Valley City State University: Narrative Description
VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY H-14
101 College St., SW
Valley City, ND 58072
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.vcsu.edu/
State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of North Dakota University System. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 55-acre small town campus. Endowment: $538,398. Educational spending 2003-04: $5430 per student. Total enrollment: 1,033. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 283 applied, 91% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 52% from top half. Full-time: 833 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 200 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 24 states and territories, 8 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 22% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at North Dakota State University, Mayville State University.
Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $3130 full-time, $113.73 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $8357 full-time, $303.63 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $5953 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $4074. College room only: $1970. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 18 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: departmental clubs, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual event: music and theater productions. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access. 435 college housing spaces available; 297 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Allen Memorial Library with 94,450 books, 59,000 microform titles, 7,500 serials, 15,300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $372,473. 925 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Valley City, in the Sheyenne River Valley, is the home of the North Dakota Winter Show, a statewide agricultural fair held in the first week in March. The area is served by buses, railroad, and Interstate Highways 94, 10, and 52.
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