The acceptance rate at Valley City State University is 81%. It ranks #5 in North Dakota for lowest rate of acceptance. Valley City State University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 374 out of 464 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 75 percent (SAT 880/1070 ACT 17/22). Valley City State University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.25. Of those applicants who were admitted, 52% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Valley City State University is a prized outcome for many students.
The Valley City State University application fee is $35 and applications are due by May 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Valley City State University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 8% of students submitted SAT scores and 91% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||420|
|SAT Composite 25th||880|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||520|
|SAT Math 75th||550|
|SAT Composite 75th||1070|
|Average SAT Score||980
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 81 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 880 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 780. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 980 out of 1600. Valley City State University ranks #9 in North Dakota for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||15|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||23|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19
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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 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 22 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.
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What GPA do you need to get into Valley City State University?
Applicants require above 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 3.25 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in North Dakota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.25 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Valley City State University accepts 81% of all applicants.
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|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.75 to 3.99||16.5%||Good|
|3.50 to 3.74||16.5%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.49||20.1%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.24||12.4%||Avg -|
|2.50 to 2.99||21.7%||Reach|
|2.00 to 2.49||7.7%||Reach|
|1.00 to 1.99||1.0%||Low|
|less than 1.00||0%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||49%||55%||52%|
Applicants have 143 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Valley City State University is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to Valley City State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not 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|
|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.
8% of students submit their SAT scores to Valley City State University. 91% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% of those who apply are granted admission to Valley City State University. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 880 and 1070. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 22. 91% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.