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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
About Valparaiso University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Website
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Be Part of Something Bigger

Valparaiso University is where all the wide-ranging things that define you come together. Because the Valpo experience is not about going away to college - it's about getting closer to your future. Every interaction with your professor and discussion in the classroom and conversation with a new friend will show you more of the world and of yourself.

Imagine a schedule filled not only with studies, but with culture that inspires you, athletics that motivate you, and experiences that move you far beyond where you ever thought you could go.

You can do it all at Valpo.

Here, you can be part of something bigger without losing yourself in the crowd.

Valparaiso University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
1060-1270
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,099/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,441/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,153Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
71
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    79%
  • Sheltered
    10%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • Ethical.
    5%
  • Overly-involved
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Exactly where I want to be
    38%
  • Enriching
    30%
  • It's high school all over again
    14%
  • Quiet
    8%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • perplex
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    72%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    92%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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    Valparaiso is a welcoming school! Valparaiso University is known for its meteorology program and physician assistants program. The meteorology program is nationally recognized. They launch weather balloons and have state in the art technology which includes a doppler radar. The campus is good size compared to most universities. The campus is close to downtown Valparaiso which is such a nice town. There are lots of good restaurants and coffee shops near campus.The faculty and staff here at Valpo are super friendly and extremely helpful.
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    What I love the most about Valpo is the community! Everyone is super welcoming and gives Valpo a sense of comfort and "home" vibes. Even though I am only a sophomore at Valpo, I can still say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. There are a lot of opportunities for students at Valpo - whether it's work-study jobs, internships, study abroad, research opportunities; etc, Valpo has got it!
    Valparaiso University has been an awesome place where I have been able to grow as a person mentally, spiritually, and physically. The staff are very helpful and are interested in seeing you succeed. I’ve made friends in my first semester that I could see being friends for the rest of my life!