• Address: US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

  • Phone Number: (219) 464-5000

  • Website: www.valpo.edu

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About Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a private not-for-profit university established in 1859. The community of learning is dedicated to perfection and trained in the Lutheran tradition. It is committed to enhancing the students for a period of a lifetime.

  • The institutional accreditation is by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

  • The Valparaiso University acceptance rate is 83% and the total graduation rate is 66%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 12:1 allows the faculties to give individual attention and feedback to the students.

  • The total student population is 4,412 which consists of 3,937 full-timers and 475 part-timers.

  • Valparaiso University address is US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383. 

Valparaiso University Online

There are many online learning options such as fully online, hybrid programs, and many online courses which can be chosen as per the requirement of the students. The faculties are well experienced to deliver the programs as effective as the classroom programs.

  • Valpo blackboard is the online platform used to provide online resources to the students it also delivers online courses with high interactive quality.

  • Users must create an account in Valpo email to access all the online portals. It also allows access to personalized details and gets involved in different online communities. 


Valparaiso University College and Schools

College of Arts & Sciences

Christ College - The Honors College

College of Business

Graduate School

College of Engineering

Law School

College of Nursing & Health Professions

 

Valparaiso University Tuition

The tuition offered are cost-effective and can expect a high return in the future as 96% of the graduates are employed within a time period of 6 months. The total tuition costs for each program may vary as these values are calculated on an average basis. The average total tuition cost for each degree type is given below.

Degree type

Average Tuition

Masters

$ 25,856

Graduate Certificate

$ 9,450

Valparaiso University Majors and Programs

There are more than 70 majors offered across five undergraduate colleges and more than 40 graduate programs in the graduate schools. It offers 8 programs across 4 disciplines in the online format. The majors include Education, Health Science, Information Technology, and Literature.

Few programs offered by the university is given below.

Graduate Certificate in Human Education

Master of Education in Human Education

Master of Science in Cyber Security

Master of Arts in Chinese Studies


Valparaiso University Financial Aid

The university considers investment in education as an important factor. It not only helps you with the financial helps but also provides an opportunity to get into the job market. The experienced instructors assist you with filling the FAFSA form and solving any financial aid related issue. The federal school code is 001842.

  • The Federal Aid includes Direct PLUS Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study and so on.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the Valpo Fund Alumni Award, Board of Directors Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Honors Scholarship, RaiseMe Scholarship, Alumni Heritage Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, and Reutlingen Semester Scholarship.

  • The State Aid includes the Indiana State Grant.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill. 


Valparaiso University Library

Christopher Center Library has a huge database and services provided for the flexibility of alumni, current students, and future students. The services and facilities offered by the department library include Technical Services and Receiving, Circulation & Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, Library Instruction Services Program, Research Services and so on. It also conducts an annual Art Purchase Awards to encourage the artwork skills of the students.

Valparaiso University bookstore is available exclusively for the students to buy textbooks and other academic-related materials. It also provides other accessories like watches, t-shirts, and so on. 


Valparaiso University Ranking and Reviews

The Student’s reviews and ranking according to the U.S.News report are given below.

  • It ranks 5th in Regional Universities Midwest.

  • It ranks 4th in Best Colleges for Veterans.

  • It ranks 5th in Best Undergraduate Teaching.

  • It ranks 6th in Most Innovative Schools.

  • It ranks 18th in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

Some of the reviews are

  • The campus is most beautiful with a lot of fun festivals. The community here is lovely. Most of the teachers are helpful in clearing the doubts of the students.

  • There are a lot of internship opportunities which helps to create a network with working people. The academics are taken very seriously. The library is usually packed and then there are readily available faculties to help the students. 


Valparaiso University Campus

The student's activities office on the campus conducts many activities for the betterment of the students. There are plenty of clubs and organization run by the student community. The campus welcomes people of any culture and tradition. The various safety measure was taken by the department to feel secure in the campus.

