Valdosta State University Reviews

  • 30 Reviews
  • Valdosta (GA)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,638
78% of 30 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 30 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Phillip Merk
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2024
  • Degree: Communications (Public Relations)
"Very dissatisfied with there setup for freshman. They require freshman to live on campus, but they are allowed to rush and party. No clear path to help students get started at their school. Took our family for a lot of money with nothing to show for it. Our son is still screwed up today because of what they allow freshman to do."
Magi Michael
  • Reviewed: 12/19/2020
  • Degree: MPA
"First and foremost, Georgia has a rich history in education and education is the light of the world. I will want a school from this state to show me the light or pass the light to me or make me the beacon for generations to come. It’s willingness to make the cost of education quite reasonable is another pull to search for the light."
  • Reviewed: 11/24/2019
  • Degree: Chemistry
"Valdosta State University (VSU) is an amazing place to study. While many people overlook it due to its size it is precisely its size that make it so much better. The professors take their time to not only teach but connect with their students. The biggest classes are around a hundred students, big enough to blend in but not enough to get lost. As you go up in academic levels the classes get smaller, an average around twenty students, there the professor really connects with you. Chemistry being as tough as it is requires a lot of explanation and revisiting of topics; the department turns into this mid-size community helping one learn as much as possible, teachers tutor one on one, piers tutor each others, study sessions are consistently available, and often times materials such as textbooks are shared. In a program where you spend on average 8-10 hrs a day studying you'll never feel unsupported, someone always be willing to help. The chemistry department reflects VSU as a whole, so where ever you are at on campus you will be at home. There will be some bumps as it is expected with any learning institution but my good experience by far out weighed the bad."
Jessica Forrester
  • Reviewed: 7/19/2019
  • Degree: Organizational Leadership
"As an undergraduate student at Valdosta State University, I was able to transfer nearly all of the credits I earned by completing an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration to my Organizational Leadership degree. In doing so, I was completed my bachelor's degree in one year after finishing my associate's degree. Valdosta offers online courses in eight-week sessions year round. These shortened courses gave me the flexibility to complete my degree in the timeframe I desired. Overall, the professors are very devoted to helping you succeed. During my time with the university, I was instructed by approximately fifteen different professors. Only one professor did not provide me with helpful feedback on my assignments. While an online format may seem like a different experience to many, Valdosta's faculty and staff go above and beyond to replicate an in-class experience online."
Marcia Miles
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2019
  • Degree: Communications
"Valdosta has one of the most beautiful campuses in Georgia. The town is small, but you will certainly keep your hands full with school activities, events, and organizations. The people that I met while on campus are still some of the most influential people I have encountered in my entire life. As far as the Mass Media program I think it is one of the best in the area. Valdosta's Media program is very hands on, so you have the opportunity to apply what you learned. Luckily there are also a few organizations on campus that will look great on any resume. Also, since the campus is so beautiful it is super easy to find somewhere to make a fun video or take great pictures. I will say Valdosta is in South Georgia so that comes with its own pros and cons. Con, it is South Georgia. Pro, it is only three hours from Atlanta, and it is right on the Florida border, so travelling is an option!"
Alice Mendez
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2019
  • Degree: Anthropology
"I thoroughly enjoyed the faculty in the Social Science Department. It is a smaller department, which I saw to be a benefit because professors were more hands-on. They took an interest in your well-being and your future. I really felt supported. However, I did not feel that degree of support from the school system as a whole. I often experienced problems with the financial aid office and the registration office. I often felt like there was a lack of interdepartmental communication at the university. They were never on the same page and were often behind on paperwork. At times, staff members were rude and unknowledgeable about the federal requirements needed to satisfy paperwork obligations. Errors in both departments at times made me lose funding and receive funding late. This negatively impacted me, as I had to double up on classes to be able to finish my degree on time. I would not recommend this university to anyone."
Erin McLaughlin
  • Reviewed: 5/20/2019
  • Degree: Library Science
"I believe that an online degree program is perfect for currently employed students, and Valdosta is a great choice for those who are working and getting their degree at the same time. Valdosta also has a great set of courses for your Master's in library science, and it can be personalized to your chosen career path, whether that be technology or public outreach focused. As someone who is choosing to focus on technology, working on my degree at Valdosta is a fantastic choice."
Aanu Ayoleke
  • Reviewed: 10/9/2017
  • Degree: International Business
"Valdosta State University allows you to get a good quality education for a relatively affordable price. Do not be afraid to apply for the University's scholarships or external ones. It is in a small town, so if this is the setting for you, you'll love the school."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"It's a wonderful college, small, but with a great program for my specialty. I'd recommend it to anyone."
