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Rooted in tradition since 1890, Valley City State University takes pride in shaping you into the person you want to be, doing something you love. We’re here to support you throughout your journey at the university, and beyond, as you go out into the world with your talent. VCSU is proud to be a part of the North Dakota University System. 

VCSU helps students pursue their passions through innovative, student-centered learning experiences.


A major specific to you.

Choose from more than 65 academic programs, designed to teach you the skills needed to be successful in your career. Our offerings range from various education tracks to the very hands-on Fisheries and Wildlife Science program. And with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, you’ll get attention from professors who believe in your potential.

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Where you belong.

Deciding where you’ll spend your college life involves many factors, but one of the most important is that feeling when you step on campus and know you belong. Schedule a visit or contact us to find out if VCSU is a good fit for you. We’re here to help you throughout the admissions process. Learn about what it takes to become a Viking.

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Featured Graduate

Meet Riley Perryman

Riley Perryman, the spring 2022 commencement undergraduate student speaker, has embraced her college experience.  During her time at VCSU, Riley was an active member of the residence life team, an advocate for the Green Dot initiative on campus, and a team captain for this year’s conference tournament champion softball team. Riley credits VCSU with providing challenges that brought her out of her comfort zone and giving her opportunities to thrive.

Click the link below to view the recording of commencement.

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Capital Campaign

Architect rendering of the proposed addition to the W.E. Osmon FieldhouseWe are undertaking our boldest initiative yet: our first-ever capital campaign, Forward Together: The Campaign for Valley City State University. Learn more about our plans for updated athletic facilities, campus buildings, and enhancements to scholarships.

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