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Valdosta State University (VSU)

1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA

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Valdosta State University is a public university that has a large selection of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Valdosta, Georgia, in a predominantly urban area. VSU has a yearly student enrollment of approximately thirteen thousand.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs VSU offers:

  • Education
  • English Language And Literature
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1380 to 1610 for the SAT exam and in a range of 20 to 23 on the ACT is common among students admitted to this school. VSU accepts about 60 percent of applicants annually. Of those applicants admitted, about 48 percent of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found at valdosta.edu.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs around $6,100 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $17,000 per year. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $3,800. Students attending VSU may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Valdosta State University "Blazers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students VSU accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Valdosta State University is around 11,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $40 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $4,200-$5,000
    • Out-of-State: $15,000-$17,710
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $170-$210 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$740 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$6,212
Receiving Student Loans66%$5,427
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Valdosta State University may offer services including:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Valdosta State University is approximately 40%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years16%
Graduating in 5 Years18%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dental Hygienist Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

VSU is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Basketball (Gulf South Conference)
  • Football (Gulf South Conference)
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Valdosta State University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
50.43%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
91%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
19:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
26

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,438