Tuition & Fees

$38,760

$38,760

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,205
Declined + 1,279
Total Received 7,484
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Private (nonprofit)

3,294

undergraduate students

1,139

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
43%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
41%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
21%
24-29
52%
18-23
23%
12-17
4%
30-36
22%
24-29
53%
18-23
25%
12-17
0
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School Facts

Valparaiso University, founded in 1859, is a private church-affiliated institution. It is comprised of five colleges, including Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering, Nursing, and Christ College. Its 350-acre campus is located in Valparaiso, IN.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,433
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Valparaiso, IN

350-acre campus in Valparaiso (population: 32,369), 50 miles from Chicago and South Bend. Major airports serve Chicago; train serves Chesterton (13 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Valparaiso University
Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
58%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
9 fraternities 26% of male students
 
6 sororities 25% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
7%
600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
24%
700-800
5%
600-699
24%
500-599
43%
400-499
27%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
30-36
28%
24-29
41%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
21%
24-29
52%
18-23
23%
12-17
4%
30-36
22%
24-29
53%
18-23
25%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,205
Declined + 1,279
Total Received 7,484

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Geographical residence
State residency
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

David Fevig
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 888 468-2576
F: 219 464-6898
undergrad.admission@valpo.edu

Cost

Tuition $37,550
Room $7,000
Board $3,800
Additional fees $1,210
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $50,760
Average Financial Aid - $29,069
Total with Avg. Aid $21,691

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,069

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,226,059
State $2,232,753
Institutional $54,406,933
Other external $1,009,053
Total $62,874,798

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,772,690
Other external $734,147
Total $11,506,837

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
bowling
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Horizon League (Division I), Pioneer Football League (Division I, Football I-AA)
Mascot
Crusaders
School colors
brown and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
American Studies
Analytics/Modeling
Art
Arts/Entertainment Administration
Astronomy
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Chinese/Japanese Studies
Church Music
Civil Engineering
Classics
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication/Expressive Arts
Comparative Global Inquiry
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Culture/Humanity
Cybersecurity
Data Science
Digital Media
Economics
Economics/Computer Analysis
Education
Education Foundations
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Studies/Communication
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
French
General Science
Geography
Geology
German
Global Service
Health Administration
Health Care Leadership
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
History
Humane Education
Individualized
Information Technology
Instructional Leadership
International Business
International Commerce/Policy
International Economics/Cultural Affairs
International Economics/Finance
International Human Services/Counseling
International Relations
Law
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Ministry Administration
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Nursing
Nursing Education
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics/Astronomy Education
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Health
School Counseling
School Psychology
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Administration
Sports Management
Sports Media
Statistics
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Television/Radio
Theatre
Theology
Theology/Ministry
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Undergraduate

74%

3,294
students

Female
54%
1,775

Male
46%
1,519

Graduate

26%

1,139
students

Female
50%
572

Male
50%
567

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,242
students

Female
54%
1,745

Male
46%
1,497

undergraduatePart-time

2%

52
students

Female
58%
30

Male
42%
22

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

83%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

94

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

59%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 28
Countries most often represented China
India
Jamaica
Kuwait
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Laura Coleman
Associate Director for International Admissions
219 477-9481
laura.coleman@valpo.edu

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