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Valley City State University

Valley City State University is an institution of higher learning in Valley City, North Dakota, United States, part of the eleven-member North Dakota University System.

Location

Address
101 College St SW
City
Valley City
State
ND
Zip/Post Code
58072

Contact Information

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
1211
Total Graduate enrollment
148
In State Tuition Fees
4839
Out State Tuition Fees
12919
ACT Score
22
SAT Score
1020
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.1
Male Female Ratio
42:58
Acceptance Rate
90%
Student Faculty Ratio
12:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
Yes
Mission Statement
Valley City State University is a public, regional university offering exceptional programs in an active, learner-centered community that promotes meaningful scholarship, ethical service, and the skilled use of technology. As an important knowledge resource, the University offers programs and outreach that enrich the quality of life in North Dakota and beyond. Through flexible, accessible, and innovative baccalaureate and master"s programs, VCSU prepares students to succeed as educators, leaders, and engaged citizens in an increasingly complex and diverse society.
Mascot
Viking
Colors
Cardinal Blue
Conference
North Star Athletic Association

College History

History

Founded in 1890 as a "normal school" (or teacher's college), VCSU remains true to its heritage and has an outstanding reputation for producing some of the finest K-12 educators in the region. In 2005, VCSU extended its role in this area by gaining approval to offer a new online Master of Education degree program. Over the years, VCSU has steadily added to its degree program offerings in several other areas including Information Technology and a new Health Science degree (designed for students planning continued studies in Health Science graduate and professional schools). An excellent Division of Fine Arts provides creative opportunities for our students and cultural assets for the community. VCSU enhances the learning experience by providing students with access to their own laptop, advanced multimedia technology, high-speed wireless networking, and classrooms equipped with the latest educational technology. A student-faculty ratio of about 12:1 gives students one-to-one access to faculty in ways that are impossible at other universities. The 55 acre campus, one of the most attractive in North Dakota, is bordered on the south by a forested hillside and on the north by the Sheyenne River. Campus architecture features a graceful blend of historic and modern buildings. The entire campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Historic District. The university is located in the southeastern part of the state in the city from which the institution takes its name. Valley City has a population of approximately 8,000 and is located 58 miles west of Fargo on Interstate 94, making the campus easily accessible both from the east and west.

College Specialty

Specialty

Valley City State University prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service.

Alumni

Alumni

Thomas Kleppe (1919�2007), former U.S. Representative from North Dakota and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Paul Fjelde - noted sculptor and professor Earl Pomeroy, U.S. Representative from North Dakota Gary Tharaldson, Founder of the Tharaldson Companies Carleton Opgaard, noted educator James D. Ployhar, noted composer and music educator

Campus

Campus

Small

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