Valparaiso University Rankings

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In the World#1361 of 14178
In North America#416 of 2629
In the United States#377 of 2528
In Indiana#8 of 55
In Valparaiso#1 of 1
In Philosophy#287 of 5,138

Quick Review

Religion
Lutheran Church in America
Acceptance rate
86%
Average SAT
1180
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$21,824 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
2,992
Graduates
510
Male:Female Ratio
43:57
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
valpo.edu

Valparaiso University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate86%86%86%
Applicants5,4912,5562,935
Admissions4,7142,1922,522
Freshmen enrolled full time646296350
Freshmen enrolled part time11

384 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

62 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
421 or 65%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1290
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Valparaiso University are 1070-1290 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
276 or 43%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Valparaiso University are 22-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2414 (69%)
Hispanic352 (10%)
Nonresident Alien228 (7%)
Black or African American187 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown133 (4%)
Two or more races100 (3%)
Asian81 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,824/year
Average aid awarded
$30,668
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$13,588
$30-48K$14,913
$48-75K$17,661
$75-110K$21,211
$110K+$24,510

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$40,520$11,700
Tuition in-state$40,520$11,700
Tuition out-of-state$40,520$11,700
Fee in-district$1,300$520
Fee in-state$1,300$520
Fee out-of-state$1,300$520

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,033
Combined charge for room and board$12,260
Room charge$7,580
Meal charge$4,680

Valparaiso University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse150
Law86
Business Administration and Management, General3223
Mechanical Engineering49
Information Technology48
Health & Health Care Administration & Management1324
Psychology, General34
Communication, General33
Accounting31
Civil Engineering, General29
Electrical and Electronics Engineering27
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General22
Marketing & Marketing Management, General22
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia516
Biology & Biological Sciences, General21
Computer Science21
Computer Engineering, General20
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management127
Elementary Education and Teaching181
Counseling Psychology19
International Business & Trade & Commerce99
Finance, General17
Social Work16
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing16
Political Science and Government, General15
Chemistry, General14
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General13
Applied and Professional Ethics11
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other9
Criminology9
English Language and Literature, General9
Cyber & Electronic Operations and Warfare9
English & Language Arts Teacher Education8
History, General8
Music Teacher Education8
Economics, General8
Computational Science8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General7
Mathematics, General7
Physics, General6
Management Science6
Theology & Theological Studies6
School Psychology6
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics6
Education, Other6
Music, General5
Art & Art Studies, General5
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General5
Biochemistry4
Physics Teacher Education4
International Relations and Affairs4
Environmental Science4
Mathematics Teacher Education4
Education, General4
Geography3
Actuarial Science3
Sociology3
Creative Writing3
Sports Communication3
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies3
Nursing Education3
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other3
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor3
Nursing Practice3
Statistics, General2
Secondary Education and Teaching2
Biology Teacher Education2
International Economics2
Chemistry Teacher Education2
Biological and Physical Sciences1
Music Theory and Composition1
Spanish Language and Literature1
History Teacher Education1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching1
German Language and Literature1
East Asian Studies1
French Language and Literature1
Mathematics and Computer Science1
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1
International & Global Studies1
Astronomy1
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth1
Programs for Foreign Lawyers1
Grand Total1783221105
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate71%70%73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%

Publications & Citations

Publications
19,285
Citations
380,876

Publication count by topic

Physics
2,890
Computer science
1,569
Medicine
1,507
Chemistry
1,499
Biology
1,422
Mathematics
1,348
Political science
1,053
Engineering
1,031
Psychology
855
Materials science
717
Philosophy
629
Sociology
590
Art
518
Geography
468
Environmental science
405
Business
322
Economics
221
History
192
Geology
154

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Engineering16859,279
Physics320113,915
Philosophy383881
Art489362
Mathematics75316,191
Computer science78021,305
Environmental science7926,580
Political science8301,499
Geology8373,741
Geography8842,500
Psychology91215,074
Biology92741,305
History956137
Medicine106320,785
Chemistry109225,066
Economics11712,399
Sociology12171,295
Materials science13439,815
Business15741,203

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199078243
199188290
1992107310
1993116319
1994114323
1995115463
1996120453
1997144593
1998145668
1999153793
20002211067
20012091379
20022771665
20032462244
20042842683
20053533839
20063624572
20075126207
20085127763
20096609885
201061711763
2011138515678
201297619072
2013100823424
2014106125526
2015123529826
2016139832676
2017121232760
2018123833418
2019131736473
2020120537741

General info

Alternative namesValpo
VU
Founded1859
WikipediaValparaiso University
MottoIn Tua Luce Videmus Lucem
In Thy Light We See Light
Colorsbrown, gold
Academic CalendarAugust to July (August - December; January-May; June-July)
Total FTE staff772
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

AddressUS Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383
United States
City population32,000
Phone2194645000
Fax+1 (219) 464 5381

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