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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Valparaiso University intends to safely resume in-person teaching, learning, and residential life for the fall 2020 semester. We will share updates on our website as we bring the Valpo community back to campus in a way that is healthy and safe for all students, faculty, and staff. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
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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
89%
SAT Range
1070-1290
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$21,824/ 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
$30,668/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.53 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The College offers a four-year curriculum leading to the bachelor of science in nursing degree. In accordance with the philosophy of Valparaiso University, the faculty of the College believe their responsibility is to foster intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth of the student as an educated person and as a competent professional nurse.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    8%
  • On Campus
    92%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,120Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
79
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 43 responses
  • Well-rounded
    79%
  • Sheltered
    9%
  • Ethical.
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%
  • Overly-involved
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
79%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.89 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Exactly where I want to be
    38%
  • Enriching
    28%
  • It's high school all over again
    13%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    3%
  • perplex
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $48,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    71%
    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

    Valparaiso University Reviews

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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!
    I cherish the community aspect emanated by Valparaiso University and have been rigorously pursued by peers and faculty to get me involved in leadership roles and extracurriculars that fit my skills that I already had and those that I wanted to develop. I have been able to find a balance of work, extracurriculars, classes, and social life by consistent communication. Although the campus is small it is spacious and the hearts and minds that reside within it are big. The compassion and passion of both the diverse faculty and students provides a perfect environment for learning and growing.