About Valley City State University

Tuition, Cost, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Admission Rates

How much does Valley City State University cost?

Valley City State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $7,196
Out-of-state $16,016
On-Campus Room and Board $6,352
Off-Campus Room and Board $6,175
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,641
$30,000-$48,000 $9,641
$48,000-$75,000 $10,929
$75,000-$110,000 $13,273
Over $110,000 $14,481

Valley City State University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 99% $5,125
Federal Grants 32% $4,298
Pell grants 32% $3,691
Other federal grants 17% $775
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 53% $2,163
Institutional grants or scholarships 91% $2,664
Student loan aid 71% $6,176
Federal student loans 68% $5,943
Other student loans 14% $6,453

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 251 Up to $6,000
Play a sport 131 Up to $600
Take a challenging class 272 Up to $3,000
Do an extracurricular activity 244 Up to $1,120
Attend a summer program 115 Up to $4,500
Take a foreign language class 148 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 186 Up to $750
Have work experience 116 Up to $6,000
Do community service 246 Up to $75

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Valley City State University Admissions

What is Valley City State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 98%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 5% of applicants
SAT Reading 400-480
SAT Math 410-470
SAT Writing 352-450
ACT Submissions 95% of applicants
Composite Score 18-24

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Valley City State University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 1278
Living on campus 10%
Transfer Students 66%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Valley City State University Graduation Success


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About Valley City State University

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.


101 College St SW
Valley City, ND

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Baccalaureate Colleges
Setting Remote Town
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify