Valparaiso University is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "neither required nor recommended". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.
The average composite SAT score for admitted Valparaiso University freshman is 1175 out of 1600. For perspective, a 1175 is in the 73rd percentile of all SAT test takers.
The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1070 to 1280. The 75th percentile score is 1280 while the 25th percentile score is 1070.
The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Valpo but we estimate it to be around a 960 total composite SAT score.
The average score for Valpo students on the math portion of the SAT is 585 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 530 and the 75th percentile score 640.
The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 540 to 640 and the average score for Valparaiso University students is 590.
Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Valparaiso University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 93.2%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.76.
An SAT score of 1280 or higher is very competitive at Valpo and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have an almost certain chance of acceptance with the probability 96% or higher.
Scores between 1180 to 1270 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 93% to 96%.
SAT scores between 1070 to 1170 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 87% to 93% percent chance of being admitted.
SAT scores from 960 to 1060 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 87% chance of admission to Valpo. SAT scores below 960 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152600 IPEDS survey data for Valparaiso University.