89%

Acceptance Rate

$27,304

Avg.Financial Aid

001842

FAFSA Code

About Valparaiso University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

3,786

Website

https://www.valpo.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Lutheran Church in America

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 2194645000
Fax: 2194645381
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Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Usually, the rankings of colleges/universities by Forbes and US News are considered trustworthy by applicants and experts. However, Valparaiso University doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications. Generally, the ranking of a university is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

Rolling Admissions

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

89%

SAT Range

1070 - 1270

ACT Range

23 - 29

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Recommended

Accept Common App

Yes

The students can make the most out of the admission process as the admission at the university is fairly easy. Valparaiso University has 2 admission thresholds. A non-refundable fee, along with the application form, is required to be deposited by the students, in order to complete the process. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 1070-1290 to improve her chances. The average ACT score at Valparaiso University is 25. However, those getting an ACT score less than 22 might also be offered admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. They can also call them at (219) 464-5000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$23,916

Average Annual Cost

$39,000

Books And Supplies

$1,200

Other Fees

$1,260

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$11,860

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,620

Total One Year Cost

$54,940

Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to VU. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $55,220 per year. The average annual tuition cost ($41,820), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($12,260), and budget for other expenses ($1,620) are all included in this cost. For students seeking financial assistance, the university offers a number of options.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

80%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$366

Faculty Overview

54%

Male Professors

46%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

124 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

59 Graduates

Biology, General

50 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

50 Graduates

Psychology, General

49 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

43 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

37 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

35 Graduates

Civil Engineering

29 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

29 Graduates

Marketing

29 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

28 Graduates

Chemistry

27 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

26 Graduates

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorolog...

24 Graduates

Criminology

22 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

21 Graduates

International Business

18 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

17 Graduates

Political Science and Government

17 Graduates

Social Work

15 Graduates

Music

14 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

14 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

12 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

12 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

12 Graduates

Computer Engineering

11 Graduates

Computer Science

11 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

11 Graduates

Economics

10 Graduates

History

10 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

10 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

9 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

8 Graduates

Area Studies

7 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

7 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

7 Graduates

Physics

7 Graduates

Classics and Classical Languages, L...

6 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

6 Graduates

Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

6 Graduates

Mathematics

6 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

5 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

4 Graduates

Theological and Ministerial Studies

4 Graduates

Sociology

3 Graduates

International/Global Studies

2 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

Statistics

2 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

1 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

1 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

3,199

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

27%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

44%

US National: 44%

Female

56%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

71% White

4% Unknown

6% Black

9% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

4% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

51%

Out Of State

48%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,576 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 85% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

85%

Undergrads in College Housing

63%

Averege Housing Cost

$7,280/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,580/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,580/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Crusaders

School Colors

brown and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Pioneer Football League

Total Male Athletes

390

Total Female Athletes

130

Intramural Sports

24

Sports Club

11

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Bowling

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At VU, $12,260 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. The number of female and male students at the university are 44% and 56%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$39,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$48,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$25,000

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,304

Students Receiving Federal Grants

31%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,137

Students Receiving State Aid

22%

Average Aid Per Year

$7,265

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,127

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$34,022

$30K - $48K

$33,177

$48K - $75K

$32,667

$75K - $110K

$28,169

> $110K

$25,757

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$67,039,600

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$11,325,451

As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at VU to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at Valparaiso University is around $27,052 and the federal grant is $5,751. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $7,415 as well as institutional aid worth $27,052. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Valparaiso University amount to $67,039,600 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $11,325,451.

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