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Top of the line technology at your fingertips

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  • VCSU has been a laptop university since 1996, which means that every full-time student has access to their own laptop computer, provided by VCSU.
  • Your computer comes fully equipped with the latest hardware and software available.
  • Free access to high-speed wireless internet anywhere on campus.
  • As a student at VCSU, you will use all of these tools to enhance your learning and graduate with skills in technology that will help you excel in your career.
  • You will always have a working computer. VCSU's Technology Services Office provides immediate replacement if your computer is in need of repairs.

$ Consider us your best investment $

  • VCSU is one of the most cost-effective choices you can make in higher education!
  • Nearly 80% of our students receive some form of scholarship or financial aid
  • VCSU stays friendly to transfer students by making sure that coursework completed at other institutions transfers to our degree programs wherever possible.

Become a #DifferenceMaker!

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  • Students who want to participate can participate!
  • With a wide variety of opportunities to get involved in, you are in the driver's seat of your college experience.
  • These activities include Viking athletics, intramural athletics, student government, theatre, choral and instrumental ensembles, and many more organizations.

Personal attention from top faculty

  • Our student-faculty ratio is 11:1, among the best in the nation.
  • You will get one-on-one access to the faculty in ways that are impossible at other universities.
  • At VCSU you won't find any classes taught by teaching assistants (TAs)—our professors will get to know you by name and have a genuine interest in your academic success.
  • Students at VCSU find their faculty advisors to be very knowledgeable about major requirements and also the content of their courses.

The community has much to offer

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  • Valley City is known for its scenic beauty and many recreational areas and activities. The Lakes Ashtabula, the Sheyenne River, the North Country National Scenic Trail, the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway, hunting, fishing, ice fishing—you name it—are all available within a short drive.
  • Our safe and welcoming community consists of everything you'll need; two grocery stores, three pharmacies, a movie theatre, bowling alley, several good restaurants, unique shopping and much more.
  • For the amenities of a larger city, visit Fargo, the largest city in the state, less than an hour away!

Choose from a wide variety of academics offerings

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  • Dozens of different majors, minors and certificates to choose from. These fields range from Business, Education, Psychology, Art, Math and Science
    • Our newly added majors include Software Engineering, Athletic Training, and Environmental Science.
  • We have online Master's in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching programs
  • With so many different career fields to explore, you're bound to find the perfect path.

Enjoy your surroundings

  • Located on the banks of the Sheyenne River, the VCSU central campus is a Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features beautifully restored historic buildings.
  • Residence halls include many amenities, easy access to parking, and spacious, recently-remodeled suites.
  • VCSU offers facilities you won't find at most other campuses such as a planetarium, gazebo and Medicine Wheel Park.
  • The new Gaukler Family Wellness, Health and Physical Education Center is also available for students to use whether they want to go for a swim, shoot some hoops, or lift weights.

Real-world experiences in and out of the classroom

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  • Ever wanted to perform in a garage band, conduct scientific research or study abroad? You will have unique opportunities to enhance your learning and your future by getting involved.
  • With hands-on experience around every corner, there is something for everyone.

VCSU graduates have great job prospects

  • VCSU's placement rate is over 90%
  • Companies that hire VCSU grads consistently report very high levels of satisfaction!
  • Our Career Services office is available to help you start the job search and keep you on a straight path to success.