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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Valley City State is a public university located in Valley City, North Dakota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 862 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Valley City State acceptance rate is 74%. Popular majors include Elementary Education, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 50% of students, Valley City State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
101 College St SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association

Valley City State University Rankings

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Valley City State Admissions

Acceptance Rate
74%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
950-1090
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,386/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,945/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
17
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
13
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    27%
  • On Campus
    30%
  • Online
    43%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
862Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
542
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
32%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.10 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Successful
    50%
  • It feels like a family helping each other
    33%
  • Sometimes it feels like a large high school.
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Valley City State University 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.
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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!
What I liked about Valley City is how comfortable you can get there. It's honestly like another home to me and everyone there that you talk to is so easy to be open with. You get along with so many people and it's so easy to get to know so many different people as well. The Professors know you by name and are always willing to help you, plus our Learning Center is so easy to access and the tutors are amazing.