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
2,349
Undergraduates
1,011
Men - 43%
1,344
Women - 57.2%
609
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
94% of 6,842 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.71 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Cost of Attendance
$62,714
Tuition and Fees
$46,588
Room and Board
$13,306
Average Percent of Need Met
94%
Average Freshman Award
$40,700
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$36,448
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
189
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
20%
10-19
39%
20-29
23%
30-39
10%
40-49
3%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Valparaiso Population
33,944
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
58% 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
3.2%
Black/African-American
6.7%
Hispanic/Latino
11%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
White
73.9%
Unknown
1.7%
International Students
4.3% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
77.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
62.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
71%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.6%
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