Valdosta State University 2013-2014 Profile

Valdosta State University 2013-2014 Profile

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

 


Fall 2013 Enrollment       Men      Women        Total

Undergraduate students   3,933          5,748        9,681

Graduate students                645          1,523        2,168

Total students                    4,578          7,271     11,849

 

Undergraduate Make-Up

Race/Ethnicity

White......................................................... 56.5%

Black or African American................... 33.4%

Hispanic...................................................... 4.1%

Multiracial.................................................. 3.0%

Asian........................................................... 2.1%

Unknown.................................................... 0.5%

American Indian or Alaskan Native..... 0.3%

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander..... 0.2%

 

Gender

Female.......... 61.4%

Male.............. 38.6%

 

Classroom/Student Information:  

Average Undergraduate class size: 

   Freshman/Sophomore level:  28

   Junior/Senior level:  18

Student/Teacher ratio:  22:1

Average Age Undergraduate:  22

272 International students from 33 countries

Out-of-state students:  8.1%

Students come from 44 states & 2 US Territories

 

 New Freshman Average SAT (Math +Critical Reading) Score:  1015

New Freshman Average ACT Composite: 21

New Freshman Average High School GPA: 3.15

 

Faculty

Full-time instructional faculty members:  484

Doctorate or terminal degree in their field:  78%

 

Campus Technology

-88 Computing facilities with over 1800 student computers available

-Every academic building and the library have computer labs

-Computer lab assistants available in every lab

-Internet access & e-mail access provided for students and a Campus Pipeline

-All Residence Halls have wireless internet access

-Course registration via the web

- Library Internet Café open 24-hours a day

 

Student Success Center

- Tutoring Services: subjects such as biology, chemistry, math, computer science, languages, and writing.

- Advising Services: assists students in understanding University policies which directly affect their academic success.

- Student Employment: assists students in locating on & off-campus jobs.

 

Campus Security:

Rated as one of the state’s safest institutions

23 Public Safety Officers

3 officers on duty at all times

138 Emergency Call Boxes

Security escort service provided

Closed circuit TV monitors

 

Residence Halls:

Traditional Style Residence Halls – Brown, Langdale, Lowndes, Patterson, and Reade

Suite Style Residence Halls – Hopper and Georgia

Apartment Style Residence Halls – Centennial and Converse

Honors Hall - Reade – students who have been accepted into the VSU Honors College.              

 

Students who live in school housing:  Approximately 23.1%

 

First-time, first-year students who live in school housing:  Approximately 77.8%

 

Sports:     NCAA Division II

 

(*indicates recent national championship title)

 

Women (6) - cross country, basketball, *softball, tennis ,volleyball & soccer

 

Men (6) - *football, cross country, basketball, *tennis, baseball & golf

 

Odum Library:

Books, serial back files & government documents:  651,312

Serial subscriptions:  2,558

Microforms:  1,110,855

Audiovisual materials:  57,469

 

Financial Aid

Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 15

Spring Semester - November 1

Summer Semester - April 1

 

-Required forms:  FAFSA

-Students who were awarded financial aid:  9,063

-Students who were awarded only non-need based aid:  757

 

 

Costs for 2013-2014 Academic Year

Tuition (15 hrs)    $6,884.00

Residence Hall     $3,880.00-6,975.00

Full Meal Plan      $3,664.00

Book Estimate     $1,200.00

                                $15,628.00 – 18,723.00

For out-of-state, add  $12,582.00

 

 

Clubs & Organizations

-Over 200 different clubs & organizations

-24 Greek Organizations:  

    14 fraternities

    10 sororities

-18 Religious organizations

-Student Government Association

-Many other clubs/organizations that pertain to student’s major & interests

 

 

Ten Most Popular Undergraduate Majors

Biology

Psychology

Nursing

Criminal Justice

Exercise Physiology

Mass Media

Business Administration

Speech Communication

Communication Disorders

English

 

 

Campus Transportation

Shuttle bus service:

 

-3 lines that run different routes everywhere on

campus every 10-15 minutes

 

 

 

Campus Construction   

  • Spring 2014--Construction complete on Health Science & Business Administration Building
  • 2 Suite-Style Residence Halls
  • Student Union 
  • 2 Parking Decks
  • Football Athletic Field House
  • Soccer Fields

 

 

Valdosta State University’s History

Founded in 1906 as South Georgia State Normal College; opened to “young ladies” on January 2, 1913, and offered two years of college work; 1922 name changed to Georgia State Woman’s College at Valdosta; went coeducational in 1950 and changed the name to Valdosta State College; in 1993 the College was elevated to Regional University status and became Valdosta State University.

 

 

Valdosta & Lowndes County

  • Valdosta, the county seat of Lowndes County, is Georgia’s 11th largest municipality, with a population of approximately 50,000.  Lowndes County has approximately 105,000. 
  • Valdosta, located at the Florida border, has a mild climate.
  • Valdosta is just 4 hours from Atlanta and Orlando.
  • Moody Air Force Base, home of the 23rd Rescue Wing, is located in Lowndes County.
  • Wild Adventures is Georgia’s newest theme park located 4 miles south of VSU at Exit 13.  Wild animals, rides and shows are all features at this 170 acre park.
  • Valdosta Regional Airport serves the Valdosta area.

 

 

Visitation Days for 2013-2014

  • November 9, 2013
  • February 8, 2014
  • April 5, 2014

 

Daily Tours

  • Monday-Friday
    • By appointment

Virtual Tour

  • Online at: www.valdosta.edu