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Valparaiso, Indiana

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Chances of getting into Valparaiso University

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Admission Difficulty for Valparaiso University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Valpo and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Valpo is 87%.  It ranks #39 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Valparaiso University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 5,190 out of 5,991 applicants were admitted.

The school has difficult admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent (SAT 1070/1280 ACT 22/29). Valparaiso University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.76. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Valpo application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Valparaiso University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 73% of students submitted SAT scores and 54% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Valpo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for Valparaiso University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for Valparaiso University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1180

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Valparaiso University?

Valparaiso University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. Valpo ranks #10 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >92%
1175 to 1280 Avg + 87%-92%
1070 to 1175 Avg - 80%-87%
965 to 1070 Reach 70%-80%
Less than 965 Low <70%
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Valpo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for Valparaiso University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Valparaiso University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 #11 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valparaiso University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >92%
25 to 29 Avg + 87%-92%
22 to 25 Avg - 81%-87%
19 to 22 Reach 73%-81%
Less than 19 Low <73%
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Valpo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.76
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Valparaiso University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Valpo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Valparaiso University was 3.76 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.76 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Valpo accepts 87% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Valparaiso University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 32.0% Avg +
3.75 to 3.99 23.0% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 21.0% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 11.0% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 9.0% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 4.0% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

68% of Valparaiso University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Valparaiso University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 36%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 92%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Valparaiso University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,244 2,747 5,991
Accepted 2,791 2,399 5,190
Acceptance Rate 86% 87% 87%
Enrolled 361 276 637
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 12% 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jun 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Valparaiso University is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Valparaiso University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Valparaiso University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Valparaiso University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
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.

FAQs

Does Valparaiso University prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to Valpo. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Valparaiso University?

87% 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.

What SAT score is required for Valparaiso University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1280. 73% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Valparaiso University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.