If you are thinking about applying to Valparaiso University, Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than October 1.
Valparaiso University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Valparaiso University is moderately difficult. Valparaiso University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, Valparaiso University **accepted 87% of students, around 5,190 of the 5,991 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Valparaiso University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
To apply, all applicants to Valparaiso University must submit the following items. Double check with Valparaiso University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Valparaiso University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 47% submitted a class rank. At Valparaiso University 36% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 68% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Valparaiso University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||23%|
|3.50 and 3.74||21%|
|3.25 and 3.49||11%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Valparaiso University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Valparaiso University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 66.4% of Valparaiso University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 43% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Valparaiso University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1270 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Valparaiso University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1270 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Valparaiso University student is 1180.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Valparaiso University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 540 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Valparaiso University students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 540 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Valparaiso University, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Valparaiso University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Valparaiso University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Valparaiso University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Valparaiso University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Valparaiso University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Valparaiso University.
Does Valparaiso University accept transfer credits?
Valparaiso University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Valparaiso University accepts:
CLEP subject tests DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does Valparaiso University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Valparaiso University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Valparaiso University?
Valparaiso University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
How hard is it to get into Valparaiso University? Valparaiso University is a somewhat selective institution. The Valparaiso University acceptance rate is 87%. This means that the institution accepts 86 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Valparaiso University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Valparaiso University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Valparaiso University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Valparaiso University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1270 and Above
1090 to 1270
1090 and Less
The median SAT score for Valparaiso University students is 1180. Applicants with SAT scores of 1270 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Valparaiso University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1270 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Valparaiso University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Valparaiso University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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