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Valparaiso University

Valparaiso, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%

About Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is a selective, independent Lutheran institution in Valparaiso, Indiana, an hour’s drive from Chicago. Founded in 1859, Valpo offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth. Our spacious campus of more than 350 acres offers over 70 different academic majors.The university aims to foster in its students a lifelong commitment to this search for truth, encouraging the development of a sense of personal vocation as well as the intellectual and professional skills needed to pursue it.

Valparaiso University is a private, religious university in the town of Valparaiso, Indiana. Valparaiso University was founded in 1859. The college currently enrolls around 3,085 students per year, including 2,349 undergrad students.

Valparaiso University Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Valparaiso University. Around 94% of applicants get into Valparaiso University each year. In 2022, 6,442 out of 6,842 total applicants were accepted.

Valparaiso University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 94%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%

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Valparaiso University is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, near Chicago.

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Valparaiso University Application Deadline

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Wondering what life at Valparaiso University is like? There are approximately 3,085 students enrolled at Valparaiso University, including 2,349 undergraduate students and 736 graduate students. 98% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from IN and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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