Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN, USA
3.97 Average Rating

Founded in 1859, Valparaiso University is a 4-year Lutheran liberal arts college in northwest Indiana. Valpo is home to five colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 70 academic majors and all first year students are required to enroll in a Valpo Core seminar course. As a Lutheran institution, Valpo holds daily morning prayer as well as a weekly worship service called “Celebrate!” at the campus chapel. Once every year, Valpo holds Wordfest—an all-campus celebration of the written word featuring workshops and intensive meetings with numerous professional writers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Lutheran Church in America
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2018
Fall Regular Decision August 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision December 15, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
43%
Out-Of-State Students
55%
77%
Submitting ACT
42%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1159
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
4,053
Total Number of Undergrads
3,251
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
45%
20-39 Students
47%
40-99 Students
5%
100+ Students
1%
0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,099
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$39,000
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$39,000
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,860
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
93%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$28,710
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,712
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,774

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
59%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,485
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
64%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Crusaders
School Colors
Gold/White/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Missouri Valley Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
Indianapolis
Milwaukee
Minneapolis
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
78%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,700
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What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
great engineering and meterology programs. nice small school atmosphere with good interaction with professors, friendly students, good choice for school.
engineering major
Filled with very experienced and helpful professors. Just about everything ever needed is on campus or nearby. People who want you to succeed.
Alicia from Glen Carbon, IL

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