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Valdosta State Student Life

Valdosta State is on a 180-acre campus in a small town setting in Valdosta, Georgia. Valdosta State has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Valdosta State also has fraternities and sororities.

Valdosta State has a thriving Psychology CLub. In fact, more students participate in Psychology CLub than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Valdosta State include ENACTUS, Honors Student Association, Student Government Association and Anime/Manga Club/National Council of Negro Women.

Valdosta State students' favorite campus events are The Happening, Homecoming Activities and Fall Explosion.

Valdosta State Housing

Valdosta State offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.

Most Valdosta State students live off campus. In 2021, 27.5% of undergrads at Valdosta State lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 72.5% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Valdosta State. There are 2,836 spots available in on-campus housing for all 9,570 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 2,768 students chose to live in campus housing. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Valdosta State offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Valdosta State Athletics

At Valdosta State there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Valdosta State:

Sport Men's Intramural Women's Intramural Men's Division Women's Division Men's Scholarships Women's Scholarships
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Cheerleading Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2
Tennis NCAA Division 2 NCAA Division 2

Is Valdosta State Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Valdosta State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Valdosta State campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Valdosta State offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Additionally, Valdosta State has bicycle patrols, security cameras, mobile security app.

Plan a Visit to Valdosta State

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Valdosta State, take Interstate 75 to Valdosta, GA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Valdosta Regional airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Georgia you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Valdosta State's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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Valdosta State Students

66%

Women

34%

Men

76%

Full Time

24%

Part Time

81%

In State

19%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

42%

41%

9%

4%

1%

1%

0.40%

0.17%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

9,570

Graduate Students

2,734

Non-Resident / International Students

103

Valdosta State Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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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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