Valley City State University
- 4 Year
- VALLEY CITY, ND
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade B+
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade B minus
- Party Scenegrade B minus
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B+
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade B minus
- Safetygrade A minus
Valley City State is an above-average public university located in Valley City, North Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 894 undergraduate students. The Valley City State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, English and Speech Teacher Education, and Business. Graduating 45% of students, Valley City State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
Valley City State University Rankings
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Valley City State Admissions
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
100%of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 6 responses
88%of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 8 responses
75%of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 8 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Elementary Education110 Graduates
- English and Speech Teacher Education59 Graduates
- Business23 Graduates
- Education20 Graduates
- Physical Education Teaching and Coaching19 Graduates
- Wildlife and Fisheries Management14 Graduates
- Music History and Literature13 Graduates
- History Teacher Education8 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies7 Graduates
- Middle School Education7 Graduates
Online Programs Offered
Offers Online Courses
Online Certificate Programs
Online Associates Programs
Online Bachelor's Programs
How Students Learn
- Mix of Online and on Campus38%
- On Campus45%
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
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60%of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 10 responses
62%of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 13 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
- It feels like a family helping each other33%
- Sometimes it feels like a large high school.17%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
100%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 7 responses
Colleges like Valley City State University
- grade BMayville State University
- 4 Year
- MAYVILLE, ND
- Rating 3.62 out of 5 141 reviews
- grade B minusUniversity of Jamestown
- 4 Year
- JAMESTOWN, ND
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 164 reviews
- grade BBismarck State College
- 2 Year
- BISMARCK, ND
- Rating 3.94 out of 5 181 reviews
- grade B+Turtle Mountain Community College
- 2 Year
- BELCOURT, ND
- Rating 3.81 out of 5 103 reviews
Valley City State University Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 101 reviews
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Education wise, good school. Disappointing in that when one earns credentials such as certificates, they do not actually provide you with a certificate. They apparently cannot afford to print a certificate on a piece of parchment paper. They receive two stars for this because the entire 4 years of going to school at VCSU, the terminology that "I would earn a diploma and a certificate" apparently meant they will do nothing more than notate on the transcript the certificate. This was especially irritating as the ONLY reason for completing my degree at age 50 was for the piece of paper that they will not provide. Thousands of dollars spent, and they cannot provide a certificate that was earned so it can be framed.
Valley City State University is a smaller school, which allows for more one-on-one contact with professors. I feel like the professors actually care about my college career since their classes are so small they can learn my name. Valley City State has also created a wide array of opportunities to have fun and meet people. I know students who drive from nearby schools just to come to VCSU activities!
Wish there was more and better parking, love the small family feel of the campus. Would like to see more housing options for male and female students or couples.