Transfer your potential
If you’ve heard of Valparaiso University you’re probably on a first-name basis with us. Valpo. And we like it that way.
That’s because warm and friendly is our thing. Since 1859, we’ve been an independent Lutheran school with a reputation for not only incredible academics, but a bright, energetic spirit that attracts students that truly want to make a difference in this world.
Valpo offers more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and interdisciplinary options through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing and Health Professions. Recently developed programs include Bioengineering, Data Science, Environmental Engineering, Integrated Business and Engineering, Mechatronics, Music Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, and Supply Chain and Logistics Management.
Students come to Valpo from across the country and around the world and represent a variety of faith and cultural backgrounds. Faith is an integral part of life at Valpo, and no matter where students are starting from, they can come to Valpo to explore what they believe and dream about how they want to live.
The University encourages thoughtful dialogue across differences and offers students the opportunity to expand their worldview. In addition to multicultural organizations and international banquets on campus, students can learn about other cultures through more than 50 study abroad programs in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
Valpo is nationally recognized for the quality of innovative character of its academic programs, for the quality of its outstanding undergraduate teaching, and as a U.S. News & World Report “best value.” Each year, students perform more than 247,000 hours of community outreach and service learning.
The University offers numerous opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through 16 national sorority and fraternity chapters, 19 NCAA Division I athletic programs, thriving arts programs, and more than 100 student clubs and organizations. Students engage in myriad experiential learning activities, from internships at companies like NASA and Paramount Pictures to undergraduate research in our labs and solar furnace to service projects that bring health care and clean water to communities around the world.
Transfer to Valpo
Every year, Valpo eagerly welcomes approximately 200 transfer students. In fact, roughly 30% of our students enter as transfers. They come for our career-focused programs, our student-focused faculty, and our inclusive, supportive community, and they graduate ready to launch rewarding lives. Ready to be one of them?
We’ve made the transfer college application process as seamless and stress-free as possible. To start your journey, learn about our transfer admissions.