Valdosta State University Profile

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

Fall 2015 Enrollment

Men Women Title
Undergraduate students 3,583 5,183 8,766
Graduate students 691 1,816 2,507
Total students 4,274 6,999 11,273

Undergraduate Make-Up

Race/Ethnicity

  • White......................................................... 51.1%
  • Black or African American................... 36.2%
  • Hispanic...................................................... 5.3%
  • Multiracial.................................................. 3.3%
  • Asian........................................................... 3.1%
  • Unknown.................................................... 0.6%
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native..... 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander..... 0.2%

Gender

  • Female.......... 59.1%
  • Male.............. 40.9%

Classroom/Student Information

  • Average Undergraduate class size:
  • Freshman/Sophomore level: 24
  • Junior/Senior level: 16
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
  • Average Age Undergraduate: 22
  • 306 International students from 75 countries
  • Out-of-state students: 11.3%
  • Students come from 45 states & 2 US Territories
  • New Freshman Average SAT (Math +Critical Reading) Score: 1002
  • New Freshman Average ACT Composite: 21
  • New Freshman Average High School GPA: 3.13

Faculty

  • Full-time instructional faculty members: 470
  • Doctorate or terminal degree in their field: 77%

Campus Technology

  • 95+ computing facilities with over 2000 student computers available
  • Student print solution allows you to claim print jobs at a number of convenient locations
  • Every academic building and the library have computer labs
  • MyVSU Portal and V-State Mobile App for access to news, messages, and account such as BlazeVIEW and VSU email
  • 5 free copies of Microsoft Office on PC or Mac and 5 copies for mobile devices
  • All residence halls have wireless internet access
  • Course registration via the web
  • Library Internet Café open 24-hours a day

Student Success Services

  • Tutoring Services: subjects such as biology, chemistry, math, computer science, languages, and writing.
  • Centralized Advising: assist students in understanding University policies which directly affect their academic success.
  • Career Services: aid students in finding meaningful internships and career preparation.

Campus Security

  • Rated as one of the state’s safest institutions
  • 23 Public Safety Officers
  • 3 officers on duty at all times
  • 138 Emergency Call Boxes
  • Security escort service provided
  • Closed circuit TV monitors

Residence Halls

  • Traditional Style – Brown, Langdale, Lowndes, Patterson, and Reade
  • Suite Style – Hopper and Georgia
  • Apartment Style – Centennial and Converse
  • Honors Hall - Reade – students who have been accepted into the VSU Honors College.
  • Students who live in school housing: 24.2%
  • First-time, first-year students who live in school housing: 77.7%

Sports: NCAA Division II

(*indicates recent national championship title)

  • Women (6) - cross country, basketball, *softball, tennis ,volleyball & soccer
  • Men (6) - *football, cross country, basketball, *tennis, baseball & golf

Odum Library

  • Books, serial back files & government documents: 677,808
  • Serial subscriptions: 2,944
  • Microforms: 1,115,342
  • Audiovisual materials: 57,364

Financial Aid

Priority Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - June 15
  • Spring Semester - November 1
  • Summer Semester - April 1
  • Required forms: FAFSA
  • Students who were awarded financial aid: 6,847
  • Students who were awarded only non-need based aid: 234

Costs for 2014-2015 Academic Year

  • Tuition & Fees (15 hrs) $7,342.00
  • Residence Hall $4,072.00-7,353.00
  • Full Meal Plan $3,840.00
  • Book Estimate $1,200.00
  • $16,454.00 – 19,735.00
  • For out-of-state, add $13,218.00

Clubs & Organizations

  • Over 200 different clubs & organizations
  • 23 Greek Organizations:
    • 13 fraternities
    • 10 sororities
  • 15 Religious organizations
  • 10 Students can start their own organization.
  • Student Government Association
  • Many other clubs/organizations that pertain to student’s major & interests

Ten Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology
  • Nursing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Mass Media
  • Business Administration
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Communication Disorders
  • Speech Communication
  • Sociology & Anthropology

Campus Transportation

Shuttle bus service: 3 lines that run different routes everywhere on campus every 10-15 minutes.

Campus Construction

  • Fall 2015: Construction on New Student Service Center began
  • Spring 2014: Construction complete on Health Science & Business Administration Building
  • 2 Suite-Style Residence Halls
  • Student Union
  • 2 Parking Decks
  • Football Athletic Field House
  • Soccer Fields

Valdosta State University’s History

Founded in 1906 as South Georgia State Normal College; opened to “young ladies” on January 2, 1913, and offered two years of college work; 1922 name changed to Georgia State Woman’s College at Valdosta; went coeducational in 1950 and changed the name to Valdosta State College; in 1993 the College was elevated to Regional University status and became Valdosta State University.

Valdosta & Lowndes County

  • Valdosta, the county seat of Lowndes County, is Georgia’s 11th largest municipality, with a population of approximately 50,000. Lowndes County has approximately 105,000.
  • Valdosta, located at the Florida border, has a mild climate.
  • Valdosta is just 4 hours from Atlanta and Orlando.
  • Moody Air Force Base, home of the 23rd Rescue Wing, is located in Lowndes County.
  • Wild Adventures is Georgia’s theme park located 4 miles south of VSU at Exit 13. Wild animals, rides and shows are all features at this 170 acre park.
  • Valdosta Regional Airport serves the Valdosta area.