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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate76%
Acceptance Rate76%

Valdosta State Admissions

If you are applying to Valdosta State, the regular decision application deadline is June 15 and the fee for the application costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Valdosta State for the fall semester should hear back from Valdosta State by September 1.

Valdosta State Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Valdosta State's admissions stats.

Valdosta State 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Mean SAT Score 1039
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18.5%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 11.8%
Waitlist No

Valdosta State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Valdosta State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes June 15 September 1

Want to Apply Early to Valdosta State?

Valdosta State does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Valdosta State University Admissions

Transferring to Valdosta State University

For more information on transferring to Valdosta State University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Valdosta State

Valdosta State has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Valdosta State?

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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Valdosta State

What does Valdosta State consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important

Make sure to check with Valdosta State for more information on admission factors.

Valdosta State 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Valdosta State, all applicants 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Valdosta State?

Students admitted to Valdosta State have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Valdosta State considers standardized tests scores during 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 2022, 18.5% of Valdosta State's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 11.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Valdosta State?

To be competitive with other Valdosta State applicants, you should strive to score between 940 and 1130 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Valdosta State 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1130 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Valdosta State student is 1039.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Valdosta State students scored 550 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 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Valdosta State?

To be most competitive at Valdosta State, you should strive to earn between 17 and 23 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 23 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Valdosta State's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 23, and three out of four students scored lower than 23 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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

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 you can decide whether to include your standardized test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's 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 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Valdosta State?

❌ Valdosta State does not offer early decision.

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Valdosta State Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Valdosta State? Valdosta State is a somewhat selective institution. The Valdosta State acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1130


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

480 - 590

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1130 and Above


940 to 1130


940 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Valdosta State students is 1039. Applicants with SAT scores of 1130 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Valdosta State, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1130 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Valdosta State.

Valdosta State GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Valdosta State, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.23. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

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