Valparaiso University (Valpo)

Valparaiso, IN

Valpo Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Freshmen Students Required to Live on Campus
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Women's Dorms
  • Fraternity Housing
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Other: Language housing.
Room & Board Expenses $9,164
Living On-Campus 67%
Living Off-Campus 33%

Valpo Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 24 Reviews

46% of students gave Valparaiso University 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

The social life is one thing that could be better at Valpo. Greek life isn't very big on campus, and there are some weekends where the most exciting thing that someone can find to do is hangout with friends or go to a movie. Some weekends can get a little dull, but that is always great time to catch up on homework! There are a ton of clubs and organizations on campus, and I would think that nearly anyone could find something on campus that they are interested in joining. As far as safety goes, I feel as if the campus is very safe. There is a campus police that monitors campus at all times. Also, there tends not to be any really big parties that could get a lot of people hurt or in trouble, which helps keep people safe as well. As far as athletics goes, there is a lot of sports for both men and women. The level of competition is extremely high, so it is very entertaining to watch. Also, there are a ton of intramural sports that are offered on campus as well.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

College Life Rating

The campus is safe and has its own police. I have never had any problems on campus.There are over 55 organizations and clubs on campus so there is a lot to get involved in on campus. Valpo is a D1 school meaning we are pretty good when it comes to athletics.

Valpo Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(219) 464-5430
Medical Center Emergency Department
(219) 476-8855
Campus Police
816 Union Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Valpo Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Crusaders
School Colors: brown and gold
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities basketball, handball, racquetball, and tennis courts; baseball and softball fields; bowling alley, fitness center, golf course, track, weight room
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Horizon League
Baseball: Horizon League
Track: Horizon League

Athletics Department at Valparaiso University

Athletic Director Name
Mark LaBarbera
Athletic Department Email

Valpo Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 8
Number of Sororities: 7
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 24%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 19%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station

Valpo Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Military Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Transportation
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: ; other services provided on an individual basis.

Other Services at Valparaiso University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Placement Services
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Rebecca Pallmeyer, District Judge, U.S. District Court, Chicago
  • Paul Sieving, Director, National Eye Institute
  • Jay W. Christopher, Chairman, Thatcher Corporation.

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