Valpo

Valparaiso University

1700 Chapel Dr, Valparaiso, United States
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Overview of Valparaiso University (Valpo)

About this school

Valparaiso University, founded in 1859, is an independent Lutheran university offering majors in more than 70 fields of study in five colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Nursing, and an Honors College. Valparaiso emphasizes small classes, individual guidance, international study, and service learning. Its 310-acre campus is located in Valparaiso, 60 miles southeast of Chicago.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,251
    • Men:1,459 (44.9%)
    • Women:1,792 (55.1%)

Location

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Admission Information (Valpo)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Valparaiso University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
-
1
History
2
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1700 Chapel Drive
City, State, Zip
Valparaiso, IN  46383
Phone
(219) 464-5011
Fax
(219) 464-6898
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 4 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
84% of 7,954 applicants were admitted
Women
84% of 4,191 applicants were admitted
Men
85% of 3,763 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
975 (15%) of 6,704 admitted students enrolled
Women
516 (15%) of 3,518 admitted students enrolled
Men
459 (14%) of 3,186 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.69
375 And Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
583 average |530-640 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
7%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
48%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
586 average |530-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
7%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
21%
• Score 24 - 29
50%
• Score 18 - 23
28%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Valpo)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,260 (73.27994175464143%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,860 (21.587186021113943%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,200 (2.184200946487077%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,620 (2.948671277757554%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Valparaiso University accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001842
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
821 (95.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
722 (87.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
722 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
322 (44.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
94%
Average Award
$31,812
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 722 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,370
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 433 (60.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,694
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 154 (21.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
131 (15.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,002

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,707 (84.2%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,443 (90.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,436 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
974 (40.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$30,984
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,434 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,710
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,674 (68.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,291
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 437 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
626 (19.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,064

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,978
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Engineering/Technologies, Foreign Languages, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Religion/Biblical Studies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,375

Academics & Instruction (Valpo)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


310

Part-Time Faculty


107

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


65%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 13% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 18% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 3% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 48% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 3% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
627,828

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Valparaiso University provides visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


83.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


62.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


72.0%

Programs & Majors (Valpo)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (81)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Management Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Voice and Opera

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Physician assistant

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Master of Science, Master of Health Administration, Master of Engineering Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Ministry Administration, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (36)


  • Arts Administration
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chinese
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication--General
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Engineering Management
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entertainment Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Finance and Banking
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • International Economics
  • International Trade Policy
  • Law
  • Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sports Management
  • Sustainability Management
  • Theology

Campus Life (Valpo)

Location & Geography

Population


32,261

Nearest Metropolitan Area


350 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Chicago

Weather


Temperature
16.1 average low in January, 79.5 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Chicago
Nearest Bus Station
-
Nearest Train Station
13 mile(s) from campus in Chesterton

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


64% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


36%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Crusader
School Colors
Brown and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, football, golf, racquetball, softball, table tennis, triathlon, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Valparaiso University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, student volunteer organization, chapel programs, union board

Sororities


25% of women participate

Fraternities


25% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,180

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,251
Women
1,792
Men
1,459

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.5% Asian
  • 6.1% Black/African-American
  • 9.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.5% White
  • 3.4% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 27 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


802

Student Resources (Valpo)

Study resources