A-
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

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Valparaiso University

Cost

Net Price
$22,136/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,818/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,034/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,969/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,496/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,480/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
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.53 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,082Undergrads
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 33 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    82%
  • Sheltered
    12%
  • Ethical.
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.70 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Exactly where I want to be
    36%
  • Enriching
    32%
  • It's high school all over again
    18%
  • Quiet
    11%
  • Stressful
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
48%
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 University Reviews

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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.
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This is a great university! Class sizes are very small so you are able to develop a relationship with your professors. Content and curriculum are relevant. I would like to see more steps towards a sustainable campus, such as community gardens for the cafes. However, they do have recycling bins next to almost all trash cans.
I feel that Valparaiso University is overall okay school. The student involvement on Campus is really makes the school. There are different clubs and activities on campus, so there something for everyone. However, I find the surrounding area small and not as accessible to navigate. They offer may academic resources that are extremely helpful. VU does great job to make sure students can strive on and off campus. The professors encourage students to be engaged and not afraid to ask for help.
If your looking for school that is has small, but vibrant community. You should consider Valparaiso University