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Valparaiso University Stats, Info and Facts

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4,056 Students

84% Admitted

  • 4,026 full time
  • 477 part time
  • 1,727 men full time
  • 1,852 women full time
  • 5,418 applied
  • 4,027 admitted
  • 698 enrolled

3,224 Undergraduates

$36,280 Tuition/Year

  • 1,184 Graduates
  • 77 Non-Degree
  • $36,280 in state
  • $1,170 fees
  • $11,860 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Lutheran Church in America
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Crusader
School Colors: Brown and gold
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Alyssa from Crown Point, IN
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  • Small campus appeals to students who enjoy knowing many of their classmates and like to always be able to spot someone they know. Academics are taken quite seriously by students…

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  • Gabriela from Valparaiso, IN
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  • Valpo is a small campus but because of its size there is a close knit community of students and faculty. If you are looking for a friendly environment and challenging…

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  • Megan from Kouts, IN
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  • A safe, welcoming environment that makes all students feel right at home. Excellent programs for everyone to get involved with, plus the professors are always willing to help the students…

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  • Carl from Plainfield, IL
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  • Valparaiso University is an excellent place for students to learn, grow, and find themselves. This university succeeds in shaping students into whole and well-rounded thinking individuals who are ready…

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Mission Statement


Valparaiso University,
a community of learning dedicated to excellence and grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve in both church and society.

Valparaiso University
  • Located in Valparaiso, IN
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4,056 students enrolled
  • 84% admitted
  • $36,280 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Elizabeth from Green Bay, WI
  • I am a current student here

    The community is wonderful. Even though it's a Lutheran school, you do not need to be Lutheran to attend. I, myself, am Catholic. It doesn't matter your denomination, you can find a niche here. I have friends who grew up with no religion at home who have found a relationship with God here and others who haven't attended a mass since coming here. If you are religious, there are so many opportunities to be spiritual. We have 'Chapel Break' every day at 11 am, but most people end up using that time to get lunch. There is 'Celebrate' which is a contemporary service at 10 pm on Wednesdays and 'Candlelight,' a more traditional service, at the same time on Sundays. I've met people from all of the colleges here and everyone is so welcoming and understanding. The Catholic student center is full of people and they love to feed you. You make friends with people you never would have met outside of this unique atmosphere.

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  • 5
  • Cammie from Saline, MI
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Everyone on the campus was welcoming and friendly. The campus has so much to offer to everyone, and even if you're in the dorm for the night, most people leave their doors open and come in to visit with you. It's hard to be bored on campus.

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  • 5
  • Matthew from Fort Wayne, IN
  • I am a current student here

    There are so many nice people here. I don't see myself as someone who is very good at making friends, but I met a lot of great people right from the start!

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  • 3
  • LaTanya from Hammond, IN
  • I am a current student here

    I like Valpo, for most people here they are 2 hours or ess from home. Everyone here i always very nice and helpful. You can always find something to do, school related or not.

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Valparaiso, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Valpo is such an open environment! I meet new people all the time, and everyone is so friendly! I walk by people around campus that I don't even know, and they say hi to me and smile! I've had complete strangers ask me how I'm doing on that day. You have your normal debbie downers, but the amount of positive energy around her is amazing.

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