Valparaiso University Athletics

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Swimming, and Tennis are the main sports participated by the Valpo athletics. Plenty of facilities provided by the department include Athletics-Recreation Center, Warren G. Hoger Track, The Course At Aberdeen, Emory G. Bauer Field, Valpo Softball Complex, Valpo Tennis Complex, And Arc Pool.

Valparaiso University Dorms

The 8 residence halls and apartments houses more than 2000 students. The residence hall includes Alumni Hall, Beacon Hall, Brandt Hall, Guild/memorial Halls, Duesenberg German House, Lankenau Hall, Wehrenberg Hall and so on. Each of the halls exhibits a different kind of amenities and facilities to satisfy the students of diverse culture.

Valparaiso University Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
Also see:
For-Profit vs Not-For-Profit

Headquartered at

Valparaiso, Indiana

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001842
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What is FAFSA school code?
How to fill FAFSA application?

Institutional Accreditation

HLC
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What is Accreditation in Colleges and Universities?

Religious Affiliation

Lutheran
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What are Religious Affiliated Colleges and Universities?

Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

eLibrary , Military Friendly, Veterans Friendly , Financial Aid, Military Spouse Friendly, Yellow Ribbon Program, Student Portal

Data Source: www.valpo.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Valparaiso University Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 83 %
Student Faculty Ratio 12: 1
Total Population 4,412
Student Population Full Time: 3,937 Part Time: 475
Gender Division Male: 47 % Female: 53 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 7,484 3,400 4,084
Total Applicants Admitted - 6,205 2,837 3,368
Applicants Enrolled - 862 402 460
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 862 402 460

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 59 %

The College Monk

Female: 72 %

Total Graduation Rate: 66 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Valparaiso University Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Valparaiso University

College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

College of Engineering

Majors available

Public Administration

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Majors available

Nursing Health Science

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Literature Safety

The Graduate School

Majors available

Safety Business Management

Christ College - The Honors College

Majors available

Accounting Education

Valparaiso University Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Graduate Application Fee $30

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 360
Number of students submitting ACT scores 667
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 42%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 77%
SAT Math 545 average 490 - 600 range
SAT Critical Reading 570 average 510 - 630 range
SAT Writing 535 average 480 - 590 range
ACT Composite 26 average 23 - 29 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Valparaiso University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,344 Undergraduate Student, U, S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant $942 Undergraduate student,Eligible for Federal Pell Grant,Enrolled atleast half-time. June 30th, 2019
TEACH Grant $942 Undergraduate or Graduate student, enrolled in TEACH Grant Eligible major,Minimum of 3.25 CGPA June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study $6,905 U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Maintain satisfactory academic progress. April 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,905 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan $6,905 U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen. Enrolled half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds. June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loan $6,905 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen, Enrolled at least half-time, Should not have an adverse credit history June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Indiana State Grant $6,445 Indiana residents with financial need. April 15th, 2019

Data Source: www.valpo.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Valpo Fund Alumni Award $23,633 Demonstrate financial need. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Board of Directors Scholarship $23,633 Based on scores of ACT or SAT and GPA. Varies
Presidential Scholarship $23,633 Based on scores of ACT or SAT and GPA. Varies
Honors Scholarship $23,633 Based on scores of ACT or SAT and GPA. Varies
RaiseMe Scholarship $23,633 One undergraduate or graduate student who is currently a full-time student enrolled. Varies
Alumni Heritage Scholarship $23,633 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
National Merit Scholarship $23,633 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Varies
Reutlingen Semester Scholarship $23,633 Students studying abroad in Reutlingen, Germany. Varies

Data Source: www.valpo.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $16,649 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies

Data Source: www.valpo.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $15,705
$30,001 - $48,000 $17,477
$48,001 - $75,000 $19,566
$75,001 - $110,000 $22,661
Over $110,000 $25,873

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 26% $4,467
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $25,412
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 31% $5,712
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 99% $22,774
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $7,485
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $6,049
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 22,626
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 1
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $4,000
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $4,000
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 38 $22,555
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 27 $27,648
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 11 $10,056

Data Source: www.valpo.edu, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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