Valdosta State University Profile

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

 


Fall 2015 Enrollment       Men      Women        Total

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

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Campus Technology (continued)

- 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.

 

Open House Days for 2016-2017

  • October  15, 2016
  • February 4, 2017
  • April 1, 2017

 

Daily Tours

  • Monday-Friday
    • By appointment

Virtual Tour

  • Online at: www.valdosta.edu/admissions