Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

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Undergrad Transfer

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

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,190
Declined 801
Total Received 5,991
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Private

3,176

undergraduate students

632

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 3,808
Established in 1859
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Lutheran

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: Large town

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
78%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
640
25th
530
75th
29
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
75th
29
25th
22

Admissions Facts

Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 5,190
Declined 801
Total Received 5,991

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,933

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,940
Room $7,800
Board $4,820
Additional fees $1,346
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $57,106
Average Financial Aid - $28,933
Total with Avg. Aid $28,173

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,945,398
State $4,183,680
Institutional $47,032,721
Other external $837,185
Total $57,998,984

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $23,720,363
Other external $1,053,553
Total $24,773,916

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 888 468-2576
F: 219 464-5012
finaid@valpo.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

bowling, soccer, swimming, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

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

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, ballroom dancing, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, cheerleading, dodgeball, euchre, flag football, floor hockey, foosball, golf, karate, miniature golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, spikeball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand), yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League, The Summit League, Southland Bowling League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Applied and Professional Ethics.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, 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.
Chinese Studies.
Civil Engineering, General.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Counseling Psychology.
Creative Writing.
Criminology.
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Education, Other.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering/Industrial Management.
English Language and Literature, General.
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Science.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
European Studies/Civilization.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Finance, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
French Language and Literature.
Geography.
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Technology.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Economics.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
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.
Nursing Education.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics Teacher Education.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Public Health, General.
Radio and Television.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Psychology.
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports Communication.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Statistics, General.
Teacher Assistant/Aide.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Theology/Theological Studies.
Voice and Opera.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

3,808

total students

45%

in-state

55%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

3,176
students

Female
56%
1,777

Male
44%
1,399

17%

632
students

Female
61%
385

Male
39%
247

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,990
students

Female
56%
1,667

Male
44%
1,323

6%

186
students

Female
60%
110

Male
40%
76

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

5%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
  • Veteran student

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Nepal
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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