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Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate91%

Valdosta State Admissions

Valdosta State University is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Valdosta State University is 91%. Last year, 4,934 students applied to Valdosta State University and 4,468 were admitted.

If you are applying to Valdosta State University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 6/15 and the application fee costs $40.

Students who submit their applications to Valdosta State University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by September 1.

Valdosta State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Valdosta State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Mean SAT Score 1035
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 56.2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 28.1%
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 6 15 September 1

Applying Early to Valdosta State University?

Valdosta State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit 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 University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into Valdosta State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling 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 stand out.

Admissions Factors at Valdosta State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Valdosta State University 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

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

Valdosta State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Valdosta State University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Valdosta State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Valdosta State University?

Students admitted to Valdosta State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

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 University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 56.2% of Valdosta State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 28.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Valdosta State University?

To be competitive with other Valdosta State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 950 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Valdosta State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 950, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Valdosta State University student is 1035.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Valdosta State University students scored 550 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Valdosta State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Valdosta State University, you should strive to earn between 16 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Valdosta State University'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 16 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Valdosta State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 16.

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 University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Valdosta State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Valdosta State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Valdosta State University.

Does Valdosta State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Valdosta State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Valdosta State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Valdosta State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Valdosta State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Valdosta State University?

❌ No, Valdosta State University 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 University's acceptance rate?

✅ Valdosta State University has an acceptance rate of 91%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Valdosta State University?

❌ Valdosta State University 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 91%. This means that the institution accepts 90 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

950 - 1120


Math SAT Range

460 - 550


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


950 to 1120


950 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Valdosta State students is 1035. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Valdosta State, while applicants with SAT scores between 950 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 950 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 3.38. 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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Campus Setting

Small Town

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Tuition and Fees

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Application Deadline

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