Valley City State University

Valley City, ND, USA
3.74 Average Rating

Originally founded as a teacher’s college in 1890, Valley City State University is an institution specializing in training future educators along with 80 other undergraduate programs. US News & World Report named VCSU the number one public regional college of the Midwest and has ranked the university among America’s Best Colleges for 20 consecutive years. Beyond academia, VCSU engages the community on a variety of topical issues with a series of films and guest speakers called “What in the World is Going On?” The VCSU campus overlooks the scenic Sheyenne River valley and features Medicine Wheel Park, a stretch of green space that includes two solar calendars, the North Country National Scenic Trail, and Native American burial mounds.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
Average SAT Composite: 961

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Valley City State University is a great university to go through if you are looking to become a teacher. This college is small and the people are phenomenal. The teachers to students ratio is really good. You get your questions answered and you get to know your professors on a personal level. There are many clubs and activities that you can join. Overall, the academics and people are awesome! You will love it! The college is really cheap as well!
Albert from Fargo, ND
Valley City State University (VCSU) is like home for me. The campus is great and so welcoming, and the faculty work in every way possible to help you succeed. I have no regrets for choosing VCSU for my college career.
Deborah from Davenport, ND

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