Valparaiso University is a nonprofit private school that has a large number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Valparaiso, IN, in a predominantly suburban area. The Lutheran Church in America affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Around 4,100 students enroll at Valpo annually.
Areas of study offered at Valpo include but are not limited to:
- Legal Professions And Studies
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Recreation And Fitness Studies
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to apply to Valpo. Scores between 23 - 29 on the ACT or 1450 - 1810 on the SAT are recommended to increase your chances for getting accepted. 74% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 17 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at valpo.edu.
The cost of tuition is approximately $34,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students, and generally costs approximately $5,900 each year. Students at Valparaiso University may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.
The Valpo "Crusaders" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include:
- Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
Students can take a look at the school's http://valpo.edu to see additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the applicants Valparaiso University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- AP Course Credits
Valparaiso University has a total student population of about 4,500. The student body is made up of 70% undergraduate students and 16% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $35,000-$42,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,600 to $1,900 per unit
- May offer prepaid tuition rates, allowing tuition to be purchased at current rates for future enrollment.
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||96%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||96%||$23,962|
|Receiving Student Loans||68%||$8,153|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Valparaiso University may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
Valparaiso University has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||58%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Law Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
Valpo is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-AA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Horizon League)
- Basketball (Horizon League)
- Track and Field (Horizon League)
- Football (Pioneer Football League)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Valparaiso University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Valparaiso University for official up-to-date information.