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Valparaiso University
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  • 4 Year
  • VALPARAISO, IN

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

US HIGHWAY 30 AND STURDY ROAD
VALPARAISO, IN 46383
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
From Valparaiso University

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.

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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
87%
SAT Range
1070-1280
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$22,500 / 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
$31,932 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
87%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 53 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 69 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 69 responses

Majors

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

academic spotlight

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
    85%
  • On Campus
    13%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,633 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
45
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Well-rounded
    72%
  • Outgoing
    9%
  • Sheltered
    9%
  • Ethical.
    4%
  • Overly-involved
    4%
  • Stupid
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
80%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 86 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 93 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Exactly where I want to be
    39%
  • Enriching
    29%
  • It's high school all over again
    12%
  • Quiet
    10%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Horrific
    2%
  • perplex
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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

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