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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
75%
Out of State Students
38%
0
100
98%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 21
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 961
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,452
Total Number of Undergrads
1,295
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
23%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,610
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$7,406
Out-of-State Tuition
$16,579
0
100
88%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,153
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
42%
58%
Student Organizations
33
Size of Town
Town: Remote
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Students are encouraged to be diligent. The teachers are sensitive to cultural differences, know their subjects well, and communicate effectively. Each class teaches valuable life skills related to the subject of study.
Amy from Orlando, FL
I love how small the school is and everyone knows your name and the teachers all know you.
Troy from Wilmot, SD

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