Valdosta State University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Valdosta, GA

This school is more affordable than other public schools.

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$4,371

Avg in-state tuition

$15,426

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About Valdosta State University

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Valdosta State University is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Valdosta, Georgia. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,570, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 78%. The university offers 54 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 40%, and a student-faculty ratio of 20:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $4,371, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $15,426.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

78% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

73% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

40% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-23

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 990-1140

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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12k

Students enrolled

79%

Online student enrollment

20:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

47%

Black

38%

Hispanic

8%

Two or more races

4%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

Asian

1%

Unknown

0%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

68%

Socio-economic diversity

57% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $4,371 $15,426
Graduate $4,572 $16,470

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $8,476
On-campus other expenses $4,854
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $9,296
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $4,446
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $4,854

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $18,901 $29,956
Off-campus without family $19,313 $30,368
Off-campus with family $10,425 $21,480

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

87%

State Grant Aid

57%

Institution Grant Aid

27%

Pell Grant

57%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,105
State Grant Aid $5,018
Institution Grant Aid $10,569
Pell Grant Aid $4,817

Financial Outlook

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

$33k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.