Valparaiso University is on a 350-acre campus in a small town setting in Valparaiso, Indiana, not far from Chicago. There are many activities and organizations for Valparaiso University students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Valparaiso University also has fraternities and sororities.
Valparaiso University has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Valparaiso University include Student Volunteer Organization, Chapel Programs, Union Board.
Valparaiso University students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Family Weekend and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Valparaiso University offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through junior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Valparaiso University students live on campus. In 2021, 56% of undergrads at Valparaiso University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 44% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Valparaiso University. There are 2,033 spots available in on-campus housing for all 2,723 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 1,522 students chose to live in campus housing. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Valparaiso University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Valparaiso University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Valparaiso University:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Golf||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Swimming And Diving||Club Teams||Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Valparaiso University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Valparaiso University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Valparaiso University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Valparaiso University, take Indiana Toll Road/Interstate 80/90 to Valparaiso, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.
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