Valparaiso University (Valpo)

Valparaiso, IN

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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University Student Essentials

Valparaiso University Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Lutheran Church in America
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Crusaders
Nicknames: Valpo, VU
Website: valpo.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $32,250
Out-of-State Tuition: $32,250
Retention Rate: 87%
Enrollment: 4,454
Year Established: 1859

About Valpo

While its academics are certainly rigorous, Valparaiso University prides itself on offering just as much outside of the classroom as inside.

Located in Valparaiso, Indiana, Valparaiso University is accredited for its Education, Music, Social Work, Nursing, Law, Engineering, Liberal Studies, Psychology and other departments by numerous professional commissions and associations.

In addition to these programs, Valparaiso’s academics include majors in such specialized fields as Actuarial Science, International Business, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Meteorology, Peace and Social Justice Studies and Theatre Design. At Valparaiso there are also more than 40 graduate degree offerings.

However, at Valparaiso there is just as much activity, enrichment and learning outside of the classroom.

A Lutheran University, Valparaiso espouses a commitment to faith and service by providing ministry, worship and community service opportunities.

There is also a performing arts complex that hosts and mounts plays, concerts and dance performances, which are attended by the community as well as students. A student choir and an on-campus art museum are other examples of its plentiful arts offerings.

In addition to these campus life options, there are also a number of student clubs and organizations, a student-run radio station, movie nights, and other activities.

Selective in its undergraduate admission process, Valparaiso expects its students to exhibit some amount of academic achievement through grades and test scores.

Financial aid is awarded to eligible students through scholarships, loans, grants, work-study or some combination thereof.

Valpo Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 24 Reviews

58% of students gave Valparaiso University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Overall, I think Valparaiso is an above average school. Although it is expensive, I believe that in the long run, the cost is worth it. You get an education that allows you to get to know everyone in your classes, as well as getting to know the teachers as well. The part of Valparaiso I liked the most is the athletics. I am a part of the men's soccer team, and it has had a life changing impact on me. Being a part of the athletics community has been incredible for me, and well worth all the work involved.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Overall I'm grateful to be attending a prestigious school such as Valparaiso University. I have enjoyed my first year year and plan to graduate from here in the spring of 2016. What i like most at Valpo has to be the friendly people. Coming here I knew no one and the staff as well as upperclassmen made my transition easy and assisted me with anything I needed. I ultimately was able to have a great learning experience here on the campus. I really believe Valpo was the best choice for me and would recommend this university to others.


Valpo Map & Location

Valparaiso University
US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383


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Getting Around Valpo

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Valparaiso, IN

Winter
Dec
35
22
Jan
31
17
Feb
37
21
Spring
Mar
48
29
Apr
61
39
May
71
49
Summer
Jun
80
59
Jul
83
63
Aug
81
62
Fall
Sep
75
54
Oct
63
44
Nov
49
34

Valpo Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 3,102
Freshman Class 741
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 4,454

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 82%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 6%
African American 5%
Caucasian 82%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 70%
Graduate 30%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 47%
Men 53%
International 6%
Domestic 94%

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