Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is a public, multipurpose university. Its students gain personalized treatment in small classes. Programs are offered through the Division of Social Work and the Colleges of the Arts, Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Nursing. Its two campuses total over 200 acres and are located in Valdosta, in southern Georgia, 115 miles west of Jacksonville, FL just a few driving hours from most major southern cities and beaches. Its architectural style is Spanish Mission.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
8,590
Undergraduates
3,093
Men - 36%
5,498
Women - 64%
2,680
Graduates
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 7,563 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
515 average
480-550 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
550 average
510-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
21 average
19-23 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $20,325
Out-of-state: $31,380
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $6,583
Out-of-state: $17,638
Room and Board
$8,332
Average Percent of Need Met
88%
Average Freshman Award
$16,227
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,058
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
407
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
29%
10-19
23%
20-29
26%
30-39
14%
40-49
3%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Not reported Population
56,481
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Blazers
Sororities
2.7% of women participate
Fraternities
2% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
1.3%
Black/African-American
39.9%
Hispanic/Latino
7.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
4.4%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
45.9%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
1.5% from 45 countries
First-Year Students Returning
70.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported