Valparaiso University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive

Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

(219) 464-5011

(888) 468-2576

Fax: (219) 464-6898



Contact: David Fevig

Director of Admission
Main Address

Kretzmann Hall, 1700 Chapel Drive

Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

(219) 464-5000

www.valpo.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,881

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 657

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,824

Graduate enrollment: 520

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 92%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 85%


College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
East Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Church Music B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management Av
Finance/Banking B
Information/Decision sciences B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communication and Expressive Arts A,B
Digital Communications/Multimedia C
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Organizational Communication B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis C
Web/Multimedia Design C

Education

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Drama/Dance Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Psychology Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Teacher Assistance A

Engineering

Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A
Multi-/Interdisciplinary studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Geoscience B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Economics and Computer analysis B
Geographic and Environmental Policy Systems C
Geography B
International Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General A,B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Valparaiso University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(219) 464-5000
Website:www.valpo.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.valpo.edu/admission/apply/
Address:US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:4,412
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):70%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:3,958 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$37,450
Out-of-state Tuition:$37,450
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$25,412

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Valparaiso University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Valparaiso University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies441
Biological and Biomedical Sciences2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1173
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2172
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services411
Education21610
Engineering4
English Language and Literature/Letters132
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics14
Health Professions and Related Programs444
History111
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics2
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies3134
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies31
Philosophy and Religious Studies212
Physical Sciences5
Psychology13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences4192
Theology and Religious Vocations131
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts91
Grand total4458240

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Valparaiso University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences1
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Grand total25

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Valparaiso University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$37,450
Out-of-state$37,450
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,498
Out-of-state$11,498

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid73699%
Grant or scholarship aid73499%$25,412
Student loan aid44159%$7,485

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,93993%$23,580
Federal student loans1,90860%$7,208

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Valparaiso University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Valparaiso University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,4843,4004,084
Percent admitted100%83%82%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%12%11%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Valparaiso University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment4,412
Undergraduate enrollment3,273
Graduate enrollment1,139

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Valparaiso University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (INTERLINK)
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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