#10 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

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Student Population
Valparaiso University overview
Location Valparaiso, Indiana
Online valpo.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church in America
Valparaiso University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, Valparaiso University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Lutheran Church in America faith. In the most recent statistical year 5,491 prospective students applied, and 4,714 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 647 enrolled in the school.  3,481 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 305 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $40,520 plus fees of $1,300. Valpo is ranked 285 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Valpo is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1070/1290
ACT 22/29
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Valparaiso University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$1,300
Room and Board $12,260
Budget for Other Expenses$1,620
Total One Year Cost$56,900

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$54,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
71% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Valparaiso University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Health Professions 12%
Engineering 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Education 5%

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