Valparaiso University

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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

Total undergrads: 2,881

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 657

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,824

Graduate enrollment: 520


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
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


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


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 – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A,B


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 – 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
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,502
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 72%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 3,056 (87% 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: $41,820
Out-of-state Tuition: $41,820
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $30,668

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Valparaiso University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Valparaiso University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 441
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1182
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2152
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 711
Education 211010
Engineering 6
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14
Health Professions and Related Programs 354
History 1
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1111
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1132
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 31
Philosophy and Religious Studies 111
Physical Sciences 5
Psychology 13
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 3191
Theology and Religious Vocations 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 81
Grand total 3968733

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $41,820
Out-of-state $41,820
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,220
Out-of-state $12,220

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 752 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 752 99% $30,668
Student loan aid 350 46% $7,607

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,099 97% $25,308
Federal student loans 1,815 57% $6,896

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 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,491 2,556 2,935
Percent admitted 100% 86% 86%
Percent admitted who enrolled 12% 12% 12%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
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 2020

Total Enrollment 3,502
Undergraduate enrollment 2,992
Graduate enrollment 510

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 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
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • 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
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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