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Study at Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University, or VSU, is a public university located in the city of Valdosta, Georgia, United States. It is part of the University System of Georgia. The university offers associate, bachelor, master, education specialist, and doctoral degrees in a variety of subjects. It is organized into the following colleges:

  • Arts and Nursing
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Education
VSU's campus is divided into two areas which are the main campus and the north campus. It consists of over 80 buildings that are spread across an area of 168 acres. The Spectator is the independent student run newspaper of the university.

VSU's sports teams are nicknamed the Blazers. They participate in various sports such as baseball, basketball, cross country, football, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The Blazers have won both the 2004 and 2007 NCAA Division II national championship.

Profile of Valdosta State University

Valdosta, GA is home to Valdosta State. Valdosta is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Valdosta State go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching.

Valdosta State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 470. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 550. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume Valdosta State has broad appeal.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Valdosta State has 11, 280 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Valdosta State values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf South Conference.

Valdosta State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Valdosta State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching581early childhood education, special ed, educational supervision, secondary teaching, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, education courses, trade and industrial teaching, . . .
Liberal Arts382speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and humanities, sociology, history, political science, liberal arts and sciences, English, library science, . . .
Business and Management227business management, marketing, accounting, finance, managerial economics
Therapy and Counselling109psychology, marriage and family therapy, educational psychology
Medical Support and Technology99speech pathology, dental services
Family and Social Work94public administration, social work
Security and Law Enforcement80criminal justice and safety
Science77biology, chemistry, physics, astronomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine73registered nursing
Media57mass communication
Art Studies47art studies, visual and performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31health and fitness, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering19information science, computer and info science
Music15music performance, music
Engineering Technician15industrial production tech
office and Administration14administrative assistant
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy
Design12interior design
Law8legal assistant
Mechanics and Repair8automobile mechanics
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science

Contact: Valdosta State

Valdosta State University

1500 N Patterson

Valdosta, GA 31698

General Phone: (229) 333-5800


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