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Valparaiso University

950 reviews
  1. Valparaiso, IN
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Valparaiso University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
82%
SAT Range
1000-1220
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
Data not available
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,058/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,784/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,772/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,614/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,324/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,505/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.35 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.35 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,150Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Ethical.
    7%
  • Sheltered
    20%
  • Well-rounded
    73%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
31%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.54 responses
Poll
2%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Enriching
    30%
  • Exactly where I want to be
    10%
  • It's high school all over again
    40%
  • Quiet
    20%

After Valparaiso University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
67%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses

Reviews

950 reviews
  • Excellent
    107
  • Very Good
    368
  • Average
    353
  • Poor
    68
  • Terrible
    54
They have the best admission staff, Nicole helped me throughout my application. She always got right back to me and answered all my questions. They seem to care about all students and really want them to succeed!
  • College Freshman
  • 20 days ago
Everyone who works at my school has been friendly. I love how excited the students are during orientation! Valparaiso university is expensive, however, they offer students a hefty financial aid package paid for by alumi. It's in Valparaiso, Indiana which is the best city in America!!
  • College Freshman
  • 20 days ago
Many students who graduate from valparaiso have been able to get jobs right after. This shows the benefits of attending valparaiso.
  • College Senior
  • 26 days ago