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 1240 to 1410 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 23 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 - 2.97) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 83% of all applicants are accepted to Valley City State University, from which 65 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Valley City State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Valley City State University was reported as 82.9% in Fall 2013 with over 345 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

  • SAT Scores: 1240 - 1410
  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 2.97

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 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Valley City State University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 88.3%
  • 2010-2011: 86.1%
  • 2011-2012: 86.6%
  • 2012-2013: 81.2%
  • 2013-2014: 82.9%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 83.8%

How Does Valley City State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Valley City State University is forty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Jamestown College56.9%
Concordia College at Moorhead78.0%
University of Minnesota-Crookston69.2%
Presentation College66.1%
Northern State University93.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Valley City State University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading420 - 460
Math440 - 510
Writing380 - 440
Total Score1240 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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