|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Religious affiliation||Lutheran Church in America|
|Student to faculty ratio||12:1|
|Dormitory capacity||2,178 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Valparaiso University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 7,484 applications and 6,205 students were granted admission. Valparaiso University is at the #81 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 77% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 42% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||990 to 1200|
|ACT||23 to 29|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Valparaiso University's tuition was $36,280 for all students regardless of residency (35.4% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Valparaiso University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 31% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,610 (which is 4.8% above the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Valparaiso University in 2016-2017, was 432, which is 58% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,049 (which is 2.6% above the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Valparaiso University has enrolled a total of 4,412 students (3,937 students full-time and 475 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,412 students, 195 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and 3,273 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 1,139 for graduates studies.
The institution also enrolled 124 students for distance studies.
Non-resident alien: 13%
Black/African American: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Two or more races: 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Valparaiso University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Legal Professions And Studies||23%||503|
|Health Professions And Related Programs||21%||461||65|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||8%||169|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||3%||57|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||2%||45|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||2%||33|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Valparaiso University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
The typical median income of Valparaiso University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $37,700. Last year, out of the total 879 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 817 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,143 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,063 were employed.
|6 years after enrollment||10 years after enrollment|
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