Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University Admissions and School Information

Valdosta State University is a 4-year public educational institution located in Georgia. The school offers programs in nursing, business, education, arts and the sciences

About Valdosta State University

Valdosta State University, founded in 1906, is part of the University System of Georgia. Currently, the school's student population is 11,490, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 19:1.

The independent, student-run newspaper, The Spectator, won ten awards at the 2008 Georgia College and Press Association's Better Newspaper Awards Conference. Some of the categories won included best entertainment feature and best feature. The school's colors are red and black and its nickname is the blazers.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

First-time applicants must complete applications and include nonrefundable fees. Also required are ACT or SAT scores and copies of high school transcripts. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts of all colleges and universities attended. The minimum number of hours required to qualify as a transfer student is 30. Transfer students who have less than 30 transferable hours must meet the minimum admission requirements for first-time applicants. The priority deadline for admission to Valdosta State University is 30 days before the beginning of the semester.

Colleges and Divisions of Valdosta State University

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences offers degree programs in computer science, philosophy, mathematics, criminal justice and many other areas. The Center for Applied Research at the College of Arts and Sciences functions to provide local non-profit, governmental and private institutions with applied research resources. Students are encouraged to participate in research projects with faculty members. The center also provides $250 in travel funds to students presenting research papers.

College of the Arts

The College of the Arts includes the departments of communication arts, art and music. Some of the College of the Arts sponsored-programs include the Peach State Summer Theatre and the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. The Peach State Summer Theatre only recently moved to the Valdosta State University campus. The theatre presents three musicals each year. Musicians, technicians, actors, dancers and managers all reside in Valdosta until the musical program is completed.

Langdale College of Business Administration

The Langdale College of Business Administration offers programs in finance, marketing and economics, accounting and management. The business college also houses the Small Business Development Center and the Center for Business and Economic Research. The Small Business Development Center gives assistance to businesses in South Central Georgia and partners with seven other colleges and universities in the state. Some of the services offered by the Small Business Development Center include support with marketing, help with applying for a loan and business plan writing assistance.

James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education

The James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education offers programs in early childhood education, music education, deaf education, communication sciences and disorders and many other areas. The college also houses the Educational Technology Center. The goal of the center is to provide students with assistance with the use of technology in teaching and learning environments. The center is one of 13 located in the state and is a division of the Georgia Department of Education.

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing has undergraduate and graduate degree programs in nursing. Located within the College of Nursing is the simulation center. The simulation center gives nursing students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. The simulation center highlights a quote from Confucius to emphasize the importance of hands-on experience, 'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.' The goal of the simulation experiences is to create life-like patient encounters. The two labs at the center, the METI ICU lab and the main lab, both utilize high fidelity responsive simulators.

Division of Aerospace Programs

The Division of Aerospace Programs is home to the Air Force ROTC Detachment 172. In addition to offering Air Force ROTC classes the Division of Aerospace Programs houses the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development. The center has an officer training program that seeks to develop Air Force leaders. The center also oversees an Air Force high school program, which has 869 units on high school campuses in the U.S.

Division of Social Work

The Division of Social Work at Valdosta State University offers a master's degree program. The division was established in 1994 in response to the dwindling numbers of social workers in South Georgia, and since that time the division has graduated over 300 students. A majority of these graduates still reside in South Georgia. The Division of Social Work has accreditation from the Commission of Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 N. Patterson Ave, Valdosta, GA 31698
  • Phone Number: (229) 333-5800