Valparaiso University

US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383

About Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 3,000 to 9,999 students. 80% or more of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and at least half of undergrad students reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards master’s degrees in at least one professional field. Master’s degrees are also awarded in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. According to data for fall enrollment, this institution has a low transfer rate, and at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Fewer than 20% of entering students are undergrad transfer students. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with the majority of students enrolled in undergrad programs. 25-49% of students are enrolled in graduate programs.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,888
Student Age% Under 2580%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White75.5%
 % Black5.9%
 % Asian1.8%
 % Latino4.4%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown4.4%
 % International student7%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted85%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled23%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT47%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT70%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800600 / 800
 SAT Writing480 / 800590 / 800
 SAT Math510 / 800620 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite23 / 3629 / 36
 ACT English22 / 3629
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math23 / 3629 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$29,582
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,582
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid99%
 % Undergraduates with Loans67%
 % Undergraduates with Grants97%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,200
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,330
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,150
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,640
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,640
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,640

Neighborhood Data for the Valparaiso Area

Median Age33.7
Median Household Income$50,549
Total Population31,354
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.6% 50.4%
 Age 0-951.9%48.1%
 Age 10-1757.3%42.7%
 Age 18-2452.1%47.9%
 Age 25-2953.5%46.5%
 Age 30-3948.7%51.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White91.3%
 % Black2.5%
 % Asian2.0%
 % Latino8.4%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,330
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,150
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$697
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50047.2%20.8%0.9%
 $500 to $74920.8%49.7%0.0%
 $750 to $9996.8%22.9%58.1%
 Over $100025.2%6.6%15.4%
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