Vanesha Brown
  • Reviewed: 5/17/2017
  • Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
"The professors of this Marriage & Family Therapy program challenge you in ways that are needed. The program helps you to understand relational and familial issues from very different points of view while pushing you to embrace the diverse backgrounds of the people around you and the clients you will one day be in a position to help. You will receive hands on experience while working in the on-campus Family Works clinic as an intern from the beginning of your academic journey. I noticed that I have begun to be apply things I have learned in class to my own life and it is just my first year in the program. I have not begun to see clients yet but I am excited and less nervous because the professors are licensed MFTs that serve as practicum supervisors who will help guide us through the process of beginning to see clients."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Valdosta State University is nothing short of amazing. It is ideally located just 20 miles from Florida and just a 3 hour drive to Atlanta or Savannah. The campus is impressively designed with Spanish architecture and it attracts prospective students with the astonishing Front Lawn that is surrounded by palm trees. They have done a phenomenal job hiring the professors in both the Criminal Justice and Psychology Departments (i.e. based on my experience). I personally feel that I was very lucky with the professors that I had because they showed how dedicated they were to the students and my education. There were semesters were I took the same professor(s) for two or three classes because I had so much respect for them and their teaching methods. Even though I started out as a Psychology major, I ended up graduating with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. I believe that the professors I had allowed me to gain a full understanding of my passion towards criminal justice. I was fortunate enough to be able to study abroad with the psychology department and staff. Studying abroad allowed me to gain appreciation towards different cultures. My time at Valdosta State University included some of the best years of my life that have sculpted me into the scholarly, young woman that I am today."
Chiquita L Jones
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2017
  • Degree: School Counseling
"The Masters Program in School Counseling at Valdosta State University prepared me for my career as a School Counselor. The rigor of the coursework was challenging and prepared you to pass the Comprehensive Exam, as well as the state certification test. 100% of the graduates pass all tests the first try and obtain jobs in this career field. The professors were available to answer questions in person or via email. They were kind and helpful but expected Masters level work and professionalism. Great school, great program!"
Kevin L
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2016
  • Degree: Performing Arts
"The Program is amazing! So many opportunities to build your resume before heading out into the real world. A lot of work but its worth the knowledge and experience. Great professors who will help you find your path and will push you to be a stronger actor/performer! The college is safe! Lots of restaurants. Housing was nice! Lots of events going on campus. Closer to Tallahassee and Jacksonville."
Valdosta state
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2016
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Valdosta state is a very accredited school. I could not have chosen a better school than Valdosta State University, and this has been confirmed since I graduated. Not only did I receive a first-rate education, I was exposed to many outstanding people of character and integrity. Oh, yeah, and it was fun! People need to remember that they cannot ascertain the entire college experience without finding a niche. Whether it is a sorority (mine was), a fraternity, the school newspaper, or another campus organization--you get out of school what you put in. I can base my "real world" experiences and learning on my collegiate undertakings. While I chose VSU for its aesthetic properties, I stayed because of its charming nature. Being a Blazer was an experience I will never forget."
  • Reviewed: 9/9/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"Selecting Valdosta State was one of the best choices I could have ever made! I enjoyed every class I took. Valdosta State was an amazing little big college. It was large enough to enjoy the college lifestyle while small enough that I felt I received the one on one attention needed. My professors knew my name which was important to me. For two years I lived on campus which was a wonderful experience. The weather was always great, and the people in the town were so warm and welcoming. I love being a BLAZER!"
Trevor Davis
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Great school for sciences. My professors were helpful and professional for the most part. There were times when I could use a little extra help, and it wasn't hard to find tutors and to get extra one on one time with my professors. Really prepared me for the MCAT, DAT, and GRE. I learned much of what I will need in my pursuit of further education."
  • Reviewed: 4/22/2016
  • Degree: Business
"VSU was the school for me because of its prime location and beautiful campus. The teachers within the business school were always willing to help. The only downfall I faced was that there were many teachers from other countries and their language/teaching skills differed from the norm. Overall, it is a place to enjoy college, work hard, and learn all that you can."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved VSU. It was small enough where I felt like I had a connection with my instructors, but large enough that there were always tons of activities and events to attend. I got involved with the Greek system and that made my college years even better."
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"VSU is small enough to have a close-knit community and small class sizes, but large enough to serve the needs of a diverse student body. There is a niche for everyone here, with lots of academic, athletic, and social clubs, intramural sports, and awesome teams in football, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, and basketball. The professors are tough but ultimately caring and helpful. The on-campus tutoring center has lots of resources for struggling students-- as long as you're willing to work hard, VSU as a community wants you to be successful. The town of Valdosta is fairly conservative, but has a thriving student presence and cheap rent. I loved my experience at VSU!"
God's girl
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Business
"It's an accredited college. Nice hometown place to go to college. However, there is definitely a party scene. At the time I attended, the faculty seemed qualified to teach, for the most part."