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.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
3,009
Undergraduates
1,330
Men - 44.2%
1,680
Women - 55.8%
510
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
86% of 5,491 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.76
SAT Math
590 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
590 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
22-29 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$58,726
Tuition and Fees
$43,286
Room and Board
$12,620
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$33,195
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,968
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
290
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
13%
10-19
30%
20-29
32%
30-39
18%
40-49
3%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Chicago Population
32,261
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
60% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Crusader
Sororities
29% of women participate
Fraternities
29% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
2.3%
Black/African-American
5.5%
Hispanic/Latino
11.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
74.5%
Unknown
2.8%
International Students
3.1% from 38 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
80%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.8%
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