Valdosta State University: Review & Facts

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Valdosta State University is a large four-year, public school with 12,515 students enrolled. This college was founded in 1906 and is one of the 2 schools located in Valdosta, Georgia.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
68
At Valdosta State University you can receive your associate's degree, bachelor's degree, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Valdosta State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 68 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Psychology, Accounting and Finance, Business, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
67%
The student retention rate at Valdosta State University is relatively low at 67% (close to Georgia average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students like their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Valdosta State University is low - 43%. About 27% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Valdosta State University is reasonably decent - 21:1. Find out more details about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,800
Average tuition cost is slightly high, about $13,800 a year. The additional fees at Valdosta State University not covered by tuition are nearly $2,000, which makes it a total of $15,800 per year.

Read the details about Valdosta State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
59%
According to recent data, 6,268 applications were submitted and 3,713 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Valdosta State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$3,600
Valdosta State University offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a wonderful option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Valdosta State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Valdosta State University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,900 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is relatively low - roughly $3,600 per year.

Air Force ROTC programs are available at Valdosta State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Valdosta State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Valdosta State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Valdosta State University, 1500 N Patterson St, Valdosta, Georgia 31698, USA
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