Valparaiso University: Review & Facts

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Valparaiso University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 4,525 students enrolled. This college was established in 1859 and is one of the 2 colleges located in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Valparaiso University is affiliated with Lutheran Church in America.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
124
Good
Several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, and doctoral degree are available at Valparaiso University.

Valparaiso University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 124 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Computer Science, Law, Psychology, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
82%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Valparaiso University is high at 82% (well above Indiana average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Valparaiso University is good - 70%.

Student to faculty ratio at Valparaiso University is pretty good, 13:1. Learn more information about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$36,300
High
Average tuition cost is extremely high - $35,100 per year. The additional fees at Valparaiso University not covered by tuition are around $1,200, which totals $36,300 a year.

Read the details about Valparaiso University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
82%
Easy
As reported in recent government data, 6,657 applications were submitted and 5,452 were accepted; so it is easy to become a student at this school.

The school might accept advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Valparaiso University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,400
Medium
Valparaiso University offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Valparaiso University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Valparaiso University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,200 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable - about $6,400 a year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Valparaiso University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Valparaiso University seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Valparaiso University Location and Maps



Post Address: Valparaiso University, US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383, USA
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