Valdosta State University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Valdosta State University

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Valdosta State University a public university with an acceptance rate of 63%. Located in Southern Georgia, Valdosta State is part of the University System of Georgia. Valdosta State offer bachelor's degrees in 58 programs. The most popular majors among undergraduates are health physiology, nursing, biology, psychology, and criminal justice. On the athletic front, the Valdosta State Blazers compete in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference.

Considering applying to Valdosta State University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Valdosta State University had an acceptance rate of 63%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 63 students were admitted, making Valdosta Stat's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 6,557
Percent Admitted 63%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 40%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Valdosta State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 75% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 590
Math 490 550
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Valdosta State' s admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Valdosta State scored between 510 and 590, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 590. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 490 and 550, while 25% scored below 490 and 25% scored above 550. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1140 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Valdosta State.

Requirements

Valdosta State University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Valdosta State participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

Note that Valdosta State has minimum required SAT scores for admission. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, a minimum score of 480 is required, and for the math section, successful applicants should have a a score of 440 or higher.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Valdosta State University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 47% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 23
Math 17 22
Composite 19 23

This admissions data tells us that most of Valdosta State's admitted students fall within the bottom 46% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Valdosta State University received a composite ACT score between 19 and 23, while 25% scored above 23 and 25% scored below 19.

Requirements

Valdosta State does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Valdosta State superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

Note that Valdosta State has minimum required ACT scores for admission. Valdosta State requires a minimum English subscore of 17 and a minimum math subscore of 17.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Valdosta State University's incoming freshmen class was 3.2, and nearly 50% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.25 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Valdosta State University have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

Valdosta State University, which accepts over half of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average range, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Valdosta State generally admits applicants with minimum ACT subscores of 17 or above for both English and math, or minimum SAT scores of 480 for the evidence-based reading and writing section and 440 for the math section. Valdosta has a freshmen index requirement of 2040 that is based on a combination of high school GPA and standardized test scores. However, Valdosta also uses a holistic admission approach that considers academic achievement in rigorous coursework.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Valdosta State University Undergraduate Admissions Office.