Our Admissions Counselors are sharing the most frequently asked questions they receive about #VState when talking with future Blazers. These #VStateGrads know the ins and outs of VSU, and they are always ready to answer your questions about their alma mater.
Loanne Liu //Admissions Counselor
Can I bring a car during my freshman year?
Yes! VSU does allow freshman students to bring their cars. Have other parking-related questions? Contact Parking and Transportation.
If I don’t meet VSU’s admission requirements, what are my options?
If you do not meet VSU’s requirements, we encourage you to re-take your tests until you do. We also have the Summer Ignite Program, which is a seven-week program that allows you to take eight hours of classes that will prepare you to meet the English and Math requirements for the ACT or SAT. We also have the South Georgia State College option on our campus, which is a one-year program that you would complete before transferring automatically into VSU.
Megan Sutliff // Admissions Counselor
How many students attend Valdosta State University?
We are a mid-size university with about 11,500 students.
How can VSU help further me in my career path?
We have a wonderful Career Opportunities office that will prepare you for the “real world.” Through Career Opportunities, you will be able to find internships, develop your interview skills, attend career fairs, and even build your resume. It’s one of the many great resources on campus!
Ryan Baerwalde // Atlanta Regional Admissions Counselor
What are your admission requirements?
No minimum GPA requirement. We need a minimum SAT Composite of 980, with a 24 in Reading and 22 in Math, OR an ACT Composite of 19 with a 17 in English and Math. And yes, we do super score!
What kind of scholarships do you award?
VSU awards over $3 Million in scholarships every year! Our merit-based scholarships can be worth $2,000 for your first year at VSU and go all the way up to a full-ride scholarship when combined with the HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships. We also award athletic and major-specific scholarships! Contact the Office of Scholarships for more information.
Brittney Bartholomew // Admissions Counselor
Do freshmen have to live on campus?
Yes, and you will love it! At any given moment, you will be steps away from food, events, activities, meetings, and class, of course, so living on campus is a win-win. You’ll make so many memories your first year at VSU because you were close to all of the action.
What is your student to teacher ratio?
Great question! Our student to teacher ratio is 20:1. Our faculty members pride themselves on being able to work with current students one-on-one. This ratio is really one of the most valuable components of VSU’s learning environment.
Dowling Payne // Jacksonville Regional Admissions Counselor
What does VSU offer that is different from other schools?
Since Valdosta State is a medium-sized university, there is a lot more time for students to work one-on-one with their professors and enjoy a really great college experience that is catered to them as an individual.
What is there to do outside of class?
There are always events going on all over campus, athletic games to attend, Greek Life organizations to join, clubs to become a member of, and then you have the town of Valdosta to explore!
Our Admissions Counselors are ready for you to become a Blazer! Contact our Office of Admissions by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 229-333-5791 to have your questions answered today.