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Valley City State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,227, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 64 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Valley City State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 43. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,334 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,112 (2012-13).
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Valley City State University has a 100+ year history of providing students a more participatory and engaging academic and social environment through small class sizes and numerous extra-curricular opportunities. Since 1996, we have combined that tradition with a total infusion of technology into the student experience by providing all students and faculty laptop computers and software to support learning. This assists students in developing intellectually, socially, and technologically in order that they may live and lead in today's global and technologically advanced society. In 2005, VCSU offers the first online master's degree in Technology Education and has added concentrations in Library Media and Information Science along with Teaching and Technology and Teaching English Language Learners (ELL) as well.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Valley City State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Valley City State University is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||86.6%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Valley City State University is 13:1, and the school has 68.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Valley City State University include: Elementary Education and Teaching; Business Administration and Management, General; Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management; Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.5 percent.
Valley City State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,227, with a gender distribution of 42.9 percent male students and 57.1 percent female students. At this school, 33.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 67.0 percent of students live off campus. Valley City State University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Valley City State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Valley City State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Valley City State University, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Valley City State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Valley City State University, 56.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,514.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,334 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,112 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$5,454 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data