B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
Valley City State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
North Star Athletic Association
Address
101 College St SW
Valley City, ND 58072
Website
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Valley City State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
810-950
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,073/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,641/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,154/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,929/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,273/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,481/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
798Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
29%
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Campus Life

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
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.13 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
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 is a nice small school that will allow you to get an education but also learn a lot about yourself. The weather is also brutal so you learn how much you don't like being cold. It is a nice cute campus and has a lot of diversity so it is nice and if you are an open minded person you will really enjoy it here. The teachers and staff are amazing at helping you with whatever you need and helping you find plans that fit just for you.
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The athletics at this school are great, almost everyone attends. The varsity sports are fun to watch but intramurals are the best! When everyone gets together to play it is fun and in the end even the loosing team is happy!
My overall experience at Valley City State University has been very good so far. Quite a few of my family are alumni from Valley City State University and have had great experiences from VCSU. They talk highly of VCSU and feel that they have received a good education. I really like the small size and the feeling of a small community where you are a name and not a number. It is a college where it is affordable and most professors seem to care about you and if you are in class of not. My favorite experiences are it has been easy to make true friends, be involved, and not feel overwhelmed with the size. If I would have to choose again I still would stick with VCSU because it is a great school.