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Established in 1859, the Valparaiso University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Valparaíso (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Indiana. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Valparaiso University (VU) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Lutheran religion. Valparaiso University (VU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 164-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. VU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Valparaiso University's Control Typeprivate


Valparaiso University's Entity Typenon-profit


Valparaiso University' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Valparaiso University's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateleast selective

University Identity

Acronym VU
Founded 1859
Motto In Tua Luce Videmus Lucem
In Thy Light We See Light
Colours Brown and gold
Mascot Beacon (Golden Retriever) and Blaze (chocolate Labrador)

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University Location

Address US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
46383 Indiana
United States
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Valparaiso University Phone Number +1 (219) 464 5000
Valparaiso University Fax Number +1 (219) 464 5381

Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Valparaiso University's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Valparaiso University's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Valparaiso University's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Valparaiso University.

Valparaiso University: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
45,000-49,999 US$
(41,010-45,570 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)
45,000-49,999 US$
(41,010-45,570 Euro)
10,000-12,499 US$
(9,110-11,390 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Valparaiso University's admission information.

Valparaiso University's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Valparaiso University's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Valparaiso University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Valparaiso University's acceptance rate range is 90-99% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

Secondary school GPA is recommended Secondary school rank is recommended Secondary school record is required Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended Recommendations are recommended Formal demonstration of competencies is recommended Admission test scores are recommended TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended Source: IPDES

Valparaiso University's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Valparaiso University international students information:

  • More information can be found at: https://www.valpo.edu/international/about/

Valparaiso University's Admission Office Admission Office

Duesenberg Welcome Center, 1620 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso 46383-6493
(219) 464 5011
888 468 2576

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Valparaiso University.

Valparaiso University's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Valparaiso University has an enrollment range of 2,000-2,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Valparaiso University's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 200-299 academic employees (Faculty).

Valparaiso University's Control Type Control Type

Valparaiso University is a private higher education institution.

Valparaiso University's Entity Type Entity Type

Valparaiso University is a non-profit higher education institution.

Valparaiso University's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.

Valparaiso University's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Valparaiso University is Christian-Lutheran Religious Affiliation

Valparaiso University has a Christian-Lutheran affiliation (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - www.elca.org).

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official Valparaiso University's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Postbaccalaureate: Comprehensive programs

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Valparaiso University's main facilities:

Valparaiso University's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Valparaiso University's Library

Valparaiso University's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 291,898 physical volumes, 15,149 physical media and 179 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 24 full-time employees, including 10 librarians. Valparaiso University's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

Valparaiso University's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the Valparaiso University provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 2,033 students in the 2021 academic year. For more information: https://www.valpo.edu/reslife/residential-life-information/residential-life-policies/

Valparaiso University's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

Valparaiso University Sport Activities and Facilities:

Valparaiso University offers a variety of sports activities and well-equipped facilities for both men and women.

1 Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field

2 Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

3 Valpo Athletic Facilities:

  • Athletics-Recreation Center (ARC)
  • Brown Field
  • Warren G. Hoger Track
  • Valpo Golf Facilities
  • Emory G. Bauer Field
  • Valpo Softball Complex
  • Valpo Tennis Complex
  • ARC Pool

For more details, you can visit http://www.valpoathletics.com/

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Valparaiso University's main services:

Valparaiso University's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Valparaiso University provides various forms of financial aid to its students:

  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study Opportunities

Financial aids at Valparaiso University include:

College Scholarships, Grants & Loans:

Valparaiso University offers various forms of financial assistance to make education accessible to a wide range of students.

College Scholarships:

Valpo offers several college scholarships based on academic achievements.

  • Board of Directors Scholarship - $30,000 (High School GPA > 4.31)
  • Presidential Scholarship - $25,000 $28,000 (High School GPA 3.48 to 4.3)
  • Beacon Scholarship - $24,000 (High School GPA 3.0 to 3.47)

Students earning below a 3.0 GPA may also be eligible for gift aid from Valparaiso University upon admission.

Transfer Student Scholarships:

Transfer students are also eligible for scholarships based on their GPA.

  • $25,000 (GPA 3.9 to 4.0)
  • $24,000 (GPA 3.7 to 3.8)
  • $23,000 (GPA 3.3 to 3.6)
  • $22,000 (GPA 3.0 to 3.2)

College Grants:

Valpo offers grants based on financial need and academic performance. Grants do not need to be repaid.

Federal Grants:

Valparaiso University participates in various federal grant programs, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and TEACH Grant.

Indiana State Grants:

Indiana residents attending Valparaiso University may be eligible for Indiana State Grants.

Valparaiso University Grants:

Valpo offers additional grants based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Student Loans:

Valpo participates in federal and private loan programs, offering competitive interest rates.

For more information, visit the https://www.valpo.edu/student-financial-services/tuition-fees/

Valparaiso University's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Valparaiso University offers various study abroad opportunities. Detailed information can be found at the following links:

  • https://www.valpo.edu/globaleducation/
  • https://www.valpo.edu/world-languages-and-cultures/study-abroad

Valparaiso University's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some programs fully via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. For more information: https://www.valpo.edu/online-learning/

Valparaiso University's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

Not reported

Valparaiso University's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Valparaiso University's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Valparaiso University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Higher Learning Commission

Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Valparaiso University's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
  • Indiana Department of Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Valparaiso University's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on Education
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Center for Research Libraries
  • Council of Applied Masters Programs in Psychology
  • Lutheran Education Association
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • American Music Therapy Association
  • Independent Colleges of Indiana
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
  • The American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Academic Structure


Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following...

  • Colleges
  • Faculties
  • Schools
  • Institutes
  • Academies
  • Departments
  • Divisions
  • Centers

Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and fields of study a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.

Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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