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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, Indiana

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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 Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Valparaiso University, located in the city of Valparaiso, Indiana, offers a picturesque campus characterized by its blend of traditional Lutheran architecture and modern facilities. Founded in 1859, this private institution is situated approximately an hour's drive southeast of Chicago, providing a suburban setting with convenient access to urban amenities. Valparaiso's academic profile embraces a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on engineering, business, and nursing. The university upholds moderately selective admissions standards. On-campus living is an integral part of student life, with a range of housing options available for undergraduates. While Valparaiso University provides a comprehensive collegiate athletic program as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, it is particularly recognized for its men's basketball team.

In the most recent statistical year 6,842 prospective students applied, and 6,442 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 604 enrolled in the school.  2,743 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 215 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,400 plus fees of $1,396. Valpo is ranked 313 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Valpo is rated within the top 37% 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

Valparaiso University overview
SAT 1140/1360
ACT 27/30
GPA 3.76

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
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$1,396
Room and Board $13,180
Budget for Other Expenses$1,620
Total One Year Cost$60,796

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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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