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Valparaiso University Student Life

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 Housing

Valparaiso University offers housing. 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.

Is Valparaiso University Safe?

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.

Plan a Visit to Valparaiso University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Valparaiso University, take Indiana Toll Road/Interstate 80/90 to Valparaiso, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Chicago Midway airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Valparaiso University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Valparaiso University Students

56%

Women

44%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

46%

In State

54%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

72%

11%

6%

3%

3%

2%

2%

0.15%

Undergraduate Students

2,723

Graduate Students

399

Non-Resident / International Students

69

Valparaiso University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,122

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

87%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$44,396

Out-of-State

$44,396

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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