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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
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Valparaiso University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Horizon League
Address
1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$22,626/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,705/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,477/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,566/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,661/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,873/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
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  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections

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
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,221Undergrads
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 36 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    83%
  • Sheltered
    11%
  • Ethical.
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Exactly where I want to be
    39%
  • Enriching
    32%
  • It's high school all over again
    16%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Stressful
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.26 responses
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Valparaiso University Reviews

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The campus is beautiful, the people are lovely, and overall I feel confident in my decision here! The only negative experience that has occurred here was my friend needed medical assistance and she did not receive the best help. They accidentally disclosed her medical information to student and they did not give her roundabout transportation to the doctor.
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I love Valparaiso University! It’s a small school with a great community backing you. Most of the teachers are there for you, trying their all to get you ready for the real world. The only down side is the cost. It starts out cheap and gets more and more expensive as you go through your undergrad experience. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful campus and great place to learn!
I currently attend Valparaiso University. I am an Electrical Engineering major and in my second year. I love it here at Valpo! The university has so many people that care for each student. My experience here has been great. Every step of my journey toward my degree has not been easy. But, whether it be one of the professors, my academic adviser, or even another fellow student, there is always someone who has my back. The professors are always willing to give there time and effort to any student that needs it to help them succeed. I have many times dealt with a stressful situation, but ended up looking at it in a positive manner thanks to the great professors here. Overall, this is one of the greatest universities in the country and will always be my favorite.