Valparaiso University

US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Valparaiso University (also known as Valpo or VU) is a non-profit, private education institution located in Valparaiso, Indiana. The school is affiliated with the Lutheran Church in America.

VU awards associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as certificate programs in 53 subject areas and 118 disciplines. The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission and has specialized accreditation from the American Bar Association - Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Study abroad and distance learning programs are offered at Valparaiso University. They accept high school Advanced Placement courses as credit towards completion of a degree.


General Information

Main Phone: (219) 464 -5000 Website: valpo.edu
Status: Non-accredited Faculty: 332
School Type: Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above Affiliation: Lutheran Church in America
Size: Small (1,000 - 5,000 students) Undergraduates: 2,839
Setting: N/A Graduate Students: 1,145
On-Campus Housing: N/A Acceptance Rate: 74%
Out-of-State Tuition: N/A Varsity Athletics: Yes
In-State Tuition: N/A Student-to-faculty Ratio: 12 to 1

Admissions

Application Fee: $ 30


Admission Requirements

Required Recommended
High School Diploma or Equivalent
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Transcript
Recommendations
TOEFL
Standardized Test Scores

Test Scores 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Critical Reading 490 610
SAT Math 490 610
ACT Composite 23 29
ACT English 23 30
ACT Math 23 28

Acceptance Rate

Total
Applied 5,418
Accepted 4,027
Acceptance Rate 74%
Enrolled 698

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Attendance Status 95% Full-time 5% Part-time
Graduate Attendance Status 74% Full-time 26% Part-time
Student Gender 46% Men 54% Women

Student Race Ethnicity

74% White 0% American Indian/Alaska Native
6% Black or African American 2% Multiracial
6% Hispanic/Latino 2% Asian/Oriental
0% Polynesian/Pacific Island 10% Other



Financial Aid

Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grant 67% $ 7,372
Local Grant 27% $3,820
Institutional Grant 98% $ 16,043
Student Loans 71% $ 7,501

Majors & Degrees


Natural Resources and Conservation

Natural Resources Conservation and Research

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Environmental Science - - 4 - -

Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies

Area Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chinese Studies - - - 10 -
East Asian Studies - - 1 10 -
American (u.s.) Studies - - 1 10 -
European Studies - - 0 10 -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 0 - -
Mass Media Studies - - 2 - -

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sports Communication - - - 1 -
Organizational Communication - - 4 1 -
Public Relations - - 13 1 -

Communication and Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Communication and Journalism - 0 0 - -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 7 - -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia - - 0 11 -
Radio and Television - - 10 11 -

Communication and Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Communication and Journalism - 0 0 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 4 - -

Computer Systems Analysis

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Systems Analysis 0 - - - -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Technology - - - 13 -

Computer Programming

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Programming General 0 - - - -
Computer Programming ? Programmer) 0 - - - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design 0 - - - -

Communication and Journalism

Communication and Media Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Speech Communication and Rhetoric - - 0 - -
Mass Media Studies - - 2 - -

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sports Communication - - - 1 -
Organizational Communication - - 4 1 -
Public Relations - - 13 1 -

Communication and Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Communication and Journalism - 0 0 - -

Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Journalism - - 7 - -

Radio, Television, and Digital Communication

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Digital Communication and Media Multimedia - - 0 11 -
Radio and Television - - 10 11 -

Communication and Journalism

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
General Communication and Journalism - 0 0 - -

Computer Information Sciences

Computer Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Science - - 4 - -

Computer Systems Analysis

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Systems Analysis 0 - - - -

Computer and Information Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Information Technology - - - 13 -

Computer Programming

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Programming General 0 - - - -
Computer Programming ? Programmer) 0 - - - -

Computer Software and Media Applications

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Web Page, Multimedia and Information Resources Design 0 - - - -

Education

Teaching Assistants

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teacher Aide - 0 - - -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 4 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 1 4 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - 1 1 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 26 1 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development Specific Subject Areas

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching - - 0 - -
Music Teacher Education - - 4 - -
Physics Teacher Education - - 0 - -

Student Counseling

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
School Counseling and Guidance Services - - - 0 -

Teaching English Or French As A Second Language

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor - - - 0 -

Special Education and Teaching

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Special Education and Teaching - - - 0 -

Education

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Education and Teaching - - - 17 -

Teacher Education and Professional Development

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Secondary Education and Teaching - - 0 4 -
Junior High and Middle School Education and Teaching - - 1 4 -
Teacher Education and Professional Development ? Specific Levels and Methods - - 1 1 -
Elementary Education and Teaching - - 26 1 -

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mechanical Engineering - - 36 - -

Computer Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computer Engineering - - 4 - -

Civil Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Civil Engineering - - 24 - -

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Electrical and Electronics Engineering - - 13 - -

Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language and Literature - - 7 - -
French Language and Literature - - 1 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 2 - 1 - -

