101 College Street SW Valley City, ND 58072 701-845-7101
About Valley City State University
  • Year of Foundation 1890
  • Size of Campus 55 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,013
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 53% 47% 28%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,536 In-state, $9,761 Out-of-state
  • Room and Board $4,694
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 1,013
Valley City State University (VCSU) is an institution of higher learning in Valley City, North Dakota, part of the eleven-member North Dakota University System. Founded in 1890 as a territorial normal school, VCSU offers four-year degrees in a number of fields in five academic divisions and graduate degrees in Education delivered wholly online. The music and education programs are NASM and NCATE accredited, respectively. The campus has an average annual attendance of approximately 9,000. Since 1996, VCSU has been a "laptop" campus by issuing laptop computers to full-time students. The cost of the laptops are part of the university's technology fee which also covers other educational technology enhancements such as campus-wide wireless network access and smart classrooms.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi, Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Pi Gamma, Alpha Psi Omega, Kappa Delta Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Lambda, Pi Omega Pi
  • Number of sororities 1
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Campus Outreach Ministries, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Newman Club
  • Number of students in fraternities 1
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 1
  • Setting Rural
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Sno-Daze, Theatre Productions, Athletic contests, Spring Blast.
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Fargo (62), Fargo (62)
  • Distance to nearest train Fargo (65)
  • Distance to nearest bus Valley City (1)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 63%
  • Number of students using college housing 35%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 40%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 10%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 8
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 44%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (38%), women's dorms (33%), men's dorms (19%), apartments for married students (7%)
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 6%
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 94,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 7,500
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help writing, other
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 15,300
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Museums VCSU houses one of only two college or university planetariums in North Dakota.
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 2,500
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities Special collections include: The Larry Woiwode Manuscript Collection; the K-12 Curriculum and Textbook Collection; and the North Dakota Germans from Russia Special Collection.
  • Number Of Microforms 59,000
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 725
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 15,000
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Public schools, Government, Small business
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 24%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 875
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 96%
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Rural