Valparaiso University: Statistics

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#284 of 2,597 In North America
#253 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 55 In Indiana
#220 of 1,000 For International Law
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Quick Review

Religion
Lutheran Church in America
Acceptance rate
87%
Average SAT
1175
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$22,500 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,723
Graduates
399
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.valpo.edu

Valparaiso University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 87% 87% 86%
Applicants 5,991 2,747 3,244
Admissions 5,190 2,399 2,791
Freshmen enrolled full time 635 276 359
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

2,460 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

169 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
423 or 66%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1280
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Valparaiso University are 1070-1280 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
274 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

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
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2203 (71%)
Hispanic 339 (11%)
Black or African American 175 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 132 (4%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 98 (3%)
Two or more races 96 (3%)
Asian 75 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$22,500/year
Average aid awarded
$31,932
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $19,548
$30-48K $19,717
$48-75K $21,256
$75-110K $23,646
$110K+ $25,676

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $41,940$11,700
Tuition in-state $41,940$11,700
Tuition out-of-state $41,940$11,700
Fee in-district $1,346$520
Fee in-state $1,346$520
Fee out-of-state $1,346$520

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,033
Combined charge for room and board $12,620
Room charge $7,800
Meal charge $4,820

Valparaiso University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 145
Information Technology 57
Mechanical Engineering 53
Business Administration and Management, General 30 14
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 17 24
Finance, General 31
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 30
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 11 17
Psychology, General 26 1
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 27
Civil Engineering, General 27
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 24
Communication, General 23
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 23
Law 21
Accounting 20
Computer Engineering, General 20
International Business & Trade & Commerce 9 10
Political Science and Government, General 19
Computer Science 19
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 10 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 16 2
English Language and Literature, General 16
Counseling Psychology 16
Social Work 14
Chemistry, General 14
Criminology 13
History, General 12
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 12
Nursing Practice 12
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 10
Actuarial Science 9
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 9
Art & Art Studies, General 9
Computational Science 9
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 9
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 8
Creative Writing 8
Public Health, General 7
Environmental Science 7
International Relations and Affairs 6
Education, General 6
School Psychology 6
Cyber & Electronic Operations and Warfare 6
Education, Other 6
Theology & Theological Studies 5
Mathematics Teacher Education 5
Applied and Professional Ethics 5
Biochemistry 4
German Language and Literature 4
East Asian Studies 4
Mathematics, General 4
Geography 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
History Teacher Education 3
Management Science 3
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
French Language and Literature 3
Mathematics and Computer Science 3
Sociology, General 3
Nursing Education 3
Statistics, General 2
Physics, General 2
Music, General 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Economics, General 2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 2
International Economics 2
Chinese Studies 2
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 2
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General 2
Humanities & Humanistic Studies 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
Engineering & Industrial Management 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1
Geological and Earth Sciences & Geosciences, Other 1
Sports Communication 1
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 1
Grand Total 1 806 198 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 65% 58% 71%
  • Full-time retention rate - 83%

Publications & Citations

Publications
14,334
Citations
292,570

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,894 / 17,224
Physics
2,609 / 100,181
Medicine
1,733 / 38,186
Biology
1,529 / 53,640
Engineering
1,400 / 69,177
Astrophysics and Astronomy
1,328 / 50,095
Environmental Science
1,155 / 21,656
Chemistry
964 / 20,304
Computer Science
947 / 38,311
Political Science
929 / 1,466
Psychology
895 / 26,283
Law
738 / 796
Business
667 / 3,989
Mathematics
550 / 7,160
Sociology
522 / 1,365
Demography
465 / 9,770
Economics
361 / 2,200
Art & Design
360 / 1,614
Geography and Cartography
347 / 2,622
Quantum and Particle physics
346 / 22,437
Materials Science
339 / 5,346
Ecology
277 / 5,403
Nuclear Physics
272 / 30,847
Automation and Control engineering
260 / 27,497
Health Science
223 / 6,309
Philosophy
220 / 477
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
218 / 1,674
Biochemistry
194 / 4,571
Social Psychology
193 / 3,629
Theoretical Physics
185 / 4,133
History
180 / 157
Surgery
177 / 1,918
Electronic Engineering
171 / 33,943
Biophysics
163 / 3,024
Communications and Public Relations
148 / 867
Neuroscience
147 / 12,461
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
144 / 2,243
Public Policy / Administration
144 / 299
Geology
141 / 3,472
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
140 / 92

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 91 247
1992 102 286
1993 113 329
1994 118 312
1995 117 443
1996 116 458
1997 144 607
1998 140 657
1999 150 842
2000 205 1095
2001 189 1337
2002 247 1417
2003 223 1936
2004 239 2461
2005 282 3440
2006 306 4154
2007 420 5524
2008 453 6950
2009 556 9066
2010 529 10638
2011 1283 13202
2012 810 14307
2013 896 18656
2014 922 21935
2015 1042 24431
2016 1133 26147
2017 1253 26715
2018 1008 28071
2019 1048 29415
2020 1162 35691
2021 957 42979

Valparaiso University alumni

  1. Ginger Zee

    Ginger Zee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Valparaiso University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in meteorology
    Occupations
    meteorologistnews presenterweather presenter
    Biography

    Ginger Renee Colonomos, known by her pseudonym Ginger Zee, is an American television personality. She is the chief meteorologist for ABC News, after having been the network's weekend meteorologist.

  2. Beulah Bondi

    Beulah Bondi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1888-1981 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Valparaiso University
    In 1916 graduated with bachelor's degree in public speaking
    In 1918 graduated with master's degree in public speaking
    Occupations
    character actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Beulah Bondi was an American character actress; she often played eccentric mothers and later grandmothers and wives, although she was known for numerous other roles. She began her acting career as a young child in theater, and after establishing herself as a Broadway stage actress in 1925, she reprised her role in Street Scene for the 1931 film version.

  3. Scott Drew

    Scott Drew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Scott Homer Drew is an American college basketball coach who is the head coach of the Baylor Bears.

  4. Bryce Drew

    Bryce Drew
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Valparaiso University
    Studied in 1998
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coachhead coach
    Biography

    Bryce Homer Drew is an American college basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Grand Canyon Antelopes. Previously he served as the head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores and in the same capacity at his alma mater, Valparaiso, having succeeded his father, Homer Drew. Bryce's brother, Scott, also coached at Valpo before becoming the head coach of the Baylor Bears. As a player, Bryce Drew was known for his buzzer-beating shot in the first round of Valparaiso's run in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. He went on to play six seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a backup point guard for the Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Hornets.

General info

Alternative names Valpo
VU
Founded 1859
Motto In Tua Luce Videmus Lucem
In Thy Light We See Light
Colors brown, gold
Academic Calendar August to July (August - December; January-May; June-July)
Total FTE staff 709
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address US Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383
United States
City population 34,000
Phone 2194645000
Fax +1 (219) 464 5381

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