VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) -- It's summer time and that usually means less students on campus, but there's always something going on at Valdosta State University.
This year, the new health sciences building opened up allowing new opportunities for those pursuing medical careers. "The relationship with the hospitals is a very good one so our students are literally right across the street”, says Andy Clark, the vice president of enrollment.
Clark also says that when people think of VSU in the summer, they think of all the performances and galleries the school has to offer. VSU prides themselves on the arts. All around the campus, you'll find unique sculptures. Plus, the campus also houses the Peach State Summer Theater which is run by professionals that perform here every summer which makes the university a huge draw for visitors and students alike."
Also new this year is the expanding number of Florida counties that will give potential students in-state tuition. Joining the list including Hamilton and Madison counties; Columbia, Jefferson, and Leon are now all qualified for those waivers.
"We have faculty and staff that actually live in Tallahassee and commute to here for work and we're able to now reach out to an area where a lot of people from this area go to”, says Clark.
And Clark also says that VSU offers something many Florida schools can't, "If you're looking for a smaller, more intimate classroom environment, Valdosta State [University] can be become a very good choice."