Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$43,286

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,705
Declined 786
Total Received 5,491
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Private

3,009

undergraduate students

510

graduate students

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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 Health Professions, and Christ College. Its 350-acre campus is located in Valparaiso, IN.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,519
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran Church

Scholarships

350-acre campus in Valparaiso (population: 33,376), 50 miles from Chicago and South Bend. Major airports serve Chicago; train serves Chesterton (13 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Midway

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • Student Volunteer Organization
  • Chapel Programs
  • Union Board

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
8%
600-699
37%
500-599
46%
400-499
9%
700-800
13%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
8%
30-36
22%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.76

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,705
Declined 786
Total Received 5,491

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
class rank
talent/ability

Considered

level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work

Not Considered

geographical residence
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $41,940
Room & board $12,620
Additional fees $1,346
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $870
Total $57,976

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, soccer, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

bowling, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Communication, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminology
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Economics, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering/Industrial Management
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geography
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History Teacher Education
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Keyboard Instruments
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin Teacher Education
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Music, Other
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

3,519

total students

46%

in-state

54%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

3,009
students

Female
56%
1,679

Male
44%
1,330

14%

510
students

Female
61%
312

Male
39%
198

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

2,956
students

Female
56%
1,644

Male
44%
1,312

2%

53
students

Female
67%
35

Male
33%
18

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 84%
Student 4 year graduation rate 62%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

143

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

60%

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
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