Valley City State University
101 College St SW, Valley City, ND
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- FAFSA School Code: 003008
- Phone: (701) 845-7990
- School Homepage
- Phone: (701) 845-7101
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (701) 845-7412
- Financial Aid Page
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Valley City State University, located in Valley City, North Dakota, is a public land grant university founded in 1890. Originally founded as a normal school, today it is part of the 11 member North Dakota State University System. The school is a laptop university school, which provides all students a laptop as part of the technology fee which also grants campus wide wireless internet access. The school serves nearly 1400 students a year, and is dedicated to providing them the best educational opportunities possible.
Valley City State University offers a number of majors to allow students to choose the academic program that best suits their needs and goals. Such programs typically take four years to complete and result in a bachelor's degree. Minor degree programs are also available, allowing students to add an additional area of study to their curriculum that may be taken out of interest or to augment one's major.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in Valley City State University must have completed the equivalent of a high school education. Students must submit an application for admission, transcripts and standardized test scores. If they meet the requirements for admissions, they will receive notification of acceptance and begin the process of enrollment. Registration takes place prior to the start of each semester.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine a student's financial needs, program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be applied for every year, prior to the start of the school year.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Valley City State University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Valley City State University.
Admission Requirements & Recommendations
- High School G.P.A. and School Records are Recommended
- High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
- SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
- TOEFL for ESL Students are Required
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||15 - 22|
|ACT ® Math||17 - 23|
|ACT ® Composite Score||18 - 22|
Acceptance Rate Table
The table below lists the chances for admission at Valley City State University.
|Granted Admissions||311 (87%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||201 (65%)|
Valley City State University has a total student population of about 1,300, with undergraduate students making up about 89% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,900. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $35 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- In-State: $4,700-$5,600
- Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,920
- Charges for part-time students are:
- State Residents: $230-$270 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $490-$580 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$5,372|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$5,543|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Valley City State University may provide services including:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
Valley City State University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 42%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||23%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||16%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 1997)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1954)
Valley City State University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division II classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Dakota Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Dakota Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field (Dakota Athletic Conference)
- Football (Dakota Athletic Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Valley City State University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
- Elementary Education (B)
- Technology Teacher Education Teacher Education (B, M)
- Business Teacher Education (B)
- Physical Education (B)
- Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
- Technical Teacher Education (B)
- Music Teacher Education (B)
- History Teacher Education (B)
- English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
- Art Teacher Education (B)
- Biology Teacher Education (B)
- Health Teacher Education
- Social Science Teacher Education
- Chemistry Teacher Education
- Spanish Language Teacher Education
Business and Marketing Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
- Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (B)
Communications and Journalism
- Communications (B)
Public Administration and Social Services
- Human Services (B)
Health and Clinical Professions
- Health Preparatory Programs (B)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer (B)
- Psychology (B)
- History (B)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Biology (B)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- General Studies (B)
- Social Sciences (B)
English Language and Literature
- English (B)
Recreation and Fitness Studies
- Sports Medicine (B)
Visual and Performing Arts
Mathematics and Statistics
- Math (B)
Foreign Languages and Literature
- Spanish Language and Literature
Other 4-Year Public Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Valley City State University.
- Mayville State University in Mayville, ND (51 miles away)
- Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD (104 miles away)
- University of Minnesota - Morris in Morris, MN (133 miles away)
- Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN (152 miles away)
- Minot State University in Minot, ND (179 miles away)
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