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Valley City State University Admission Requirements

Valley City, North Dakota

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Chances of getting into Valley City State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.7%
Admission Difficulty for Valley City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Valley City State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 339 out of 460 applicants were admitted making Valley City State University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 70 percent. Valley City State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 49% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Valley City State University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Valley City State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
900-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Valley City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 440
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 900
SAT Scores for Valley City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 520
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1000

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Valley City State University?

Valley City State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 78 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 900 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1000 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Valley City State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1090 and Above Good >83%
995 to 1090 Avg + 74%-83%
900 to 995 Avg - 63%-74%
805 to 900 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 805 Low <50%
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Valley City State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Valley City State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Valley City State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Valley City State University?

Admission data indicates that Valley City State University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in North Dakota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 91 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valley City State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valley City State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >84%
20 to 23 Avg + 74%-84%
18 to 20 Avg - 65%-74%
16 to 18 Reach 55%-65%
Less than 16 Low <55%
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Valley City State University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.15
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Valley City State University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Valley City State University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Valley City State University was 3.15 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Valley City State University accepts 74% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Valley City State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 17% Good
3.50 to 3.75 9% Good
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 12% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 2% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

61% of Valley City State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Valley City State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 6%
Top 25% of class 21%
Top 50% of class 61%
Bottom 50% of class 39%
Bottom 25% of class 13%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Valley City State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 209 251 460
Accepted 153 186 339
Acceptance Rate 73% 74% 74%
Enrolled 78 87 165
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 51% 47% 49%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
218

Applicants have 218 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Valley City State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Valley City State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Valley City State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=200572 IPEDS survey data for Valley City State University.

FAQs

Does Valley City State University prefer SAT or ACT?

8% of students submit their SAT scores to Valley City State University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Valley City State University?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Valley City State University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Valley City State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 900 and 1090. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Valley City State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.