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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.

Website: www.valpo.edu

Private
Co-ed
3,009
Undergraduate
Students
(55.8%) 1,679 Women
(44.2%) 1,330 Men
510
Graduate
Students

Admission

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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Money Matters

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 2019 Graduates
$35,968
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
290
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
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Campus Life

Valparaiso Population
32,261
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
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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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.3% Asian
5.5% Black/African-American
11.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.5% White
2.8% Unknown
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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