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Valdosta State Admissions

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 Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
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Applying Early to Valdosta State?

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.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Valdosta State?

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.

What Does Valdosta State Look For in an Applicant?

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.

Admissions Factors at Valdosta State

Admissions Factor Level
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
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Valdosta State Application Requirements

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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Valdosta State?

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.

What's a Good SAT Score for Valdosta State?

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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What's a Good ACT Score for Valdosta State?

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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Transferring to Valdosta State University

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

Valdosta State Admissions FAQs

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:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • DSST/DANTES
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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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Valdosta State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

78%

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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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

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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

17 to 21

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Valdosta State SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

930 - 1080

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Math SAT Range

450 - 530

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Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1080 and Above

Good

930 to 1080

Avg

930 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

Valdosta State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.07

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

12,304

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

78%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$6,583

Out-of-State

$17,638

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jun 15
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