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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
76.2%
Admission Difficulty for Valley City State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Valley City State University and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 394 out of 517 applicants were admitted making Valley City State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 62 percent. Valley City State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Valley City State University is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Valley City State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Valley City State University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
948-1090
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for Valley City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 468
SAT Composite 25th 948
SAT Scores for Valley City State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 550
SAT Math 75th 540
SAT Composite 75th 1090
Average SAT Score 1020

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 prefers applicants to be in the top 100 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 948 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 880. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 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 >84%
1019 to 1090 Avg + 76%-84%
948 to 1019 Avg - 65%-76%
877 to 948 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 877 Low <52%
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Valley City State University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT
91%
ACT Scores for Valley City State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Valley City State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 23
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 21

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 15 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 21 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 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 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valley City State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
24 and Above Good >84%
21 to 24 Avg + 76%-84%
18 to 21 Avg - 65%-76%
15 to 18 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 15 Low <52%
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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 grades are above the average 3.15 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Valley City State University accepts 76% of all applicants.

 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 235 282 517
Accepted 178 216 394
Acceptance Rate 76% 77% 76%
Enrolled 101 117 218
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 57% 54% 55%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
224

Applicants have 224 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on May 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Valley City State University is $35.

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 Required
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?

76% of those who apply are granted admission to Valley City State University. Admission competition is and the college has very 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 948 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 24. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.