Valpo Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Valparaiso University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Valpo and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate ranking it #38 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,704 out of 7,954 applicants were admitted making Valparaiso University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 34 percent. Valparaiso University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Valpo SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT46%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||570|
|SAT Math 25th||560|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||660|
|SAT Composite 75th||1330|
|Average SAT Score||1230|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Valparaiso University?
Valparaiso University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1030. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1330 and Above||Good||>90%|
|1230 to 1330||Avg +||84%-90%|
|1130 to 1230||Avg -||76%-84%|
|1030 to 1130||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 1030||Low||<64%|
Valpo ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT70%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||23|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||26|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Valpo?
Admission data indicates that Valpo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 70 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valparaiso University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>90%|
|26 to 29||Avg +||84%-90%|
|23 to 26||Avg -||76%-84%|
|20 to 23||Reach||64%-76%|
|Less than 20||Low||<64%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Valparaiso University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Valparaiso University was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.6 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Valpo accepts 84% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||19%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||13%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
66% of Valparaiso University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||66%|
|Top 50% of class||93%|
|Bottom 50% of class||7%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||12%||12%||12%|
What are the requirements for admission to Valparaiso University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=152600 IPEDS survey data for Valparaiso University.
Frequently Asked Questions
46% of students submit their SAT scores to Valpo. 70% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
84% of those who apply are granted admission to Valpo. Admission competition is and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1330. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.