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #22 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,324 out of 7,563 applicants were admitted making VSU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 59 percent. Valdosta State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 36% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Valdosta State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VSU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
990-1140
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Valdosta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for Valdosta State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 550
SAT Composite 75th 1140
Average SAT Score 1070

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Valdosta State University?

Valdosta State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Valdosta State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >69%
1065 to 1140 Avg + 57%-69%
990 to 1065 Avg - 44%-57%
915 to 990 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 915 Low <31%
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VSU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
19-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
47%
ACT Scores for Valdosta State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Valdosta State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 21

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VSU?

Admission data indicates that VSU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 56 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valdosta State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valdosta State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >69%
21 to 23 Avg + 57%-69%
19 to 21 Avg - 44%-57%
17 to 19 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 17 Low <31%
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VSU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Valdosta State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into VSU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Valdosta State University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #31 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as VSU accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Valdosta State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 15% Good
3.50 to 3.75 13% Good
3.25 to 3.50 15% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 27% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 10% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Valdosta State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,188 2,375 7,563
Accepted 2,896 1,428 4,324
Acceptance Rate 56% 60% 57%
Enrolled 992 571 1,563
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 40% 36%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Apr 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
122

Applicants have 122 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Apr 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Valdosta State University is $40.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Valdosta State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Valdosta State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Valdosta State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Valdosta State University prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to VSU. 47% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Valdosta State University?

57% of those who apply are granted admission to VSU. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Valdosta State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1140. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Valdosta State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 19 and 23. 47% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.