If you are considering submitting an application to Valdosta State, the regular decision application deadline is June 15 and the application fee is $40.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from Valdosta State by September 1.
|Valdosta State 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.1|
|Mean SAT Score||1010|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||59.4%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||31.9%|
Valdosta State University does not offer early decision or early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Valdosta State is a moderately difficult school to get into. Valdosta State evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Valdosta State accepted 78% of students, around 7,756 of the 9,887 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Valdosta State, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Not Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Valdosta State must submit the following items. Double check with Valdosta State's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Valdosta State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Valdosta State University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||8.7%|
|3.50 and 3.74||11.8%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||18%|
|2.50 and 2.9||30.9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||13.9%|
Valdosta State does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Valdosta State is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 59.4% of Valdosta State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Valdosta State applicants, you should strive to earn between 930 and 1080 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Valdosta State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1080 and 25% of scored lower than 930, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Valdosta State student is 1010.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Valdosta State students scored 530 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Valdosta State students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Valdosta State, you should strive to earn between 17 and 21 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Valdosta State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.
A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Valdosta State students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by August 1.
Transfer students can enroll in Valdosta State during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term - Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Valdosta State?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Valdosta State.
Does Valdosta State accept transfer credits?
Valdosta State accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Valdosta State accepts:
Does Valdosta State accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Valdosta State accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Valdosta State?
No, Valdosta State is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application..
What is Valdosta State's acceptance rate?
Valdosta State's acceptance rate is 78%.
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How hard is it to get into Valdosta State? Valdosta State is a somewhat selective institution. The Valdosta State acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Valdosta State is 19. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Valdosta State. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1080 and Above
930 to 1080
930 and Less
The median SAT score for Valdosta State students is 1010. Applicants with SAT scores of 1080 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Valdosta State, while applicants with SAT scores between 930 to 1080 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 930 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Valdosta State.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Valdosta State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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