Valdosta State University 2013-2014 Profile

Valdosta State University 2014-2015 Profile

A Unit of the University System of Georgia

 


Fall 2014 Enrollment       Men      Women        Total

Undergraduate students   3,816          5,512        9,328

Graduate students               666          1,569        2,235

Total students                    4,482          7,081     11,563

 

Undergraduate Make-Up

Race/Ethnicity

White......................................................... 51.9%

Black or African American................... 35.8%

Hispanic...................................................... 4.9%

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

Asian........................................................... 2.7%

Unknown.................................................... 1.2%

American Indian or Alaskan Native..... 0.2%

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

 

Gender

Female.......... 59.1%

Male.............. 40.9%

 

Classroom/Student Information:  

Average Undergraduate class size: 

   Freshman/Sophomore level:  28

   Junior/Senior level:  18

Student/Teacher ratio:  20:1

Average Age Undergraduate:  21

286 International students from 55 countries

Out-of-state students:  13.5%

Students come from 49 states & 4 US Territories

 

 New Freshman Average SAT (Math +Critical Reading) Score:  996

New Freshman Average ACT Composite: 21

New Freshman Average High School GPA: 3.18

 

Faculty

Full-time instructional faculty members:  488

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 62.9%

 

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:  654,272

Serial subscriptions:  3,508

Microforms:  1,112,292

Audiovisual materials:  57,035

 

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:  6,847

-Students who were awarded only non-need based aid:  234

 

 

Costs for 2014-2015 Academic Year

Tuition & Fees (15 hrs)       $7,162.00

Residence Hall                     $4,072.00-7,323.00

Full Meal Plan                      $3,792.00

Book Estimate                     $1,200.00

                                                $16,226.00 – 19,477.00

For out-of-state, add  $12,896.00

 

 

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

Engineering Studies

Biology

Nursing

Psychology

Criminal Justice

Communication

Exercise Physiology

Middle Grades Education

Early Childhood Education

Sociology & Anthropology

 

 

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.

 

 

Open House Days for 2013-2014

  • November 1, 2014
  • January 31, 2015
  • April 11, 2015

 

Daily Tours

  • Monday-Friday
    • By appointment

Virtual Tour

  • Online at: www.valdosta.edu/admissions