|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||540|
|SAT Math 25th||530|
|SAT Composite 25th||1070|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||640|
|SAT Math 75th||640|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1180|
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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||22|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||29|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
68% 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||36%|
|Top 25% of class||68%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||13%||12%||12%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jun 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Valparaiso University is $0. The school is free to apply to.
What are the requirements for admission to Valparaiso University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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.
73% of students submit their SAT scores to Valpo. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.