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics - - 4 - -

Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Spanish Language and Literature - - 7 - -
French Language and Literature - - 1 - -
Spanish Language and Literature 2 - 1 - -

Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
German Language and Literature - - 4 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 18 5 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Creative Writing - - 0 - -
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing - - 1 - -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 18 5 -

English Language and Literature Letters

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature Letters - - - 20 -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Programs For Foreign Lawyers - - - 3 -
Advanced Legal Research Studies - - - 3 0

Law

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Law - - - - 179

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Humanities Humanistic Studies - 2 0 - -

English Language and Literature Letters

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 18 5 -

Rhetoric and Composition Writing Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Creative Writing - - 0 - -
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing - - 1 - -

English Language and Literature

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature - - 18 5 -

English Language and Literature Letters

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
English Language and Literature Letters - - - 20 -

Legal Professions and Studies

Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Programs For Foreign Lawyers - - - 3 -
Advanced Legal Research Studies - - - 3 0

Law

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Law - - - - 179

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Humanities Humanistic Studies - 2 0 - -

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biochemistry - - 0 - -

Biology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biology Biological Sciences - - 40 - -

Mathematics and Statistics

Mathematics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Mathematics - - 5 - -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 23 5 -

Computational Science

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Computational Science - - - 0 -

Biological and Physical Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Biological and Physical Sciences - 1 - - -

Gerontology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Gerontology - - - 1 -

Multi Interdisciplinary Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies - - 23 5 -

International Global Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Global Studies - - - 0 -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ethics - - - 0 -
Philosophy - - 2 0 -
Applied and Professional Ethics - - 2 0 -

Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

Health and Physical Education Fitness

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sport and Fitness Administration Management - - 10 - -
Health and Physical Education Fitness - - 2 - -
Kinesiology and Exercise Science - - 7 - -
Sport and Fitness Administration Management - - 7 31 -

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Ethics - - - 0 -
Philosophy - - 2 0 -
Applied and Professional Ethics - - 2 0 -

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology - - 24 - -

Physics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Physics - - 3 - -

Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geological and Earth Sciences Geosciences - - 0 - -
Geology Earth Science - - 0 - -

Chemistry

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Chemistry - - 5 - -

Astronomy and Astrophysics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Astronomy - - 0 - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Youth Ministry - - 0 - -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - 0 -
Pre-theology Pre-ministerial Studies - - 0 0 -
Theology Theological Studies - - 11 0 -

Religious Sacred Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Sacred Music - - 0 - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 30 3 -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Counseling Psychology - - - 19 -
School Psychology - - - 10 -

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 30 3 -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 13 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 0 - - - -

Theology and Religious Vocations

Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Youth Ministry - - 0 - -

Theological and Ministerial Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Theology Theological Studies - - - 0 -
Pre-theology Pre-ministerial Studies - - 0 0 -
Theology Theological Studies - - 11 0 -

Religious Sacred Music

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Religious Sacred Music - - 0 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Social Work

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Work - - 13 - -

Public Administration and Social Service Professions

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 0 - - - -

Psychology

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 30 3 -

Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Counseling Psychology - - - 19 -
School Psychology - - - 10 -

Psychology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Psychology - - 30 3 -

Social Sciences

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 0 - -
International Economics - - 5 14 -
Economics - - 0 14 -

Geography and Cartography

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geography 0 - 5 - -

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - 1 0 3 -

Criminology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Criminology - - 9 - -

Political Science and Government

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Political Science and Government - - 19 - -

Social Sciences

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Social Sciences - 1 0 3 -

Geography and Cartography

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Geography 0 - 5 - -

Economics

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Economics - - 0 - -
International Economics - - 5 14 -
Economics - - 0 14 -

Sociology

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Sociology - - 11 - -

International Relations and National Security Studies

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Relations and Affairs - - 2 - -

Health Professions and Related Programs

Health and Medical Administrative Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Health Health Care Administration Management - - 0 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 36 -

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Science - - 21 - -
Actuarial Science - - 4 - -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods - - 1 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 27 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services - - - 1 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce 0 - - - -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 36 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management 0 - - 25 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 16 4 -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 17 - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 16 4 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management 0 - - 25 -

History

History

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
History - - 11 8 -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 36 -

Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Management Science - - 21 - -
Actuarial Science - - 4 - -
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods - - 1 - -

Finance and Financial Management Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Finance - - 27 - -

Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services - - - 1 -

Business Commerce

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Commerce 0 - - - -

International Business

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
International Business Trade Commerce - - 7 36 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management 0 - - 25 -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 16 4 -

Marketing

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Marketing Marketing Management - - 17 - -

Accounting and Related Services

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Accounting - - 16 4 -

Business Administration, Management and Operations

Number of Awards given in 2011-2012 Cert AS/AA BS/BA MS/MA PhD
Business Administration and Management 0 - - 25 -

Sports & Athletics

Yes No
Football
Basketball
Baseball
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