Chances of getting into Valparaiso University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84.3%
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 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1330
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Valparaiso University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 570
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Valparaiso University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1330
Average SAT Score 1230

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Valpo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
70%
ACT Scores for Valparaiso University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for Valparaiso University
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Valparaiso University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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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 84% of all applicants.

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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 4,191 3,763 7,954
Accepted 3,518 3,186 6,704
Acceptance Rate 84% 85% 84%
Enrolled 419 388 807
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

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 29. 70% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.