Chances of getting into Valparaiso University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
89.3%
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 school has a 89% acceptance rate ranking it #42 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,307 out of 7,062 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 40 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
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 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

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

Valparaiso University typically requires 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #12 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >93%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 89%-93%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 83%-89%
970 to 1070 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 970 Low <74%
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Valpo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
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 23
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 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 #9 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Valparaiso University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >93%
26 to 29 Avg + 89%-93%
23 to 26 Avg - 83%-89%
20 to 23 Reach 74%-83%
Less than 20 Low <74%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 89% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Valparaiso University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 42% Good
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

High School Class Rank

66% 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 35%
Top 25% of class 66%
Top 50% of class 93%
Bottom 50% of class 7%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Valparaiso University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,840 3,222 7,062
Accepted 3,468 2,839 6,307
Acceptance Rate 90% 88% 89%
Enrolled 425 331 756
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 12% 12%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Valparaiso University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Valparaiso University Admission Requirements
Test Scores 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

89% 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 1270. 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 23 and 29. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.