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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Valparaiso is an above-average private, Christian university located in Valparaiso, Indiana in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,221 undergraduate students. The Valparaiso acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Biology. Graduating 66% of students, Valparaiso alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,700.
About Valparaiso University...
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
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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.57 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 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 37 responses
Report
  • Well-rounded
    84%
  • Sheltered
    11%
  • Ethical.
    5%

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.74 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.81 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Exactly where I want to be
    41%
  • Enriching
    31%
  • It's high school all over again
    16%
  • Quiet
    9%
  • 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 Is a beautiful college. I enjoy this college very much, the campus is beautiful, down town Valpo is less than one or two miles away! They have fun festivals during the summer! Something that I believe Valpo lacks is that I believe that is should offer classes yearly around rather than just every other semester. I bilieve that they should also get better Advisors. I started school May 2019 and through out my acadamics, I have tried to reach out to her many times , and through out those times she has only contacted me back ocne. This is very irriatating becuase they should be there to help us, and it honestly feels like she does not want anything to do with me when I ask for help.
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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.
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!