Valley City State University

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Valley City State University can be found in Valley City, ND, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Valley City State University has an enrollment of approximately a thousand students.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 948 to 1090 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 24 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the Valley City State University average GPA (2.89 - 3.25) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 76% of all applicants are accepted to Valley City State University, from which 55 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Valley City State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Valley City State University was reported as 76.2% in Fall 2020 with over 517 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Valley City State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Valley City State University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Valley City State University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 98.1%
  • 2017-2018: 76.3%
  • 2018-2019: 73.7%
  • 2019-2020: 76.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 72.8%

How Does Valley City State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Valley City State University is thirty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jamestown College69.3%
Concordia College at Moorhead68.4%
University of Minnesota-Crookston68.4%
Presentation College90.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Valley City State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 550
Math468 - 540
Total Score948 - 1090
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math18 - 25
Composite Score18 - 24
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