3,251
Students
Financial aid thermometer
30,984
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
84
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Valparaiso University is a Comprehensive institution located in Valparaiso, IN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN  46383-6493
United States
Contact Mr. Bart Harvey
Director of Freshman Admission and Operations
Email: undergrad.admission@valpo.edu
Phone: 219-464-5011
Fax: 219-464-6898

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Drama And Dance Teacher Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
French Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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International Economics Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,954
Applied
6,704
Accepted
3,251
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

4,191
Females Applied
3,518
Females Accepted
84%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,763
Males Applied
3,186
Males Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

3.69
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Interview
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 586 530 630
SAT Math 583 530 640
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

39,000
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Fees

1,260
Full-time student fees
11,860
Room & board
7,280
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

30,984
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,812
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
16,410
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,948
Avg. Loan Aid
17,064
Avg. Grant Aid
28,710
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
93%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
40%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,251
Total undergrad students
5%
International Students
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.47%
Black or African American 5.81%
White or Caucasian 70.99%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 2.37%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 3.2%
Other 3.23%

Gender

Male (44.88%)
Female (55.12%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 64%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming, Spring Weekend and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Alpha Phi Omega, Phi Mu Alpha
Most popular organizations:
Student Government, Student volunteer organization, Chapel programs and Union Board

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 1B No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark

Faculty

417
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 310
Part-time - 107
Male - 223
Female - 194