Valdosta State University (also known as Valdosta State or VSU) is one of the most frequently
searched universities in America, according to a recent internet
keyword search of American universities.
Valdosta State, founded in 1906, is a public university that is part of the University System of Georgia, along with the following 25 other Georgia colleges (listed here alphabetically):
Valdosta State currently serves more than 12,000 graduate and undergraduate students.
The student body consists of about 50 percent part time students, and about 50 percent full time students, with roughly 80 percent taking undergraduate courses, and approximately 20 percent taking graduate courses. About 2 percent of the student population at VSU are international students.
VSU consists of the following schools for graduate and undergraduate students:
Graduate students are also granted access to the colleges of Social Work and Library Science.
VSU is accredited to award degrees by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The university is considered highly selective.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Valdosta State.
Above: The campus of Valdosta State
1. Where is Valdosta State University?
The main campus of Valdosta State is located at
1500 North Patterson Street
The city of Valdosta is located in Lowndes County in southern Georgia, about a four hour drive from Atlanta, and less than 20 miles north of the Florida state line.
However, you do not have to travel to Atlanta to have a good time: Attractions in the city of Valdosta include the Valdosta Mall and Historic Downtown Valdosta, as well as many restaurants, theaters, and museums.
2. What undergraduate studies are offered at Valdosta State University?
The university offers Bachelor degrees in many fields of study, plus one Associate degree in Dental Hygiene.
Here is a list of the Bachelor's degrees available to undergrads at Valdosta Sate:
3. What graduate programs are available at Valdosta State University?
Numerous Masters and Doctoral degrees are available from Valdosta State.
Masters degrees are offered in the following subjects:
Here is a list of Doctoral degrees available at VSU:
Above: West Hall at Valdosta State
4. How much does it cost to attend Valdosta State University?
According to the VSU website, the cost of tuition for undergraduate enrollment is
$177.67 per unit for Georgia residents
$627.07 per unit for out of state residents.
For Graduate school enrollment, the cost of tuition is
$249 per unit for Georgia residents
$897 per unit for out of state residents.
Additional fees may also apply. These may include application fees, health fees, technology fees, institutional fees, and others.
On-campus housing rates are roughly $2,030 per semester, based on double occupancy.
Above: Student Housing at Valdosta State
5. What is the Valdosta State University campus like?
The VSU campus occupies 168 acres in the heart of Valdosta, Georgia. All 85 campus buildings are constructed in the Spanish Mission style. Among the campus buildings are West Hall, the Odum Library, the Student Union building, and the Bailey Science Center. The rest of the campus buildings house classrooms, research laboratories, greenhouses, and more.
There are also two apartment style buildings that are used as on-campus student housing.
Other campus attractions include a university bookstore, a fine arts gallery, and a Starbucks.
The school colors are red and black.
The varsity athletic teams at Valdosta State are called the Blazers. They play for the NCAA Division II - Gulf South.
On-campus intercollegiate sports for men and women include
Other campus activities include more than 200 student organizations. Among these are a radio station, a weekly campus newspaper, a literary publication, and many fraternities, to name only a few.
Above: The entrance to the campus of Valdosta State
Above: A view of the campus of Valdosta State
Above: An aerial view of the Valdosta State campus
6. What are the distance learning options at Valdosta State University?
Adult students can earn degrees online at Valdosta State, as well as taking individual courses. Here is a list of online classes currently offered at VSU:
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7. What is the contact information for Valdosta State University?
You can reach an operator on the main campus of Valdosta State by calling 229-333-5800.
To inquire about online classes at VSU, call 229-245-6490.
Above: The court house in the city of Valdosta
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