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

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
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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

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
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.55 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.55 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 35 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    83%
  • Sheltered
    11%
  • Ethical.
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.72 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Exactly where I want to be
    37%
  • Enriching
    33%
  • It's high school all over again
    17%
  • 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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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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Valparaiso is a smaller school, but it is no less valuable than larger schools. Valparaiso's key goal for students is to help you reach your full potential and help you build a strong foundation before entering "the real world". Apart from Valpo's extensive academic course selection catalogue, they have many courses, clubs and organizations that help it's students learn about different religions and cultures, become better students as well as better people overall and prepare for life after graduation. Everyone on campus is friendly and helpful. This is an amazing university to attend if you value community, family and religion.
Valparaiso is an amazing university, due to the fact that there are so many options given to students and many resources. There are many jobs a student can apply for on campus, scholarships, people to talk to for anything, fun opportunities, food places around the campus, etc. The classes are small, which gives personal attention to students when needed. Student counselors are usually available to talk to the students and have flexible office hours.
My experience at the university has made me experience school, friends and professors differently for the better. Being at Valpo, I've thought about my life and who I want to become. I currently major in criminology to learn more about the problems of the world, many kinds of people and where we go wrong as humans. Also, learn about the role of higher government with law enforcement. Valpo is challenging me and making me enjoy ever challenge everyday.