Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
48%
Out-Of-State Students
54%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
38
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
Hispanic
9%
White
72%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
29%
Student Organizations
100
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
62%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Crusaders
School Colors
brown and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Pioneer Football League
Total Male Athletes
390
Total Female Athletes
130
Intramural Sports
10
Sports Club
4
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
No

What Students Are Saying

3.97 Average Rating
The two main options for food are Founder's, which is the large cafeteria, and the Campus Cafe. Both are located in the Union, which is convenient. Freshman have a really large meal plan so it's not uncommon for some students' meal plan money to roll over to second semester. However, it doesn't roll over from second semester to next year so you have to make sure to use it up by May! The food itself isn't gourmet cooking, but it's honestly not bad! Founders has a variety of options that change every day, and has healthy options like a salad bar that's pretty yummy. The cafe has more grab and go type of items such as pizza, chicken nuggets, etc but there are healthy options there too. There is also seating at the cafe. As for hours, Founder's closes at 8pm most nights, while the cafe is open fairly late. (Midnight on weeknights and 1am on the weekend) so if you're hungry late at night, you can use your meal plan money and don't have to go off campus to eat.
Nursing major from Chicago, IL
The food is pretty good at Valpo. There are two main areas to eat on campus that provide different varieties of food everyday. If one gets tired of that, there are a number of eateries right off campus that one can chose from.
Carl from Plainfield, IL
Food here at Valparaiso University is delicious! There are always new options everyday, and there is usually something new to discover! There is also a small cafe at the front of the Union (main building) that serves coffee and other various items. The only downfall to the food, is the cost. I do not have a meal plan, and I realized the food is a bit over priced.
Megan from Kouts, IN
Some of the best college food you will ever have. My only complaint is that it is ala carte, so every item costs money. If you eat a lot of food like me, than this isn't ideal. The school spikes their prices very unethically.
Samuel from Rensselaer, IN

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