Valdosta State University Overview
Located in Valdosta, Georgia, Valdosta State University is a public institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Valdosta State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at VSU is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 73% of the faculty were full-time.
Valdosta State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at VSU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards VSU has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best General Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Other Dental Services & Allied Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#1||Best Value Colleges for Sociology & Anthropology||College Factual|
|#39||Best Value Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics||College Factual|
|#40||Best Business Support & Assistant Services Schools||College Factual|
|#65||Best Value Colleges for Social Sciences||College Factual|
Where Is Valdosta State University?
Contact details for VSU are given below.
|Address:||1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, GA 31698|
How Do I Get Into VSU?
You can apply to VSU online at: www.valdosta.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply-now.php
Admission Requirements for VSU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into VSU?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.
Average Test Scores
About 50% of students accepted to VSU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 550.
Can I Afford Valdosta State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At VSU, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,445 a year. That adds up to $25,780 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at VSU is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Valdosta State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,734 graduate students at the school.
Of the 7,253 full-time undergraduates at VSU, 34% are male and 66% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Valdosta State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||3,093|
|Hispanic or Latino||663|
Georgia students aren't the only ones who study at Valdosta State University. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 50 countries are represented at VSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
Online Learning at Valdosta State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at VSU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 16th most popular in Georgia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of VSU
The following table shows how VSU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Business Support & Assistant Services||#1||#1|
|General Philosophy & Religious Studies||#1||#1|
|Legal Support Services||#4||#37|
|Industrial Production Technology||#4||#22|
|English Language & Literature||#7||#25|
|Philosophy & Religious Studies||#10||#37|
|General English Literature||#10||#34|
|Library & Information Science||#10||#16|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#13||#58|
|Instructional Media Design||#19||#61|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#25||#110|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#28||#113|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#31||#90|
Online Growth Rankings of VSU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Valdosta State University was 12.4%. This is the #1,308 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at VSU regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Valdosta State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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