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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA 4-Year Public

About Valdosta State

Valdosta State University is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Valdosta, GA

Founded in 1906, Valdosta State currently enrolls around 12,304 students a year, including 9,570 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Valdosta State

Acceptance rate: 78%

Average GPA: 3.07

Mean ACT score: 19

Mean SAT score: 1010

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: June 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: September 1

What's the acceptance rate at Valdosta State University in 2021?

Valdosta State is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 78 percent of all applicants are admitted to Valdosta State each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Valdosta State is 3.07 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1010. The mean ACT scores is 19.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Valdosta State a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,584 students who started at Valdosta State as first-time freshman, 319 graduate within four years.

Around 40 percent of students who started at Valdosta State earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $32,404 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Valdosta State sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Valdosta State a good school for YOU?

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June 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants should hear back from Valdosta State by September 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Valdosta State in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

1500 North Patterson Street Valdosta, GA 31698

Campus Setting: Small Town

Valdosta State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jun 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Valdosta State is Jun 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Valdosta State is Jun 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Valdosta State ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 23

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

23 and Above


19 to 23


19 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Valdosta State is 21. Students with an ACT score of 23 and above have a good chance of getting into Valdosta State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 23 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Valdosta State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1120


Math SAT Range

480 - 550


Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

Valdosta State Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


In State


Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Valdosta State is like? There are approximately 11,270 students enrolled at Valdosta State, including 8,590 undergraduate students and 2,680 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 82% percent are from GA and 18% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

Jun 15
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