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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

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.

School Profiles: Undergrad

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN

Tuition & Fees

$43,286

$43,286

not including room and board

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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%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
25%
12-17
8%
30-36
22%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,705
Declined + 786
Total Received 5,491
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Private (nonprofit)

3,009

undergraduate students

510

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
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Codes

SAT 1874
ACT 1256

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 3,519
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.)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  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)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Valparaiso, IN

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.

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
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

Greek Life

 
10 fraternities 29% of male students
 
7 sororities 29% of female students
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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

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%
700-800
3%
600-699
14%
500-599
48%
400-499
33%
300-399
2%
30-36
25%
24-29
32%
18-23
35%
12-17
8%
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
25%
12-17
8%
30-36
22%
24-29
42%
18-23
34%
12-17
2%

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

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

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

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

Financial Aid

94%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,990

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 - $32,990
Total with Avg. Aid $24,116

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Karen Klimczyk
Director of Financial Aid
karen.klimczyk@valpo.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Mark Labarbera (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Sarah Pruess (women's)
Associate Director Of Athletics For Compliance/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Missouri Valley Conference, Pioneer Football League, The Summit League, Southland Bowling League
Mascot
Crusaders
School colors
brown and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
American Studies
Analytics/Modeling
Art
Arts/Entertainment Administration
Astronomy
Aviation
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Chemistry
Chinese Studies
Chinese/Japanese Studies
Church Music
Civil Engineering
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Communication
Communication/Expressive Arts
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 Engineering
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
French
General Science
Geography
German
Global Service
Greek/Roman Studies
Health Administration
Health Care Leadership
Health Science
Healthcare Administration
History
Humane Education
Individualized
Information Technology
Instructional Leadership
Integrated Business/Engineering
International Business
International Commerce/Policy
International Economics/Cultural Affairs
International Economics/Finance
International Relations
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music Therapy
Nursing
Nursing Education
Occupational Therapy
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physician Assistant
Physics
Physics/Astronomy Education
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Health
School Psychology
Social Work
Social/Behavioral Sciences
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Administration
Sports Management
Sports Media
Statistics
Supply Chain/Logistics Management
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Theatre
Theology
Theology/Ministry
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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

3,519

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 Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
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

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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
  • 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

International Student Contact

Marci Fradkin
Director of International Outreach
219 464-5011
intl.undergrad@valpo.edu

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